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Faculty and staff kicked off the 11th annual Go Move Challenge on Wednesday with a Polar Walk. Participants met first in the Faculty Lounge to get warm over some hot chocolate and cookies. They then headed out on a refreshingly cold winter walk around campus.

If you have not done so already, make sure to register for the February Go Move Challenge by following the instructions below to start tracking your minutes, and see how you could get a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Canisius Bookstore:

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: Linda Walleshauser, Associate Vice President & Director of Compliance/Human Resources

Campus Forum Today at 2:00 p.m.

The first of three Strategic Planning and Prioritization Committee (SPPC) Forums will take place today, February 3rd from 2:00 -3:30 in the Science Hall Commons. Open to all members of the Canisius College community, this forum will solicit campus input on goals and key objectives that will help frame the pillars of our strategic plan. Those individuals that are not able to attend the in-person forum are encouraged to complete a survey that will be available immediately following the forum

Two additional forums are scheduled for March 2 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons and Monday, April 3 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Regis Room. These forums will provide the opportunity to fine tune the strategic plan and review survey results.

Please consider joining us for as many of these events that you are able and contributing to the strategic planning process.

Submitted by: Academic Affairs


National Girls & Women in Sports Day

Canisius College Athletics is set to host its National Girls & Women in Sports Day celebration on Saturday, February 4, as the women’s basketball team hosts Iona at 1:00 p.m. At the conclusion of the game, Canisius Athletics is hosting a clinic in the Patrick Lee gymnasium for all youth girls in attendance to participate.

Student-athletes from each of Canisius’ female sports teams will be present at the clinic teaching some of the basics of their sport. Every girl will have the opportunity to participate in each sport Canisius has to offer.

The clinic will feature sports such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, rowing, running, and more!

This is a great opportunity for girls to learn about new sports!

Participants will be given a Canisius Athletics poster after the clinic and have the opportunity to get it signed by the student-athletes present at the clinic. The clinic is FREE with a valid ticket to the game.

To reserve a spot at the clinic, click here.

For individual tickets to the game, call 716-888-2885 or click here.

For group tickets, contact Daren Dunnewold

Submitted by: Josh Denz, graduate assistant, Athletics

PA Studies Awarded Grant

Pictured (l-r) are the new Cabrini Scholarship recipients: Mokom Awa Alfred, Crystal Chavez-Jimenez, Elissa Bautista,
Asif Muqtadir, Aniyah Turner, Salma Abdalla, Cleber Guaman

Canisius College is the recipient of a $300,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation. The grant will be directed to the Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program.  Specifically, the funding supports the program’s goal to boost diversity in the allied health workforce across Western New York by providing scholarships to students from diverse backgrounds who pursue PA graduate degrees at Canisius. 

This is the third grant awarded to the PA Studies program from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation in recent years, for a total of nearly $1.4 million.  

Click here to read more.

Submitted by: College Communications

MLK Celebration

Canisius College will hold its annual MLK Celebration on Wednesday, February 8 at 3:30 p.m. in the Regis Room of the Richard E. Winter Student Center.  The keynote speaker is Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah, CEO of TMJ Consulting.

Dr. Jabbaar-Gyambrah will discuss Passing the Baton: Lessons from MLK on Resilience for the NEXT Generation.

The late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. started a revolution that has forever changed us. It wasn’t just a movement to unite people across the country regardless of race, creed, color, gender, sexuality or religion but to change hearts and mindsets so that systems of inequality could be eradicated. He remained resilient in the face of opposition and forged ahead with hope for the community.

This keynote asks the simple question: what lessons can we learn from MLK that can be passed onto the NEXT generation of leaders?

The event is sponsored by the ALANA Student Center and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Please direct any questions or concerns to Bennie Williams at

Submitted by: Bennie D. Williams, Assistant Dean of Students, ALANA Student Center