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Jefferson Ave Streetscape Improvements

Don’t miss the chance to provide your thoughts and feedback to planners from the city of Buffalo as they prepare to make improvements to the Jefferson Avenue streetscape between Main St. and E. Utica St.  With the demolition of the Canisius parking ramp, we have an opportunity to beautify Jefferson Avenue and make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists. 

The public meeting will be held at Canisius College Science Hall, Room 1013A at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December  8.  

See the flyer above for more details. Masks are required. If you have questions, contact Mary Rockwell at

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, PhD, director, The New Buffalo Institute


Every Bottom Covered Donation Drive

As the holiday season approaches and in the spirit of the Jesuit value of men and women for and with others,  please consider donating to Every Bottom Covered – the first and only diaper bank in Western New York.  Items that are being collected include diapers, pull-ups, wipes, diaper rash cream and feminine hygiene products.  

You can make your donation to one of the bins located in the Communications Department (Lyons 314), the Commuter Student Association Club Room, the Commuter Lounge, the library, and the ROTC Office (Health Science).  Donations are being accepted until December 10.  All donations are greatly appreciated.  Happy Holidays!

Questions? Please contact: Melissa Wanzer or Kyra Laurie

Submitted by: Katie McMahon, graduate assistant, Communication Studies Department


December Makerspace

Please join us for another Makerspace on Thursday, December 9, 2021 in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. At this event, students, faculty and staff are invited to work on knitting, crochet and sewing projects that will be collected and donated to the Mitten Fence in the People’s Park, north of our campus.

Participants will be introduced to Bible journaling with artist Nichole Auquier. Examples from Nichole’s practice have been on display in the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery in the Library this semester.

Materials will be made available thanks to the generous donations of Taheri and Todoro PC, and Makerspace will be hosted by Professor Yvonne Widenor from the Art History program.  We also welcome you to bring your own Bible, journal or favorite book for the journaling practice.

For more information about this event, please Email Professor Widenor at

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, M.A., visiting assistant professor and art history program director, Fine Arts Department

COLI’s End of Semester Checklist for Instructors

It’s coming up to the end of the semester again. Here are some actions you should take by the week after grades are due:

  • Enter your Final Grades through MyCanisius. Click here for a brief video tutorial.
  • If you want students to see their Final Calculated Grade, click here to see a tutorial on how to do that.
  • Export your gradebook to archive the grades for your personal record. See this tutorial here to do that.
  • Archive your entire D2L course in the Brightspace format at the end of each term for your personal record. Click this link to see how to do that.
  • If you are teaching courses in the next semester, copy course content so you do not have to rush through it and have time to work on it in between semesters. Click here to see how. Text instructions are available here.
  • If you have not already, inform the Canisius Bookstore of any books or Cengage Unlimited products you intend to use. If you are not planning on using books or Cengage Unlimited products, let the bookstore know that as well. See their page here for more contact information.

You can click here to view the COLI Checklist page, which has further resources. View the video below for a quick overview of the End of Semester Checklist:

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

Sign up for the Winter 2022 Faculty Development Week!

The Academic Affairs office is organizing the 2022 Winter Faculty Development Week, taking place on campus in January, prior to the start of the spring semester. This will be a fantastic set of opportunities in faculty and staff development. We also added more sessions! Click here for more information on events, panels, workshops, and sessions! Click here to access the sign-up sheet! The “Week” is longer than a Week! 

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