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“Not So Different” Proceeds to Benefit the IAR

365Support the college’s Institute for Autism Research (IAR) by downloading the single “Not So Different,” on iTunes and Google Play beginning Friday, April 15.

The single is the newly-recorded version of singer-songwriter Cassandra Kubinski’s song featuring John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, Mary Ramsey from 10,000 Maniacs and Kubinski.

The song will also be available for purchase on CD on April 16 at 11:00 a.m. during Record Store Day at Record Theater on Main Street in Buffalo.  Rzeznik, Ramsey and Kubinski will be available to sign autographs.

The Goo Goo Dolls will also headline a concert to benefit the IAR. The sold-out concert and the “Not So Different” project are the vision of famed music producer Armand Petri, whose credits include work with the Goo Goo Dolls, 10,000 Maniacs and Sixpence None the Richer.  Petri’s son, AJ, is autistic and has benefited from the IAR’s programs. Petri thought Kubinski’s song would provide a useful vehicle to shine a light on the need for additional autism research. The concert, downloads and CD sales of “Not So Different” will benefit the Institute for Autism Research.

Submitted by Public Relations 

Grant Writing Workshop

The Office of Academic Affairs invites faculty and staff to participate in a Grant Writing Workshop on Wednesday, June 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Topics at the workshop include finding a funding source, writing and submitting a strong grant proposal, demystifying the Institutional Review Board process, and discussion from a panel of current Canisius grant recipients.

Following the workshop there will be an opportunity to participate in a writing group to facilitate grant application completion and submission. If you’re interested in attending the workshop, please reserve your seat by contacting Kathy Peter at by May 16. Any questions regarding the Grant Writing Workshop can be directed to Sara Morris at or Mary Ann Langlois at  A working lunch will be provided.

Submitted by: Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president, academic affairs