When Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir needed to revamp their website before competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, the Canadian ice dance darlings found an unlikely partner in Seneca.
Enter Wilson Kwong, a student in the Computer Engineering Technology program, and his professor, Peter Moscone, who had collaborated with the figure skating gold medallists previously.
The arrangement was simple: Seneca paid Kwong for his work, which was overseen by Moscone, and a few months later Virtue and Moir launched their new website at no cost to them.
“It went live and it has been seen by people from around the world. It’s pretty amazing,” said Kwong, who didn’t follow figure skating and had no idea who Virtue and Moir were at the time. “It was my first project and because of that experience, I’m currently working for an IT consulting company. And I’m still just a student — I haven’t graduated yet!”