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#SenecaProud is a podcast dedicated to the multifaceted people that make up Seneca. It is co-produced by Seneca and Professor Pat Perdue. Read more about #SenecaProud Podcast

Fashion Business Management Students

Episode 10: Season finale

This episode follows graduating Fashion Business Management students to their end-of-year Fashion Industry Exchange and Leadership Development Capstone project where they team up with a fashion industry partner who challenges them to assist with a business dilemma or opportunity. Meet Professor Michel Côté and members of the RW&CO. senior leadership team as they share insights about the future of fashion retail.

Robert Waite

Episode 9: Robert Waite

Professor Robert Waite has advised two United States senators, the White House and corporate CEOs on both sides of the border. A leading authority on public relations (PR) and corporate communications, he teaches media and communications programs. In this episode, he shares some interesting moments in his 30-plus-year career, key skills necessary to be successful in PR today and what sets Seneca apart from universities.

Sumit Bhatia

Episode 8: Sumit Bhatia

In addition to teaching in the Interactive Media Design program, Professor Sumit Bhatia is Program Co-ordinator for the Game Art & Animation program. He is an industry leader in digital transformation, gamification and emerging technologies, working with Fortune 500 companies, large academic institutions and complex startups. In this episode, he talks about the gratification that comes from transforming passion for art and creation into a rewarding career.

Lorrisa Dilay

Episode 7: Lorrisa Dilay

Professor Lorrisa Dilay teaches in the Fashion Business and Fashion Business Management programs. Having worked with brands like the Bay, TJX Canada and Walmart, she shares her thoughts on how innovative programs like The Boutique and the third-year capstone project prepare students for a career in fashion. Bonus: mention this show at The Boutique and you can get a 20 per cent discount.

Martin Waxman

Episode 6: Martin Waxman

Professor Martin Waxman teaches in the Public Relations – Corporate Communications graduate certificate program. He has online courses on and LinkedIn Learning. In this episode, he discusses the specifics of Seneca’s program, the evolution of social media, how it’s potentially retracing the origins of public relations dating back to the 1920s, and last but not least, the curious relationship between public relations and Sigmund Freud.

Camie Condon

Episode 5: Camie Condon

Professor Camie Condon is Program Co-ordinator for the newly launched Crime & Intelligence Analysis honours bachelor degree program, the first such degree offered at an Ontario postsecondary institution. A former crime analyst, she shares insights on how analysts use social media to identify potential terrorist threats and how students can prepare careers both in law enforcement as well as the private sector.

David Agnew

Episode 4: President David Agnew

President David Agnew sits down for a conversation about exciting changes and development at Seneca, including the new Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (Building K) at Newnham Campus and Magna Hall at King Campus. He also discusses his own career path as well as the importance of interdisciplinary learning and crossing boundaries between programs to meet today’s employment needs.

Laura Cavanagh

Episode 3: Laura Cavanagh

Professor Laura Cavanagh shares her insights about the popular Behavioural Sciences program, its creation and success. A mom, clinician and published author of her book, Essentials of Understanding Psychology, she talks about scientific behavioural approach to happiness and gives her recommendations for podcasts and books that touch behavioural psychology.

Brian Bell

Episode 2: Brian Bell

Professor Brian Bell talks about one of Seneca’s newest programs, Business Analytics, and shares his sentiment on the amazing impact international students have on the Seneca community. As the new Chair of the School of Leadership & Human Resources, he opens up about what it means to be a professor at Seneca and what sets Seneca professors apart from faculty at other institutions. 

Amanda Cupido

Episode 1: Amanda Cupido

Professor Amanda Cupido teaches in the School of Media. In discussing her ideas behind designing the two courses she now teaches — Advanced Storytelling for Audio Platforms and Introduction to Integrated Newsroom — she shares her enthusiasm for teaching as well as the unique, challenging journeys her students undertake in learning how to navigate today’s media landscape. 

Pat Perdue

Welcome episode

Seneca has partnered with professor and podcasting expert Pat Perdue to launch the #SenecaProud podcast. Every other week, Perdue will speak to faculty from various campuses across the GTA and Peterborough to learn more about their professional background, the courses they teach and what makes them passionate about their work. Subscribe, download and join Perdue as he meets the inspiring professionals who make up the Seneca community.