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Sip Sip Hooray!

As a small token of our appreciation for all of the good work you do and your commitment to our campus community, please take a break and enjoy a medium-sized beverage from the Tim Horton’s on campus!

Faculty and staff can stop by Tim Horton’s on Friday, March 1 or Monday, March 4 to receive your complimentary beverage!

No voucher is required this year.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, SPHR-SHRM-CP, Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Compliance


Stress Less Day Seminar Scheduled

Please plan to join Independent Health and Lawley as we offer a Stress Less Seminar on March 7 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Presentations will include mindfulness eating and progressive relaxation techniques along with information regarding mental health benefits that are currently part of our health insurance  and employee assistance programs. Join your colleagues for this relaxing session and opportunity to engage with your peers.

Lunch will be provided! Please RSVP to by March 4.  Your mental health matters. We look forward to seeing you there!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, SPHR-SHRM-CP, Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Compliance

Go Move Challenge and Campus Polar Walk

Calling all faculty and staff! Help Canisius University win the 12th annual Go Move Challenge by recording your minutes of intentional physical activity that gets the heart pumping to determine which Jesuit institution is the most active. Awards go to the university that tracks the most minutes, the university that averages the highest number of minutes per participant, and the university with the highest average number of minutes per region. Join us in our efforts for focus on our physical health and wellness!


  • Register at, even if you participated last year
  • Click the “LOG IN / REGISTER” button on the top menu bar
  • In the “REGISTER” box, enter your university email address and other required information, including your university
  • In the “Division/College” box, click on your division/college (ie School of Law, School of Ed, Student Life, Academic Affairs Office…) from the drop-down. If you don’t see your Division/College, choose “Other” and enter the name of yours
  • Click the “SUBMIT” button when finished
  • You will receive a confirmation email with your user email and password



  • Starting February 1, visit
  • Click the “LOG IN / REGISTER” button on the top menu bar
  • In the “LOG IN” box, enter your email address and password
  • In the “LOG MY WORKOUT” box, select the intensity of your workout and description and enter the number of minutes, and select a single date or date range for logging multiple days
  • Click the “LOG IT” button when finished
  • Users can delete minutes that were entered in error



  • Challenge runs from February 1 – 29. Minutes will not be accepted after the challenge ends.
  • Get inspired and motivated by creating a team of up to 6 (including yourself) to compete against other teams at your university to see which one averages the most minutes!
  • Use the Go Move Challenge social media sites to share photos, and tag photos #GoMoveChallenge
  • Open the mobile-friendly challenge website from your phone’s browser to enter minutes on the go!
  • Read the challenge FAQ at


As part of our annual Go Move Challenge this year, the Human Resources Department will host its second annual Faculty/Staff Campus Polar Walk!

On Tuesday, February 20tat 11:00 a.m., starting in the Faculty Lounge in Old Main 109, take some time out of your busy day to warm up over some hot chocolate and healthy snacks before taking a refreshing, wintery walk with your colleagues across campus led by Michelle Carbery from Independent Health!

Please RSVP below by Thursday, February 15:

If you own any Canisius winter swag, make sure to wear it for the walk! Contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions!


Buffalo Niagara Partnership Networking Event

Kickstart the new year by expanding your network and building valuable connections!  All Canisius University faculty and staff are members of the BNP and eligible to participate in this event!

You’re invited to join Buffalo Niagara professionals from diverse industries and backgrounds for a BNP networking happy hour. Whether you’re seeking partnerships, inspiration, or simply to connect with like-minded individuals, LinkUp is the perfect opportunity.

LinkUp: BNP Networking Series

Tuesday, January 30 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM | REGISTER

DATE: Tuesday, January 30

TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

4475 Transit Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14221
Eastern Hills Mall – Outside Entrance

Members: FREE to Attend; Includes: 1 drink ticket, complimentary appetizers, and free parking.

Questions about your membership? Contact Liz Benkovich, V.P. Member Engagement & Development | | 716-541-1759

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, SPHR-SHRM-CP, Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Compliance

Holiday Shutdown Reminder

As we approach the end of the semester and the upcoming holiday, please note that winter hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. will be in effect from Monday, December 18Friday, January 12.

The university will be closed from Monday, December 25, 2023 through Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Following the holiday shutdown, administrative offices will resume on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.  Essential operating personnel will continue to follow their schedules.

We wish you a safe and happy holiday with your family and friends!

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, SPHR-SHRM-CP, Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Compliance