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Faculty, staff and students from the Physician Assistant program

It wasn’t the outcome we wanted but Canisius University certainly rallied ahead of the Buffalo Bills season opener on Monday night. Thanks to those departments that shared pictures of the team spirit – and please, keep them coming. (Share them with Audrey Browka, in the Office of University Communications, at

Librarians Ryan J. Grimmer and Lisa M. Sullivan

As previously reported in The Dome, the Canisius community is invited to wear their favorite Bills gear on Fridays for any weekend games – or – on Mondays and Thursdays when the Bills play.

Submitted by: University Communications

Griffs Accepted to Medical School

The Dr. George E. Schreiner ’43 Pre-Medical Center is proud to have had 28 Griffs accepted to medical school this year.  Fourteen are attending the Jacobs School of Medicine here in Buffalo, including two sets of twins recently featured in a story on the medical school’s website.

Hannah and Josef Iqbal (pictured above) and Marisa and Camryn Warren, all from the Canisius Class of 2023, were leaders in our premed student organizations: Society of PreHealth Professionals and Minority Association of PreMed Students.  CNN then picked up the story and added some extra cute childhood pictures. Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: Allyson Backstrom, Director, Dr. George E. Schreiner ’43 Pre-Medical Center

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Just a reminder that Canisius will celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit today, Wednesday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. All campus community members are welcome to attend, regardless of their faith tradition.

As a Catholic, Jesuit University, one of Canisius’ annual traditions is to celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit at the beginning of each academic year. This wonderful tradition allows us to celebrate our solidarity as a campus community and ask the spirit of God to bless our studies, work, and activities throughout the academic year. Our academic calendar includes a special break in the class schedule on this day so that all members of our campus community (students, faculty, and staff) have the opportunity to attend and participate in the Mass. As a reminder, any classes that normally meet on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday pattern do not meet on this day. Classes that normally meet on Wednesday only or on a Monday and Wednesday pattern will still meet on this day.

Part of our tradition includes a formal procession of faculty members in their academic regalia.  

After the mass, brunch will be served in the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center Economou Dining Hall.

Submitted by: University Communications

Virtual Professional Development Series

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Lindsey Zajac from Career Partners International to offer a virtual professional development series this semester!

This program is open to all faculty and staff who may be interested in any of the topics throughout the semester.

Fall Schedule

Session 1: Improving your Emotional Intelligence through Self-Awareness

Tuesday, September 19 -10:00 -11:00 a.m.

Session 2: Stress Reduction for the Busy Professional

Tuesday, October 17 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Session 3: Resolving Conflict and Mastering Difficult Conversations

Tuesday, November14 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Session 4: Navigating Procrastination and Managing your Time Effectively

Thursday, December 7 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Session 1-Improving Your Emotional Intelligence Through Self-Awareness


Success in our professional and personal lives is largely dependent on having a good amount of emotional intelligence, also known as EQ. In fact, 90% of top performers also have high EQ. According to Dr. Travis Bradberry, “Emotional Intelligence is the ability to recognize emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.” Some of the characteristics of people with high emotional intelligence include, the ability to remain calm under pressure, the ability to effectively manage conflict, the ability to be empathetic to team members, and the ability to be thoughtful decision-makers. The good news is emotional intelligence skills can be improved with a strong commitment to increased self-awareness and a willingness to make small behavior changes.

Self-Awareness is integral to improving our Emotional Intelligence. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We are better workers who get more promotions and we’re more effective leaders with more-satisfied employees.

Tuesday, September 19 – 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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Meeting ID: 951 571 9440
Passcode: 9409

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Registration is not required and you can participate in any of the sessions that interest you. Watch for additional information regarding future sessions each month. Please contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions at Ext. 2240.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, Employment Manager, Human Resources

Flu Shots on Campus

The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against influenza (flu) is to get a flu vaccine every flu season.

Wegmans pharmacists will be in Science Hall Atrium proving flu vaccines on the following dates:

  • Wednesday October 4 from 9:30AM-3:30PM 
  • Thursday October 19 from 9:30AM-3:30PM 
  • Tuesday October 31 from 9:30AM-3:30PM 
  • Thursday November 16 from 9:30AM-1:30PM

Click here to sign-up for an appointment. Walk-ins will also be accepted.

Bring your photo ID and insurance card to the appointment.

Submitted by: Tracie Barletta, director, Student Health