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Forum for Campus Community Held Today

The USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus released a list yesterday, January 15 of Jesuits with credible allegations of sexual abuse against minors. This list includes Jesuits of the Northeast Province. While two of the Jesuits on the list, Father Peter Conroy (1980 – 1984, 1994 – 2002) and Father William Scanlon (1976 – 1980), were at one time missioned at Canisius, the incidents of abuse did not occur during their time at the college.

President John Hurley and Rev. Tom Slon, SJ, rector, invite the campus community to a forum today, January 16 at 3:00 p.m. in Old Main 223, to discuss the announcement, the handling of sex abuse claims by the Jesuits and to reflect on how it might affect our work at the college. Father Slon formerly served as assistant to the Provincial and has some background in the handling of sex abuse claims by the Province. 

Submitted by College Communications

Wildlife Expert on Campus

Chris Nagy, PhD, urban wildlife expert and director of research and education at Mianus River Gorge, Bedford, NY, will present a talk entitled “New York’s Newest Immigrant: Coyotes in the City” tomorrow, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge. 

Nagy, a biologist and ecologist with a focus in wildlife management conservation, specializes in areas including geographic information systems (GIS), population biology, species distribution modeling, and raptor and coyote ecology. He has worked on a number of projects, including one on Eastern screech owl ecology along an urban/suburban gradient and another on coyote colonization of New York City and Long Island. A majority of his work involves determining how animals utilize urban landscapes and what can be done to amplify wildlife diversification in these areas.

For more information, contact the anthrozoology program at (716) 888-2770.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: College Communications

Buffalo Niagara 360 Professional Development Opportunities

As a Gold Sponsor of Buffalo Niagara 360 (BN360) through the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that the following sessions will be available to campus employees at no cost. For more information on each event, click on the PDF document. To register for an event, click on the event name to enroll and enter the code: BN360Canisius.

Upcoming events:

2019 BN360 Kickoff – Thursday, January 17 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. @ the Admiral Room

Enjoy a night of networking and fun as BN360 kicks off another great year. We will be releasing the 2019 Calendar of Programs and Events, as well as announcing the 2019 Spotlight Professionals.

Free to BN360 members. Click here to access an event PDF.

YP Survey Results Webinar – Wednesday, January 23 from 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. (online)

Hear from Dottie Gallagher, president and CEO of Buffalo Niagara Partnership, on what young professionals think about Buffalo Niagara as a place to live, work and play. Learn how this impacts BN360 and the future of our region.

Click here to access an event PDF.

Skills for Success: Communication and Conflict Resolution – Tuesday, January 29 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. @ the Partnership Offices

The first of three Skills for Success events, join BN360 as they talk with Jim Mills, PhD, coordinator of Educational Leadership at Niagara University, about what conflict is and how to deal with and overcome it.

Free to BN360 members. Click here to access an event PDF.

All Rise: Ethics & Morality in Business – Wednesday, February 13 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ the Partnership Offices

Hear from and ask questions to a power panel who will be discussing how morality and ethics affect every day decision making and actions.

Free to BN360 members.

Watch for additional development opportunities throughout 2019. For more information, please contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240.

Submitted by: Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources; compliance/interim, Title IX Coordinator

KAC Martin Luther King Jr. Hours

The KAC will be adjusting its hours of operation for the MLK weekend as follows:

Friday, January 18 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 20 from 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Monday, January 21 from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Note: There will be no open swim on Monday, January 21

Submitted by: Tim Seil, assistant director, Athletic Facilities