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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 OCTOBER 22-26

This week is Mental Health Week. Check out our stress-relieving activities on Tuesday and Thursday. Get tips to keep you healthy in mind and soul, all week long on the glass wall in the A-100 wing. Live well!

Tuesday October 23

10 a.m.-2 p.m., in front of Wayne’s (A-101), mental health kiosk with treats and lots of great info on everything you need to know about stress management, wellness and your mental health in general. Check your stress level with a fun stress dot, put your name in the draw for a “pamper hamper” and share a positive message on the mental health board for someone who may be going through a rough time.

1-2 p.m., Student Services Counseling (A-110, 112, 114), depression screening. Feeling blue? Get a fast, free and confidential depression screening from one of the College’s counselors.

12:45-2 p.m., A-307, English Department and Third World Studies Certificate guest speaker Veena Gokhale, author of Land for Fatimah. A powerful tale about land ownership, dispossession, power, and poverty told through the eyes of four women. Veena Gokhale approaches these topics with such detail, sophistication, and delicacy that it is clear the story is deeply rooted in her own experiences working in a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Tanzania. Not to miss! All welcome.

Thursday October 25

12:45-2:15 p.m., D-120B, SHAD info session. Do you want to spend the month of July living and learning at a university campus? The SHAD enrichment program is an opportunity for students to explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and entrepreneurship through hands-on learning in the form of lectures, labs, workshops and challenges at a host university like UBC, McGill or Waterloo. Explore Canada this July and meet student leaders from all across the country at the SHAD info session!

1-1:20 p.m. and 1:30-1:50, Dance Studio, relaxation sessions with Prof. Annie Jeannet. Feeling a little stressed out these days? How about taking 20 minutes for yourself and attend a relaxation session to help you re-focus and alleviate some stress. Join Anne (Annie) Jeannet as she leads two relaxation sessions at 1:00 or 1:30. You will feel so much better!

1-1:45 p.m., A-310, Writing Group. Do you like to write? Do you want to write freely, with no assignments, deadlines or grades? Come join the Writing Group! Fiction and nonfiction writing prompts will be given. No homework, no grades, no commitment or experience necessary. Bring a notebook and come experience the joy of writing for the sake of writing. All welcome! Questions? MIO English Prof. Sabine Walser or come by B 204.

COMING UP

Upcoming University Open Houses – mark your calendars!

Concordia University: Saturday, October 20
McGill University: Sunday, October 21
Université de Sherbrooke: Saturday, November 3
UQAM: Saturday, November 3
Université Laval: Saturday, November 10
HEC Montréal: Sunday, November 11
Polytechnique: Sunday, November 11
Université de Montréal: Sunday, November 11

Check the universities’ websites to confirm dates and times in advance of your visit. Pick up a copy of the handout: University Open Houses: A how-to-guide, in the F-300 wing.

October 30, 12:45-2 p.m., Student Lounge, Halloween activities: pumpkin decorating contest and Halloween arts and crafts!

November 1, 12:45-2 p.m., A-109, Gender and Sex/uality Studies Certificate presents When the Virtual Becomes Reality: Gender-based Cyberviolence and Online Abuse. Guest speakers Dr. Shanly Dixon and Eric Craven will talk about cyberbullying, revenge porn and their impact on real life. Shanly Dixon is a digital culture scholar and educator who employs ethnographic and arts-based methodologies to investigate people’s engagement with digital culture. Her work examines the interplay between online gender-based violence and offline misogyny and sexual violence. Eric Craven is the Community Development Librarian at the Atwater Library where he is the coordinator or the Digital Literacy Project. His work focuses on using creative digital media to disrupt the normative expectations and perceptions of community based projects and partners.

November 3, 8:30 a.m., HEC Montréal, Concours CPA en herbe 2018: les Jeunes CPA invitent les étudiants de niveau collégial à leur traditionnel Concours CPA en herbe! Il s’agit d’une compétition à la fois amicale et professionnelle, au sein de laquelle les étudiants intéressés par une carrière en comptabilité en apprennent davantage sur la profession de CPA. En équipe de 3 personnes, mettez à l’épreuve vos connaissances sur le monde des affaires et démontrez votre rapidité d’esprit et votre logique lors d’un jeu-questionnaire. Au menu: quiz, rallye, séance photo professionnelle pour votre LinkedIn ainsi que deux conférences. Inscrivez-vous d’ici le 27 octobre.

