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Canisius in the News

U.S. News & World Report published a story in its December 31 edition about Christy Hoffman’s most recent research, which found that nearly half of pet owners allow their dogs to sleep in their beds. HealthyDay, which is the world’s largest syndicator of health news and content, also reported on the associate professor of animal behavior’s research.

Buffalo News Reporter David Robinson interviewed Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, for a December 27 story titled “$620 Million in Wages Vanish with Pandemic in Buffalo Niagara.” The assistant professor of economics weighs in on the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine and its impact on the local economy. Click here to read the full story.

Golebiewski is also featured in Wallet Hub’s recent “Ask the Expert” column. In it, she discusses how Covid-19 has affected consumer demand for car insurance.

Philosophy Professor Philip Reed authored an article for the new digital magazine Psyche, which launched in May 2020. The article, titled “Why Are There So Few Children’s Books Set in the Suburbs,” can be read by clicking here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Alumni Kicks Off “Accepted Student Note Writing Campaign”

The Office of Alumni Engagement is, once again, partnering with the Office of Admissions for the annual Accepted Students Note Writing Campaign, during which alumni write personal notes to accepted students encouraging them to choose Canisius.

Typically this would be an in-person event held in Lyons Hall with other alumni volunteers. But this year’s campaign will look a little different, as the notes will be written from the safety of alumni homes and offices.

In the past, we’ve had an overwhelming number of Canisius alumni participate, who work in a faculty, staff or administrative position at the college. We hope you will choose to help again!  All volunteers will receive a packet with a list of 15 accepted students, their addresses, notes, envelopes, stamps and suggestions/tips for their notes.

If you would like to participate, please send your name, Email address and instructions on where to send your packet to Erin Zack at by January 14.

Submitted by: Erin Zack, director, Alumni Engagement

Next Steps for #CanisiusGivingDay


#CanisiusGivingDay is less than two months away! That’s right, our 24-hour fundraising campaign is earlier this year and falls on Wednesday, March 3, 2021!

It’s imperative that you opt-in to ensure you can fundraise for your support area and take advantage of this exciting day. To opt-in, please contact the Canisius Fund Office by Emailing or calling Ext. 2712 by Monday, January 18.

Campaign pages and designations will only be created for the programs, departments, teams, etc. that indicate they are participating, so please be sure to opt-in as soon as possible.

We look forward to an incredible day that showcases the investment in the many incredible facets of the Canisius experience, and in doing so show that we are One Canisius!

Submitted by: Matthew Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund

Canisius College Policy Manual Updates

Dear Faculty and Staff,  Happy New Year to all! I hope that your holidays were peaceful and you were able to enjoy time with your families.

As we progress into 2021, please see the updated College Closing and Cancellation policy with important updates regarding the processes when classes are cancelled and if the college is closed.  The updated College Closing Cancellation Policy can be read here:

In addition, the Staff Remote Work and Telecommuting Policy has been added to Volume III.  The full Remote Work Policy can be read here:

Please feel free to contact Linda Walleshauser, associate vice president for human resources and compliance at with any questions.

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, associate vice president, Human Resources and Compliance

2021-2022 Holidays Posted

The campus holidays for the 2021-2022 academic year have been posted on the Canisius website. To view these holidays, please click here. As always, please contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240 with any questions.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, generalist, Human Resources