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.
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!
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 hereto 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.
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.
WGRZ-TV Channel 2 Reporter Rob Hackford interviewed Jonathan Lawrence, PhD, associate professor of religious studies and theology, for a story about the steep decline in religious organization memberships.