November 17, 7-10 p.m., DB Clarke Theatre, Concordia University, 1455 De Maisonneuve West, Marianopolis Chinese Student Association (MCSA) Annual Dating Show is back in a new location! Information about tickets will be posted on our Facebook page Official MCSA.

November 21, Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest (CSMC) initiated by University of Waterloo.  This 2-hour contest is open to cégep students and is designed to give them the opportunity to have fun and to develop their mathematical problem solving abilities.  Space is limited so please sign up today to reserve your spot. Drop by Room B-322 before November 1 at 2 p.m. to submit your name.

Summer 2019 International Business Course to Austria and Germany: only a few spots remaining! Register now by sending a MIO to Professor Bruno Delorme.

RESOURCES AND 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 is located across from Wayne’s World (A-101).

Cafeteria (H-105) is open 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays for breakfast and lunch. Each day’s changing offering features a specialty hot meal, pasta, pizza, gourmet burger and sandwich. Stations include stir fry and sushi, soup and salad bar, smoothie and juice bar, pastries and healthy snacks. All is prepared fresh on-site daily and aims to satisfy a variety of tastes and dietary needs. Vending machines are also located just outside the Cafeteria.

Café (A-173A) is open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Offerings include specialty coffees and beverages as well as grab-and-go sandwiches and snacks.

Campus store: Wayne’s World (A-101), is where you can find almost anything: Band-Aids and First Aid, feminine hygiene products, pain and allergy medicine, games, the key to the prayer room, lost and found items, clothing, lab coats and goggles, school supplies and more!

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 (I-306) during office hours.

Evening hours: the College is open Thursdays until 9 p.m, with most TLT services available (A-210).

Financial aid (A-123A) is available in the form of tuition credits and scholarships. The office hours of Financial Aid Clerk Kathryn Fitzpatrick (A-123A) are: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesdays.

Laptops: can be borrowed from TLT (A-210) and the Library.

Math skills: Mathematics Monitor Maria-Josée Bran Lopez (I-306) is available during drop-in hours every Activity Period or send her a MIO to book an appointment.

Mental health, life issues, career questions, personal problems, or just need to talk? Psychologists Pat Baker (A-110) and Marilyn Payne (A-114) are available by appointment through Omnivox or without an appointment during drop-in hours: Pat Baker 1:15-2 p.m. Thursdays in A-110: and Marilyn Payne 1:15-2 p.m. Tuesdays in A-112.

Online textbook store: order your textbooks online from the Concordia Bookstore and get free shipping when you order $75 or more, or pick up your order in store for free.

Physical health: the hours of the part-time nurse are posted on her office door (A-123B)

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.

STM shuttle from Vendôme métro to campus: check the schedule at marianopolis.edu/shuttle. Due to local road work there could be delays, so consider taking the metro to Villa Maria and then walking to the College. Please note that if you walk through the Villa Maria high school campus you must stay on the designated walkway.

Study spaces: study areas are available throughout campus and in the Library. Want to know which classrooms are free to study in during the day? Find out online.

ENRICHING OPPORTUNITIES

Get your Recognition of Student Involvement (ROSI) on your record starting today! All extra curricular activities, sports and volunteering counts towards your ROSI record. See Adam in room A-115 for more details or go to marianopolis.edu/rosi to sign up.

SHAD: empowering change-makers. SHAD is an award-winning enrichment and entrepreneurship program and network that empowers exceptional students to recognize their own capabilities and envision their extraordinary potential as tomorrow’s leaders. Each year, more than 900 students from across Canada and internationally are given the opportunity to attend a STEAM-based (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) month-long program, in-residence at a Canadian host university. Online applications are due November 19. Learn more…

SPORTS AND ATHLETICS

Ten to noon on Mondays is a new time slot in the Gym for ponderation. Take advantage and complete your mandatory hours.

Men and women’s basketball practice starts at 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday in the gym; men and women’s volleyball practice starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the gym.

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 emergency evacuation only,” you can use this route but only during an emergency evacuation.

Smoking or using an electronic cigarette is prohibited inside the College and on campus grounds except in the designated area across from door 24 (east student entrance). Violators will be fined.