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2017 ARIE Showcase

The following is a list of news and events related to Seneca ARI as well as applied research that ARI believes may be of interest to the Seneca community.

Please check back regularly for updates and new opportunities. 

Seneca Open Source Researcher's $1-million Grant Renewed for Five Years

With funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Seneca Professor Chris Tyler will build on five years as an Industrial Research Chair for Colleges (IRCC) with expanded research into open source software that can run on low-energy, high-performance computers.

"This $1 million five-year grant recognizes Seneca's expertise and acknowledges the success of the first five years with Chris Tyler as an Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in open source technology for emerging platforms," said David Agnew, Seneca President. "The next phase of this business-focused applied research program will provide an opportunity for additional Seneca faculty and students to work with new industry partners on applications for low-energy computer technology."

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Seneca HELIX Summer Institute Launching August 2017 at the Seneca@York Campus

Seneca HELIX is now accepting applications to its Summer Institute. The HELIX SUMMER INSTITUTE is a new, two-week intensive innovation boot-camp launching this August at Seneca@York. In just two weeks you’ll develop your entrepreneurship skills and gain experience working with real clients on real business problems. You’ll also have access to some of the best mentors in innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. Details about the Summer Institute and how to apply can be found on the Seneca HELIX website.

The Government of Canada Invests in Innovative Partnerships Between Colleges and Businesses

The Government of Canada recognizes that colleges play a valuable role in research and innovation in Canada. Strong ties with their communities place colleges in a unique position to collaborate with local companies to develop innovations that strengthen economic growth and create new quality jobs that help support a vibrant middle class. It was announced on May 2nd, 2017 that there will be $37.4 million in new funding for 37 projects at colleges, institutes and CEGEPs across Canada to support applied research and development activities with industry partners. For more information, click here.

Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase (Apr. 13/17)

Seneca hosted its first annual Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase on April 13th in the Great Hall at the Newnham Campus. The 1/2-day event featured a keynote, panel presentations and an interactive, gallery-style showcase of our current projects. Thank you to all faculty, staff, students, industry and community partners, funders and others that attended our showcase event and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Open source goes beyond coding for Seneca students


Forget competition. In the world of open source, it's about collaboration and free, as in freedom. Just ask Henrique Salvadori Coelho and Matthew Welke, Computer Programming and Analysis students at Seneca College...more

Applied Research Fund Recipients Honoured (Nov. 8/16)

Seneca Applied Research & Innovation announced and recognized the Fall 2016 Applied Research Fund (ARF) recipients.The faculty awarded the ARF included Sabine Weber, Shannon Blake, Samky Mak, Frank Merante and Jo Gomes.


Applied Research Information Sessions

 ARI hosted a series of interactive information sessions across Seneca's campuses during the Fall of 2016. Sessions focus on what is applied research, what sort of resources are available to support faculty interested in doing research, and how to get involved.

Dates for upcoming sessions will be posted as they become available.

Note - these information sessions are for internal Seneca participants only. If you are from an industry and/or community partner and interested in learning more about Applied Research at Seneca, please fill in our EOI form or contact

Contact Information

To enquire about these events, please contact:
Applied Research and Innovation
416.491.5050 ext. 77900