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Canisius in the News

The Buffalo News recently visited with Canisius President Steve Stoute to discuss the university’s newly-unveiled strategic plan, “Answer the Call.” The story focuses on the six-year plan, which sets forth specific goals for positioning in the instiutution as ‘the school’ that educates and prepares future leaders. Click here to read the article.

Submitted by: University Communications

State of the University – Recap

Canisius President Steve Stoute delivered the first State of the University address on Wednesday, October 11. Faculty, staff, administrators and some students gathered in the Montante Cultural Center for the event, which include an approximately 45 minute presentation from President Stoute, which was followed by a question-and-answer session.

President Stoute’s presentation covered a wide range of topics that impact Canisius’ future and included a holistic review of fall enrollment and highlights of the FY23 operating results. He also shared a few key tactics that will be implemented to reduce the structural operating deficit, and highlighted a couple strategic opportunities, which will allow the university to invest in future successes, including an update regarding Lyons Hall.

The presentation also included a focus on the implementation of Answer the Call, the new strategic plan, and the key tactics Canisius intends to roll out over the next two years to achieve the strategic initiatives that will fuel the success of Canisius University.

The event culminated with questions from the campus community.

For those who were unable to attend, the State of the University address can be viewed in its entirety on the Canisius Portal.

Submitted by: University Communications

Canisius Receives Bequest From Alumnus

Canisius received a $441,000 bequest from the estate of alumnus Robert W. Hickey Jr. ’65. This generous donation will provide crucial funding to enhance the student experience.

Grateful for his Canisius education, Hickey was a loyal donor for more than 40 years. “It’s heartwarming to know that his time at alma mater was so important to him that he made Canisius a philanthropic priority throughout his lifetime,” said Dianna Civello, interim vice president for advancement. “Now, his legacy gift will continue to support students for many years to come.”

A Buffalo resident, Hickey was a retired attendance officer for the Buffalo Public Schools. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Canisius in 1965.


Submitted by:  University Communications

Series: Welcome to our New Faculty

If you’ve noticed some new faces across campus, they’re likely one of the university’s six new faculty members.  The group joined the Canisius community at the start of the fall semester and now that they’re acclimated to campus, we thought it an apt time to introduce each of them, individually, in upcoming issues of The Dome.

Today, we say “welcome” to:  Soumik Banerjee, PhD  / Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Statistics

Dr. Soumik Banerjee is a statistician who studies the multistage random sampling and clinical trials. His teaching interests include mathematics, statistics, and data analysis. He is currently an assistant professor in the department of mathematics and statistics. Beyond work, he enjoys several outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking and playing volleyball.

Stay tuned to the next issue of The Dome for another new faculty bio!

Second Borders & Migrations Event

Please join us on Monday, October 16 at 12:00 noon in the library for our second Borders & Migrations Initiative event for fall 2023 featuring “Fleeing, Waiting, Hoping: a photographic and narrative exhibit and talk about women and children seeking asylum at the US Border.”

Submitted by: Dr. Richard D. Reitsma, DMLLC