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Applied Research 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.

Success Stories

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


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 monies from federal, provincial, and other grant agencies