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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.
For more details:
- AnnouncementRelease 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.
Fall 2018 Applied Research Sessions
Applied Research Faculty Peer to Peer Sessions
Faculty will hear from colleagues about their applied research experiences and network with each other to explore new opportunities.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
|2:00pm - 3:00pm||Newnham||C3055|
|Thursday, November 8, 2018
Speakers: Sarah Dunkel-Jackson and Jo Gomes
|2:00pm - 3:00pm||King||GH 2136|
|Friday, November 9, 2018
Speaker: Lesley Rutledge
|10:00am - 11:00am||Seneca@York||DB 1014|
Internal Applied Research Showcase
The Internal Applied Research Showcase features an interactive, gallery-style showcase and a presenter corner 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.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
|12:00pm - 2:30pm||Seneca@York||Lower Kaleidoscope Room (S1209)|
Applied Research Information Sessions
Come learn about applied research at Seneca and meet members of the Seneca ARIE Applied Research team. These interactive sessions, targeted at faculty new to doing research at Seneca, will focus on what applied research is, how to engage in applied research, and what supports Seneca has available for faculty, including our Applied Research Fund (ARF).
All Information Sessions for Fall 2018 have been concluded. Session dates for Winter 2019to be announced.
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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