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Canisius’ “Kittens on Campus” had a bit of a viral moment on Thursday, April 21, when the felines showed off their latest ‘trick’ just in time for National High Five Day. Here you see kittens Willow and Pheobe high-fiving their trainers.

The exercise is part of a larger animal learning lab class being taught by Maura Tyrrell, PhD, experiential learning coordinator for the Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation (ABEC) program.

In cooperation with the SPCA of Erie County, Canisius has welcomed five kittens to the Margaret L. Wendt Animal Behavior Lab in Science Hall. During their time on campus, the kittens are learning to walk into a carrier on their own and complete a small agility course, among other things. The training is intended to make the kittens attractive adoption candidates and encourages positive relationships with humans that will help kittens transition to their new families.

The kittens will be on campus until May 5, and will then be available for adoption.  If you are interested in adopting a kitten, please contact Dr. Tyrrell at



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Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, associate professor of economics and finance, spoke with The Buffalo News on Wednesday, April 20, about inflation rates and how they might force workers who were planning on retiring to come back into the workforce.

To read the full article on The Buffalo News click, here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Scott Walker Comes to Canisius

Canisius College welcomes Scott Walker, former governor of Wisconsin, to campus on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Walker, president of the Young America’s Foundation (YAF), will present the inaugural lecture under the auspices of a new conservative lecture series made possible by Canisius Trustee Jerry Canada ’86. The talk, titled “Our Rights Come from God, Not the Government,” is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the student chapter of the Young Americans for Freedom. 

A question and answer session will follow Walker’s lecture. For more information about the event click, here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Accepted Students Day

The Undergraduate Admissions team is hosting its second Accepted Students Day this Saturday, April 23 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Koessler Athletic Center. We’re excited to welcome accepted fall 2022 students and their families to campus.

This event is a great way for the Canisius College community to celebrate each accepted student and encourage them to join our incoming class of 2026. If you are around campus Saturday, be sure to welcome and congratulate tours as they go by!

Submitted by: Kayla Maggiore, senior admissions counselor, Undergraduate Admissions

Conservation Biology Poster Session

After a two year hiatus, the conservation biology class (BIO322) is back live and in-person with our poster session. Come learn about small things that you can do to help the environment and support the wonderful students in this class.

Please join us in the Science Hall Commons on Thursday May 5, at 10:00 a.m. You are sure to learn something!

Submitted by: Sue Margulis, professor, ABEC and Biology