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Muhammad Talha Salam, PhD, Joins Career Team

The Griff Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Muhammad Talha Salam, PhD, to the position of associate director of career development.

Talha joins us with extensive experience in recruitment, career development and marketing in university, consulting and engineering settings.  In his most recent position, Talha was program director, MBA and assistant professor at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi, Pakistan.

He received his PhD in management from UBD, an MBA in marketing from IBA Karachi, and his BSc in civil engineering from NUST.  His experience includes extensive engagement with students both in and out of the classroom.  Please join me in welcoming Talha to Canisius and Buffalo!

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, director of career development, Griff Fair for Student Success

Canisius Go Move Challenge Polar Walk

To kick off the 11th annual Go Move Challenge this year, the Human Resources Department will host its first ever Faculty/Staff Campus ‘Polar’ Walk!

On Wednesday, February 1 at 11:00 a.m., starting in the Faculty Lounge in Old Main 109, take some time out of your busy day to warm up over some hot chocolate and cookies before taking a refreshing, wintery walk with your colleagues across campus.

To ensure we have enough of everything (including Canisius snow caps), please RSVP by Emailing either Bethany at or Lynn at no later than Wednesday, January 25.

If you own any Canisius winter swag, make sure to wear it for the walk!

Please also make sure to register for the February Go Move Challenge by following the instructions below:

Go Move Challenge Details:

Calling all faculty and staff at Canisius College to join other Jesuit institutions in the 11th annual Go Move Challenge by recording your minutes of intentional physical activity that gets the heart pumping to determine which Jesuit institution is the most active. The challenge runs from February 1 – February 28, so make sure to get registered so you can begin tracking your minutes right away. Stay tuned to the Dome for fitness suggestions throughout the month of February to help you stay motivated!

Awards go to the university that tracks the most minutes, the university that averages the highest number of minutes per participant, and the university with the highest average number of minutes per region.

Canisius College faculty and staff also have a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Canisius Bookstore. If faculty and staff meet the goal of at least 600 minutes for the month of February with at least 150 minutes per week of intentional, heart-pumping exercise, their name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win. According to the American Heart Association, it is recommended that you fit in at least 150 minutes of heart-pumping physical activity every week.


  • Register at org, even if you participated last year
  • Click the “LOG IN / REGISTER” button on the top menu bar
  • In the “REGISTER” box, enter your university email address and other required information, including your university
  • In the “Division/College” box, click on your division/college (ie School of Law, School of Ed, Student Life, Provost Office…) from the drop down. If you don’t see your Division/College, choose “Other” and enter the name of yours
  • Click the “SUBMIT” button when finished
  • You will receive a confirmation email with your user email and password


  • Starting February 1, visit org
  • Click the “LOG IN / REGISTER” button on the top menu bar
  • In the “LOG IN” box, enter your email address and password
  • In the “LOG MY WORKOUT” box, select the intensity of your workout and description and enter the number of minutes, and select a single date or date range for logging multiple days
  • Click the “LOG IT” button when finished
  • Users can delete minutes that were entered in error



  • Challenge runs from February 1 – 28. Minutes will not be accepted after challenge ends.
  • Get inspired and motivated by creating a team of up to 4 (including yourself) to compete against other teams at your university to see which one averages the most number of minutes!
  • Use the Go Move Challenge social media sites to share photos, tag photos #GoMoveChallenge
  • Open the mobile-friendly challenge website from your phone’s browser to enter minutes on the go!
  • Read the challenge FAQ at
  • Learn more by watching the video at

If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Voorhees, executive associate to the president, at or 716-888-2100 or Lynn Incardona, HR Associate at or 716-888-2246.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office

Tailgate for Men’s Hockey Against Niagara University!

Join the Office of Alumni Engagement for a pregame tailgate at Southern Tier Brewery!  All faculty, staff, and friends are welcome!

The event will take place:

Saturday, January 28 | 5:30 p.m. | Southern Tier Brewery

7 Scott St

Buffalo, NY 14203

The cost is $20 per person; $10 for children aged 12 and under.

To register for the pregame tailgate party, click here. 

*PLEASE NOTE: Game ticket is sold separately. To purchase GAME tickets, please visit here.*

Faculty and Staff: Use code Griffs1870 at checkout to receive $5 off!

Included with your purchase:

– 2 drink tickets



-Pretzel bites

-Flash Fried Cauliflower

Please register by January 23rd.

Price increases to $30 per person after January 23rd.

Submitted by: Sarah Sterzinger, assistant director, Alumni Engagement

Zoom Recordings for Class

Have you used Zoom in the past to either record meetings with your classes or instructional videos for your course? You can now automatically send those class recordings to your Panopto account!

Here is the quick rundown:

  1. Allow Panopto to import your Zoom recordings. You can find instructions on how to do that here.
  2. Next, record a course-related session with Zoom. Within 24-48 hours, your Zoom session will be imported to Panopto.
  3. Move the recording from the My Folder to the correct Course folder in Panopto, the steps for which you can view here.
  4. Add the video to the Course in D2L. Follow the steps linked here.

For more tutorials on using Zoom Recordings for Classes, you can view the page at this link.

For more tutorials on using Panopto, view our tutorials page here.

Upcoming Online Faculty Development Course

The OFDC (Online Faculty Development Course) offered by COLI is for full-time and part-time faculty, whether new to D2L, or experienced with technology for teaching. This five-week mini-course prepares instructors to teach online and hybrid courses. The OFDC provides many practical tips for teaching online but more importantly, helps faculty explore new pedagogies for active learning, social presence, and community in courses on the internet.

Additionally, the updated OFDC offers insights on what Regular and Substantive Interactions (RSI) are and how to incorporate RSI into your courses. It also includes information on Panopto, Canisius’s new video content management system, how it works, and how to best fit Panopto into your courses.

The OFDC can help professors craft engaging, interactive online experiences for students, either for all-online courses, or hybrid courses that feature limited use of the classroom. This spring semester, we are offering two courses, one starting on January 30th and ending on March 3rd, and a second one starting on February 27th and ending on March 31st. To RSVP for either, please check out the COLI faculty development events here. While you are there, be sure to sign up for our Online Teaching and Learning Updates Workshops and Panopto Workshops too!