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As part of our planning for the New Buffalo Institute, we would like to find out how the members of our campus are connected to organizations and key individuals across the WNY area in the following areas of interest:

  • Buffalo Promise Neighborhood
  • Buffalo Public Schools
  • Refugee or immigrant populations or organizations working with New Americans
  • Hamlin Park Neighborhood
  • Emerging Opportunities at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

We are conducting a survey that will first ask you to indicate your areas of involvement in these 5 interest areas. Next, you will be asked for your contact information and to detail the connections that you have in the identified areas.

If you are involved in any of these 5 areas, please take our survey.

Q & A

What kinds of connections are you looking for?

Within the 5 areas listed above, we are looking for any connections you have or work you are doing in these areas - family, friends, alumni, service, academic, scholarship, volunteer, etc.

Why are you collecting this information?

Before creating anything new with the instituteTo assist the planning process, we want to explore building on better understand the relationships that already exist . We also want to explore visualizing among our faculty and staff and the larger community. We hope the responses will tell us where people are involved, the type of work they are engaged in and help us to coordinate our efforts.  Using the input from our campus community, we intend to visually map our connections - something that has never been done at the college before . We believe visualizing our campus connections could help to tell our unique story– to help us understand our impact in the community and inform our planning.

What if I have meaningful connections in areas not mentioned?

We had to start somewhere. Right now, we are focusing on connections in the 5 areas listed above. If ! The NBI planning group identified the five areas of interest for this initial round of planning, but if this exercise proves to be a fruitful one, we hope to continue to collect different connections every yearmay expand the survey in the future.

What if I have too many connections in these areas to list individually?

We can't wait to talk to you. Please ! Please contact Erica Sammarco sammarce@canisius.edu to set up a meeting.

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

If you have any questions about these activities, please contact Erica Sammarco sammarce@canisius.edu