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Alumnae Among Most Influential

Three Canisius alumnae earned a place on Business First’s 2023 Women of Influence list.  The annual list recognizes the business acumen and community spirit of 25 Western New York women. Recipients are chosen based on their ability to rise above a very talented pool of competitors.

Congratulations to the following Canisius alumnae named to the 2023 Women of Influence:

Margaret Paroski ’76, MD, MMM – President, chief executive officer and chief medical officer for Catholic Medical Partners;

Chandra Redfern ’99 – Chief executive officer of Buffalo Federation Neighborhood Centers; and

Siobhan Smith ’88 – Founder and co-president of Catapult Executive Consulting.

Submitted by: University Communications

Book Fair


The Center for Student Engagement and Leadership Development is sponsoring a book fair on campus with Talking Leaves…Books!

The fair will be on Tuesday, October 3, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons. Faculty and staff will receive a 20% discount.

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Submitted by: Jason Francey, Director of Student Engagement and Leadership Development, The Center for Student Engagement and Leadership Development

Contemporary Writers Series Welcomes Clint Smith

The Canisius University Contemporary Writers Series will welcome bestselling author, poet and scholar Clint Smith to campus on Tuesday, October 17. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is first come, first served. A question-and-answer session and reception will follow the reading.

Smith was born and raised in New Orleans, and earned a BA in English from Davidson College and a PhD in education from Harvard University. He is the author of How the World is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, a #1 New York Times bestseller and 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award-winner for nonfiction.  Smith is also the author of two poetry collections: Counting Descent and Above Ground. His essays, poems and scholarly writings have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic and the Paris Review. He is currently a staff writer at The Atlantic.

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For more information or to watch a live stream of the event, Email Mick Cochrane, professor of English and coordinator of the Contemporary Writers Series, at

Submitted by: Mick Cochrane, professor, English; coordinator, Contemporary Writers Series