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What’s Up

What’s Up is an information bulletin with news of student-related on-campus events. Students are encouraged to make a habit of reading What’s Up, as they are responsible for knowing the academic content it contains, such as information about academic procedures, deadlines and exams. The submission deadline is 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays via the What’s Up submission form.

Week of april 23-27

Monday April 23

12:15-1 p.m., A-208, Mindfulness Monday. What do LeBron James, Emma Watson and McGill Med students all have in common? They practice mindfulness! Come practice with a group led by English Professor Seth Shugar. Just drop in.

6-7:30 p.m. Anticafé Local (2067 Crescent Street). Sciences Po information session. Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Science) is a highly selective university in France offering a multidisciplinary foundation in the humanities and social sciences and an emphasis on civic, linguistic, artistic, and digital education. Sign up for the information session at facebook.com/CampusFrance.Canada. Can’t make it? Meet with Academic Advisor Pauline Grégoire for more information about Sciences Po and about studying abroad.

Tuesday April 24

Deadline to RSVP for Mental Health in Young Adults: Crisis Management to Daily Living, taking place 6:30-8:30 p.m., May 3, in D120 A and B. LGBTQ Marianopolis hosts the Argyle Institute’s Pride Team. Meet and chat with LGBTQ advocates from different CEGEPs around Montreal over a meal beforehand. To attend, go online or email the club.

12:30-2 p.m., Library, Living Library. “Readers” ask “books” questions they might otherwise feel too awkward to ask. Volunteer “books” can choose any element of their lives, whether it is about gender, sex, religion, immigration, language, culture, life experiences, parents, mental or physical health, financial concerns or politics.

12:45-2 p.m., A-315, Environmental Studies Certificate presents a film screening of The True Cost, an eye-opening documentary on the environmental and social impacts of the fashion industry. All welcome.

Thursday April 26

12:45-2 p.m., D-414, Students for C.A.R.E. Club presents Concordia University’s O’Brien Medal graduate Paul Tshuma. Learn how he pursued his passion for music despite being diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at birth. Find out what we can do to help people with disabilities. Counts for Honours Science points.

Friday April 27

7:45-10:30 a.m. A-404 (Art Studio), Drop off your work for ArtsFest. Every year the College runs ArtsFest, a celebration of all forms of artwork. You can participate no matter what program you are in. Show visual work, or a short film. Win a cash award from the Marianopolis Millennium Foundation. Sign up online or contact Prof. Selena Liss for more information.

12:30 p.m., F-125, Muslim Student Association Friday prayer. Jumu’ah prayer takes place every Friday at this time and lasts about 5-8 minutes.

Last day of the Biology Club’s Cosmetics Drive: many types of cosmetics (including nail polish and shaving cream) harm the environment if not disposed of in specific facilities. The Biology Club is collecting expired cosmetics from April 9 to April 27 at Wayne’s World. Save the planet while cleaning up your cosmetic bag!

Coming up

MSU elections are starting. First-year students wishing to run or apply should go online for the application form and all other documents. The campaign week for President and Vice President elections begins April 16; elections for Coordinator positions begin April 30.

12:45-2 p.m. May 1, A-404 (Art Studio), Poet’s Café. Do you have some creative writing you’re proud of? A poem, personal essay or story you’ve written that you’d like to share? ArtsFest 2018 is your chance! Read any poetry, prose or monologue you’ve written at the Poet’s Cafe. (5-10 minutes). $100 prize and a $50 runner up prize for written work (must be performed publically at the Poet’s Café). All are welcome to participate. We’re also looking for an Emcee and someone to create a program. Contact Prof. Sabine Walser (B-204, sign-up sheet outside door) or Prof. Monique Polak (I-316) for more information.

12:45-1:45 p.m, May 3, F-105, Science Department Talk: Stephen Hawking – The Person and His Legacy, guest lecture by Dr Robert Brandenberger, McGill University (Physics). Stephen Hawking is arguably the most influential scientist of our time. Hawking’s research in cosmology has deepened our understanding of the fabric of all things, and his work continues to challenge the relationship between science and philosophy. Dr. Brandenberger is a theoretical cosmologist, and was a postdoctoral research fellow under Stephen Hawking. Everyone is welcome!

