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 Our Projects


Applied research 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

Discovery of best stabilizing agents for lyophilized enzyme and antibody reagents in long-term room temperature storage conditions

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Ottawa-based Evik Diagnostics manufactures lyophilized/freeze-dried reagents for a large US environmental testing company. They are now ramping up pilot manufacturing to support entry to other export markets, including Canada. Through this project, Evik will collaborate with Dr. Frank Merante and student research assistants from Seneca’s School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry...more

A non-invasive Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) molecular diagnostic procedure to detect Helicobacter Pylori

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Spartan Bioscience is a leading biotechnology company located in Ottawa, ON, which develops point-of-care medical device platforms for DNA diagnostics. Through this collaboration with Dr. Frank Merante from Seneca’s School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry...more

Utilizing Machine Learning Techniques to Understand Connectivity and Usage Patterns for Improved Online Contact Search

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The Networking Effect (TNE) is an all-in-one e-tool that supports connectivity and the building of business relationships. It lets individuals and organizations develop, grow and manage their business network quickly and easily. More than just a database of business cards, TNE’s goal is to go beyond traditional services such as LinkedIn with a much stronger focus on business, and even personal, interests and goals...more

Development of Cyber Intelligence Framework for Monitoring and Detecting Abnormal Computing Resource Utilization

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J-SAS Inc., a software development company located in Mississauga, ON, is collaborating with Dr. Lisa Li from Seneca’s School of Information and Communication Technology to develop a comprehensive architecture for their proprietary product ProtechSuite. ProtechSuite is a cybersecurity platform that will offer IT professionals a holistic insight into the enterprise security health...more

Query-based legal information retrieval system

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Clausehound has developed a cloud-based, legal document-drafting product for small businesses, which provides them with a lower-cost alternative to traditional legal providers. They have engaged Dr. Elnaz Delpisheh from Seneca’s School of Information and Communication Technology to advance the company’s query extraction & retrieval technology...more

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Development of a Cognitive Module to Enable Medical Confidence Workflow

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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

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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

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Click here to see some of our past applied research projects.