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It’s Flashback Friday!

It’s Flashback Friday! Each Friday we will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. Flashback Fridays are another part of our yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old.

Flashback to October 2014 – The Canisius hockey team debuted its new home at Harborcenter on October 31, 2014 when the Golden Griffins faced off against Ohio State. As the primary tenant of the $200 million hockey and entertainment complex, Canisius plays all its home games on Haborcenter’s feature rink, which holds a capacity crowd of 1,800.

For more information about Sesquicentennial events, please visit

To purchase Canisius College Sesquicentennial gear, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

All Saints Day Masses

Campus Ministry will celebrate All Saints Day today, Friday, November 1, with two Masses.

The first is scheduled for 12:05 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel with Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, presiding.

A second Mass will be held at 8:30 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel with Rev. Patrick J. Lynch, SJ, presiding.

All are welcome.

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director, Campus Ministry

Added Support Helps Keep PA Program on Track

The addition of a physician assistant (PA) graduate program at Canisius is one step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to the generosity of two local charitable foundations.

The M&T Charitable Foundation recently awarded Canisius a five-year, $500,000 grant. Similarly, the Vincent and Harriet Palisano Foundation awarded Canisius a four-year, $100,000 grant. Funds from both will be used to support the construction of instructional space necessary for the PA program and the purchase of laboratory equipment. 

The M&T Charitable Foundation provides support for a diverse range of civic, cultural, and health and human service organizations through grants, employee volunteerism and in-kind services. 

The Vincent and Harriet Palisano Foundation provides scholarships for secondary school students, funds for cancer research and support for specific projects for organizations in Western New York that are related to education and the larger community. 

Canisius College is on track to launch a physician assistant graduate program in January 2021. The construction of allied health laboratories and facilities are required for instructional and accreditation purposes. The addition of a PA program will enhance programmatic offerings while filling a critical local need for physician assistants to provide primary care to patients in the local healthcare environment.

Submitted by: College Communications

Physics/Pre-Engineering Seminar

Steven Davis, president of Tapecon Inc., will be on campus today, Friday, November 1 at 2:10 p.m. in Science Hall 1028. Davis will discuss engineering innovation and entrepreneurship.

Tapecon Inc. is a five-generation, family-owned contract manufacturer based in Buffalo. The company celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

Submitted by: Erden Ertorer, PhD, clinical instructor, Physics/Math and Statistics

Men’s Basketball at Home

The Canisius men’s basketball team will host McMaster University tomorrow, Saturday, November 2 at 12:00 p.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center. Click here to add this event to your calendar. This will be the Griffs final tune-up prior to its season opener on Saturday, November 9 at Brown University.

A “Meet and Greet” will follow the game, hosted by Reggie Witherspoon, men’s basketball head coach, and the team. Free pizza and wings will be served. Fans will have a chance to talk with the team and coaches and collect autographs on specially designed cards.

Tickets for the home opener on Saturday, November 16 against Bucknell University are currently on sale, as are seats for the Saturday, November 23 game against St. Bonaventure University at the KeyBank Center. For more information, call (716) 888-8499 or visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics