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MoneyGeek featured Steven Gattuso, director of the Golden Griffin Fund and assistant professor of economics and finance, in a recent auto insurance study. Gattuso gives expert advice on finding car insurance in general as well as in New York.

Submitted by: Steven Gattuso, assistant professor of Economics & Finance

Reminder: NYS Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

As a reminder, every employer in New York State is required to provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training on an annual basis. Canisius College is committed to maintaining a workplace free from sexual harassment and is partnering with CypherWorx to provide online Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Training. This interactive training will:

  • include an explanation of sexual harassment consistent with guidance issued by the Department of Labor in consultation with the Division of Human Rights
  • include examples of conduct that would constitute unlawful sexual harassment
  • include information concerning the federal and state statutory provisions concerning sexual harassment and remedies available to victims of sexual harassment
  • include information regarding filing a complaint and all available forums for adjudicating complaints
  • include information addressing conduct by supervisors and any additional responsibilities for such supervisors

We ask that you complete Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (NY) by Friday, October 30.

To access the online course click here:

Username: Your Canisius College Email

Password: If you took this training last year, you will have created your own password. If this is your first time taking the training, use the “Forgot Password” button. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it using the “Forgot your password?” button.

Further information regarding the College’s Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy can be found here on the Canisius College Wiki.

The self-paced, interactive course takes most people about 30 minutes to complete. You may leave the course as often as you would like and your progress will be automatically saved. You will receive reminders of your assignment until you have completed it. In addition, you will receive an Email confirmation once the training has been completed.

If you are a part-time employee with the college and have received this training from your full-time employer, you may supply us with proof of your completed training at your other employer in place of taking this training.

If you have any questions about this required course, please contact Mary Braun at 716-888-2247.

If you need assistance logging into the online course, contact CypherWorx customer support at 1-888-685-4440.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, Human Resources Generalist

Migratory Flows at the Borders of Our World

Please join the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, the Jesuit Conference of Latin America, and the Caribbean and the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network on Migration for a presentation of the book Migratory Flows at the Borders of Our World. The broadcast will take place on Friday, November 6 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST.

The broadcast is available in English and Spanish through the website or a Zoom call.

The University Institute for Migration Studies at the Pontifical Jesuit University in Madrid offers a comprehensive analysis of the patterns and implications of migration across borders around the world. Specifically, this webinar will focus on the chapters that discuss migration at the U.S./Mexico border and the Colombia/Venezuela border.

The panel consists of the following:

  • Moderators: Caitlin-Marie Ward, senior advisor on migration at the Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology and Javier Cortegoso, coordinator of the Jesuit Migration Network of Latin America and the Caribbean and Global Ignatian Advocacy Network on Migration
  • Opening Remarks by Rev. Alberto Ares, SJ, director of the University Institute for Migration Studies at the Pontifical Jesuit University in Madrid
  • Heidi Ann Cerneka, Maryknoll Lay Missionary and lawyer at Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center in El Paso, TX
  • Rev. Alejandro Olayo-Mendez, SJ, assistant professor at Boston College
  • Rev. Mauricio Garcia Duran, SJ, director of JRS Colombia

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Let’s Get Out and Vote!

New York State is making it easier to cast your vote on Election Day.  New York State Election Law guidelines entitle employees, who are registered, to two hours of paid time off to vote if they do not have at least four consecutive hours to vote either between the opening of the polls and the beginning of their shifts, or between the end of their shifts and the closing of the polls. 

If you need time off to vote, please notify your supervisor no less than two working days before Election Day – Tuesday, November 3.

The election law guidelines are posted on the Human Resources board and will remain posted until the polls close on Election Day. Please contact Human Resources at 888-2240 with any questions.

Let’s get out and vote!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, SPHR, SHRM-CP, associate vice president for Human Resources & Compliance 

“Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?”

Join Canisius College and Juneteenth Inc. today, Wednesday, October 28 for the first in a series of discussions about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s book Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?  Each discussion will measure the relevancy of Dr. King’s message with current times.

See the flyer above for information on how you can join the discussion.

For more information, click here or Email Wil R. Green, director of school and community partnerships for the School of Education and Human Services, at

Submitted by: Wil Green