12:45-2 p.m., May 3, front lawn, 5-km fun run. Sign up with Josée Perron (on the door of office B-112). This activity can count as a ponderation session. It is also a fun way to de-stress, meet people and be active.

5-9 p.m., May 4, DeGrandpré Communications Center at the Montreal Neurological Institute, in collaboration with the Graduate Students’ Association of Neuroscience at McGill, The Grey Matters Movement presents the first annual Intercollegiate Symposium on Clinical Neuroscience. Learn about some of the latest research in neurology. Meet doctors, researchers and students at the MNI/MNH. Discover what it means to study and work in the field of neurology. Snacks are provided. Space is limited to register soon.

6-8 p.m., May 4, Notman House (51 Sherbrooke St. W.), McGill University IYSMP presents Synapse Connect. Connect with STEM professionals, researchers, and entrepreneurs. Registration is free. Please visit iysmp.org

May 4, deadline to participate in the South Asian Women’s Community Centre annual Sadeqa Siddiqui Essay Writing Competition. Essay topic # MeTOO. All inquiries and entries must be submitted to sawcc@bellnet.ca. Rules and forms available at sawcc-ccfsa.ca/EN/.

9 a.m.-8 p.m., May 5, 2295 rue Saint-Marc, Horizons imaginaires: Participation au Congrès Boréal 2018. Si tu aimes la science-fiction et le fantastique, voici ta chance d’accompagner l’équipe des Horizons imaginaires au Congrès Boréal, le rassemblement annuel d’amateurs et de professionnels de SFF au Québec, qui aura lieu à Montréal cette année, du 5 au 6 mai ! Ceux et celles qui souhaitent être présents au congrès peuvent contacter Mathieu Lauzon-Dicso (MIO ou bureau B403) pour réserver une place avant le 20 avril. Les Horizons imaginaires offriront l’entrée gratuite aux étudiants et aux employés du Collège Marianopolis qui en font la demande. Faites vites, car les places sont limitées! Pour plus d’information, visitez congresboreal.ca et suivez-nous sur Facebook.

6:30-8 p.m., May 7, Lower Canada College (4090 Avenue Royal, Montreal-West), Dr. Caroline Burt, the Admissions Tutor from Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge will be at Lower Canada College to provide information on studying at the University of Cambridge and the admissions and selection criteria. Dr. Burt will give an insight into student life at Cambridge, including information on Colleges, courses and extra-curricular activities as well as outlining the admissions process and what makes a competitive application. There will be time at the end for questions. Sign up here.

June 7, time and location TBA, CSI McGill: orientation/information day for all incoming students who have confirmed their acceptance to McGill and will be starting their studies in September 2018. Topics include: understanding the e-calendar and the structure of programs; introduction to academics (course credits, required courses vs. complementary vs. elective courses, majors/minors, etc.); Minerva registration “how-to” and an introduction to the Visual Schedule Builder. View the day’s schedule and learn more.

August 12-17, 2018. Are you a leader between the ages of 18 and 24? Are you a member of the English-speaking community of Quebec? Do you want to have a better idea of how Quebec society works? Do you want an “inside look” at how major Quebec institutions operate? Do you want to make your career here? Do you want to influence public policy? Then attend Bishop’s Forum, a civic leadership institute for English-speaking youth.

New café on campus

Be sure to visit the new café in A-173A (near the West entrance), open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every school day for grab-and-go breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages.

STUDY SPACES

Want to know which classrooms are free during the day? Find out online.

Scholarships and awards you can apply for

May 1 is the deadline to apply for the Stephen Bronfman Scholarship in environmental studies. This $2,500 award, going entirely to offset tuition, helps first-year undergraduate students pursuing environmental studies. Learn more.

