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Annual Report 2012–13

Message from the Board Chair and President

This year marked many firsts for us – our first-ever and highly successful student fundraising campaign, the launch of a new ERP system across the College and record enrolment.

Informed by months of consultations with our students, employees and external stakeholders, we also introduced our new Strategic and Academic plans. Our commitments to great teaching and learning, great student experiences and great foundations are all driven by our commitment to our students.

The exciting and innovative directions set out in these plans are being put into action across the College. From embedding a new set of core literacies in all of our programs to developing a new international education strategy to providing our students with integrated services to enhance their experience at Seneca, work is underway across all faculties and departments to deliver on our ambitious plans.

As part of an ongoing conversation with the provincial government about Seneca’s role as a leading college in Ontario, the College published a Strategic Mandate Agreement articulating our mandate, vision and priority objectives. This document outlines how we will continue to be a leader in innovative programming, technology-enabled education, workplace-based learning opportunities and pathways to and from our partner postsecondary institutions.

Key to our ability to continue to offer high quality, career-relevant programs is the renewal and expansion of our infrastructure and facilities. Work is underway to support the revitalization and expansion of our King Campus and the construction of a new School of Aviation facility in Peterborough.

The accomplishments of this year and the groundwork for our way forward are achieved by the commitment of many.

We thank our partners in post-secondary education, government, industry and the community for their support and counsel.

We thank our committed faculty and staff who inspire our students and keep us closely linked to our communities and employers.

Finally, we thank our students. They contribute each day to making Seneca an exciting place to be. Whether they come from next door or around the world, they bring an irreplaceable energy and an incredible diversity to Seneca.

It’s a great time to be at Seneca.

Bill Hogarth
Chair, Board of Governors

David Agnew