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Fall 2019 Applied Research Sessions

Applied Research Fundamentals and Experiences

Come and learn more about applied research at Seneca, brainstorm on research opportunities and network with like-minded colleagues.

Date Time Campus Room
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 *
Skype-in option available. Please email for more information.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Newnham K2001

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.

Call for exhibitors 

Faculty (or their students) who are interested to have a display at the Seneca@York Internal Showcase should email their name, course name, their choice of display type, and a brief (one paragraph maximum) description of the project(s) to by Friday October 18, 2019 5:00pm.  

Date Time Campus Room
Wednesday November 27, 2019 12:00pm - 2:30pm Seneca@York Lower Kaleidoscope Room (S1209)
Winter 2020 TBA Newnham

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.

2018 Seneca Applied Research Fund Recipients

Eco-Friendly, Automatic Equine Water Trough System

Award Recipient: Agnieszka Stopka (FASET)

Industry/Community Partner(s): Lenka Equestrian Centre

Heat Map Tool of Independent Eye Care Professionals

Award Recipient: Margaret Osborne (Seneca Business)

Industry/Community Partner(s): Vision Advantage Optical

The Biomechanical Analysis of Female Nurses Lifting Techniques in Order to Prevent Injury

Award Recipient: Tania Killian and Sandra Da Rocha (FAAHS)

Industry/Community Partner(s): Kathie Sharkey Kinesiology Services and Mark Rocca

Analysis of Factors that Influence Financial Literacy of Millennials in Canada

Award Recipeint: Varinder Gill(Seneca Business)

Industry/Community Partner(s): Fintelligence - Trumpet Media Canada Inc., Prosper Canada, and ABC Guys

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.

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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

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