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Canisius in the News

Canisius President John Hurley made more headlines over the long holiday weekend, following his call for reform within the Catholic Church.

President Hurley spoke at length with WBFO-88.7 radio on Friday, August 31. The radio station also included President Hurley’s full statement on its website.

WKBW-TV Channel 7 interviewed President Hurley for its 5:00 p.m. broadcast on Friday, August 31. President Hurley’s statement also appeared on

Submitted by: College Communications


Distinguished Alumni 2018

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Canisius College cordially invites you to an evening on campus in honor of our 2018 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI, Saturday, September 22, 2018 in the Montante Cultural Center. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $65 per person.

Presented annually, the Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes Canisius graduates who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their chosen professions.  The 2018 Distinguished Alumni recipients are:

President, Joe Basil Chevrolet | Depew, NY

Global HR Leader, Bloomberg LP | New York, NY

President and CEO, Valu Home Centers, Inc. | Buffalo, NY

Erie County Surrogate Court Judge, Erie County Hall | Buffalo, NY

To make reservations to attend the Distinguished Alumni dinner, please contact the Alumni Office at Ext. 2700 or click here to register.

Submitted by: Sharon Kasperczyk, senior assistant director, Office of Alumni Engagement

Erik Schneider Named Employee of Distinction

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The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Erik Schneider is the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for July 2018. Erik was nominated for the award by multiple coworkers.

A member of the campus community for two years, Erik currently works as a housekeeper for facilities management. Erik was selected for this award based on his consistently positive attitude, the pride that he takes in a job well done and his willingness to go the extra mile for his coworkers.

Please join us in congratulating Erik on this achievement!

To nominate a coworker for the upcoming months, click here.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, assistant, Human Resources

Celebrity Chef Shows His Chops at Canisius

Celebrity Chef Jet Tila’s visit to Canisius HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED and will now take place on Thursday, September 6, when the Food Network star brings his Asian cuisine to the Economou Dining Hall. Chef Jet will make a lunch (11:00 – 1:30 p.m.) and dinner (5:00 – 7:00 p.m.) appearance at Canisius, preparing some of his signature culinary items for students, faculty and staff who show a Canisius ID.

As a boy, Chef Jet spent time learning the ancient traditions of classical Asian cuisine in his family’s restaurants and at the Bangkok Market, America’s first Thai grocery store and importer in Hollywood.

Chef Jet’s Le Cordon Bleu education coupled with his extensive knowledge of Asian gastronomy lend themselves to a wide range of ideas, which he draws upon to create incomparable and innovative cuisine.

Chef Jet is a judge on the Food Network show “Chopped.” He also appears regularly on “Cut Throat Kitchen.”

Submitted by: Sharif Hamdy, marketing manager, Chartwells

Hockey Calls HarborCenter Home for Five More Years

The Canisius College Golden Griffins Men’s Hockey Team has re-signed a five year deal with downtown Buffalo’s HarborCenter. The team has extended its record to 70-62-21 since breaking ice at the facility back on October 31, 2014 against nationally-ranked Ohio State. The Griffs begin their season on Friday, October 12, with their home opener on Friday, October 19 against Air Force.

Submitted by: College Communications