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Canisius in the News

Associate Professor of Economics and Finance Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD, weighed in with The Buffalo News about the Buffalo Niagara region’s unemployment rate. In the July 25 story, titled “Students Flooded the Buffalo Niagara Job Market in June,” Golebiewski shares her thoughts on why the region is slow to recover the jobs that were lost during the pandemic, while the rest of the country has rebounded.

Submitted by: College Communications

We are Canisius University

August 1, 2023 marked a momentous day in the history of the institution. It’s the day Canisius College formally became Canisius University.

Faculty and staff arriving on campus Tuesday morning were greeted with refreshed blades (above) along the Main Street-side of Science Hall. The change is one of several that will unfold in the coming weeks as Canisius brings its new brand identity to life. Beyond the campus footprint, “the essence of Canisius University will soon echo on billboards and resonate in commercials,” said President Steve Stoute in his Tuesday message to the campus community.

Though the summer months often make for a quiet campus, the Office of Mission and Ministry is thankful to all who gathered (above) for Mass on Tuesday with the Jesuit community. Those in attendance prayed for the future of the new Canisius University and for St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. (July 31 marked the Feast Day of St. Ignatius.) Canisius’ new chaplain, Rev. Fred Betti, SJ, celebrated the noon Mass.

Following Mass, the campus community headed out to Bart Mitchell Quad to enjoy some sweet treats from The Ice Cream Men (above). We even caught a few folks sporting some newly-branded Canisius University caps and visors (below).

New Canisius University merchandise is arriving daily at the bookstore. Current inventory includes caps, visors, coffee tumblers, Christmas ornaments and more (below) so be sure to check back often!

Submitted by: College Communications

Senior Leadership Team Update

As we prepare for the upcoming semester, I have some updates to share regarding our Senior Leadership Team.

Tim Balkin, vice president for business and finance, will step down later this year. Tim has agreed to continue serving in his role until we find a successor, a process that we will initiate as soon as possible. I am grateful for Tim’s continued leadership over the coming months.

Tim joined the Canisius Senior Leadership Team at a challenging time, and throughout his tenure has consistently gone above and beyond in serving the institution and supporting his colleagues. As a graduate of the Canisius Class of 1981, Tim exemplifies our values and lives out our mission in his professional pursuits, with a passion for excellence and a commitment to nurturing future generations of leaders. If the measure of a good leader is leaving a place better than they found it, then Tim’s legacy of leadership at Canisius is certain.

Kim Venti, previously vice president for institutional advancement, left the college last month. Kim joined Canisius in 2018 as associate vice president for Institutional Advancement and was promoted to vice president in 2020.

I am grateful for Kim’s leadership and support during my transition to Canisius and have enjoyed working with her this year to advance the goals of the institution. Many of you have worked with Kim over the past five years, and I know you would agree that she has made positive contributions to our Canisius community and played a role in positioning Canisius for great success in the future.

Dianna Civello, senior philanthropy officer, will oversee the Institutional Advancement team during the search for a vice president, which is currently underway.

Please join me in wishing Tim and Kim the best in their future endeavors.


Submitted by: The Office of the President

Summer Hours Reminder

As a reminder, the college’s early Friday closures will end on August 11 at 1:00 p.m. Normal Friday hours resume on Friday, August 18.

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at Ext. 2240.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, Employment Manager, Human Resources

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Canisius is committed to maintaining a workplace free from sexual harassment. Every employer in New York State is required to provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training on an annual basis. As an alternative to the online training option, the College is partnering with Phillips Lytle to provide this in-person training option to meet the requirement for 2023. You are only required to register for one of the sessions listed below to meet the training requirement.

The following sessions are scheduled for the fall semester in the Regis Room:

Wednesday, September 13 from 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 14 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Our training discussion will include:

  • an explanation of sexual harassment consistent with guidance issued by the Department of Labor in consultation with the Division of Human Rights
  • examples of conduct that would constitute unlawful sexual harassment
  • information concerning the federal and state statutory provisions concerning sexual harassment and remedies available to victims of sexual harassment
  • information regarding filing a complaint and all available forums for adjudicating complaints
  • information addressing conduct by supervisors and any additional responsibilities for such supervisors
  • information regarding our Title IX policies and protocols on campus

To register for either of these sessions, please select the link below:

If you prefer to take the online training again, please watch for additional information regarding this option later this summer.

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 716-888-2240.

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, SPHR-SHRM-CP, Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Compliance