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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 February 19-23

Monday February 19

12:15-1 p.m., A-208, Mindfulness Monday. What do LeBron James, Emma Watson, Jeff Weiner 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.

2 p.m., Last chance to register for intramural soccer, starting Tuesday February 20. May count for ponderation.

Tuesday February 20

Last day to take the CASPer test (both in English and French), required for applicants to McGill University’s Med-P program. You must sign up three days before the test and indicate that you want your results sent to McGill. You can sign back in to your CASPer dossier to select McGill at any time before March 1. Learn more.

1-2 p.m., just outside the Fitness Center, Row-lympics: join Prof. Annie Jeannet for a fun and informative rowing workshop where participants will learn the basics of effectively using a rowing ergometer, identify the do’s and don’ts of correct technique, and receive personalized analysis of their own rowing technique. An optional rowing challenge will take place after the workshop: 100m sprint row – how far can you go? Categories: men heavy weight (72.5kg / 160lbs+) and light weight (less than 72.5kg / 160lb); women heavy weight (59kg+ / 130+lbs) and light weight (less than 59kg/130lbs). Sign up sheet is posted on office door, B-106.

Wednesday February 21

10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., A-365, Concours de l’Association Mathématiques du Québec (AMQ). Participants should arrive at least 10 minutes before 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 22

12:45-2 p.m., A-107, AIESEC presentation: develop your leadership potential through international exchange or working in a local committee of AIESEC, a community of 70,000 members represented in 126 countries, 2,400 universities. Get involved locally on your campus and help create a better world. Learn more by coming to this presentation. All welcome!

1-2 p.m., A-315, Pre-Calculus workshop: graphing.

7:30 p.m., Auditorium, Horizons imaginaires’ benefit concert. Under the direction of conductor Julie Lambert, the Orchestre à Vents de Verdun will take you on a journey into the most popular fantasy and sci-fi films and video games, such as Doctor Who, Final Fantasy VII, Game of Thrones and Harry Potter. The funds raised will support the Horizons imaginaires Award, Quebec’s first intercollegiate literary award in fantasy and science fiction, and the Orchestre à Vents de Verdun after-school music program. Information and tickets.

Friday February 23

12:30 p.m., F-125, Muslim Student Association Friday prayer. Jumu’ah prayer lasts about 5-8 minutes.

Coming up

February 27, 12:45-2 p.m., D-120A, Environmental Studies Certificate and Biology Club presents: Birds, Birds, Birds. Interested in learning about bird biology, about some of the birds that can be found in this area and about interesting bird-banding research being done on the island of Montreal? Come listen to Biology Professor Christine Barry. All students welcome!

Interested in learning more about the challenges and rewards of scientific research?  March 1 is the deadline to apply to Weizmann Canada for the opportunity to spend a month in Israel this summer in one of the world’s leading scientific research institutions. Apply and get more information.

Three thousand dollars worth of prizes are up for grabs in the World of Images Intercollegiate Photo Contest. The deadline is March 14, 2018.

Order your course material online and get free shipping when you order $75 or more. You can also pick up your order at the Concordia bookstore for free.

APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY

Check out the university-visits page.

Advising in the Alcoves: Academic Advisors will be in the 100-level alcoves and 300-level Rotunda 12:45-2 p.m. on the following days to answer your questions about university, dropping classes or changing programs and more:

February 13, 300-level Rotunda
February 20, 100-level alcoves (A-100-A)
February 27, 300-level Rotunda

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. 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; Leticia Yansen 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

Demons in action

Team Day Time Location
Women's volleyball tournament Feb 25 all day Bois-de-Boulogne
Women's basketball vs. Marie-Victorin Feb 25 5 pm Marie-Victorin
Men's basketball vs. Brébeuf Feb 25 11 am Marianopolis