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Employee of Distinction Program

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Just a reminder that the Employee of Distinction Program is back in session for the month of March!

Nominate a co-worker for a job well done by completing the Employee of Distinction nomination form here.

The Employee of Distinction program provides an excellent opportunity to show appreciation and support for co-workers and to reward them for all they do. The application will request an explanation as to why a candidate is worthy of the award. A list of factors to consider when submitting a nomination include the nominee’s history of accomplishments, level of determination, motivation and interpersonal skills. The information provided in the application will be used to make a fair and objective selection.

Each month, upon supervisor approval, the Employee Engagement Team will review all nominations and vote.

Please have all March submissions completed no later than Monday, March 22. Submissions after that date will be considered for the month of April.

Once a decision is made for March, the Employee of Distinction will be featured in The Dome.

Contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240 or Bethany in the President’s Office at Ext. 2100 with any questions.

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

United Educators Covid-19 Training Reminder


As faculty, staff and students continue to return to campus, it is essential that we continue to focus on protocols that will keep everyone safe. To remind us of these protocols, we ask that you please complete the following course: “Your Campus and COVID-19: The Road Back.”

This course is designed to provide a high-level overview of several aspects of Covid-19, including its origins, how the testing process works, safety precautions being taken on college campuses and steps you can take to keep yourself and others safe.

The course takes approximately 25 minutes to complete, and we ask that you complete the training by Monday, March 22.

To begin training, please go to You will need to use Firefox or Chrome to successfully access this link.

Enter your login credentials.

  • Username: Your Canisius Email address
  • Password: Canisius21! The first time you log in, the system will prompt you to reset your temporary password and set a security question.
  • You will receive a confirmation Email upon successful completion of each course which should arrive in just a few minutes of completion. If it does not register immediately, you can follow the steps listed here to ensure you receive it.

If you have any issues with sign-in or accessing the courses, visit the Support Portal at or click any Support Portal link on the site.

You may also wish to test your configuration to ensure your computer meets all system requirements.

All other questions should be directed to Bethany Voorhees at

Thank you for your participation. Stay safe and well!

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

Makerspace Activities in March

Slide1.jpegPlease join us for our Makerspace animal origami project later this month. The Art History program is hosting two events to allow students, staff and faculty to make an origami animal for our next art installation in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.

We will be in the Library on Monday, March 15 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and in HS219 on Tuesday, March 23 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Supplies will be available to all, and we are grateful for the support of Taheri and Todoro, PC for our Makerspace events.

If there are any students or faculty who are off-campus and might like to contribute to the final artwork, please contact Professor Yvonne Widenor at for information or mail her completed animals – origami or otherwise – at LY406 2001 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14208.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, visiting assistant professor and director, Art History Program, Fine Arts Department

Google Calendar for Appointments

Faculty have a toolset to manage appointments with students, such as office hours or advising, pithing Google Calendar. This requires no third-party apps or additional logins. This will not violate Canisius ITS policies or security recommendations by supplying your Canisius account credentials to anyone else.

Use the appointment scheduler in Google Calendar and connect the Google Calendar with your Outlook faculty Email. Click here for the tutorial.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, academic technologist, COLI