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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 May 21-25

Monday May 21 is a holiday and the College is closed. Enjoy the long weekend!

Tuesday May 22 is Zen Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in A-256. With exams right around the corner, take a few moments to de-stress with a free chair massage, brought to you by Student Services.

Friday May 25 is a Teacher-Student Day, an opportunity to meet with your teachers before exams begin next week.

Coming up

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.

work and volunteering opportunities

The Learning Resources Centre is seeking peer and alumni tutors in a variety of disciplines for the fall 2018 semester. For more information on this rewarding opportunity or to apply, please visit marianopolis.edu/peertutoring or drop by to speak with the friendly staff in F-317.

Physics markers are needed for the next academic year. Students must be in their second year of college or first year of university and have good marks. Please contact Prof. Jean Perreault (B-316) by MIO or email at j.perreault@marianopolis.edu with the subject line “Physics Markers.”

Scholarships and awards you can apply for

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).

ATM has been temporarily relocated to C-302

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.

Study spaces: want to know which classrooms are free during the day? Find out online.

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.