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Register for the September Career Lunch and Learn

jimbioAll students are invited to the Griff Center’s September Lunch and Learn with James Gottstine MBA ’95, chief operating officer of Ciminelli Real Estate. The lunch will be held on Wednesday, September 21 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the executive conference room located on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center.

In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations at Ciminelli, Gottstine oversees real estate services functions in support of 15 million square feet of owned, managed and developed commercial real estate in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Florida. In his role, he works directly with the president and CEO to establish and accomplish organizational goals and objectives, as well as strategic plans for the company.

Gottstine holds a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) accreditation, a bachelor’s degree in economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a master’s degree in business administration from Canisius College, with a concentration in finance.

The Griff Center for Academic Engagement sponsors the monthly Career Lunch and Learn Series to provide students opportunities to meet with leaders in our WNY community and learn about new industries, careers and job preparation.

Registration for the event can be found on Handshake

Submitted by: Julie Zulewski, associate director, Griff Center for Academic Engagement

Don’t Miss the WNY Law School Fair!

On Monday, September 26, more than 75 law schools will participate in the WNY Law School Fair including Boston College, Case Western, Cornell, Notre Dame and Syracuse. The Law School Fair is free and open to the public. The fair will take place from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott. More information and attendee registration can be found at

Regardless of your major or class year this is an opportunity to learn more about careers in law and the law school admissions process.



Please join us for this exciting and informative event!

Submitted by: Julie Zulewski, associate director, Griff Center for Academic Engagement


COLI Workshops: Google Apps

coli_canisius_left_revTo support teaching, learning and administrative work, the Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI) offers new-format workshops focused on Google Apps, a powerful cloud storage, productivity and communications toolset.  Google Drive and related applications (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, etc.) are particularly helpful for collaborative work in the classroom, research and project team or committee efforts. Here’s some workshops available this Fall:

  • Google Apps Kickstarter: Start with an overview and orientation in Google Apps, with particular focus on Google Drive.
  • Google Apps Workshop: Deliver and Accept Files With Your Class:  Faculty can use Google Drive to quickly share files with students, collect video assignments, and create classroom activities and assessments built around student collaboration.
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Session: Google Cardboard in the Classroom:  Professors will discover ways that students can explore parts of the world through low-cost, interactive 3D technology using common smartphones.
  • Google Apps Workshop: Screencasting with Screencast-o-Matic and YouTube:  Faculty can communicate with students in engaging, easy-to-record videos, from simply weekly reminder messages to complex digital tool demonstrations.

This year, COLI will issue digital badges for attendees at workshops.  These badges recognize participants’ completion of training in new digital tools and competencies.

Also, don’t forget our upcoming Online Course Development Workshop, facilitated by COLI faculty fellow professor Dennis Mike.  This is an ideal development opportunity for faculty planning to teach online or hybrid courses at Canisius College.

Sign up for the above, and other workshops and training sessions today!


Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning and Innovation