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The application deadline for the Be the Light Youth Theology Institute at Canisius College has been extended! Applications will now be accepted on a rolling basis through early June. The Institute will take place from July 10-15, 2017.

Recent growth in Buffalo has caused this “City of Light” to start shining brighter and brighter.  But where in our city does this light need to shine even more?  Where are the dark corners of injustice in our city that call out for our response?  How do the Catholic faith and Jesuit spirituality inform approaches to understanding and rectifying such injustices? Participants will be exploring these questions and more with Canisius faculty, staff, alumni and undergraduate leaders.

Please invite any current high school sophomores and juniors to apply for this opportunity to live and learn on our campus!  Applications and more information are available on our website:

We are pleased to offer a $100 discount for children of Canisius faculty and staff!  Further scholarships and travel assistance are also available.

For more information, please contact us at

Submitted by: Stephen Chanderbhan, PhD, assistant professor, philosophy; director, Be the Light Youth Theology Institute