Seneca raises funds to "Make a Difference"
President announces free tuition for 10 Syrian refugees
Toronto, September 17, 2015 – Seneca President David Agnew announced today that Seneca will fund the full tuition for 10 Syrian refugees coming to study at Seneca. The College will provide tuition for the credential of each individual’s choosing regardless of whether it is full- or part-time studies, a diploma, degree or certificate.
In his remarks, President Agnew spoke about the shared responsibility we all have in finding a way to help those in need — even when the crisis is happening so far from home. The announcement also reinforces Seneca’s commitment to fostering an environment that graduates not only successful professionals, but contributing global citizens.
The announcement was made at the “Make a Difference” fundraising event earlier today at Seneca@York, raising awareness for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and supporting the relief effort for refugees in Syria.
The one-day event was a cross-disciplinary collaboration between faculty and students featuring musical performances, illustrations, video presentations and a silent auction. It also included a special talk about the Syrian refugee crisis by Chris Houston from MSF.
At Newnham Campus donations were collected from the sale of Aveda products, discounted spa services, baked goods and books.
Donations in support of MSF’s relief effort can still be made online.