What’s Up info bulletin

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 November 18, 2019

Monday November 18

Where should Marianopolis be headed in the next five years? You tell us! The College is developing its next five-year Strategic Plan for 2020-2025 and is seeking your input via a short online survey. Your opinions and perspectives will help Marianopolis envision its future as it embarks on a new decade, while reflecting on the mission and bedrock values that have been the College’s hallmark for generations. Conducted on behalf of Marianopolis by Academica Group, a national research firm specializing in higher education, the survey will take about 10 minutes of your time and will be open from Monday November 11 through Friday November 22, 2019. Log in to the survey with your student ID number.

Tuesday November 19

12:45-2p.m., A-357, Modern-Day Slavery in Canada: Association des travailleuses et travailleurs des Agences de Placement workers speak about their struggle for justice and dignity. All are welcome to this event, which is organized by the Third World Studies Certificate and supported Honours Social Science.

12:45-2 p.m., Student Lounge, Cultural Club Fair: learn about other cultures while enjoying free food. Religious and ethnic clubs will each hold a booth and present themselves while providing samples of their cultural food.

1-2 p.m., A-365, mini practice session to help you prepare for the English Exit Exam. No registration is necessary.

Wednesday November 20

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Student Lounge, sushi and crane workshop: Make and eat sushi; learn how to fold paper cranes. Your origami masterpiece will be hung across the ceiling in the Library, symbolizing the connection to our sister school in Japan. Places are limited and first come, first served. Sign up soon.

Thursday November 21

12:45-2 p.m., Avoiding the Final Freak Out: learn stress-management tips and study skills to help you thrive during final exams. This workshop is designed to help you create an effective study schedule and to foster self-care during stressful periods.

1-1:45 p.m., I-214, Do you like to write? Join the Writing Group. We’ll use fiction and nonfiction prompts. No commitment or experience necessary. Bring a notebook and pen. All are welcome.

1:30-1:45 p.m., Auditorium, cultural fashion show: How much do you know about cultural clothes? Students will walk the runway with their unique costumes.

Friday November 22

The Marianopolis Crane Project continues with an online discussion inspired by the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. Until November 22, 1-2 discussion questions will be posted per week on the Marianopolis Crane Project Facebook page.

Coming up

The annual Holiday Fest and Artisan Sale takes place 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. November 26 in the Student Lounge. Do some early holiday shopping. The Third World Studies Certificate will be selling fair trade items. Clubs will have booths where you can make holiday cards. Don’t forget to get in the spirit and wear your ugly festive sweater.  To have a booth, MIO Trudy Ste. Croix before November 21.

Learn how to enter the World of Images Intercollegiate Photography Contest.

Me to We vow of silence: slarge “We are Silent” buttons will be available at Wayne’s for a minimum donation of $5; donate any amount for small buttons.

Whether you are a writer or artist, or just seeking to develop those skills, we want your writing and artwork for our new literary magazine. All submissions are welcome, even if they have been submitted elsewhere. Submit to mari.litmag@gmail.com your poetry, short stories, comic strips and other writing. There is a 3,500 word limit. Art can be graphic or done by hand and should be one page or less per work, except for cover pages, which can span two pages. For those interested in slightly more commitment, we are looking for editors and graphics/layout. We plan to publish in April for ArtsFest.

Are you 18 to 29 years old? The School of Human Nutrition at McGill University invites you to participate in a food-literacy study by filling out a questionnaire. You could win an iPad mini.

Interested in joining the Marianopolis Broadcast Network? Simply send a MIO to Louis Yoon.


Demons practices

  • Basketball, Mondays and Wednesdays 6 p.m., Gym
  • Volleyball, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 p.m., Gym
  • Badminton, Tuesdays and Friday 7:30 and 6 p.m., Gym

Demons in action

  • Badminton tournament, all day, November 24, at Lionel-Groulx
  • Men’s basketball host Universel, 8 p.m., November 22
  • Men’s basketball visit Outaouais, 1 p.m., December 1
  • Men’s volleyball tournament, all day, December 1, at the College
  • Women’s basketball vs Marie-Victorin, 1 p.m., November 18, at Marie-Victorin
  • Women’s volleyball tournament, all day, November 24, at André-Laurendeau


Support services are available to help you. All of these resources are centrally located on campus and easily accessible each school day:

  • Meet with an Academic Advisor (A-269) to discuss current or university studies
  • Explore career choices and personal and mental health matters with Counsellors (A-156 to 160)
  • See the Nurse for physical health questions and concerns (A-168)
  • Get support in English or French literacy from the Writing Centre (I-306)
  • Find a peer tutor for help with coursework at the Learning Resources Centre (A-256)
  • Boost your research and citation skills at the Library (C-200)
  • Discuss tuition-relief options with Financial Aid (A-164)
  • Buy a variety of supplies and get answers to just about any question at Wayne’s, the Campus Store and Info Centre (A-101)
  • Find out which study spaces are free during the day.

Learn more at marianopolis.edu/student-support

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.

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.