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Celebration of Scholarship is (Also) Today

Following on the heels of Ignatian Scholarship Day is the 2024 Celebration of Scholarship, which is also today, April 17, from 4:30 -6:15 p.m. in the Science Hall Atrium!

Come celebrate the scholarship of our colleagues!

Wine, beer, and light appetizers will be provided.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Instructional Designer, COLI

Become a Media Expert

BREAKING NEWS: The Office of University Communications is inviting faculty and staff to elevate their influence by sharing their insights and expertise with a broader audience.

Specifically, our team is developing a database of Canisius individuals who have expertise on topics that may be of interest to local, regional and national media outlets. 

To participate, simply complete the brief questionnaire (link below) detailing your areas of expertise and scholarship.  Responses will be compiled into a database that will serve as a resource for journalists seeking knowledgeable sources for their stories. 

And no worries if you’re new to media interviews. 

The Office of University Communications is here to provide media tips and training so you can feel confident and prepared to share your expertise. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to amplify your impact and contribute to public discourse! Fill out the Media Expert questionnaire.

Submitted by: University Communications

National Arab American Heritage Month Celebration

The BIPOC Employee Alliance invites the campus community to join us this Thursday, April 18 from 3:00 -5:00 p.m. in the Old Main Faculty Lounge to celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month.

There will be food, educational information and more. We hope to see you there!

To learn more about the national celebration, please visit this link.

Submitted by: Stephanie Masood, Director of Marketing Operations, Marketing

2024-25 CEEP Award Recipients

On behalf of the Canisius Earning Excellence Program (CEEP) Review and Recommendation Committee, Yvonne Widenor, assistant vice president for academic affairs, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024-25 CEEP Scholarships.

The scholarships were granted to 67 students with 37 faculty members serving as mentors. The list of this year’s recipients, faculty mentors and their projects are listed above and can also be viewed by clicking here.

CEEP is an exciting learning and earning opportunity that pairs students with Canisius faculty for educational and rewarding experiences. These positions are intellectually demanding, create opportunities for applied learning outside the classroom, are closely related to a career or scholarly field and directly related to faculty scholarship. By working with faculty on research-focused projects, students are able to achieve a high level of preparedness for maintaining professional working relationships and for continued studies at the graduate level.

Congratulations to all the recipients!

Submitted by: Amy Beiter, curriculum and student support project associate, Academic Affairs


Spring 2024 DEI Workshop

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Institute for Autism Research, the departments of Psychology and Student Accessibility Services, will host a DEI workshop titled, Neurodiversity-affirming Reflections and Approaches to Supporting Student Mental Health, on Wednesday, April 24, from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in Regis Room, Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center. The workshop will be presented by Meng-Chuan Lai, MD, PhD, associate professor and co-chair, Advisory Council for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Indigeneity and Accessibility in Clinical Care in the Department of Psychiatry, and Graduate Faculty at the Institute of Medical Science and Department of Psychology, University of Toronto.

This session will center the voices of neurodiverse students along with research findings to increase awareness of neurodiversity and its implications in post-secondary educational contexts, with a focus on how educational institutions can develop initiatives to support student mental health considering neurodiversity.

Register for the workshop by clicking here

Click here to add this event to your digital calendar.

Submitted by: Amy Beiter, curriculum and student support project associate, Academic Affairs

Thank You for Supporting Giving Day!

Together, we did it!

Thanks to the incredible support of our alumni, faculty, staff, parents, students and friends, Canisius Giving Day 2024 was a huge success!

A total of 1,814 gifts were made contributing $717,529 in support of the dozens of initiatives submitted by our campus partners!

It is truly incredible to see members of the Canisius community from far and wide coming together and investing in the areas and initiatives that make a Canisius education special. Most of all, Giving Day showcases the power of thousands of Griffins coming together as ONE Canisius!

Submitted by: Jessica Mitrovits, assistant director, Canisius Fund, Office of Advancement