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Campus Candids

Celebrity Chef Jet Tila brought his flare for Thai and Chinese cooking to Canisius on Thursday, September 6.  Hosted by Chartwells, the Food Network star shared some of his culinary tricks-of-the-trade with the campus community during the lunch and dinner hours.


Pictured (l-r): Kelly L. Schultz, associate director of tax, endowment and grants accounting; Liz A. Culliton, director of alumni engagement; and Sheila M. Pettigrew, employer relations and career specialist

It was graduation day for three members of the campus community who participated in the Leadership Buffalo Essentials Program.

Hosted by Lawley Insurance, the six-month program saw the Canisius team engage in leadership and awareness training all while learning about Buffalo with visits to City Hall, the West Side’s Five Points Business District, the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital and the Historic Colored Musicians Club of Buffalo.

Submitted by: College Communications


Canisius in the News

Canisius College, in collaboration with the Erie County Medical Society (ECMS), is working to counter one of the worst doctor shortages in all of New York State.

On Wednesday night, September 5, the two institutions hosted pre-medical students from Canisius, Niagara University and the University at Buffalo to educate participants on the Medical Society’s work to support physicians in the area. The event was part of a new, ongoing effort to attract and retain physicians in Western New York.

WKBW-TV Channel 7 interviewed pre-medical students who attended the event.

Submitted by: College Communications

MAAC Recruits Sport Administration Students

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) is recruiting students from the college’s Sport Administration Program to conduct an economic impact study during the 2019 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships. Under the agreement, Canisius students will develop a survey instrument and conduct an in-person collection of data at the event, being held at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY February 27 – March 4. MAAC representatives are interested in obtaining feedback relevant to the future Atlantic City site, the desirability of the new venue, travel packages and how sports gambling may impact fan interest in attending.  For completing the entire project, Canisius will receive a $2,000 grant as well as reimbursement for travel related to the project.

This is the third consecutive year that the MAAC has recruited students from the Sport Administration Program to conduct an economic impact study.  The 2018 findings were presented to the MAAC Council of Presidents which commented on the “high level of professionalism demonstrated by the Canisius students conducting fan surveys.”  The results of the 2018 findings were also used in the 2020-2022 MAAC Basketball Championships bid process.

Submitted by: Shawn O’Rourke, director, Sport Administration and Institute Research in Sport

Veronica Schabert Receives Student Presentation Award at National Conference

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Canisius was well represented at the joint conference of the Wilson Ornithological Society and the Association of Field Ornithologists in Chattanooga, TN this past June. Kelly Roberts ’18 and Veronica Schabert ’19 presented posters of their work studying bird migration using hydrogen isotopes from bird feathers. Both students were mentored by Kristen Covino, a post-doctoral fellow in the Biology Department.

Sara Morris and her former research student, Elliot Johnston, presented a poster on the effect of age on flight calling behavior in migrating warblers. Former Canisius teaching post-doctoral fellow, Lindsey Walters, PhD, also attended the meeting with one of her students.

At the banquet at the end of the conference, Veronica Schabert received the Klamm Award for best student poster based on scientific merit, presentation style and detailed answers to questions. Congratulations, Veronica!

Submitted by: Sara Morris, associate vice president, Academic Affairs

Women’s Soccer Hosts Cleveland State

The Canisius women’s soccer team returns home to the Demske Sports Complex on Sunday, September 9 for a 1:00 p.m. contest versus non-conference foe Cleveland State. Junior Madeline Beaulieu was named the MAAC Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after scoring two goals in a 2-2 tie against St. Bonaventure last weekend.

The Griff’s returned back to town last night for a game against UB at the University at Buffalo. For additional information, visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics