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Canisius in the News

Business First Reporter Katie Anderson interviewed Eileen Abbatoy for a February 22 article titled “What Makes College Graduates Stay and Work in the Buffalo Area.” Canisius’ executive director of career development spoke about the university’s internship and fellowship programs, which she said “go a long way to keep students here.”

Click here to read the full story.

Submitted by: University Communications

Canisius Receives $5M for HEOP Program

Canisius University is excited to continue its 55-year history of serving New York State residents through the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program.

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) will provide $1,000,358 annually to support 95 students each year, totaling $5,001,794 for the 2024‐2029 cycle.

Canisius was one of the first private institutions to receive funding from the New York State Education Department to create the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), which supports individuals who face academic and financial challenges.  Like HEOP, Canisius believes in the potential for all students to be successful.  The NYS HEOP program has become a national model for access; significantly increasing the number of Black and Latinx students attending higher education. There are over 40,000 graduates of HEOP across the country.

Special thank you to Academic Affairs, Canisius Opportunity Programs for Education, Enrollment Management and the Office of  Sponsored Programs for assistance during the submission process.

Submitted by: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

The Game: Canisius vs. Niagara

The Battle of the Bridge is on the line as Canisius hosts long-time rival, Niagara.

Limited tickets are available ($10 for general admission and $15 for reserved seats).

If you attend one men’s basketball game this year, this is the game to attend. Canisius-Niagara games are fun, intense, and typically very well-matched.

Game time is 7 PM in the Koessler Athletic Center, Friday, February 23. 

Submitted by: Mike Kochczynski, Assistant Athletic Director, Department of Athletics

Classroom Upgrades

The Media Center has upgraded several classrooms this academic year.

Total technology upgrades were completed in HS -111, HS-220, OM-104, OM-108, OM-314 and OM-423, each of which include new projectors, document cameras and control systems.

HO-103 was updated with HDMI connectivity.

In OM -414, a Smartboard was replaced with an 86” Viewsonic LED panel, an Epson document camera and control system.  LCD projectors were also upgraded in HS-206, OM-303, OM-403, SH-1030, SH-1008 and SH-1013 A&B, with laser projectors to improve image brightness and eliminate lamp failures during classes.

Additional upgrades include:

OM 414 – 86” Flat panel display / Panasonic laser projector

HS 111 – Teacher’s station with new Extron controller, document camera and display

HS 220 – New teacher’s station with new document camera and display

Submitted by: Nathan Johnson, Instructional Media Technician, Media Center

Changes in the Canisius Wiki

The Canisius University Wiki, a long-time host for policy and procedural documents, is getting a new look and feel as it moves to the Atlassian Cloud Platform. This is scheduled for Wednesday, February 28th, 2024, and will bring some improvements, but also some temporary disruptions.

  • If you own or maintain wiki pages, please check them on or after February 28th for broken links, missing content, or other possible concerns. Email if you require assistance.
  • In general, the next two weeks would be a good time to look for outdated pages, page content (including links), page permissions and especially file attachments.
  • Since the wiki must use different web addresses, links on web pages and spaces across the university will need updated, and some may be broken until fixed. Please be patient, and report broken links to
  • To an extent possible, all old wiki pages will redirect to the new wiki’s home page. There, users can navigate to the things they need.
  • Links to wiki pages within old emails, news, and social media posts will expire and will not work. Please watch for new links, or go to the wiki using the MyCanisius Portal. The Wiki can be found on the righthand side of the MyCanisius portal:
  • If you send emails using boilerplate mail text that points to wiki spaces, your boilerplate text will need to be updated.
  • If you own or maintain wiki pages that you know are linked on the main Canisius site, in Google Sites, or in any other location, those links will need to be updated after February 28.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, COLI