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Mandatory Preventing Harassment & Discrimination Training

Dear Canisius Campus Community:

Every employer in New York State is required to provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training on an annual basis. Canisius University is committed to maintaining a workplace free from sexual harassment and is partnering with Vector Solutions to provide the “Preventing Harassment and Discrimination” course.

If you attended one of the in-person training courses provided over the summer provided by Phillips Lytle, you do not need to complete this training, and will not see a course assigned to you in Vector. If you would like to confirm whether you are in compliance with the training, please contact Mary Braun at

This course prepares our faculty and staff to cultivate and maintain a workplace culture resistant to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Faculty and staff will be equipped with the information and skills that promote intervention, empathy, and allyship. This course includes a section specific to requirements under Title IX and the Clery Act.

To comply with the New York State deadline, we ask that you complete Preventing Harassment and Discrimination by December 15.

Vector Training Invitation

Those faculty and staff who are currently out of compliance with the Preventing Harassment and Discrimination training has already received an email from Vector, inviting them to take the training. Alternatively, you can access the training on the Canisius portal by selecting Human Resources, then VectorSolutions Training Platform.

The self-paced, interactive course takes most people about an hour to complete. The Vector support team is available here to provide assistance by phone, Email, or chat. If you have any other questions about this required course, please contact the Human Resources Office at 716-888-2240.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, Employment Manager, Human Resources

Denise Flannery Takes Role in President’s Office

We are delighted to announce a valuable addition to the President’s Office:  Denise Flannery is now the new executive associate to President Stoute.

We eagerly anticipate Denise’s contributions to the President’s Office and are confident that she will prove to be an invaluable asset to the team.

Denise joined Canisius in January 2020 as an accounts payable associate in the Controller’s Office, and has since shown unwavering professionalism, work ethic and an innate ability to infuse positivity into every aspect of her job.

Please join us in welcoming Denise Flannery to her new role in the President’s Office!

Submitted by: Mary Braun, Employment Manager, Human Resources

Welcome Dr. AnneMarie Haumesser

Dr. AnneMarie Haumesser will be joining the Canisius community today, October 16, as the new Assistant Vice President for Advancement.

She will be responsible for directing all aspects of Canisius University’s integrated alumni engagement and constituent relations, annual giving programs, and advancement services. Dr. Haumesser will also work closely with Dianna Civello, Interim Vice President for Advancement, to build relationships with prospective donors.

Holding an EdD in Higher Education Administration, Dr. Haumesser is excited to return to a university setting where she can implement her passion for donor-centric philanthropy and constituent engagement.  With new talent and skills rounding out the team, Sandy Miller, now Assistant Vice President for External Relations, will be able to focus her efforts on seeking grant funding, and Mary Ellen Bakowski’s new role as Director of Legacy Giving and Stewardship will better position the team for the ambitious fundraising goals set forth in the strategic plan.

Submitted by: Mary Braun, Employment Manager, Human Resources

Stress Reduction Webinar

Session 2 of our professional development series with Lindsey Zajac from Career Partners International is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m.

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

Fall Schedule

Session 2: Stress Reduction for the Busy Professional

Tuesday, October 17th-2:00pm-3:00pm

We all face stress on a regular basis. Whether it’s work-related or personal, stress is a central component in life and can spur us to do more, be more, and have more. But what if we could achieve more by doing less? In this presentation, we’ll learn simple tools to reduce our stress in five minutes or less so that we can act from a space of calmness and clarity. Participants will learn to enhance their performance, motivation, and focus to achieve higher levels of success in their work and personal life.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 951 571 9440
Passcode: 9409

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Session 3: Resolving Conflict and Mastering Difficult Conversations

Tuesday, November14th-2:00pm-3:00pm

Session 4: Navigating Procrastination and Managing your Time Effectively

Thursday, December 7th 10:00am-11:00am

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

Fall Holiday Reminder

Canisius University will be closed on Monday, October 9 in recognition of the fall holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, October 10.

We wish you a safe and enjoyable weekend with your families and friends!

Submitted by: Mary Braun, Employment Manager, Human Resources