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Honeywell Supports WNY Chemistry Olympiad

HW_PresentationCanisius College is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative. Representatives from Honeywell’s Buffalo Research Laboratory presented the check to Mariusz Kozik, PhD, chair of chemistry and biochemistry and coordinator of the Western New York Chemistry Olympiad, at a gathering of Honeywell and Canisius College administrators in Science Hall on Wednesday, June 15.

The funds will be used to offset costs associated with students’ preparation and participation in the Western New York Chapter of the International Chemistry Olympiad. The Chemistry Olympiad is a local, national and international competition designed to stimulate and promote achievement in high school chemistry. It is sponsored nationally by the American Chemical Society and hosted locally by Canisius College.

Read more about the Honeywell grant here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Serve Buffalo’s Homeless with Campus Ministry and the Burrito Project

IMG_8385Faculty, staff, family members and students are invited to join the Office of Campus Ministry and the Buffalo Burrito Project on Tuesday, June 28 and Tuesday, July 26.

The Burrito Project is a ministry of hospitality and provides home-made burritos to the marginalized and homeless population in downtown Buffalo. This ministry serves some of God’s most vulnerable and forgotten children.

Burritos will be prepared in the kitchen located in the undercroft of Christ the King Chapel from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. From 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., the group will walk a four-mile route and serve burritos, snacks and cold drinks. A college van follows the team as we walk.

You may choose to help prepare the burritos, prepare and serve or just serve. Most people prepare and serve.

To sign-up email Joe Van Volkenburg at Please include your name and your cell number. Thank you for your consideration.

Submitted by: Joe Van Volkenburg, Campus Ministry

Canisius Family Day at Darien Lake and Coca-Cola Field

The Office of Alumni Engagement is hosting the following events:

Canisius Family Day at Darien Lake

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. in Pavilion #12. The cost per person is $30 (children two-and-under are free).The price includes admission into all the parks (you may enter anytime during the day), parking, two-and-a-half-hours of beverages from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and one-and-a-half hours of food buffet 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Canisius Family Day at Coca Cola Field

Friday, August 12, 2016

Canisius Day at the Buffalo Bisons Game begins at 7:05 p.m. The Bisons take on the visiting Pawtucket Red Sox. The cost per person is $15 which includes your game ticket as well as a voucher for a hot dog and a soft drink.

If you are interested in attending either of these events, please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 716-888-2700.

Submitted by: Courtney Papaj, event coordinator, Office of Alumni Engagement