Script of Video Introduction
Hello! Welcome to the Mission & Identity homepage. My name is Michael Tunney, Director of the Office of Mission and Identity at Canisius College.
The Office of Mission & Identity promotes the deeper understanding and invites the active engagement of the entire Canisius College community, across all our faith traditions and human ideals, in living our university’s Catholic, Jesuit educational mission.
The words, images, and videos included on these pages are meant to inform and engage you in all the ways we live our educational mission. And our identity, because it is both Catholic and Jesuit, is positive, world-affirming, and universal.
As John Hurley, our first lay president at Canisius College observes, “It’s precisely because we are Catholic and Jesuit that we welcome people of all faiths to Canisius College.”
“Because we are Catholic and Jesuit, we are committed to the full search for truth in the world and to excellent and rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies programs.”
“Because we are Catholic and Jesuit, we seek to transform our students into men and women who are, yes, smart and successful, but also wise, compassionate, inspired, and more committed to the poor, to the defenseless and to the marginalized in the world.”
“And because we represent a host of faith traditions and human ideals, we work to help our students become more fully attuned to the movement of the Spirit in their lives.”
I hope you enjoy viewing these pages. God bless you! And God bless Canisius College!