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The Physician Assistant Studies Program is getting ready to welcome its first cohort of students in January 2021 and the state-of-the-art labs are getting equipped. Here’s a look at some of the anatomical equipment that’s starting to arrive and the patches, which will adorn students’ white coats. 

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

WBEN-AM Radio 930 interviewed Canisius College Political Science Professor Kevin Hardwick, PhD, about the presidential election and the misleading polls. Read the full story here.

Click here to listen to the audio version of Hardwick’s interview.

Buffalo Rising featured Robin Foster, PhD, assistant professor of Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation, in a recent article about a conservation effort by the Canisius College Applied Conservation Team and the Lincoln Park Zoo Urban Wildlife Information Network. 

Click here to read more.

Submitted by: College Communications

Cheer on the Griffs!

College basketball season is right around the corner, and the Athletic Department is asking Griffs fans to show off their game face! Click here for more information on how you can support the basketball teams by purchasing a cardboard cutout to be placed in the stands of the Koessler Athletic Center. 

Submitted by: College Communications 

Canisius Alert Test – Update Contact Information

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Canisius Alert, the college’s emergency notification system, will be tested on Friday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m. The purpose of the test is to activate the Canisius Alert system and ensure the college can reach community members. In the event of an emergency, alerts are sent by voice, text or Email message. Before the test, please be sure to review your contact information, which can be accessed through myCanisius. Go to “All Applications and Services” and under “Campus Services” click on “Campus Alert/Update Emergency Contacts.”

If you have any questions, contact Chief Kim Beaty, director, Public Safety, by calling Ext. 2330 or by email at

Submitted by: Kathleen Farley Brucato, associate dean of students & Title IX coordinator

Changes for 2021 for New York State Paid Family Leave

The New York State Paid Family Leave deduction will increase beginning January 1, 2021.  The current deduction of 0.27% of an employee’s weekly wage will increase to 0.511%. The maximum contribution for 2021 will be $385.34.

Also in 2021, the Paid Family Leave benefit will increase to 67% of an employee’s average weekly wage, not to exceed $971.61 per week. The number of weeks of Paid Family Leave will also increase from 10 weeks to 12 weeks.

For more information on the New York State Paid Family Leave and the changes for 2021 visit

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, Benefit Manager, Human Resources