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Canisius in the News

The Western New York Teacher Residency (WNYTR) made headlines this week. The Buffalo News published a feature story on the growing program, which aims to recruit and retain more teachers by better preparing them for the classroom and increasing diversity in the profession. Canisius College was the first to pilot such a program, when it launched the WNYTR in 2018. Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Congratulations President Stoute

Congratulations go out to President Stoute this morning. Today’s edition of Business First ranks Canisius’ president 31st among Buffalo’s “Power 100 Business Leaders of Color.”

The ranking recognizes those men and women who have risen to the top of Western New York organizations and are impacting how business is being done to affect positive change for the region. 

Submitted by: College Communications

Voice to Vision Dining Surveys

Chartwells is currently conducting a country-wide survey seeking feedback on its campus dining programs, as well as the eating habits of everyone within the campus community. These surveys ask a range of questions that are campus specific and will be used to help us make informed decisions on the best meal offerings moving forward.

We are seeking some faculty and staff feedback so that we can stay in touch with the pulse of everyone on campus. Please click here or copy the link below and take a few minutes to fill out this survey. The survey link will go offline on November 11. We appreciate any and all feedback.


Submitted by: Aaron Abruzzino, Marketing Manager, Chartwells Higher Ed


Daylight Savings to Affect Multi-Factor Authentication

Due to Daylight Savings Time changes on Sunday November 6, at 2:00 a.m., faculty/staff/students who have configured Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for the portal will get prompted for additional verification on all trusted devices. Setting up MFA is easy, required for employees and highly recommended for students to keep our systems (and your information) secure. Instructions are available here:

Advanced users can also use a digital authenticator app.  Digital authenticator is NOT required but is available as an alternative authentication method.  Instructions are available here:

The Canisius Help Desk is available to answer any questions or problems you may encounter.  For assistance, stop by the Help Desk in Horan O’Donnell 016, call 888-8340 or Email

Submitted by: Michele Folsom, director, Administrative Computing, ITS

Alumnus to Receive Presidential Distinguished Service Award

Canisius College is proud to announce that Joseph M. Hassett, PhD, from the Class of 1964, is a recipient of Ireland’s Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad. Established in 2012, the award is conferred annually, and recognizes an individual’s distinguished and sustained contributions to Ireland, Irish communities abroad and Ireland’s international reputation. Joe Hassett is one of 10 people from around the world to receive this prestigious honor for 2022.

A significant contributor to the Irish cultural sphere, Hassett is the author of several literary works including Yeats Now: Echoing into Life and The Ulysses Trials: Beauty and Truth Meet the Law. 

Canisius students are often beneficiaries of Hassett’s scholarship. The annual Hassett Reading, which he established, brings prominent Irish literary figures to campus to read from their works. Past speakers include Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, Marina Carr, Alice McDermott, Eamon Grennan and Paul Muldoon.

Click here to read more about Joseph Hassett.

Submitted by: College Communications