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Campus Candids

Thank you to the campus community for the amazing turnout at Ignatian Scholarship Day. The annual event highlights the achievements of undergraduate and graduate students via various forms of expression including poster sessions, oral paper and multimedia presentations, artistic displays and performances.

(Pictured below) International artist and Canisius alumnus LeRoi Johnson ’71, HON ’18, brought pieces from his acclaimed exhibit “LeRoi: Living in Color” to campus on Friday, April 21. His works are on display in the Vogt Art Gallery of the Andrew Bouwhuis Library, where they will make their home through summer. The pieces on exhibit are from the Canisius College Art Collection and were previously on display at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

LeRoi Johnson ’71, HON ’18

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius in the News

All five major print and broadcast media outlets reported on Canisius’ Thursday announcement that the New York State Board of Regents awarded the institution university status. Follow the links below to read or view the stories:

The Buffalo News

Business First

WGRZ-TV Channel 2

WIVB-TV Channel 4

WKBW-TV Channel 7

Business First reported on the two new academic programs being introduced by the College of Arts & Sciences. The bachelor’s degree in anthrozoology and master’s degree in informal education and interpretation both launch in fall 2023. Click here to read the story.

The Buffalo News interviewed Associate Professor of Economics & Finance Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, about the current tightness in the local labor market. The story appeared in the April 25 edition and can be read here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius Awarded University Status

Canisius is pleased to announce that it has successfully petitioned the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Board of Regents for university designation. The transition will take place during summer 2023 alongside the rollout of the first strategic plan for the university. In August, ahead of the start of the fall semester, Canisius will unveil a refreshed branding initiative to introduce the school’s new identity.

“This achievement reflects the work of so many at Canisius to expand our academic programs and provide greater opportunities for students to access our transformative education,” said Canisius President Steve K. Stoute. “We’re pleased that our name will more closely reflect how we view ourselves — as a comprehensive university with a breadth of excellent academic programs. I am grateful to all of our dedicated faculty and staff whose hard work made this possible.”

Canisius currently offers 36 master’s degrees and advanced certificates, including highly ranked programs in business administration, education and more. Canisius’ robust portfolio of graduate programs exceeds the threshold set by NYSED’s definition of a university.

Canisius’ application for university status reflects the institution’s commitment to academic innovation that meets societal needs and makes a Canisius education more accessible to all students.

Click here to read more about the announcement.

Submitted by: College Communications

Town Hall Video

For those who were unable to attend Tuesday’s Town Hall with President Stoute and the Senior Leadership Team, a video of the event is now available on the MyCanisius portal. Viewers must first sign in and the video will appear in the right-hand column.  Enjoy!

Submitted by: College Communications


2023 Commencement

This year, all three commencement ceremonies will occur on the same day, May 20, 2023, and this will be President Stoute’s first Canisius commencement.  Please consider participating!

  • Undergraduate Ceremony – College of Arts & Science – 10:00 am
  • Undergraduate Ceremony – School of Education and Wehle School of Business – 12:30 pm
  • Graduate Ceremony – All schools – 3:00 pm

Additional Events will take place on Friday, May 19, 2023:

  • Awards Ceremony  – 2:00 pm in Montante Cultural Center 
  • Baccalaureate Mass – 4:30 pm in Christ the King Chapel

FACULTY who wish to process at any of these events should click HERE.

STAFF who wish to volunteer for Commencement, click HERE.  If you have a special graduate – space will be provided on this form to include their name and ceremony.

Please see detailed information on these events as well as volunteer guidelines HERE.

These events celebrate the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and the perseverance of our students who are filled with pride, hope and the promise of a bright future.   We have all played a part in the transformation of these students and it is our hope that you want to be part of the excitement of their special day. Watching our graduates and their families is a great reminder of what we work for each day.

We hope that you will be able to join us in creating special memories for our graduating students and their families!

Submitted by: Maggie Burkard, Academic Affairs