News and Events
2017 Seneca Applied Research Fund Now Accepting Applications
Proposals are now being accepted for the 2017 Seneca Applied Research Fund (ARF). The purpose of the fund is to support new and/or emerging applied research activities across the college in partnership with an industry and/or community partner. Through ARF, up to $12,000 is available for Seneca faculty to pursue applied research initiatives. Projects must demonstrate a clear value to an external partner and must create valuable experiential learning opportunities for student researchers.
The deadline to apply is Friday October 20th, 2017 at 4:00pm.
Additional details about ARF can be found on our Funding Opportunities page.
Fall 2017 Applied Research Information Sessions
Seneca ARI will host a series of applied research information sessions across Seneca's campuses during the Fall of 2017. 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.
All Seneca faculty and staff are welcome to attend any of the sessions below. Sessions are not limited to any specific faculties/schools etc.
Sept. 21, Newnham Campus, Room A3505 – 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 22, Seneca@York Campus, Room S1209 (Lower K) – 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 25, Markham Campus, Room M1000 – 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Sept 28, King Campus, Boardroom A – 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Sept 29th, Newnham Campuss, Room A4508 – 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 3, Seneca@York Campus, Room TEL1014 – 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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 contact email@example.com.
Support Seneca ARI and Seneca HELIX entries for William G. Davis Innovation Fund
In celebration of the college system’s 50th anniversary celebration, the William G. Davis Innovation Fund has been created to support innovative thinking and initiatives from artists, humanitarians, or entrepreneurs who want to leverage their college education to start an innovative project. Please visit the William G. Davis Innovation Fund website to vote online and support Seneca's own Marina Borges de Souza "Change the World - Change your Behaviour, Kim Ng "BEAUT" and Steven Bourne "Future Friendly Food". To vote online, please click here.
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.
Seneca ARI Recognizes Faculty, Student Research Assistants and Seneca HELIX Business Coaches
At the Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase on April 13/17, faculty, student research assistants and Seneca HELIX business coaches were recognized for their efforts and contribution to applied research and entrepreneurship at Seneca. For more information and a list of the recipients, please click here.
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To enquire about these events, please contact:
Applied Research and Innovation
416.491.5050 ext. 77900