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Canisius in the News

Thomas O’Malley, an adjunct professor in the English Department, recently penned an article for the February 8 “My View” section of The Buffalo News. The article, titled “Nature Presents Paths to Spiritual Renewal,” can be read by clicking here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Celebrate Black History Month

Canisius College will celebrate Black History Month with a virtual event featuring Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi, PhD, vice provost and chief diversity officer at the University of San Francisco (USF), on Wednesday, February 24 at 4:00 p.m. Register here for the talk titled, A Call to Conversion: Eliminating Anti-Black Racism as a Jesuit Catholic University.

The purpose of Wardell-Ghirarduzzi’s talk is to help Ignatian educators and leaders connect their intent to become an anti-racist university to their impact for reconciliation and justice for the liberation of Black, Indigenous and Persons of Color (BIPOC) on a Jesuit, Catholic university campus. Guided by the universal apostolic preferences, Wardell-Ghirarduzzi will discuss archetypical behaviors that can encourage or prevent reconciliation and justice; and will offer a redemptive framework for students, staff, and faculty to actively fight against anti-Black racism within Jesuit higher education in the United States. 

The event is presented by the Canisius College Office of Diversity & Inclusion. For additional information, please call Ext. 2118.

Submitted by: College Communications 

2021 Borders and Migrations Event Series

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures is hosting its spring 2021 Borders & Migrations Event Series, which kicks off on Wednesday, February 24 and will continue to run throughout the semester.  These events will be live-streamed and followed by Q&A sessions. 

The series includes the following events:

  • Voices of the Border Book Launch and Interview: Wednesday, February 24, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. 
  • Art21 Borderlands Screening and Curator Talk: Monday, March 8 and Tuesday, March 9, 7:00 p.m.
  • Environment, Refugees and Risk: Monday, March 15, 7:00 p.m. 
  • Immigration and Populism: Tuesday, April 20, 6:00 p.m. 

For more information about these events, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Giving Day – Most Donor Prizes!


The top three support areas (excluding athletics*) with the most donors when Giving Day concludes at 11:59 p.m. on March 3 will win a CASH PRIZE. The top support area will receive $1,000, the second $750 and the third $500.

Spread the word far and wide, have alumni and students sign on as ambassadors and Giving Day (free-agent) fundraisers and make a gift to inspire others to do the same!

One day. One community. One Canisius!

*As in previous years, athletics teams will have a donor challenge organized through the Athletics Department.

Submitted by: Matt Gorczyca, assistant director, Canisius Fund

Companion Animals Play a Role in Teleworking Experience

The work landscape has changed dramatically over the past year as millions of Americans are working remotely due to the health threat created by Covid-19.

Research by anthrozoologist Christy Hoffman, PhD, shows companion animals play a role in this new teleworking experience.

Click here to read more. 

Submitted by: College Communications