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Winter 2020 Applied Research Sessions
Enhancing Applied Research at Seneca through Access to Advanced Computing Technologies
Through Seneca’s partnership with SOSCIP, researchers can access a wide range of cloud-based advanced computational, AI and data science technologies (IBM Watson and competing technologies, such as AWS). SOSCIP is an R&D consortium, which brings together industry partners and academic researchers from 15 institutions, including Seneca, and provides them with sophisticated advanced computing technologies and expertise to solve social, technical and business challenges across sectors.
On Thursday, January 30th at 10:00am, Dr. Andrew Jones, Manager of Operations and Partnership at SOSCIP will be presenting to interested researchers at Seneca about SOSCIP’s offering and recent updates to its platforms. Please join us in the Collaboration Forum at CITE (K2001) if you are interested in using advanced computing platforms for data science-based research.
Andrew Jones brings experience in medical research as well as business development related to academic-industry research partnerships and the development and support of highly-qualified personnel. At SOSCIP, Andrew continues to support leading research groups while helping Ontario-based businesses to innovate and remain competitive.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Newnham Campus, Room K2001 (Skype option available, please email email@example.com)
Internal Applied Research Showcase
The Internal Applied Research Showcase features an interactive, gallery-style showcase where faculty and students will speak about their projects. Stop by to network with Seneca faculty, staff and students to learn more about Applied Research activities at Seneca. All are welcome.
2019/20 Seneca Applied Research Fund Recipients
Congratulations to the 2019/20 Applied Research Fund (ARF) recipients!
Best Practice Guidelines for Pet Loss Support
Award Recipient: Angie Arora and Kirsti Clarida (FAAHS)
Industry/Community Partner(s): Pets Above
Elevating the Voices of Children and Youth in Care
Award Recipient: David Connolly (FAAHS)
Industry/Community Partner(s): Jen's Place
The Development, Implementation and Evaluation of an Online Gambling Self-Help Tutorial with Ontario Post-Secondary Students
Award Recipient: Farah Jindani (FAAHS)
Industry/Community Partner(s): Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Heat Pump and Photovoltaic Panels life cycle effect on Energy Models
Award Recipient: Filimon Tsionas and Kyle Valdock (FASET)
Industry/Community Partner(s): International Energy Research Center (IERC)
Analyzing Textile Waste
Award Recipient: Sabine Weber (FCAD)
Industry/Community Partner(s): Fashion Takes Action
NSERC Announces Funding to Support Life Sciences Applied Research at Seneca
On June 13, 2019 the Honourable Kristy Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport announced funding of over $73 million through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s College and Community Innovation Program and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation’s College-Industry Innovation Fund. These programs invest in R&D partnerships across Canada, between colleges and regional businesses, which provide training and skills development opportunities to students and enable businesses to grow. The funding also enables colleges to purchase specialized equipment to help businesses develop novel solutions to key challenges in their enterprises.
The funding announced last month was awarded through various competitive processes to colleges that actively engage with businesses on applied research, and which have demonstrated their ability to contribute to the innovation economy and grow their applied research capacity to meet industry needs. Included in the announcement was Seneca’s Applied Research Tools and Instruments (ARTI) Grant award of $130,000 which was used to purchase three pieces of specialized equipment meeting the needs of our applied research collaborators in the life sciences field...Read more
Local publication highlights the research done by Seneca research team on Experiences of LGBTTGNCQ+ Homeless Youth in York Region
Applied research projects build expertise
Tackling sports supplements and stabilizing medical conundrums
Students and faculty in the School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry are making important contributions to several applied research projects with external partners through Seneca’s office of Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Seneca receives $1 million from TD Ready Challenge
Toronto, Oct. 24, 2018 – Seneca has been named one of ten winners of the inaugural TD Ready Challenge presented by TD Bank Group.
Seneca will receive a $1-million grant from the TD Ready Challenge to deliver the TD-HELIX Transformation Initiative, which will focus on re-skilling mid-career professionals at risk of job loss due to disruptive changes in the labour market. Seneca is the only GTA-based postsecondary institution to receive the grant.
For more details:
- Announcement Release from TD Bank Group.
- Seneca news release about the TD-HELIX Transformation Initiative
Ontario colleges are on course for great IT jobs
Seneca is mentioned as one of the Ontario colleges that offer programs and courses in IT. Third-year Honours Bachelor of Technology – Software Development student Josh Mayers is quoted in the article. Josh has been a student research assistant (RA) with Seneca Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ARIE) on 2 applied research projects, with partners The Networking Effect and Wazzio.
New research partnership guides help smooth collaboration between businesses, post-secondary institutions
Halifax, Nova Scotia – Companies looking to build innovative technologies, capitalize on expertise and solve businesses challenges have new resources to help them work with Canada’s post-secondary institutions. Released by the Business/Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), the Guide to Research Partnerships with Canada’s Colleges and Polytechnics and Guide to Research Partnerships with Canada’s Universities outline the practical steps businesses can take to create mutually beneficial agreements with post-secondary institutions.New research partnership guides help smooth collaboration between businesses, post-secondary institutions
For more details, please reference: http://bher.ca/news/rpguides
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