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Canisius in the News

WGRZ-TV Channel 2 interviewed Public Safety Director Kimberly Beaty for a story about domestic violence. Beaty was one of several victim advocates who came together on Saturday, February 8 to host a panel discussion on the subject of domestic violence in Western New York. Click here to watch the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

January’s Employee of Distinction Winner

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The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Stephanie Masood is the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for January 2020.

At Canisius for a little more than three years, Stephanie currently works as the marketing project manager for the Marketing and Brand Engagement Department. She was selected for this award because she has proven to be an effective, behind-the-scenes leader through her ability to ensure the marketing team is meeting their deadlines, while also maintaining a high standard for upholding personal values and quality of work. Specifically, Stephanie has done an exceptional job of ensuring Canisius has a consistent brand among all channels of communication to students, alumni, staff and donors. Overall, Stephanie sets a great example to her colleagues through her honest character, strong work ethic and positive attitude.

Please join the Human Resources Department in congratulating Stephanie on this achievement!

To nominate a coworker for the upcoming months, click here.

Historian Erik Seeman, PhD, Explores Early American Relationships with the Dead

Make plans to join the Department of History as it hosts historian Erik Seeman, PhD, in the Grupp Fireside Lounge at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Seeman, is a professor of history at the University at Buffalo, and will deliver a talk from his recently-published book, Speaking with the Dead in Early America, which is already receiving recognition as one of the year’s best new books in cultural history.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Richard Bailey, PhD, chair, History Department

MAAC Swimming and Diving Championships Come to Buffalo

Canisius will serve as co-host for the 2020 MAAC men’s and women’s swimming and diving championships, which will be held February 12-15 at the Flickinger Center in downtown Buffalo. The meet starts at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday night and continues Thursday, Friday and Saturday with preliminaries starting at 10:00 a.m. and finals at 6:00 p.m. each day.

For more information visit and click on the link to championships.

For up to date information on Canisius results follow @GriffsSwim or check

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics


Do You Want REAL Connections?

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Think of everyone you have met. You might know them but can you say you are connected to them?

Developing emotional connections sets the stage for long-term relationships – professionally and personally!

Join connection-building expert and Niagara University’s director of centers and college outreach, Phil Catanese, on Wednesday, February 12, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., for a Skills for Success Event, hosted by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.  You’ll learn:

  • How your story can be directed by the connections you choose to foster
  • How skills like humility and active listening can help you make an impact in the community
  • How to engage meaningfully and with resonance

The event takes place at 257 West Genessee Street in Buffalo (14202).  Click HERE to register!

Tickets are free for BN360 members; $25 for individual non-member tickets.

Not a member?  Become one today and get access to 18+ events. Forgot your promo code? Contact Charlene Janiga.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources