Seneca continues its work to be the preferred partner for colleges and universities, offering innovative pathways for students in Ontario.
Continue to build an academic foundation and community capable of developing, delivering and sustaining high-quality programs
- Degrees launched in Behavioural Psychology, Community Mental Health, Healthcare Management and Marketing
- Graduate certificate program proposals approved for Global Hospitality Services Leadership, Advanced Accounting and Finance, Financial Technology and Chronic Disease Management
- Programs developed in Educational Support, Food Service Worker, Instructional Design and eLearning Developer
Expand partnerships and pathways with universities and other colleges
- New pathway agreements established at various credential levels with Arizona State University, Glendon College, International Management Institute Switzerland Ltd., Trent University, Western University and York University
Continue provincial leadership role with Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) and expand reach of the Centre for Research in Student Mobility
- Student-mobility-focused research proposals submitted to ONCAT, including a collaborative project with Ryerson and York universities
- Centre for Research in Student Mobility published The Changing Patterns of College-to-University Transfer: Examination of Ontario’s Graduate Satisfaction Survey 2007-2015, which describes provincial trends in college-to-university transfers using data from the Ontario college graduate satisfaction survey
2017-18 In Review: Community Outreach And New Partnerships
Record-breaking open houses
In April, August and November 2017, thousands of prospective students and their families and friends visited Newnham, Seneca@York, Markham, Jane and Peterborough campuses for Seneca’s Open House.
New partnerships established during Premier’s missions in China and Vietnam
President David Agnew signed seven new agreements as part of Premier Kathleen Wynne’s business mission to China and Vietnam in December 2017. Agreements were signed with postsecondary institutions in South China, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Saigon, Vinh Long and Shanghai.
Seneca partners with Indian institutions
In February 2018, President Agnew hosted the Indo-Canadian Seminar on Skills Development and Entrepreneurship in India and announced an expanded, long-term collaboration between Seneca and a number of higher education partners in India. The partnerships secured during this visit are focused on advanced skills, innovation and entrepreneurship.
During the visit, President Agnew also joined Science Minister Kirsty Duncan on a panel at the Canada-India Business Council Forum in Mumbai, representing the Canadian postsecondary community. He spoke on the important relationship between innovation and a highly-skilled workforce and the role of polytechnics in higher education.
Huawei Canada and Seneca win Markham Board of Trade Business Excellence Award
Huawei Canada, the global information and communications technology solutions provider, and Seneca received the Markham Board of Trade Business Excellence Award for Innovation. The award recognized the partnership that led to Seneca becoming the first Huawei Authorized Learning Partner in North America.
Strengthening ties with Belgium
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Seneca and Belgium’s Artevelde University College Ghent in March 2018, renewing a longstanding relationship dating back to 2001.
In recent years, students and faculty have participated in exchanges and virtual mobility projects between the two institutions. This was part of Belgium’s official state visit to strengthen academic and business ties with Canada.