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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 January 22

8 a.m.-12 p.m., Student Lounge, Free Pancakes and Onesie/PJ day. What better way to kick off the new semester than eating delicious pancakes and wearing your favorite Onesie/PJ’s to school! Drop by the Student Lounge for a yummy breakfast offered to you by Student Services.

Thursday January 24

6:15-7:30 p.m., Library, Marianopolis launches Yasodhara: A Novel about the Buddha’s Wife, the first non-academic book by Professor Vanessa R. Sasson.  A work of historical fiction, Yasodhara tells the story of Prince Gauthama’s wife, the forgotten woman behind the man who became Buddha. Professor Sasson has taught Religious Studies at Marianopolis since 1999. She will be introduced by writer, translator and editor Claire Holden Rothman, who taught literature and creative writing at Marianopolis for 14 years. The College’s many published authors will be celebrated. All welcome!

Friday January 25

4-5 p.m., Dance Studio, Auditions for 2nd annual intercollegiate Triple Crown K-Pop Dance Competition. We will be selecting 3 acts to represent Marianopolis and hopefully defend our title of Champion! If you are interested in auditioning please sign up with Trudy and/or Véro in A-115 or by MIO. You do not need to have your completed choreography in order to audition.


Tuesday January 29, 12:45-2:15 p.m., Student Lounge, Mandatory Club Planning Session. Attention club executives – there is a mandatory meeting hosted by MSU and Student Services for all clubs old and new. Each club must have at least one representative present, attendance will be taken.

Thursday January 31, 12:45-2 p.m., Gym, Join a Club Day 2. Did you miss the first Join a Club Day last semester? No worries…we have another one. Over 80 returning and new clubs will be present at this event; a great way to get involved in student life at the College. Interested in starting up a new club? Fill out the club application form on the Hub and drop by and speak to Adam or Trudy in A-115 to get it approved.

Thursday January 31, 1-2 p.m., A-107, Career Workshop. Not sure what career you are interested in pursuing once you leave Marianopolis or what program to apply to in order to get your dream job? Come to the Career Workshop! You will have a chance to learn about user-friendly tools such as Career Cruising and explore your own interests and link them to careers. If you are interested please sign up at Wayne’s and bring a mobile device to go online.

Friday February 1, 8 p.m.; Saturday February 2 ,2 and 8 p.m.; Mainline Theatre,  Marianopolis Theatre Company production of Clue: The Musical. Based on the popular board game, this is an interactive musical. Throughout the show there will be clues to help you solve the mystery. Come support the talented students who have been working hard to put together this fun-filled murder mystery. Tickets are $20 at Wayne’s; $25 at the door.

February 10, 11:59 p.m., deadline to apply for WarHacks, a 12-hour hackathon taking place on March 17, 2019 at the Concordia Conference Centre. College students in any area of study are eligible to apply and attend. No experience is necessary. In teams of four, participants will learn how to code and design a robot. The final challenge is a robot competition with prizes. Register here. Check out the Facebook page.


The Learning Resources Centre is seeking peer and alumni tutors in a variety of disciplines for the Winter 2019 semester. For more information on this rewarding opportunity or to apply, please go to marianopolis.edu/peertutoring/ or drop by to speak with the friendly staff in F-317.

The Chemistry Lab needs a group of checkers this semester. If you are interested, please send your schedule by MIO to Simona Tanasescu.

Interested in a fun and challenging team competition? Teams of six students are needed for the Canadian Team Mathematics Contest (CTMC). Sign-up deadline is Tuesday, March 26. See Mathematics Prof. Louise Nobile (B-322) for more details. Contest to be held Friday, April 12 in the afternoon.

Update on Math Competitions:

– Results are finally in for 2018 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge(COMC) and for Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest (CSMC). Please drop by B-322 to find out individual scores.

– Two Mathematics competitions to begin 2019: American Mathematics Contest (AMC 12) held February 13 and Concours de l’AMQ (Association Mathématique du Québec) held February 20. Deadline to sign up for either contest is 4 p.m. February 5. Space is limited, so drop by B-322 to submit your name. See the Math Bulletin Board (located 3rd floor, just outside B-322) for details.


Correction to student agenda: Thursday April 25 is a Monday schedule.

Due to shortages, the STM is not able to offer the College’s shuttle bus to and from the Vendôme metro until further notice. The regular bus line 124 continues to be available in the meantime.