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.
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.
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 www.GoGriffs.com.