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 Our Projects


ARI projects involve research activities across a wide range of sectors including Aviation, Animation, Applied Health and Life Sciences, and Information and Communications Technology.

Many of these projects are funded by federal and provincial agencies including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) as well as contributions from industry and community partners.

Quick Facts (FY15-16)

90 - Total Number of ARI Activities (Applied Research Projects, Activities, Seminars)

40 - Funded Applied Research Projects

61 - Industry/Community Partners engaged in projects

34 - Faculty engaged in projects

87 - Students engaged in projects

$1,604,702 - Research funding obtained from federal, provincial, and other grant agencies

Our Active Projects

Development of a Cognitive Module to Enable Medical Confidence Workflow

Medical Confidence

Medical Confidence, a Canadian healthcare navigation provider based in Richmond Hill, ON, has a mission to EMPOWER healthcare consumers so that individuals have information and access to ideal physician specialists when they need it the most. Working with Medical Confidence, individuals use the Canadian healthcare system to its full potential...more

Development of a B2B SAAS Platform to Provide Telecom Costs Reduction Analytics


Toronto-based Costek helps its clients optimize their telecom services whilst reducing their overall spending. Through engaging with Costek, customers are provided with leading edge analytics resulting in telecom cost reduction and an increase in service efficiency...more

2016 Seneca Applied Research Fund Recipients

Changing Consumer Behavior to Fashion Consumption and Disposal through Education

Professor Sabine Weber and her student research team from the School of Fashion, Fashion Business program, are working with Textile Waste Diversion Inc....more

An Exploration of the Effects of Community Arts on Street-involved Adults

Professor Shannon Blake and her research team from the School of English Liberal Studies, including Dr. Belinda Huang and Dr. Anna Ainsworth, and student research assistants, are working with Sanctuary Toronto...more

Measuring the Impact of Financial Cybercrime on Canadians

Professor Samky Mak and his student research team from the School of Accounting & Financial Services (SAS) are working in collaboration with the Knowledge Flow Cyber Safety Foundation...more

Mitochondrial Intervention and Metabolomic Analysis of Human Sweat

Professor Frank Merante from the School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry, in collaboration with Mitronite Inc....more

Experiences of the LGBTTGNCQ Homeless Youth in York Region

Professor Jo Gomes and her co-researchers Bryan Noble, Nancy Sylvain, Phillip Jang, Maureen Bornbaum, and Alexander Minnelli from the School of Community Services in the Faculty of Applied Arts and Health Sciences, in collaboration with 360 Degree Kids...more

Externally Funded Projects

App takes pilot training to new heights

Students from the School of Information and Communications Technology and School of Aviation worked closely with NAV CANADA to produce a proof-of-concept VFR Phraseology Training Tool...more

Coding tool turns web users into creators

Within the School of Information and Communications Technology is Seneca's Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT). One of their most recent projects is with Mozilla on the web content creation tool Thimble...more

Dogs prove great reading buddies

Students from the School of Early Childhood Development partnered with the Hospital for Sick Children to research the use of therapy dogs for a specialized reading program...more

Lasers pave the way in fashion innovation

Seneca's School of Fashion collaborated with Trotec Laser Canada Inc. to explore applications for laser etching in fashion apparel and accessories production...more