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Canisius in the News

WGN-Radio 720AM out of Chicago, IL, interviewed Christy L. Hoffman, PhD, about her latest study, titled “The Experience of Teleworking with Dogs and Cats in the United States During Covid-19.” Hoffman is an associate professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation. Her study was recently published in the journal Animals.

Click here to listen to Hoffman’s full interview.

Submitted by: College Communications

PA Program Receives Mother Cabrini Health Foundation Grant

The college’s Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program received a $767,500 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.  The grant will support the program’s development and provide scholarships for underserved minority groups.

Congratulations to Sandy Miller for her great work on this grant with Aimee Larson!

Canisius welcomed its first cohort of 30 students to the PA program for the spring 2021 semester this January. A new cohort of 30 students will enter the 27-month master’s degree program each fall thereafter. 

The PA program builds on the strong foundation of the college’s pre-medical and general science programming and leverages partnerships with local hospitals and health systems. This first-rate program prepares practitioners to become nationally certified and state-licensed medical professionals, who practice medicine and deliver medical services with physician supervision.

Read more here.

Submitted by: College Communications

PreHealth Month

Pre-Health Video Flyer.jpgThe PreMed Center will spotlight one PreMed/Health student per week for the month of March. Learn more and submit your video using the QR code on the flyer.

Submitted by: Brianna Dempsey, graduate assistant, PreMed Center

Discussion About MLK’s Book this Week


Join the Canisius College Center for Urban Education and Juneteenth Inc. this Thursday, February 25 at 5:30 p.m., for the third discussion in a series about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s book, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?

Each discussion measures the relevancy of Dr. King’s message with current times. View the virtual panel discussion here.

The upcoming discussion will include Canisius President John Hurley and LISC Deputy Director of Housing Tyra Johnson Hux, as panelists. See the flyer for more information.

Email Wil R. Green, director of School and Community Partnerships for the School of Education and Human Services, at to get involved.

Submitted by: Wil Green, director, School & Community Partnerships, School of Education and Human Services

#CanisiusGivingDay is One Week Away!

510x510_Social Share 1.jpg#CanisiusGivingDay, the college’s 24-hour online celebration of giving, is back. This year’s theme is ONE CANISIUS to celebrate and showcase the resilience of the Canisius community. The goal is simple: Giving Day Shirt Design.JPGcome together on March 3 and give back to support current students.

All faculty and staff who make their Giving Day gift today, Wednesday, February 24 through Monday, March 1 will receive an ampersand t-shirt (pictured). Contactless pickup of t-shirts will take place on Monday, March 1 and Tuesday March 2 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Canisius Fund Office (Lyons 206).

While we won’t be able to gather for a group photo as we have in previous years, we encourage you to wear your Giving Day shirt, or blue and gold, on March 3. Snap a photo and Email We will put together a photo college of faculty and staff virtually turning campus blue and gold.

You can make your gift to the Canisius Fund or the area that means the most to you today at

One day. One Community. ONE CANISIUS.

Submitted by: Summer Handzlik, director, Canisius Fund