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Campus Candid

On Wednesday, the campus community welcomed the Canisius College Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2023.  The inaugural cohort of students spent the first day getting familiar with the campus and the state-of-the-art simulation labs and examination rooms. 

Submitted by: College Communications

Annual MLK Celebration


The ALANA Student Center invites the campus community to register for the annual MLK celebration on Wednesday, February 10 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. This event will be virtual and feature Dr. Catherine Collins, member of the NYS Board of Regents.

Click here to register for the event.

If you have any questions or concerns, Email the ALANA Student Center at

Submitted by: Bennie D. Williams, assistant dean of students, ALANA Student Center

2021 ALANA Achievement Award

Canisius College would like to acknowledge the accomplishments of an African American, Latinx American, Asian American or Native American (ALANA) graduating senior who exemplifies the Jesuit value of Magis through academic excellence, exceptional leadership, character, dedication and service to Canisius and the community-at-large. We are seeking nominations for the Canisius ALANA Achievement Award, which is presented annually at the Spring Honors Convocation.

Please take a moment to nominate a deserving graduating senior for this award. Identify and explain the reasons that make this student deserving of the award, including specific examples. Students are permitted to nominate themselves. Nominations can be made online here: or nomination forms can be picked up from the ALANA Student Center located in the lower level of Frisch Hall, Room 008. Please submit nomination(s) by Friday, March 19, 2021.

The recipient of this award is selected by a committee of campus community partners. This year’s committee consists of:

Baggs Ito, Gwen T., Marketing and Communication
Fajardo-Heyward, Dr. Paola, associate professor, Political Science
Lynch, Rev. Patrick J., S.J. (Chair), professor emeritus, Religious Studies and Theology
Rodriguez-Johnson, Fatima L., associate dean, Diversity and Inclusion
Rogers, Dr. Craig D., associate professor, Economics and Finance
Thomas, Jasmine ’22, undergraduate student, USA Diversity Chair
Vital, Cliff-Simon ’21, graduate student, Frisch Hall Residence Director

If you have any questions or concerns, please Email

Submitted by: Bennie D. Williams, assistant dean of students, ALANA Student Center

Giving Day Training Session


Do you want to make the most of Canisius Giving Day and raise additional funding for your support area? Then be sure to sign up for our Giving Day training session!

Our partners at GiveGab as well as the Canisius Fund team will be offering up tips and tricks in order to maximize the day, provide impactful content and stories for social media, as well as how to include students and alumni in your fundraising efforts!

This training session will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. and you can register by using the following link:

Questions? Contact the Canisius Fund office at or by calling Ext. 2712.

Submitted by: Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund

Go Move!

Go Move 2021 Logo.jpgThe 2021 Go Move Challenge starts next week! Click here to register today.

Faculty and staff are invited to join the 2021 Go Move Challenge. Participants have a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Canisius College Bookstore. All participants will receive FREE access to an online fitness channel during the challenge.

Fitness is SNOW joke and can be especially tough in the colder months of the year. Join your colleagues at Canisius College to compete against sister schools in the 2021 challenge. The objective is to see which Jesuit school is the most active during the month of February. Awards go to the university that tracks the most minutes, the university that averages the highest number of minutes per participant and the region with the most minutes.For faculty and staff at Canisius, the individual who achieves the highest number of minutes by the end of the challenge will receive a $50 gift card to the college bookstore.

Click here to learn more.


  • Creighton’s wellness administrator, Healthbreak, is generously offering their hbFIT fitness channel free of charge to all Go Move Challenge participants from January 25 – March 5.
  • Access the live class schedule here.
  • Click here for registration details.
  • Individual participants can opt to continue the service at the conclusion of the challenge for a monthly fee.


  • Register at, even if you participated last year.
  • Click the “LOG IN / REGISTER” button on the top menu bar.
  • In the “REGISTER” box, enter your university Email address and other required information, including your division or college/school.
  • In the “Department box,” enter your department from the scroll down. If you don’t see your department, choose “Other” and type in your department.
  • Click the “Submit” button when finished.
  • You will receive a confirmation Email with your user email and password.


  • Starting February 1, visit
  • Click the “LOG IN / REGISTER” button on the top menu bar.
  • In the “LOG IN” box, enter your Email address and password.
  • In the “LOG MY WORKOUT” box, select the type of activity, add an activity description, enter the number of minutes, and select a single date or date range for logging multiple days.
  • Click the “LOG IT” button when finished.
  • Users can delete minutes that were entered in error.                        


  • Challenge runs from February 1 – 28. Minutes will not be accepted after challenge ends.
  • Create a team of 4 to compete against other teams at your university to see which one averages the most number of minutes.
  • Use the Go Move Challenge social media sites to share photos, tag photos #GoMoveChallenge.
  • Open the mobile-friendly challenge website from your phone’s browser to enter minutes on the go.
  • Read the challenge FAQ at

If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Voorhees, executive associate to the president, at or 716-888-2100.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office