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Canisius Receives Cummings Grant

The James H. Cummings Foundation awarded $150,000 to Canisius College for the construction of state-of-the-art allied health laboratories necessary to launch its new Physician Assistant graduate program.

A state-of-the-art simulation based gross anatomy lab will be constructed on 3,240 square feet of the sub-level of Science Hall. It will be equipped with eight Anatomage virtual dissection tables  for student instruction. This technology has been shown to successfully replace the use of cadavers in gross anatomy laboratories at top-ranked medical schools, as well as highly regarded Physician Assistant programs at many colleges and universities in the United States.

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Submitted by: College Communications


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Awards Canisius New Grant

Canisius received a $4,100 grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the ArtsCONNECT Program to fund the presentation of The Rose Ensemble.

Later this fall, The Rose Ensemble will give a public lecture and performance in the college’s Montante Cultural Center on Thursday, October 4. The group will also present a master class at the Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts.

Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Jordan Sramek, The Rose Ensemble achieved an international reputation as a premiere American early music ensemble. Each performance illuminates centuries of rarely heard repertoire, bringing to modern audiences research from the world’s manuscript libraries and fresh perspectives on history, culture, politics and spirituality from around the globe. With 10 critically acclaimed recordings and a diverse selection of concert programs, the group has thrilled audiences across the United States and Europe with a repertoire spanning 1,000 years and more than 25 languages.

The engagement of The Rose Ensemble is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. More information about the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation can be found here.

The performance of The Rose Ensemble is sponsored by the Joseph J. Naples Conversations in Christ and Culture Lecture and Performance Series, ArtsCanisius, the dean of Arts and Sciences and the Classics Department, in collaboration with the Network of Religious Communities and the Canisius Jesuit Community.

For more information, contact Jonathan Lawrence, PhD, associate professor of religious studies and theology, at Ext. 2825.

Submitted by: College Communications

Finding Your Courses in D2L

In response to feedback from faculty and students, D2L added a new feature to the My Courses widget on your D2L My Home page.  Now, you can filter the course tiles using a semester filter.  Plus, D2L remembers your filter setting when next you log in.

Take a look at our updated “Finding and Pinning Your Courses” video for details.

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

Build Simple Websites using Google Sites


Google Sites is a simple, versatile website building toolset that’s part of Google Drive.  It’s great for building online lesson content, or having students build websites.  The Center for Online Learning & Innovation has created a set of tutorial videos showing you how to get started in Google Sites, as well as some of the things you can do with Sites using forms, drawing and other Google applications.  In the coming months, more tutorials and other materials will be added to the COLI Google Sites Guide.

Take a look at our new Google Sites Guide

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


Portal Upgrade

Scheduled for Friday, August 3

The Canisius College portal ( is scheduled for maintenance that requires down time, this Friday, August 3 from 1:00 – 7:00 a.m. EST. During this time, faculty, staff, alumni and students will not have access to the portal or any resources found in the portal. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Help Desk by email at or by phone at Ext. 8340.

Submitted by: Michele Folsom, director, Administrative Computing, ITS

Adjunct Faculty Information Session

Learn the essentials of teaching at Canisius

The Center for Online Learning & Innovation invites all new, returning and current adjunct professors to an Adjunct Faculty Information Session to help prepare for the 2018 – 19 academic year. Attend either one of the sessions to learn about employee resources, the library, the college mission, and technology for teaching and learning. Refreshments will be served.

The sessions are:

  • Wednesday, August 22 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 4 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

This is not mandatory, but is a fantastic way to quickly get up to speed on the essentials for teaching at Canisius College.  Adjunct faculty who are teaching at Canisius for the first time this fall can obviously benefit, but adjunct instructors who taught at Canisius in the past are also welcome.

Please email to RSVP. We look forward to welcoming you to campus and to the 2018-19 academic year!

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