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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.


Tuesday, October 17

12:45-1:30 p.m., A-107, Join the Podcast Club. Have you ever wanted to make a podcast? Are you generally interested in media production? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then come on down. We’ll be explaining the club as well as assigning roles to different people depending on their interests. There’s a job for everybody. If you can’t make it, MIO Evan Dibblee.

12:45-2 p.m., A-315, Law application info session. Are you thinking about applying to Law? Come to an information session given by one of the Academic Advisors and find out how to apply to this competitive program. Please note that the same session will be given on October 26.

1:15-2:15, A-319, Yale-NUS (National University of Singapore) admissions presentation. Yale-NUS is a liberal college located in Singapore, co-created by Yale University and the National University of Singapore. Its aim is to redefine liberal arts and science education for a complex, interconnected world. Its diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and supporters are dedicated to building a community in which living and learning are intertwined and habits of creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking are encouraged.

Thursday, October 19

12:45-2 p.m., A-369, Third World Studies Certificate presents Pakistan: The Garrison State, Origins, Evolution and Consequences. All are welcome.

12:45-2 p.m., A-315, Medicine and Dentistry application info sessions. Are you thinking about applying to Medicine or Dentistry? Come to an information session given by one of the Academic Advisors and find out how to apply to these competitive programs.

1-2 p.m., A-104, test-taking skills workshop. Got some of your grades back? Feeling overwhelmed? Not sure what to do? Get lots of helpful hints on how to prepare for tests and exams, take better notes, organize your time, manage your stress and much more.


October 23-27 is Mental Health Week, with activities taking place in Alcove A, to help ease stress and address mental health questions and issues. Confidential help is always available: see Josie in A-106 or book an appointment directly with a counselor via Omnivox.

October 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., in front of Wayne’s, Waste-Reduction Week contests. Bring a waste-free lunch and run the chance of winning one of several environmentally friendly prizes. Water-tasting contest: bottled or filtered water? Come find out about the environmental impacts of bottled water and run the chance of winning a prize.

October 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., in front of Wayne’s, Waste Reduction-Week “Recyclable, Compostable or Doomed for the Dump?” Contest. Test your skills and learn about the benefits of recycling and composting. Run the chance of winning one of several prizes.

12:45-2 p.m. October 26, Auditorium, info session about Easter weekend in New York City. The College is offering you a great opportunity to explore New York on your own. The cost is $385 per person based on quadruple occupancy for three days and includes transportation by deluxe coach bus and hotel accommodation the heart of Time Square. Get more information and pick up the sign-up forms.

Are you interested in participating in the Brébeuf exchange and doing your fourth semester in French next semester? MIO Patricia McDonald before October 27 for more information.

The 2017 Marianopolis Quarter War takes place on the week of October 30, hosted by Gray Matters. Here’s how it works: every program has a bucket. You put quarters into your program’s bucket. The program with most money per capita wins a free pizza lunch. You can sabotage other programs by putting in loonies, toonies or bills in their buckets; those amounts will be deducted from their total. All the money goes to brain research at the MNI. Buckets will be in Alcove B.

English Exit Exam practice sessions take place in A-310, from 1-2 p.m.:

  • overview of the EEE, Tuesday November 7
  • main ideas and theses, Thursday November 9 and Tuesday November 14
  • essay organization, Thursday November 16
  • expression and grammar, Tuesday November 21 and Tuesday November 28


Reminders for students writing the 2017 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge, which starts at 8:25 a.m. on Thursday, November 2 in F-105. The 2-1/2 hour writing period must begin and end on time, so please make sure to arrive no later than 8:15 a.m. Calculators and cellphones are not permitted. Good luck to all participants.

Summer 2018, visit three countries during one course. The Summer 2018 International Business course in Germany/France/Austria is almost completely full. Please send a MIO to Prof. Bruno Delorme for further details.

November 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., LCC (Lower Canada College) UpstartED Y2T is Montreal’s first Youth2Tech conference designed to introduce youth to the future. The conference will present how technology is shaping the new economy: inspiring talks with experts in their field of work; relevant topics covering medicine, business, engineering, music, visual art and design; workshops to discover new skills; education fair to learn about your next education path; career fair to explore potential options; networking with like-minded delegates from other schools. Open to students in high school and college, age 15-19. Brought to you by the Marianopolis UpstartED Club. For more information, MIO Sammir Rahman.

SHAD Enrichment Program: each year, SHAD provides the opportunity for 900 students from across Canada and internationally to attend a month-long summer program in-residence at one of our Canadian host universities, focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). Students selected through the rigorous, competitive process for places in the summer program are top performers who are also well-rounded emerging leaders demonstrating initiative, creativity and flair. They are leaders in their schools, volunteers in their communities, and are often gifted musicians, artists and athletes. For more info visit shad.ca/apply.

See Trudy in A-158 to get information about group rates for Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal in December and Les Misérables in February.


Check out the university-visits page.

For help 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.

October 26, 12:45-2 p.m., A-315, Law application info session. Are you thinking about applying to Law? Come to an information session given by one of the Academic Advisors and find out how to apply to this competitive program.

November 2, 12:45-2 p.m., A-315, Bachelor of Arts info session – what can I study and where can it lead? Interested in studying Economics, History, Psychology, or other programs in the Faculty of Arts? A representative from Concordia University will highlight various programs in the Faculty of Arts and associated careers.

November 7, 12:45-2 p.m., Auditorium, Business schools in Quebec universities info session. Thinking about studying Business in university? Come meet representatives from the Management faculties at Concordia (JMSB), McGill (Desautels) and HEC. They will be presenting their Business schools and answering student questions.

November 9, 6:30-9 p.m., McIntyre Medical Building, Room 522, McGill University. Join the McGill Med-P/Dent-P Class of 2017-2018 to get your questions answered and learn about admission requirements and application deadlines. Get tips and advice from people who did it all last year. You must sign up. Space is limited. There will be a $10 fee paid in cash at the door; additional fees may apply for those who did not sign up. Food will be included.

November 14, 12:45-2 p.m., A-315, Engineering info session. Do you know what engineers really do? Are you interested in using science and mathematics to design solutions to every day problems? You should consider Engineering in university! But which program? Come discover your options.

Interested in a career in aviation? Then check out the ICAO Next Generation of Aviation Professionals Summit and Exhibition in Montreal November 27 and 28. Learn more…

University Open Houses: check the universities’ websites to confirm dates and times in advance of your visit.

Concordia University: Saturday, October 28
McGill University: Sunday, October 29
UQAM: Saturday, November 4
Université de Sherbrooke: Saturday, November 4
Université Laval: Saturday, November 11
HEC Montréal: Sunday, November 12
Polytechnique: Sunday, November 12
Université de Montréal: Sunday, November 12


The College has many free resources to help you:

Are you struggling with pre-calculus concepts? Come talk to the Mathematics Monitor and get help before the problem compounds exponentially! Drop in at G-222 every Activity Period or send a MIO to Maria-Josée Bran Lopez to book an appointment.

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.

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

Physical health: the hours of the part-time nurse are posted on her office door (A-166)
Academic Advisors (F-300 level) are available by appointment through Omnivox
Learning disabilities: AccessAbility Centre (F-300 level)
English and French language skills: Writing Centre (G-222)
Tutoring: Learning Resources Centre (F-317)
Financial aid (A-123A)
Laptops: can be borrowed from TLT (A-358) and the Library
Sports equipment: can be borrowed from the Gym.

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.

Reminder: During a fire 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.

Reminder: 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.


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

Demons practice schedule:

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

Don’t forget to look at the info screens or sports boards for updates.