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Pictured (l-r): Madison Chapin, Michael Maurer, Melissa Brown (executive director, The Buffalo History Museum) Mary Wilson, Alexander Kunes and Morgan Farman

Mary Wilson, life trustee of the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, came to Canisius on Tuesday, January 28 to meet with the newly-named Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Scholars. The scholarships are named after the late owner of the Buffalo Bills and awarded annually to academically deserving Canisius student-athletes from Western New York and Southern Ontario. 

This year’s recipients are: Madison Chapin ’21 (swimming), Alexander Kunes ’21 (swimming), Morgan Farman ’22 (swimming), and Michael Maurer ’22 (swimming).

After her meeting, Mary Wilson invited the Canisius students to accompany her to the History Museum where she was headed to deliver a replica of Ralph Wilson’s Hall of Fame bust.

Submitted by: College Communications

December’s Employee of Distinction Winner

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The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that Mary Fiorella is the Canisius College Employee of Distinction for December 2019!  At Canisius for more than six years, Mary currently works as the administrative associate for the Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation Department.

Mary has been a key asset to the department.  She keeps things running smoothly by seamlessly juggling all her tasks but also takes on extra projects – always with a smile on her face.  Additionally, Mary embodies the value of cura personalis with faculty, staff and students, alike, because she genuinely cares about the needs of each person.  Overall, Mary has managed to make the department a better place to work, which is greatly appreciated by her colleagues and all who come in contact with her.

Please join the Human Resources Department in congratulating Mary Fiorella on this achievement!

To nominate a coworker for the upcoming months, click here.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, assistant, Human Resources

Griffs Host Dads and Daughters Day Tomorrow

The Canisius women’s basketball team’s annual Dads and Daughters Day is scheduled for 2 pm Saturday afternoon when your Golden Griffins host Saint Peter’s in the Koessler Athletic Center.

All tickets and concession selections are only $1.00, while selected items at the merchandise table will also sell for only a buck. In addition, the first 150 daughters to attend the game will receive a free Golden Griffin water bottle.

For additional information, visit, or call 7126-888-TIXX.

Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics

Electronic W-2s Now Available


The electronic version of W-2s are now available in self-service Banner.  To access yours:

  • Log in to My Canisius
  • In Self–Service Banner click on: Employee / Tax forms / W-2 Year End Earnings Statement

If you received your W-2 electronically in the past, your consent is still valid.  Just select “2019” from the dropdown box.

If you did not receive your W-2 electronically in the past, please check the box by “Electronic W-2 consent” to receive your W-2 electronically.  You will be able to view and print your W-2 before the mailing date of January 31, 2020.  In addition, this option will provide better efficiency and cost savings to the college.

If you have any questions, please contact the Payroll Department at Ext. 8530.

Submitted by: Sue Lyons, payroll manager, Payroll Department




Nominations for MLK Awards

The Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Committee is accepting nominations through Wednesday, February 5 for the 2020 MLK Awards. This honor recognizes Canisius community members who promote social justice, racial harmony, civil rights and advocacy for the poor or change through non-violence.

Nominations are accepted from faculty, staff, and current students. Make a nomination here. MLK Awards will be presented at the Spring Honors Convocation.

For more information, contact the Office of College Communications at Ext. 2790.

Submitted by: Gary Everett, retired chief, Canisius College Public Safety and chair, Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Committee