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What’s Up

WEEK OF February 20-24, 2017

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.

Monday, February 20

noon-2 p.m., Student Lounge, Black History Month: short film screening of Standing on their Shoulders, a series of short films produced by the Black Community Resource Centre. Told through one youth or one group’s unique perspective, these films were made to highlight, preserve, and pass on the English-speaking black history of Montreal’s Little Burgundy district. Drop-in to learn about the first home of the black community in the city.

1-1:45 p.m., A-256, mindfulness mediation: what do LeBron James, Emma Watson, Jeff Weiner and McGill Med students have in common? They practice mindfulness. You can, too.

Tuesday, February 21

10 a.m-3 p.m., Alcove B, Pink T-Shirt Day: wear one in solidarity against bullying. Stop by the alcoves to participate in some fun activities and learn about what you can do to end bullying.

12:45-2 p.m., 100-level alcove, Academic Advising: Have a quick question about university applications or your program of study? What course you can take in the summer? Come speak with an Academic Advisor across from Wayne’s during Activity Period every Tuesday in February.

12:45-2 p.m., A-315, Financial literacy lunch-and-learn hosted by TD Canada Trust and Marianopolis. Reserved for students applying to university in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine who have pre-registered with Financial Aid Clerk Stephanie Chreifi.

12:45-2 p.m., A-319, Teaching and Commemorating World War I: the Marianopolis Cinema Club and Third World Studies Certificate present a screening of Gallipoli, a film about war, friendship and the loss of innocence. “From a place you’ve possibly never heard of, comes a story you’ll never forget.” Starring a young Mel Gibson. All welcome. Popcorn provided. Due to the length of the film, it will be screened in two parts. The second part will be on Thursday February 23 during AP in Room A-315.

1-2 p.m., F-306, la médecine dentaire vous intéresse? Venez rencontrer Dr. Minh Lam, clinicien à la Faculté de médecine dentaire de l’Université de Montréal afin de mieux comprendre le programme de médecine dentaire. Une séance de questions suivra la présentation de Dr. Lam. Venez en grand nombre!

Wednesday, February 22

12:30-4 p.m., A-366, Canadian Computing Competition: Number of participants: 25-30 maximum. Languages supported: Python, Java, possibly C/C++. Detailed arrangements as soon as we get your response. Five programming problems to be solved in three hours, ranging in difficulty from reasonable to seriously challenging. For further details and to sign up, check out the contest website and contact Prof. George Fleischer (G-326, MIO) by February 15 the latest. If you also plan to write the AMC Math contest, contact Prof. Louise Nobile ASAP.

4:15-6:15 p.m., D-218, Concours de l’Association Mathématiques du Québec (AMQ). Participants should arrive at least 10 minutes beforehand to fill out important student information and to ensure that the contest starts on time. Calculators and cell phones are not permitted in the examination room. Good luck to all participants!

Thursday, February 23

Activity Period, F-306, next door to the Writing Centre, one-on-one support on your university application essays. Bring your drafts for individual consultations with English teachers, an Academic Advisor and the Writing Professional. Come to as many sessions as you like.

12:45-2 p.m., A-315, Teaching and Commemorating World War I: the Marianopolis Cinema Club will screen part two of the film Gallipoli. All welcome. Popcorn provided.

1-2 p.m., A-319, la médecine vous intéresse? Venez rencontrer Antoine Duong,  ancien étudiant de Marianopolis et étudiant à la Faculté de médecine de l’Université de Montréal afin de mieux comprendre le programme de médecine. Une séance de questions suivra la présentation. Venez en grand nombre!


Representatives from Monash University in Australia will be on campus from 1 to 2 p.m. on February 27 outside the Auditorium. Learn more about university visits this semester.

11:59 p.m. on February 28 is the deadline to email your ArtsFest logo design (formats: ai, .eps, .ps, .psd, .jpg, .tiff, .bmp, .gif  or .png). There is a design competition for this year’s ArtsFest logo (ArtsFest takes place April 24-May 12). The winning design used for ArtsFest publicity and the winner will receive a $50 honorarium. The logo should include the words ArtsFest and the year and be original work. It could be used in different places, from posters to screens to T-shirts. If it is in more than one colour, it should also work in monochrome. See Selena Liss in I-402 if you have any questions.