May 31 is the deadline to apply for the 2018 West Island Black Community Association Scholarship, which recognizes students who have overcome adversity and who are strongly committed to higher education. Application forms are available in A-123-A and the scholarship is open to all students. To be eligible, you must be a Canadian citizen, a resident of the West Island, in your final year at Marianopolis and have been admitted to university. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate involvement with West Island Black Community Association and with the wider community.

June 30 is the deadline to apply for a 2018 Black Academic Scholarship. The BASF is a non-profit organization that strives to provide more education opportunities for visible minority youth and enhance the economic status of our community. Youth development is an important objective in our mandate and, as such, we provide several scholarships annually that are available to students at the college and university levels. Visit basfund.ca or contact kelly.hennegan@mail.mcgill.ca for more information.

Scholarships are available to students who live in Kirkland and who will be attending university in the fall. Learn more and apply…

The Quebec Writer’s Federation (QWF) Literary Prize is open to residents of Quebec who are between 16 and 24 years old, inclusively. It will be awarded for the best short story, poem, or work of non-fiction written in English and published in an official literary publication in 2017. Learn more.

support services available to you

The College has many free resources to help you:

Academic Advisors (F-300 level) are available by appointment through Omnivox. Check out the university-visits page for a listing of upcoming universities on campus. For assistance with your US or UK university application, please MIO Academic Advisor Pauline Grégoire to set up an appointment. Students applying to the US must meet with Pauline in order to have their grades transmitted.

AccessAbility Centre: Testing and learning accommodations for students with diagnosed disabilities are provided by the AccessAbility Centre (F-310).

Campus store: Wayne’s World (A-101), is where you can find almost anything you can think of: lost and found; Band Aids and First Aid; sanitary pads and tampons, meds such as Advil, Tylenol, Benadryl, etc.; games such as chess and cards, football, guitars; clothing; school supplies; lab coats and goggles on loan; recycling of used batteries, and lots more! You can also borrow small amounts of cash if you’re stuck.

English and French language skills: Are you studying in English for the first time? Would you like help with English grammar or writing? See Dr. Suzanne Daningburg in A-322 to discuss your situation and learn about our free services, or visit the Writing Centre (G-222) during office hours weekdays 1-2 p.m. You can also MIO Dr. Daningburg to book an appointment. Tuesdays 1-2 p.m. drop by the Writing Centre with a paragraph sample of your writing or a marked-up assignments from a teacher, for feedback on grammar and clarity; Thursdays 1-2 p.m., drop in to practice English conversation and pronunciation. Drop in 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays to get help with writing in French.

Financial aid (A-123A) is available in the form of tuition credits and scholarships.

Laptops: can be borrowed from TLT (A-358) and the Library.

Math skills: Mathematics Monitor Maria-Josée Bran Lopez (G-222) is available during drop-in hours every Activity Period or send her a MIO to book an appointment.

Mental health, life issues or just need to talk? Psychologists (A-110-114) are available by appointment through Omnivox or without an appointment during drop-in hours: Joelle Elbaz 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays; Marilyn Payne 1-2 p.m. Thursdays.

Physical health: the hours of the part-time nurse are posted on her office door (A-166)

Tutoring: The Learning Resources Centre (F-317) provides free peer and alumni tutoring on a variety of subjects.

Sports equipment: can be borrowed from the Gym.

Zen Den: Check out A-115 for some relaxation and de-stressing activities. Play-Doh, word puzzles, Sudoku and coloring books are available 9 to 5 every day, as are comfy giant bean bag chairs.

General reminders

During an emergency evacuation all stairwells and exits are available, even in construction zones. If a sign on a door says “Do not enter, for evacuation only,” you can use this route but only during an evacuation.

Smoking or using an electronic cigarette is prohibited inside the College, within the courtyards and within nine meters of the building. Violators are subject to a $25 fine.

Sports

In addition to Friday afternoons, the gym is available 8-10 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays for pondération.

Demons practices

Team Day Time Location
Basketball Monday and Wednesday 6 pm Gym
Volleyball Tuesday and Thursday 6 pm Gym
Badminton Tuesday and Friday 7:30 pm and 6 pm Gym
Rugby Tuesday and Thursday 6 pm Villa-Maria