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Students enrolled in the education course “Developmentally Appropriate Practices,” took time out of class to visit the exciting new Children’s Museum at Canalside.

They received a private tour that explored the seven regions designed to teach children about Buffalo’s amazing culture and history in playful ways.  Canisius students also partook in some of the hands-on fun, working on a pretend farm and hospital.  The day culminated with students completing reflective exercises, which will be shared with Explore & More’s education committee.

Submitted by: Nicki Calabrese, PhD, adjunct professor, Education

Cullen Foundation Awards Grant to WNY Teacher Residency Program

The Canisius College Western New York Teacher Residency program is the recipient of a three-year, $115,000 grant from the Cullen Foundation. 

The program builds on the medical school residency model in that it provides students with the underlying theory of effective teaching and a year-long residency, in which students practice and hone their skills alongside teacher-mentors in high-needs classrooms.

This is the second grant awarded to the Western New York
Teacher Residency program from the Cullen Foundation.  The organization
previously funded the program when it was established.  The continued
support from the Cullen Foundation will assist with staffing and recruitment to the program. 

Click here to read more.

Submitted by: College Communications

Tune into “Canisius Conservation Conversations”

The Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations (ISHAR) and the Department of Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation (ABEC) are pleased to announce a new podcast series entitled “Canisius Conservation Conversations.” The series deals with conservation issues and topics – locally and globally. You can tune in and follow the podcast on soundcloud.

Last spring, the departments completed a three-part series on tiger conservation. Currently, they are working on a climate change series. Exciting ideas and topics are on the horizon, so tune in regularly to hear the latest podcast.

Submitted by: Sue Margulis, professor, ABEC and Biology

Cura Personalis Corner Weekly Events

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The Andrew L. Bouwhuis, SJ, Library is excited to announce that the Cura Personalis Corner will host weekday events, every Monday through Thursday at 12:00 p.m., to encourage the continued practice of cura personalis. The schedule of events is as follows:

Meditation Mondays

Start your week by taking a few moments to build mindfulness into your day with a chill guided meditation.

Tuesday Examen

Learn and practice the Ignatian Examen, a method of prayer and reflection that uses the events of your everyday life to focus in on seeking God in the everyday.

 Wednesday Wellness through Yoga

Take a yoga-informed posture break. No equipment or special clothing needed.

 Thursday Relaxation Station (beginning October 17)

Check out this variety of relaxing and mindful activities including coloring, painting, progressive relaxation, essential oils, self-compassion exercises, and more!


For more information, visit the library’s social media pages at:




A special thanks to Campus Ministry, the Office of Mission and Identity, and the Counseling Center for their support of these events.

Submitted by:  Emily Braun, collection services associate, Andrew L. Bouwhuis, SJ, Library


Public Art Curator Aaron Ott Visits Campus October 10

ArtsCanisius and the Art History Program will welcome Aaron Ott, public art curator from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, to campus at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 10 in the Regis Room for a lecture titled “A Shared Sense of Place.”

Ott’s accomplishments in supporting the creation of public murals and outdoor sculpture projects are seen on nearly every corner in the city.  His lecture is part of the year-long celebration of the arts on campus and is free and open to the public.

To learn more about Ott’s lecture and other ArtsCanisius events, please visit

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, Visiting Assistant Professor and Program Director, Art History; director, ArtsCanisius