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Academic Talent Search Receives Award

The Buffalo Board of Education awarded the Academic Talent Search program $111,292 to provide extended learning services to the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts school.

The mission of the Talent Search program at Canisius is to assist underrepresented youth with opportunities in educational, social and career support services, and co-curricular and cultural enrichment experiences that will heighten the possibility of them enrolling at post-secondary institutions.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Caffee, director, Academic Talent Search

Academic Talent Search Students Volunteer at Jim Horne Golf Tournament

Each year, students in Canisius’ Academic Talent Search (ATS) program volunteer at the Jim Horne Golf Tournament during the Earn While You Learn summer program. The students take golf lessons (sponsored by Horne’s foundation), two times each week, during the six-week summer program, during which time they learn the fundamentals of golf and the life lessons it teaches. One ATS student, Leandria Lias (a junior at BAVPA), started with us last year.  She continued to receive lessons from Horne and was able to participate in the tournament this year.

Submitted by: Phil Davis Sr. assistant director, Academic Talent Search

Wil Green featured on “Buffalo, What’s Next”

In the latest episode of WBFO’s “Buffalo, What’s Next?,” Brigid Jaipaul-Valenza welcomed Wil Green, regional office director for the NYS Network for Youth Success and director of the Canisius College Center for Urban Education, to talk about racism, youth and education.

Dave Debo is joined by alumna Sydnie Perkins ’16, MS ’20, vice president of the Board of Directors of St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy, to share her experiences growing up in one of Buffalo’s poorest neighborhoods.

Click here to listen to the program.

Submitted by: Nancy Wallace, dean, School of Education & Human Services

Canisius Life Software Has Been Replaced!

Our engagement software Canisius Life has been replaced by a new software we are calling Griffnet! Click here to check out the new engagement portal

This new portal will provide a one stop shop for student engagement on campus! Student groups and campus offices can advertise their events on the portal for the campus community. In addition, we are proud to announce an involvement point system! Students will earn involvement points by checking in at various events across campus. These points can then be redeemed for prizes such as tickets to Sheas, gift cards, Canisius swag, and more!

If you have any questions about the new portal please feel free to reach out to Jason Francey, Director of Student Engagement.

Faculty/Staff Night at Women’s Soccer Season Opener

Faculty and Staff are invited to the season opener of the Women’s soccer game vs St. Francis Brooklyn on Thursday, August 18 at 4:00 pm.

This is a free event.

Children of faculty/staff will be invited to join the Canisius Women’s Soccer Team for the on-field introductions and national anthem.

The event will also include: a mini game at halftime with 10 children

Swimming in the KAC pool from 6-7 pm

LuGia’s Ice Cream Truck – children 12 and under/student-athletes in attendance will receive free ice cream.

Please email Lynn Incardona at or call her at 716-888-2246 to let her know if you or any family members will be attending.

Please come out and cheer on the team!