The Canisius College Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies is dedicated to developing interdisciplinary learning and research opportunities for faculty, students, and residents of the greater Buffalo community in an effort to enrich lives through intellectual engagement. Our primary focus is on the vast, rich literary and material culture of the Classical and Medieval Worlds. As a collaborative effort of faculty from the Departments of Classics, English, Fine Arts, History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies and Theology, ICMS embraces Canisius’ Jesuit tradition by bridging disciplines in its quest for greater understanding of the past and the present. Participants in ICMS are invited to take advantage of a range of Institute activities, including our Lifelong Learners Center Series: Past & Present, which offers relevant courses to interested learners in the Buffalo region, an annual Speaker Series, and a proposed Core Curriculum pathway – the Canisius Camino. ICMS is in the planning stages for faculty-student research projects, conference and seminar events, field trips, fairs or similar events to attract high school students to Canisius, and study abroad opportunities.