Why it Matters:
Seneca’s graduates are in demand and always meet the evolving needs of industry and communities across Canada.
The growth of the King Campus will provide a necessary response to societal calls for more early childhood development professionals, diverse primary health care providers, community safety personnel and mental health practitioners, to name a few.
There are more than 3,100 King students who are involved in co-op placements at hospitals, daycare centres, long-term care facilities and social service agencies. The College works with community partners across York Region and the broader GTA, including United Way and Yellow Brick House.
Reaching Out to Learn More
In 2013 Nhi Luu, a student in the Nursing degree program, travelled to Jamicia as part a Seneca outreach project where professors and students helped address health care needs for individuals and families in a variety of settings, including health clinics, a home for teenage mothers, a HIV/AIDS centre and a cancer care institute. It was a life changing experience, and the kind of experience Seneca offers that helps to create caring professionals.
“The experience and insight I gained from this journey was like none other. Words cannot truly describe the essence of its entirety,” Nhi said.
“Like many of my colleagues, I took part in this outreach hoping to gain more clinical experience and improve my nursing skills. However, I gained so much more than that. Through my interactions with the people of Jamaica, I learned about their rich culture; their forms of artistic expression, spirituality and holiness, and their hopefulness and resilience. This experience has changed my perspectives in many aspects of life and nursing. It has allowed me to look at things under a more positive light.”