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Free Tickets to Double Feature in WNY Refugee Film Festival

The Office of Mission & Identity has three tickets to the upcoming double feature during Journey’s End Refugee Services film festival. Think about going if you’d like to learn more about Journey’s End, their many services and about our refugee community here in WNY.
If you would like a ticket (or 2, or 3), contact Sarah Signorino, director of mission and identity, at If you can’t make this date, tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis for the rest of year.


“Renga for the West & Refugees of Shangri-La:” Friday, November 2 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Read below for more information about the organization and the films that will be shown.

Journey’s End Refugee Services Inc. cordially invites you to a very special film festival on refugees in 2018-19 beginning with a series of extraordinary documentaries on the refugee experience in the U.S. and culminating in a two-day grand finale of three outstanding international films to celebrate World Refugee Day in June.

Proceeds will benefit the many programs at Journey’s End, which serve thousands of refugees, immigrants, asylees and other communities in Western New York each year. Please visit the website to learn more about the vital programs and initiatives for clients. The film festival has been curated to make this the most exciting and unique cinematic “happening” in Buffalo over the next year. Whether you are passionate about the plight of refugees or just love great, thought-provoking filmmaking, we have something for everyone. Congolese auteurs in Montana; poetry and paintings of Baghdad; refugees confronting white supremacy in Maine; a women-run food truck in Beirut; a Syrian, a Finn and a sushi restaurant in Helsinki are just the beginning.

All films are in English with subtitles and will be screened in the theater at Journey’s End, conveniently located in the Tri-Main Center at 2495 Main Street, Suite 530, Buffalo, NY, 14214. There is ample parking in lots on Halbert, Jewett and Rodney Streets. For more information, email Sarah Signorino at or follow Journey’s End on Facebook for the latest news and views on refugee issues and the film festival.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity

Hockey Returns Home This Weekend for Faculty-Staff Night

The Canisius men’s hockey team returns home for a pair of conference games this weekend as the AIC Yellowjackets visit the HARBORCENTER. Game times on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 are scheduled for 7:35 pm.

AIC currently resides in second place in the league standings, while Canisius is one point behind in third place. The 2018 NCAA Tournament baseball team will be honored at the first intermission of Friday’s game. Saturday is Faculty-Staff Night. Free tickets are available at the Office of Human Resources this week for all Canisius employees.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Training in Banner 9 (for Finance)

JoAnn Feary, office manager in the Controller’s Office, and Sara Morris, associate vice president for Academic Affairs, are partnering to provide training workshops for faculty or staff interested in learning or reviewing financial policies and procedures. These workshops are intended for anyone who uses any finance features of Banner, including faculty and administrators who manage budgets, administrative associates who support departmental budgets and other staff members who help process payments or manage budgets. The following workshops will be offered:

  • Wednesday, November 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in Science Hall 002C (lower level ITS conference room, please bring your laptop if you have one)

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  • Friday, November 9 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Old Main 119

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  • Thursday, November 15 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Science Hall 002C (lower level ITS conference room, please bring your laptop if you have one)

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

Annual German Christmas Mass

Canisius College will host its 51st Annual German Christmas Mass on Sunday, December 9 at 10:00 a.m. in Christ the King Chapel. A Christmas performance by the German-American Musicians will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel and a breakfast reception will follow at approximately 11:00 a.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Rev. Daniel P. Jamros, SJ, professor of religious studies and theology, will preside at the Mass, which will be celebrated in German.

For more information on the German Mass, contact the College Communications Office at (716) 888-2790.

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Submitted by: College Communications

D2L’s Binder App is Phasing Out

Over the next several months, D2L is phasing out the Binder mobile app. On Thursday, November 1, D2L will no longer keep a copy of a user’s Binder content and annotations in the cloud. This data will only remain on the device where the app is installed and the web-based Binder client will no longer be available. Binder will only be able to annotate PDF documents stored on your mobile device. The “Send to Binder” button in the Content tool within D2L courses will be removed.

If you anticipate accessing your content and annotations on the Binder app after Thursday, November 1st:

  • Be sure to update the Binder app with the latest release prior to Thursday, November 1 to avoid any disruption.
  • If you use the Binder website, be sure to log into the Binder app for iOS or Android prior to Thursday, November 1 to sync all changes locally to your device.
  • Uninstalling Binder will remove the content from your device. However, Binder offers users the ability to export content using the “share” functionality in the app.

D2L anticipates ending all support for Binder in May 2019. If you use Binder to work with PDFs on mobile devices, install another PDF-capable app by that time.

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