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Canisius CFA Team Advances to the Americas Finals Again!

The Canisius CFA Institute Research Challenge team won the semi-finals bracket and advanced to the Americas Finals yesterday afternoon! This marks six out of seven years reaching the Americas Finals! The Americas Finals is composed of the final five teams in the Americas out of roughly 500.   

On Wednesday, April 21, Canisius presents in the Americas Finals with 4 other universities, 2 of which will advance to the Global Final Five on Thursday, April 22. 

The Golden Griffin Fund team that competed in the CFA Research Challenge is comprised of Deu Awuok ’21, Tim Shubsda ’21, Michael Steffan’21 (team captain), Nicholas Szabo ’21 and Tucker Weppner ’21.

The subject company for this year’s CFA Research Challenge was National Fuel.  Headquartered in Williamsville, NY, National Fuel is a diversified energy company with $6.2 billion in assets distributed among the five operating segments, including Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, and Energy Marketing.

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Canisius in the News

WKBW-TV Channel 7 Reporter Ala Errebhi interviewed Canisius College students on Monday, April 12, for a story about New York State’s efforts to vaccinate college students.

Click here to watch the story.

Canisius received approximately 400 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which it began distributing on Sunday, April 11. The college discontinued its vaccination clinic on Tuesday, in compliance with recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to pause use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following the emergence of a rare blood clotting disorder in six recipients.

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Campus Candid

Last Thursday, the Undergraduate Student Association’s (USA) Student Interest Committee buried a time capsule to commemorate the Sesquicentennial 150-year anniversary of the college. After burying the box, students enjoyed lawn games and sunshine.

Items in the time capsule include a letter from President Hurley, a Sesquicentennial magazine, a Kairos cross and blessing from Fr. Jack Mattimore, Welcome Week items from 2019-21, Athletics rosters from 2019-21, a scrapbook containing Canisius and global news from 2019-21, a few editions of The Griffin, an Honors thesis, hand sanitizer and masks to remember the unique year and a few other items of Canisius memorabilia.

We can’t wait to open this in the future and reflect on Canisius College’s 150th birthday!

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Canisius in the News

Several media outlets shared the good news that the college received 400 doses of the Johnson and Johnson Janssen Covid-19 vaccine available to registered Canisius students.  The Student Health Center began administering the vaccines on Sunday, April 11 and will continue through Tuesday, April 13.

Click here to read the story in today’s Buffalo News.

Click here to watch the report that aired on WGRZ-TV Channel 2.

Click here to watch the story broadcast on WIVB-TV Channel 4.

Click here to watch the story that aired on Spectrum News.

In the case that there are unused vaccines at the end of each vaccination day, the college will then offer them to faculty and staff. Faculty and staff can join a wait list by following the link below and filling out the form. If doses are available, those on the wait list will be called during the vaccination hours outlined below.

The college is proceeding with all the necessary safety measures to ensure a safe campus environment. We encourage everyone in the Canisius community to get vaccinated as soon as they can.

Vaccination Hours

Monday, April 12 – 9 am – 2 pm

Tuesday, April 13 – 9 am – 12 pm

Please complete this form https://forms.gle/LaKSjfaNDHiwUq4J6_if you are interested in being added to the wait list.

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Canisius Undergrads Mentor High School Students

Mahin Eliaas, an 11th grader at MST Prep, received a certificate and a human anatomy kidney model after completing the Emerging Health Scholars Program.

Canisius is providing high school students in pre-health programs the opportunity to engage in learning about career pathways in healthcare.   

The Emerging Health Scholars Program provides mentoring, activities and laboratory experiments conducted virtually with Canisius undergraduate students.

Allyson Backstrom, PhD, director of the Pre-Med Center at Canisius College and Brittany Mitchell, LMSW, program manager at Erie Niagara AHEC administer the program. The first cohort of 17 students from Math, Science, & Technology Prep School (MST) and Research Laboratory High School for Bioinformatics & Life Sciences completed their session in January.

The second cohort of students began on April 1, 2021.  Read more about the Emerging Health Scholars Program.

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