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Campus Candid

Students in Dr. Lauren Cavanaugh’s disability sports class hosted the first Canisius College wheelchair basketball tournament. Six teams, comprised of students and faculty members, competed in the event and were coached by members of the class. The winning team included members of the Canisius College men’s soccer team. The event was a huge success with more than 60 participants and spectators.

Submitted by: Lauren Cavanaugh, PhD, assistant professor, Kinesiology

Canisius in the News

Marcus Thomeer, PhD, co-director of the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) at Canisius, was interviewed by Spectrum News about Chuck E. Cheese’s new Sensory Sensitive Sundays for children with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities.

Watch here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News II

The Canisius College Institute for Autism Research (IAR) is partnering with Mercyhurst University to bring in the highly-successful summerMAX program to Erie, PA.

Mercyhurst is the first higher education institution to be invited to collaborate with Canisius to offer the summerMAX program.

To read more on the partnership, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Innovation Conference

On May 18, Canisius College is hosting the 2017 Canisius Innovation Conference. This free, one-day event will focus on technology in teaching and learning, online learning and innovation in K-12 and higher education. Our presenters include many Canisius faculty and staff, so come learn new, creative and practical things from colleagues!

For details and to register, check out the event site at

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, COLI

Hands-on Learning in Physical Education

Students in the movement and elementary activities class taught children in first and second grades from Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) #17 and #54 throughout the final two weeks of the semester.

Canisius College students created and led activities which included tag games, relay races and soccer among others. The activities helped BPS students hone their throwing and locomotor skills. Canisius students also incorporated the common core by teaching a new game called Twizzle, which helped the children with their math skills.

Submitted by: Lauren Cavanaugh, PhD, assistant professor, Kinesiology