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Canisius in the News

The Canisius women’s basketball team pulled off a major upset in the first round of the MAAC tournament on Tuesday, March8.  The 11th seeded Golden Griffs beat the 6th seed Monmouth. This is the first time an 11th seed has won in the tournament.

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Submitted by: College Communications

 Canisius Values Survey

At this time of change at Canisius, there is an opportunity to think about what we all value, what we believe is important, and what matters most about the student educational experience and our community as a whole.  As part of the Situational Analysis process run through the Strategic Planning Committee, a number of faculty and staff have worked together to create a survey that is designed to allow us all to reflect on our values at Canisius and share those values with our new President. 

This opportunity to share and reflect on our values is meant as a positive effort to move us forward by sharing what we value, now and in the future, both with a new leader and with our community.  

The survey runs until Friday, March 25.  We strove to balance breadth of coverage and concision in the survey; it is of moderate length, about 25 questions total.  It should take you no more than 5-10 minutes of your time. No identifiable information will be collected during the survey and individual responses will not be shared publicly. Our Institutional Research and Effectiveness office will collaborate with the faculty and staff steering group to analyze this data. Summary results will be reviewed by the Strategic Planning Committee and forwarded to the president.

Thank you for helping us to see Canisius College’s future.

Click here to participate.

Submitted by: Thomas A. Chambers, dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Makerspace Participants Make a Difference

Last week, the scarves that students and faculty knit, crocheted and sewed were placed on the Mitten Fence in Peoples’ Park. This fence is located near the Tri-Main Building north of campus and offers a place for people to take winter accessories as needed or donate what they can. We were thrilled to see our donations there and hope to inspire future donations.

Makerspace is a place where students can create physical or digital items in common work spaces, using shared resources and equipment. Makerspaces are meant to be a mechanism for encouraging students to explore and learn outside the classroom.

The Art History program hosted the events where the scarves were made and are grateful for the generous support of Taheri and Todoro PC.

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


Diversity & Inclusion Workshop Today

Please join the division of academic affairs today for a diversity and inclusion workshop from 12 noon-1:30 p.m. via Zoom.  A box lunch will be available for pickup at 11:30 am in the Faculty Lounge for attendees.

Imposter Syndrome:  The Fear of Being a Fraud

Presenter:  Annmarie Caño, PhD, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Gonzaga University

 Imposter Syndrome is “loosely defined as doubting your abilities and feeling like a fraud”.  This fear of being found out is often experienced by people with identities that have been marginalized or excluded in higher education. To provide a reframe, the experience of imposter syndrome is imposed on those who have dared to succeed in a system that was not designed for them. With this lens, Dr. Caño will offer some personal experiences of being “imposter-ed” by others, including her initial reactions to these experiences and her approach to take a participant-observer stance about what these situations signal about the expectations of others or the environments in which she finds herself. Participants in this session will engage in discussion about what they can do to eliminate “impostering” behaviors so that we can better live our Jesuit mission to be “people for others.”

Please register for this webinar before March 10.

May 2022 Faculty Writing Retreat

We are pleased to announce that Academic Affairs will sponsor the 2022 Faculty Writing Retreat this May 23 – 26 at the Beaver Hollow Conference Center in Java, NY. Faculty scholarship is critical to the academic excellence of Canisius, and time for scholarship has been far too lean in the past two years. With this opportunity, we hope to provide the gift of time and recognize the importance of scholarship at the college.

Meals, snacks and beverages will be provided. Participants will have a private room and bathroom with plenty of space to work and find inspiration in this beautiful natural setting. We will arrive the afternoon of Monday, May 23 and depart after lunch on Thursday, May 26. You are welcome to book additional time at your expense. We ask that you plan to come alone so that colleagueship among members of the group can be strengthened. 

Each day, the only planned events will be dinner and a happy hour, during which we will share our work with each other. The rest of the time on the retreat will be to spend on scholarship/writing. We hope that the retreat gives a chance to further our scholarly and creative projects as well as get to know our colleagues a bit better.

Applications are due by Monday, April 18th. Please click here to complete the brief application process.

Please direct any questions to Jenn Lodi-Smith, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs at

Submitted by: Amy Beiter, curriculum and student support project associate, Academic Affairs