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2018 Seneca Applied Research Fund Recipients

Eco-Friendly, Automatic Equine Water Trough System 

Award Recipient: Agnieszka Stopka (FASET) 

Industry/Community Partner(s): Lenka Equestrian Centre 

Multi-Satellite Soil Moisture Analysis Tool 

Award Recipient: Alireza Mahmoodi (FASET) 

Industry/Community Partner(s): Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) 

Heat Map Tool of Independent Eye Care Professionals 

Award Recipient: Margaret Osborne (Seneca Business) 

Industry/Community Partner(s): Vision Advantage Optical 

The Biomechanical Analysis of Female Nurses Lifting Techniques in Order to Prevent Injury 

Award Recipient: Tania Killian and Sandra Da Rocha (FAAHS)  

Industry/Community Partner(s): Kathie Sharkey Kinesiology Services and Mark Rocca 

Analysis of Factors that Influence Financial Literacy of Millennials in Canada 

Award Recipeint: Varinder Gill (Seneca Business) 

Industry/Community Partner(s): Fintelligence - Trumpet Media Canada Inc., Prosper Canada, and ABC Guys 

Seneca receives $1 million from TD Ready Challenge

Toronto, Oct. 24, 2018 – Seneca has been named one of ten winners of the inaugural TD Ready Challenge presented by TD Bank Group.

Seneca will receive a $1-million grant from the TD Ready Challenge to deliver the TD-HELIX Transformation Initiative, which will focus on re-skilling mid-career professionals at risk of job loss due to disruptive changes in the labour market. Seneca is the only GTA-based postsecondary institution to receive the grant.


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Ontario colleges are on course for great IT jobs

Seneca is mentioned as one of the Ontario colleges that offer programs and courses in IT. Third-year Honours Bachelor of Technology – Software Development student Josh Mayers is quoted in the article. Josh has been a student research assistant (RA) with Seneca Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ARIE) on 2 applied research projects, with partners The Networking Effect and Wazzio.  

Fall 2018 Applied Research Sessions 


Applied Research Faculty Peer to Peer Sessions

Faculty will hear from colleagues about their applied research experiences and network with each other to explore new opportunities.

Date Time Campus  Room 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Speaker: Raghad Kamel

2:00pm - 3:00pm  Newnham  C3055
Thursday, November 8, 2018 Speakers: Sarah Dunkel-Jackson and Jo Gomes 2:00pm - 3:00pm  King  GH 2136
Friday, November 9, 2018      Speaker: Lesley Rutledge 10:00am - 11:00am  Seneca@York DB 1014

Internal Applied Research Showcase

The Internal Applied Research Showcase features an interactive, gallery-style showcase and a presenter corner where faculty and students will speak about their projects. Stop by to network with Seneca faculty, staff and students to learn more about Applied Research activities at Seneca. All are welcome. 

Date Time  Campus Room

Wednesday, November 21, 2018  

12:00pm - 2:30pm  Seneca@York Lower Kaleidoscope Room (S1209)
Winter 2019  TBA




Applied Research Information Sessions                                                                               

Come learn about applied research at Seneca and meet members of the Seneca ARIE Applied Research team. These interactive sessions, targeted at faculty new to doing research at Seneca, will focus on what applied research is, how to engage in applied research, and what supports Seneca has available for faculty, including our Applied Research Fund (ARF).

All Information Sessions for Fall 2018 have been concluded.  Session dates for Winter 2019 to be announced. 

New research partnership guides help smooth collaboration between businesses, post-secondary institutions

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Companies looking to build innovative technologies, capitalize on expertise and solve businesses challenges have new resources to help them work with Canada’s post-secondary institutions. Released by the Business/Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), the Guide to Research Partnerships with Canada’s Colleges and Polytechnics and Guide to Research Partnerships with Canada’s Universities outline the practical steps businesses can take to create mutually beneficial agreements with post-secondary institutions.New research partnership guides help smooth collaboration between businesses, post-secondary institutions

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