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Ignatian Scholarship Day

The 15th annual Ignatian Scholarship Day (ISD) is Wednesday, April 20 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This event is an opportunity for every student to submit accomplished work from the current or previous semester for an exhibit, presentation or performance in a conference environment.

Students can apply for ISD 2022 using the online application located in myCanisius. The types of presentations students can choose from are poster displays, oral papers, digital presentations, two-or-three dimensional art and artistic performances.

Applications will be accepted Monday, February 21 through Friday, March 18 at 5:00 p.m.

Faculty members are asked to review and endorse applications by Wednesday, March 23.

To apply for Ignatian Scholarship Day, please visit the Ignatian Scholarship Day page on the academic affairs community page. For more information, contact the Office of Event Services at Ext. 2180.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Connie M. Pileri, assistant dean for student affairs/director, Office of Event Services

Borders & Migrations Spring Series Kicks Off

The Canisius College Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures kicks off its spring 2022 Borders & Migrations series on Monday, February 28 with Rakesh Satyal, executive editor at HarperOne, a division of HarperCollins. The event begins at 12:00 p.m. in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library.  It is being offered in a hybrid format and is free and open to the public.
All in-person attendees are required to wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose.
The event will be broadcast on Zoom, here.
In addition to his role as executive editor at HarperOne, Satyal is an American novelist best known for his Lambda Literary Award-winning debut novel Blue Boy, which won the 2009 Prose/Poetry Award from the Association of Asian American Studies. He is also the author of No One Can Pronounce My Name, which was long-listed for the Dublin Literary Award.  Satyal was a recipient of a 2010 Fellowship in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
This first event in the Borders and Migration Series is focused on the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) initiative and is being held in conjunction with LGTBQIA+ Speakers Series.

Below is a list of upcoming events in the Borders and Migration Series.  More information on these events will follow in the coming weeks.

  • Dr. Secil Ertorer on COVID & AAPI Discrimination Andrew  L. Bouwhuis Library March 16 12:00p.m.
  •  Film Screening (online) of “Island of the Hungry Ghosts”
    • Conversation with Poh Lin Lee, therapist featured in the film April 4 12:00 p.m.
  • Diaspora on the Front Lines: Art Installation on Filipino Health Care Workers and Covid. 3 Cubes will be up: 1 in library and two in science hall.
    • The exhibition “Diaspora on the Front Lines” by Rosem Morton was originally commissioned and produced by the Friends of The Philippines Society USA Inc. and Photoville, for the Photoville Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC”
  • Artist Talk with Rosem Morton April 21 6.30 pm Science Hall Commons

Submitted by: Richard D. Reitsma, PhD, associate professor and chair, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

“Encanto” Comes to Canisius

As part of Dr. Richard Reitsma’s HON 378 Magic Realism course, Camilo García, from Colombia, visited the class virtually to talk about his role in the Disney hit film “Encanto.”  Camilo was the team leader who showed the Disney team around Colombia and gave them an in-depth experience of the enormously diverse geography, flora, fauna and cultural traditions.  He was honored in the film by having the character of Camilo, the shape-shifter, named after him.  

To watch the video, click here.

Submitted by: Dr. Richard D. Reitsma, Chair, Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

A Note on Classroom Projectors

Please help us get the best value from our lamps and projectors by shutting down the projectors in your classrooms at the end of your class.  With fewer in-person classes on campus this semester, it is less likely that someone else will benefit from the previous user of their classroom not shutting the room down at the end of their class.   

Why This Is Important:

-Did you know that the lamps in our classroom video projectors have a finite life span, and that they cost between $99 and $400 (depending on the projector model) to replace?  Did you know that when “standby” or “A/V Mute” is selected, the projector lamp is still being used?  Also, leaving a projector on for prolonged amounts of time will cause heat related wear to the LCD imager that will eventually result in distortion of the projected image that cannot be corrected, necessitating the (costly) replacement of the projector.

 Resources For the Community:

 – Instructions for using the different classrooms on campus can be found by going to the “What’s in my classroom?” section of the Canisius College Wiki ( ) , and clicking on the “Click here to see a list of the classrooms around campus” link.

 – Need more information on how to shut down a projector in a particular room, or on how to use the document camera, play a DVD, or hook up your laptop to the projector?  Log on to the portal, click on Campus Services in the Launchpad to open its drop-down menu, and click on “What is in My Classroom?”.  You can use the “Select Classroom” option to find valuable information on how to operate the technology in each classroom on campus.

 – Need a demonstration of a particular feature of a room?  Contact the Media Center by emailing Erik Michaelsen (, Nathan Johnson (, or Dan Drew (, and within a few days we will post a link on our portal page to a video showing how to use the feature of the room that you are interested in.

Submitted by: Erik Michaelsen, instructional media technician, Media Center