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Campus Candids … sort of


Students in Jonathan Rodgers’ and Jenn Lodi-Smith’s collaborative lab continue to meet virtually for mentorship, science, and laughter.

Submitted by: Jenn Lodi-Smith, PhD, interim assistant vice president, Academic Affairs and associate professor, Psychology; Jonathan Rodgers, PhD, assistant professor, Psychology

Canisius in the News

Assistant Professor of Economics Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, spoke with Buffalo News Reporter David Robinson this weekend for a story titled “Deluge of Job Losses is Letting Up but Economic Devastation Mounts.” Click here to read the story.

Associate Professor of ABEC Christy Hoffman, PhD, was the featured guest on “The Roadhouse,” a radio program broadcast on WTIP North Shore Community Radio in northern Minnesota. Hoffman spoke about staying at home is changing the human-dog relationship. Click here to listen to the interview.

Submitted by: College Communications

PreMed Student Wants to Make a Difference


Freshman pre-med Student, Josef Iqbal, wants to make a difference.

“With the coronavirus (COVID-19) currently affecting nearly every country throughout the world and a confirmed case count well into the millions, it has proven itself to be one of the biggest challenges this generation has had to face,” said Iqbal.

Western New York has been no exception to these troubling times, and in an effort to help the countless people struggling in our local community during this pandemic, he has decided to launch a COVID-19 shirt fundraiser.

Services that provide resources to those in need are necessary now more than ever, which is why 100% of the profits generated from the sale of these shirts will be split evenly and donated to the FeedMore Western New York COVID Relief Fund, WNY Feeds the Frontline and the United Way WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

You can view and order your #WNYSTRONG shirt until May 4 via the following link:

By purchasing a #WNYSTRONG shirt, you can showcase your strength and resilience during these hard times while also helping provide for those in need throughout our community.

If you have any questions, feel free to Email Iqbal at

Submitted by: Allyson Backstrom, director, Schreiner Pre-Medical Center

MSA Students Send Uplifting Message

Graduate students in the sport administration put together this short video to send best wishes to their Canisius classmates and the campus community, during this challenging time. The students in the video represent four countries: Mexico, Germany, Canada and the United States (from both the East and West coasts).

Submitted by: Shawn O’Rourke, PhD, director, Sport Administration

Guest-lecturer from P.A.T.H. Buffalo Zoomed in Sociology Classes

Learning from community partners is continuing at Canisius.
Erin Van Lente from People Against Trafficking Humans (P.A.T.H. Buffalo) visited our virtual sociology classes on April 22 and shared the facts and personal stories about human trafficking. Students learned about new forms of slavery and forced labor, as well as ways to identify red flags that can signal victims or perpetrators. P.A.T.H. offers free lectures, volunteering and internship opportunities to Canisius students.
Submitted by: Secil Ertorer, PhD, assistant professor, Sociology, Environmental Sciences and Criminal Justice