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Cross-Disciplinary, Experiential And Flexible Learning

Every Seneca program embeds cross-disciplinary learning, experiential learning opportunities and flexible learning options that enable students to access courses offered in the day and evening, in person and online.

2017-18 Initiatives

Increase flexible delivery options across all Seneca programs

  • New online courses launched through the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training and made available on the eCampus OntarioLearn online portal, providing learners with access to additional course options province-wide.

2017-18 In Review: Student And Program Excellence

Mechatronics students celebrated

In April 2017, Seneca and Siemens Canada celebrated the accomplishments of the first group of students to complete the Siemens Mechatronics Certification. Students were presented with their certificates by Dr. Tom Murad, Head of Siemens Canada’s Engineering and Technology Academy.

Showcasing research

In April 2017, the annual Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase took place at Newnham Campus. The interactive, gallery-style event highlighted the recent findings and ongoing studies of over 30 researchers and HELIX participants who worked in collaboration with various community partners.

New HELIX Summer Institute a hit

The first-ever HELIX Summer Institute, an intensive two-week boot camp for entrepreneurs, was held in August 2017. The program was a collaboration among Seneca, Markham Stouffville Hospital and the IBM Innovation Space at the Markham Convergence Centre. It drew more than 40 participants, including 16 from India and Brazil.

School of Media recognized at broadcast educators conference

Students from the School of Media were celebrated at the annual Broadcast Educators Association of Canada conference. Emily Zupnik was recognized for her podcast/current affairs show, A Place Called Home, and Alexa Chanelle Lauzon for her short feature/documentary, The Sapphire Ring. Alexa was also the recipient of the President’s Award for Audio.

Students help bring animated series to life

A collaboration between the School of Creative Arts and Animation and the Canadian Film Centre MEDIA LAB produced a pilot for a virtual reality animated series. Thirteen Seneca students and faculty worked on the pilot for the program, Yumi and Boom, which aims to teach young people about mindfulness and self-regulation by interacting with the characters.

Floral Design student recognized at international competition

Jiseon Yun was among 830 global floral design students who participated in the American Institute of Floral Designers’ annual Student Floral Design Competition in Seattle, Washington. Jiseon was awarded first place for interpretive design and tied for third place for designs for sympathy.

Aviation student named top amateur pilot

Honours Bachelor of Aviation Technology student Liam Cohen was named winner of the 2017 Webster Memorial Trophy Competition, which is considered one of Canada’s most prestigious events for amateur aviators. This marks the sixth time a Seneca Aviation student has won the trophy, which is on display at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.

Advertising students grip victory

Seneca students were crowned winners of the annual Orange Juicer competition held by ad agency Grip Limited. They placed first over 23 teams from various college and university advertising programs.

Pitching a case challenge for Grip’s client, Honda Canada, all six members of the team have been granted interviews for paid positions with Grip’s apprenticeship program. Team members included: Jessica Ash, Sarah Campbell, Jonathan Dawe, Kamila Gililova, Blair McAndrew and Lucas S. Ribeiro.

Seneca students win 2018 VOICES competition

Public Relations – Corporate Communications students Sierra DiBiase and Brian Philips took first and second place, respectively, at the 2018 VOICES competition in March 2018.

VOICES offers students a competitive forum to learn how to deliver an engaging speech and includes public relations, advertising, business and marketing students from Georgian, Centennial, Humber and Seneca.