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Travel Policy and Procedures Training

Per President Hurley’s message from last week, all faculty and staff are encouraged to attend a training session to review the new Travel Policy and Procedures. Members of The Travel Team will be on hand to discuss changes to the program and walk you through the procedures at the following times:

  • Tuesday, November 12 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Regis (both rooms) and 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Regis North
  • Wednesday, November 13 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Regis South

To familiarize yourself with the new Travel Policy and Procedures and the new forms required, please visit the Travel Resources link on the Canisius portal. It can be found under my Community Pages.

Submitted by: Deborah Winslow-Schaber, director of Human Resources

Parking Permits for Persons with Disabilities Procedure

Those employees that require special parking permissions (other than for a temporary disability) must obtain a Parking Permit for Persons with Disabilities from their respective communities.

This will allow you to park in any spot on the Canisius campus when combined with your Canisius parking tag. The permits are available by filing Form MV-664 in the city, town or village in which you live. It requires confirmation of the disability by your doctor.
For a short-term special needs parking pass please come to the Human Resources Department.

Submitted by: Deborah Winslow-Schaber, director of Human Resources

Larkin New Ombudsperson

Judith E. Larkin, PhD, professor of Psychology, will be the college’s new ombudsperson effective November 11, 2013.

The ombudsperson’s role is generally to assist students who are having a perceived problem with the college personnel including faculty, staff and other students. Dr. Larkin can be reached in Health Science Room 209D and at Ext. 2508.

Submitted by: Margaret C. McCarthy, PhD, professor and interim associate vice president for Academic Affairs.

Film Explores Treatment of Migrant Workers

This evening, November 12, the Canisius College Catholic Studies Program presents a showing of a new documentary After I Pick the Fruit  from 7:00- 9:00 p.m. in Old Main, Room 303. The 90-minute film will be followed by a panel discussion.

Rochester film producer, Nancy Ghertner, directed this regional documentary which humanizes migrant worker women. Ghertner “follows the lives of five immigrant women farm workers over a ten-year period as they labor in the apple orchards and fields of western New York, migrate to Florida, raise their families, and try to hide from the immigration raids that were conducted in response to the events of September 11, 2001.”

Ms. Ghertner will introduce her film. The panel discussion commenting on the film includes Msgr. David Gallivan, pastor of Holy Cross R.C. Church, on Buffalo’s lower West side. Msgr. Gallivan, who spent many years ministering in Latin America, oversees a parish with a vital diocesean migrant ministry. He will be joined by Wayne Alt, a founder of the Peace Center and chairs the Latin America Solidarity Committee (LASC), which organizes monthly presentations on local projects around Latin America and the Caribbean and is active with Rural Migrant Ministries, a farmworker support group.

Discussion will offer some historic context surrounding migrant workers, primarily on the local level, and include response to the recent vocal anti-immigration movement with a sense of social justice that includes human rights for, and dignity of migrant workers and immigrants.

Among consideration will be the implications of a recent commitment of Canisius College to resist anti-immigrant activities exemplified by President John J. Hurley’s signing of the American Catholic Colleges and Universities(ACCU) Immigration Reform letter, and a similar document put forth by the American Jesuit Colleges and Universities(AJCU) President’s Statement (January 2013).

This free program is open to the public and sponsored by the Canisius College Catholic Studies Program with assistance from the Offices of Mission & Identity, Campus Ministry, and the Rev. J. Clayton Murray, S.J. Archives & Special Collections with support of the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.

For more information please contact: Nancy Rourke, Ph.D. director, Catholic Studies Program at Ext.2460 or

Submitted by: Kathleen DeLaney, archivist, special collections librarian