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Canisius in the News

The Buffalo News interviewed Assistant Professor of Economics Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, about the Buffalo Niagara job market during the month of September. The article, titled “Buffalo Niagara’s Unemployment Falls to 6.7% Amid Shrinking Labor Force,” can be read by clicking here.

In a recent interview with WBEN, Canisius College Political Science professor Kevin Hardwick, PhD, discussed polling for the 2020 election. Click here to read more. 

Submitted by: College Communications

State of the College

Another fall tradition at Canisius has been altered as a result of the coronavirus. President John J. Hurley is delivering his annual convocation address via video rather than in-person this year, to ensure the safety of the campus community and abide by protocols set forth by the New York State Health Department. His convocation address, which is usually a lengthy speech, will instead be segmented into two or three short videos, each with a different theme.

In the first of this series of videos, President Hurley reports on the state of the college. Click here or on the link above to watch the video in its entirety. Subsequent videos will address Canisius’ path forward.

Submitted by: College Communications

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

Virtual North American premiere of “Francesco”

The Office of Mission and Identity (M&I) has purchased 30 tickets to the North American virtual premiere of Francesco taking place this Sunday, October 25 at 3:00 p.m. EST  at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival. The event includes a Q&A with the director after the screening.

Francesco” takes an unsparing look at the most pressing challenges of the 21st century, asking deep questions about the human condition. The film is guided by Pope Frances who, with tremendous humility, wisdom and generosity, offers moving lessons from his life that illuminate what it will take to build a better future. In doing so, he addresses issues such as climate change, immigration, peace and religious tolerance, LGBTQ support, gender and identity justice, and economic equality.

This film is very much in this week’s news—see the Washington Post article about Pope Francis endorsing same-sex unions and from Vatican News.

Click here to watch the trailer. If you would like to receive a ticket, please Email Sarah Signorino at

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