CANCELLED – Tigers in America

The February 25 presentation of “Tigers in America,” featuring the organization’s founder and president, William Nimmo, has been CANCELLED.

At this time, Nimmo’s lecture is not being rescheduled.

Submitted by: Michael Noonan, PhD, Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations

Canisius Introduces MS in Finance

Beginning in fall 2019, the Richard J. Wehle School of Business will offer a new master of science degree in finance.

The graduate program is an extension of the college’s popular undergraduate degree in finance, which is ranked No. 18 in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and will provide advanced knowledge to students in the areas of corporate finance, investment management, portfolio management, and financial institutions and markets. 

The 30-credt hour program is distinguished by its offering of three specialized concentrations: investment research, risk management and data analytics.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, regional employment in these areas is expected to grow 11.5 percent through 2024.  In addition to the knowledge base, students will gain a strong foundation in ethics, standards of professional conduct, communication and team work. 

Click here to read more about the new MS in finance.

Submitted by: College Communications

CPA Exam Rankings

The Canisius College accounting program maintained its stronghold in New York State following results from the 2017 Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. 

Alumni of Canisius’ undergraduate accounting program, who sat for the CPA exam for the first time within one year of graduation, earned the highest average score on the exam.The group ranked first (1st) out of 44 colleges and universities in the state. Read the full release here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Griffin Week Begins

Griffin Week, the annual athletic-filled slate of competition, begins tonight, February 22 with a Battle of the Bridge hockey game versus Niagara University. Puck drop is set for 7:35 p.m. at the HARBORCENTER. The seven seniors on the men’s hockey team, Ian Edmondson, Dylan McLaughlin, Cameron Heath, Jimmy Mazza, Matt McLeod, Felix Chamberland and Alex Jaekle, will be honored in a pre-game ceremony beginning at approximately 7:25 p.m.

Both teams are fighting for playoff positioning as the regular season enters its final week of competition. Canisius competes against Niagara on Saturday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Niagara University.

Discounted tickets for faculty and staff are available by calling (716) 888-8499. Note: If you plan to attend the game tonight, February 22, it is strongly encouraged that you to take the subway. There is a concert at the Key Bank Center tonight at 7:00 p.m. and parking will be more expensive than usual.

The Canisius women’s basketball team will host a pair of MAAC games at the KAC this weekend. The Griffs host Siena College tonight, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. Click here to add this event to your calendar. They will host Monmouth University on Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m. Click here to add this event to your calendar.

Canisius and Monmouth are tied for fifth place in the MAAC, both with 7-7 records, while Siena is a 1/2 game behind at 7-8. The top five teams receive a first-round bye in the MAAC Tournament. Sunday, February 24 is senior night for the following players: Sara Hinriksdottir, Zhane Irby, Amanda Schiefen and Maria Welch. They will be honored before tip-off.

The Canisius women’s lacrosse team opens its home portion of the 2019 schedule on Monday, February 25 at 1:00 p.m. at the KAC against 5th ranked Northwestern University. There is no admission charge. Click here to add this event to your calendar.

For additional information on Griffin Week and the games listed above, please visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, Athletics