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Canisius in the News

Canisius President Steve Stoute recently sat down with The Buffalo News to discuss his plans for removing barriers and creating more opportunities for students to access a Canisius education. Click here to watch the video.

Robert Klump, director of the Raichle Pre-Law Center, appeared on WBEN-AM Radio 930, on Monday, February 20 (Presidents’ Day), for a segment on “Favorite Presidents.” Klump spoke about the president he would most like to have met: Calvin Coolidge, the nation’s 30th president. Click here to listen to the interview. (Fast-forward to 40:35 to hear Bob Klump’s comments.)

Submitted by: College Communications

GGF Team Wins WNY CFA Challenge

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A five-person team from the Canisius College Golden Griffin Fund (GGF) secured first place in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge of Western New York, held on February 18, 2023.  Canisius College has dominated the CFA Research Challenge in Western New York since its inception in 2010.  This year marks the 13th consecutive first-place win for Canisius.

The Canisius team overcame competitors including SUNY Geneseo, Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY Oswego, Cornell University (Runner up), University at Buffalo, University of Rochester and Ithaca College to take home the first place prize. The team now advances to the sub-regional challenge for the Eastern portion of the U.S.  Winners of that challenge will be announced in March.  

The Golden Griffin Fund team, which competed in the CFA Research Challenge in Western New York, is comprised of five student-athletes: Federico Mereto ’23 (Soccer), Simon Gravel ’23 (Team Captain) (Hockey), Emme Foote ’23 (Lacrosse), Julius Schoner ’23 (Soccer), and Nate Conry ’23 (Lacrosse). Steven A. Gattuso, assistant professor of economics and finance and director of the GGF, is the team’s faculty advisor and Richard A. Wall ’78, PhD, professor emeritus of economics and finance, serves as their industry mentor. 

The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university-sponsored teams with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis.  The competition tests the analytic, valuation, reporting, writing and presentation skills of students studying business, finance and economics.  Teams are challenged to research a publicly traded company and write a written report with a buy, sell or hold recommendation.  Teams must then present and defend their analysis to a panel of industry professionals who serve as judges in the competition. This year’s company was Evans Bank.

Submitted by: College Communications

Save the Date

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 5 for 2023 Giving Day!

Canisius Giving Day is an annual tradition showcasing the power of community and collective generosity. On April 5, join us for a 24-hour, online celebration of school pride and giving back. Our collective generosity on this single day will support everything that makes a Canisius education special: the exceptional education, our Jesuit values, the spirit of the Canisius family, the transformative learning experiences, and our commitment to instilling in current Griffins excellence, service and leadership. Together, we can make this year’s day of giving the biggest and most impactful yet. We are ONE community creating leaders!


If you have questions, please reach out to Erin Zack in the Office of Annual Giving & Stewardship at

Submitted by: Erin Zack, senior director, Annual Giving and Stewardship


Ignatian Scholarship Day

The 16th annual Ignatian Scholarship Day (ISD) is Wednesday, April 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This event is an opportunity for students to submit accomplished work from the current or previous semester for an exhibit, presentation or performance in a conference environment.

Students can apply for ISD 2023 using the online application located in myCanisius.

Applications will be accepted Wednesday, February 22 through Monday, March 20 at 5:00 p.m. and faculty members are asked to review and endorse applications by Thursday, March 30.

To apply for Ignatian Scholarship Day, please visit the Ignatian Scholarship Day page on the academic affairs community page. For more information, contact the Office of Event Services at Ext. 2180.

As a reminder, classes that normally meet on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday pattern will not meet on Ignatian Scholarship Day. Classes that normally meet on Wednesday only or on a Monday and Wednesday pattern will still meet on April 26.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: Connie M. Pileri, assistant dean for Student Affairs/director, Office of Event Services

Canisius Conversations

The Bias Resource and Response Team (BRRT) welcomes the campus community to a Canisius Conversations event on Tuesday, February 28 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. Canisius Conversations is an opportunity to bring the community together to discuss topics and issues related to inclusion.

The goal of the upcoming Conversations event, titled “Otherness & Celebrity Influences,” is to discuss the ways otherness is constructed and the role celebrities play in reinforcing this stigma. The Conversation will begin with a short reflection by Shyam Sriram, PhD, assistant professor of political science, followed by small group discussions and sharing. If you are interested in serving as a facilitator at the event, please sign up here.

The Canisius Conversations event promotes the principles of Ignatian Conversation: listen attentively, seek the truth in what others say, disagree humbly, respectfully and thoughtfully and allow the conversation the time it needs.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Faculty members are encouraged to bring their classes, and offices and departments are welcome to attend as a group.

For additional information, please contact Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, associate dean for diversity and inclusion, at Ext. 2118 or

Convened in spring 2020 by the divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, the BRRT is a 16-member college committee comprised of faculty, staff and students. The BRRT is devoted to campus-wide education and the promotion of best practices in addressing incidents and practices involving institutional and individual violations of college policies and values in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.

We hope you will join the Conversation on February 28!

Submitted by: The Bias Resource and Response Team (BRRT)