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Canisius in the News

Canisius Economics Professor Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, was quoted in a Buffalo News article by reporter David Robinson regarding the current economic status in Western New York. Click here to read the article.

Submitted by: College Communications

President Hurley Announces HECap Grant for Science Hall

President Hurley Announces $4.4 Million HECap Award for Science Hall

President Hurley formally announced that Canisius received a $4,398,329 million Higher Education Capital Matching Grant (HECap) from New York State on Friday, March 26 in Science Hall Commons. The grant will help fund the construction of classrooms and laboratory facilities on the second level of Science Hall.

The HECap program is a competitive grant program that provides critical matching funds to private college campuses, enabling them to build, renovate and renew facilities. 

“We are pleased to be among the institutions to receive a HECap grant and thank our New York State representatives for their continued support of this critical program,” said President John J. Hurley. “Science Hall has become a hub of collaborative academic programming and a resource enjoyed by the community.  This grant will help fund the complete renovation of the second level of Science Hall – an additional 60,000 square feet of classroom and laboratory space – further enhancing our stellar Biology and Pre-med programs and the unique and nationally-recognized undergraduate Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation (ABEC) and graduate Anthrozoology programs.”

Following the announcement, New York State Senator Sean Ryan, who was in attendance, enjoyed a tour of the new PA lab space in Science Hall.

Read more here or click above to watch the announcement.

Submitted by: College Communications

Next Jesuit Book Club Selection Announced

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The Jesuit Book Club, sponsored by the Society of Jesus, has put forward its next selection, Missionaries, by the author Jesuit friend Phil Klay.

The Jesuit Book Club will begin reading and discussing the novel in a Facebook group beginning this Sunday, March 28. They will hear from Phil Klay Thursday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Learn more about Klay and his debut novel, and register for the event here.

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

“Lean into Lent” Series Concludes this Wednesday!

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“Lean into Lent,” a virtual scriptural reflection series, concludes this week on Wednesday, March 31.

Stephen Chanderbhan, PhD, associate professor of philosophy, will offer the 12:30 p.m. reflection. Three members of the Erie Benedictine Community, Valerie Luckey, OSB, Mary Ellen Plumb, OSB, and Elizabeth Oettel, OSB, will deliver the second and final reflection at 7:00 p.m.

Please contact Sarah Signorino, director of Mission & Identity, at with any questions. All are welcome!

Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Office of Mission & Identity

Pedagogy Primer Podcast

The latest Pedagogy Primer Podcast episode features an interview with Malini Suchak, PhD, associate professor in the Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation (ABEC) and Anthrozoology programs at Canisius.

Suchak is a long-time advisor to the Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI) pedagogy development program. She has influenced the development of our Online Faculty Development Course, the COLI Guide to Teaching Online and other COLI materials. She has led a series of workshops as part of COLI programs.

In our latest episode, Suchak reflects on her experiences teaching online, face-to-face and during the Covid-19 pandemic. Her insights and perspective on student writing, pandemic pedagogies and online academics as learning communities inspire us to blend face-to-face and remote teaching experiences into better pedagogy in the future.

Click here to listen.

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