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Canisius in the News

Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, associate professor of economics and finance, weighed in with The Buffalo News for a story about the region’s low unemployment and tight workforce. Click here to read the January 24 article.

Submitted by: College Communications

Humanitea Welcomes Everyone

Today, Friday, January 27, will mark the first Humanitea of the spring semester. Please join us in OM 219 (the Campus Ministry Conference Room) at 2:00 p.m. for tea, treats and a chance to chat. This will be our meeting location for the semester.

The following Fridays will serve as in-person meet-ups (we also offer a Zoom alternative!): Febraury 17, 24; March 17, 24; April 21, 28.

Humanitea is open to all students, faculty and staff. To learn more and to be added to our Email group for updates, please contact Yvonne Widenor at

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Art History and Music Programs, MLLC Department, Director and Studio Art Galleries Director, ArtsCanisius


Canisius Presents “Firebird”

The LGBTQIA+ Speakers Series at Canisius College presents a conversation with the director and lead actor of the film “Firebird” on Monday, February 6 at 12:00 noon.  The presentation takes place in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library Learning Center, and will also be available in a webinar format.

Based on the true story of a clandestine love affair between a fighter pilot and an enlisted man, “Firebird” tells their romantic story with the backdrop of Soviet Occupied Estonia.

The film has played at Pride festivals throughout Europe.  Putin doesn’t want you to see it.  What more reason to watch the film than an illicit love affair, the Cold War, beautiful scenery and censorship?  Then join us for a conversation with Tom Prior the lead actor, and Peeter Rebane the director.

The film can be screening on streaming services and video on demand.

Submitted by: Dr. Richard D. Reitsma, Faculty Associate Dean Inclusion and Engagement, Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

Free Tax Preparation

The United Way and WNY Regional VITA Network will help you with your taxes.  See above for more information.

Submitted by: Lynn Incardona, HR Associate, Human Resources

Foster Youth Program Funding

Canisius College has been awarded funding from the New York State Department of Education to support foster youth.  The Foster Youth College Success Initiative (FYCSI) provides direct aid to students for tuition and fees, books, transportation, summer college prep programs, tutoring, supplemental housing and meals or medical expenses not otherwise covered by a student health plan.

Click here for more information. 

Who is an eligible foster youth?

  • Students adopted from foster care after their 13th birthday;
  • Students living with a relative or kin under a kinship foster care agreement;
  • Students who have spent at least one night in foster care after their 13th birthday;
  • Students with foster care experience outside of New York State, additional verification is required to confer “Foster Youth” eligibility;
  • Students must reside in New York State.

FYCSI funds are available to all students, please note students are not required to be enrolled in the HEOP program in order to be eligible.

If you know of a student who may qualify for this additional funding, please direct them to complete this FORM and return it to Fatima Rodriguez Johnson at

Submitted by: Academic Affairs