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Independent Health’s Telemedicine Benefit

Take advantage of Independent Health’s telemedicine benefit. This helpful guide explains how to create your account, set up a consultation, a summary of copays and associated services and other information you need to know regarding this benefit.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

D2L 2014 Courses to be Removed During Spring Break

Canisius College maintains five years of course content in D2L. During the 2020 spring break, March 16-20, ITS will perform a routine purge of course content from spring, summer and fall 2014 courses. This will delete all content uploaded or created by professors and students in 2014 courses as well as the course spaces and semester headings for 2014.

Since there is no possibility of recovery, please be certain you have exported and saved any of your 2014 course content that you wish to save by Friday, March 13 at 5:00 p.m.  COLI has a tutorial video showing how you can export a backup package from your courses, including anything you created or uploaded but not student work.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, COLI

Lenten Reflections II

Sharon Federico will present our second reflection for Lent in Loyola Hall’s Great Room on Thursday, March 12 from 1:00–2:00 p.m. She will base her reflections on Mark 10:17-22, the story of the devout rich man who was unable to give his possessions to the poor and to follow Jesus. Lunch will be provided. If you wish to join this reflection session, please RSVP to Rev. Patrick Lynch, SJ, at, by 12:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 11.

The flyer above will give you information about the other presenters and dates for our Lenten reflection series.

Submitted by: Rev. Patrick Lynch, S.J., Jesuit Associate for Mission & Identity, professor emeritus, Religious Studies & Theology

Academic Affairs Divisional Meeting and Microaggressions Workshop

The Academic Affairs Division will hold its spring meeting on Monday, March 23 at 1:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. Sara Morris, PhD, will use the first half hour to provide updates from academic affairs, including recently approved and developing programs, professional development opportunities during the summer, the most recent information about the coronavirus and campus planning related to it. There will also be an opportunity for questions from the audience.

Similar to the fall meeting, we will hold a workshop for the remainder of the time that is open to all faculty and staff.  The workshop is focused on microaggressions, an area for professional development subject requested by many people on campus. There will be a reception at the end of that workshop, so we ask that you RSVP in advance.

Monday, March 23 at 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge

Microaggressions are Not So Subtle:  The Verbal, Behavioral and Environmental Indignities!

Presenter: Isabelle Oritz, University of Buffalo, Intercultural & Diversity Center

Description: This workshop is an introduction to the concept of microaggressions and the impact it has on marginalized individuals. During this workshop participants will have the opportunity to engage in activities and dialogue around the impact behind words and behaviors, how to spot a microaggressions in everyday life and how to be an active ally for individuals of marginalized identities.

RSVP at Microaggressions  

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Submitted by: Emily McGorry, executive associate, Academic Affairs

Facilitating Difficult Conversations Training






The Office of Academic Affairs is hosting two opportunities for training on how to have difficult conversations during the month of April open to all faculty and staff.  These half-day sessions are limited to 30 participants each, so please reserve your spot here.

The session will be Tuesday, April 7 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, April 8 from 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center Conference Room

Facilitating Difficult Conversations:  Calling One Into a Conversation, Not Calling One Out

Presenter:  Robbie Routenberg,  InciteChange!

RSVP for one (1) of the training sessions here.

Click here to add April 7 event to calendar.

Click here to add April 8 event to calendar.

Description:  We live in a time where call out culture has been used to address social and political issues. This has also been the experience of many colleges and universities across the country. This facilitator training will define dialogue, as distinct from discussion and debate.  Explore how we can navigate emotions in dialogue, including negative triggers, asking questions that open up dialogue while engaging multiple perspectives, and understanding the impact of dominant narratives in difficult dialogues. Participants will learn multi-partial facilitation techniques to balance power within a dialogue, identify and practice strategies for transforming participant resistance to learning in difficult dialogues.

InciteChange! partners with colleges, universities and organizations by engaging all constituents in reflection and skill development to deepen social justice conversations, practice and impact.

Submitted by: Emily McGorry, executive associate, Academic Affairs