March 1, 2:15-3:30 p.m. and 4:15-5:30 p.m., F-306, Atelier BookTube Québec : Venez rencontrer deux représentantes du mouvement BookTube du Québec, soit Evelyne Bisaillon de la chaîne Biz; Thot et Catherine Girard Ratté de la chaîne La Biblio geek ! Les deux bookTubeuses nous parleront du mouvement (ses origines, sa communauté, ses rapports avec le milieu littéraire, etc.) et discuteront de la critique culturelle à l’ère du 2.0. Elles proposeront aussi quelques trucs pour vous aider à réussir vos propres capsules vidéos ! La rencontre est obligatoire pour les étudiants du cours Les littératures de l’imaginaire (gr. 09 et 10), mais elle est ouverte à tous, pour un maximum de 30 personnes.

March 2, 12:30-2 p.m., A-401, Les Horizons imaginaires, causerie littéraire avec l’auteur Jonathan Brassard: Venez rencontrer un auteur finaliste du Prix des Horizons imaginaires : Jonathan Brassard, pour son roman fantastique Celui qui reste (Éditions Tête première). L’auteur parlera du métier d’écrivain, de ses rapports avec la science-fiction, le fantastique et la fantasy, et répondra à nos questions. La rencontre est ouverte à tous, pour un maximum de 40 personnes.

March 3, 1-2 p.m., HERstory in History Women’s Cabaret: If you are interested in performing a song, poem, dance, spoken word, video, project or anything else at the Women’s Cabaret 2017, MIO any executive of the HERstory in history club (Charlotte Huebner, Margaret Rochefort, Olivia Mappin-Kasirer).

March 3, noon-5 p.m., Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Study and Go Abroad Fair is Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo and offers students a unique opportunity to learn about undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as certification and diploma programs abroad. The expo will also include a student travel zone, with organizations offering internships, volunteer programs and work aboard, and language travel. For more information, visit studyandgoabroad.com.

March 4, 1-4 p.m., are you interested in engineering and commerce? Then come and watch the finals of the Engineering and Commerce Case Competition at Concordia University. Visit the competition website for more information.

March 15 is the deadline to submit photos to the Intercollegiate Photo Contest. Open only to students in the CEGEP network, the contest awards $3,000 in prizes, including $1,000 for best photo, $500 for the Environment and Sustainable Development prize and $250 for the People’s Choice prize.

March 25, Compete against other colleges in the Champlain Intercollegiate Game Smash! Tournament includes Magic: the Gathering, NHL 2017, Overwatch, League of Legends, Super Smash Bros for Wii and Super Smash Bros Melee. $10 for tournament, t-shirt and lunch. See Kristen Whitelaw in A-158 for more info.

March 28, 12:30-2 p.m., A-401, Les Horizons imaginaires, causerie littéraire avec l’auteure Sylvie Bérard: Venez rencontrer une auteure finaliste du Prix des Horizons imaginaires : Sylvie Bérard, pour son roman de science-fiction Terre des Autres (Éditions Alire). L’auteure parlera du métier d’écrivain, de ses rapports avec la science-fiction, le fantastique et la fantasy, et répondra à nos questions. La rencontre est ouverte à tous, pour un maximum de 40 personnes.

Interested in taking part in an Arctic expedition this summer? Find out how by visiting studentsonice.com.


Representatives from various universities are on campus throughout the semester. Learn more…

Need help with school subjects or homework? Can’t find the answers on Yahoo or Ask.com? Have your questions answered by fellow Marianopolites who have been in your position on the Marianopolis Study Forum! Return the favour by answering their questions in turn! Visit students.marianopolis.edu/marioforum, hosted by the Mario Study Forum Club, to create your account and get your answers today.

Counselling tip of the week: you might be a friend or supporter of someone who self-injures and it can be difficult to know what to say and how to help. Don’t say: “you have nothing to be upset about. What’s wrong with you? Cutting is bad, don’t do it. You’re just looking for attention. Why are you doing this to yourself?” Keep it positive and say instead: “how can I help you? Who could help you? You look upset, would you like to talk about it? Whatever you’re feeling right now is okay, I know you can get through this.” For more ideas on what you can do to help, speak to a counsellor and check out the counselling board on the A-100 level.


Come see the Demons in action.

Team Day Time Location
Men’s basketball vs. Valleyfield February 17 9 p.m. Marianopolis
Men’s volleyall tournament February 19 all day TBD
Women’s basketball vs. Rosement February 24 6:30 p.m. Rosemont
Men’s basketball vs. Rosemont February 24 8:30 p.m. Rosemont
Badminton tournament February 26 all day Abitibi
Men’s basketball vs. Terrebonne February 26 1 p.m. Terrebonne

Team practices take place in the Gym at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Team Day
Men’s basketball Monday and Wednesday
Women’s basketball Monday and Wednesday
Men’s volleyball Tuesday and Thursday
Women’s volleyball Tuesday and Thursday
Women's badminton Tuesday 7:30 and Friday