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2020 Stories

Paulo Meneghel

Sept. 18, 2020

HELIXers in the ACCELERATION Strand are getting a helping hand in their entrepreneurial and startup journeys thanks to relief funding.


Afro Women and Youth Foundation

Sept. 16, 2020

The CIBC Innovators Fund has extended financial assistance to eight HELIX ventures to support them in their work to help Canadians overcome financial and societal barriers.


Magna Hall

Aug. 17, 2020

Canadian auto parts giant Magna International Inc. has shifted gears in the wake of a global pandemic to making masks, face shields, covers and gowns.


Grand and Toy

July 21, 2020

Grand & Toy made a generous donation of 25 refreshed laptops to support students’ online learning in the Academic Upgrading and Youth to Postsecondary programs at Seneca.


Seneca professors

July 9, 2020

Prof. Harry Singh is helping students succeed by establishing a new financial award to support learners in Seneca’s Paralegal, Law Clerk and Office Administration – Legal programs.


InStage virtual reality mock interview

July 9, 2020

Seneca’s Career Recharge, presented by TD, has partnered with HELIX venture InStage to offer participants the opportunity to watch a live virtual reality mock interview from home — free of charge.


May 14, 2020

Coffee retailer Arkaika is just one of 127 ventures pitched into HELIX that was supported by a recent financial contribution from Vretta — a multi-award winning, Toronto-based, education technology company.


May 7, 2020

As the world faces the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19, the Seneca community stepped up and found ways to help support healthcare, essential businesses and other services.  


Jackie Goldman, Seneca graduate and Senior Vice-President, Total Rewards, CIBC

April 17, 2020

Jackie Goldman is a Seneca graduate and Senior Vice-President, Total Rewards, at CIBC. The bank recently contributed to Seneca’s efforts in helping students overcome barriers to their education and employment.


Jan. 17, 2020

Seneca graduate Dan Kagan has given back to Seneca in many ways, including as a volunteer, guest speaker, alumni mentor and, most recently, as donor to HELIX.

2019 Stories

Dec. 11, 2019

John Bitove Jr., founder of the Toronto Raptors, recently retraced the journey of how he secured Canada’s first National Basketball Association team during a HELIX Speaker Series event.


Dec. 2, 2019

Hundreds of Seneca students from five academic programs will soon benefit from a new photo styling lab thanks to generous employee donations.


Nov. 28, 2019

A virtual reality (VR) project aimed at improving public speaking won this year's King Township Women of Influence Giving Circle $10,000 grant.


Nov. 22, 2019

The KPMG Foundation is contributing to Seneca 360 in order to support the next generation of consulting professionals.


Christian Navarro

Nov. 5, 2019

Entrepreneur Christian Navarro is giving back to HELIX, Seneca’s on-campus business incubation hub, which provided support as he developed his business venture.


Seneca President David Agnew sitting with  Youth to Postsecondary (Y2P) project at Seneca participants

October 31, 2019

The Peter Gilgan Foundation has renewed its support of the Youth to Postsecondary (Y2P) education program offered at Seneca’s Yorkgate Campus for a second year.


King Township Women of Influence Giving Circle meeting

October 21, 2019

Members of the King Township Women of Influence Giving Circle gathered at King Campus on Wednesday, Oct. 16 to witness firsthand the impact of their generosity.


Bala and Karnika Krishnan

October 10, 2019

Bala and Karnika Krishnan recently made a commitment to leave their entire estate to Seneca in their will. In addition, the couple has made a generous donation to establish an endowment award for students.


Johnson & Johnson vision

October 4, 2019

Johnson & Johnson Vision is committed to helping the nearly 285 million people around the world who face vision impairment.


Support from industry helps Seneca’s fire protection

September 12, 2019

Support from industry helps Seneca’s fire protection students learn and train on the most up-to-date equipment, have access to industry experts and prepare to enter the workforce.


Support from industry helps Seneca’s fire protection

September 9, 2019

As Seneca students prepare to graduate and make a big splash in the world of work, they need to be prepared. That means having a polished resume, practiced interview skills and the right attire for those big job interviews.


Seneca’s new Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship is home to HELIX

August 15, 2019

Seneca’s new Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship is home to HELIX, an on-campus incubator that helps aspiring entrepreneurs develop business ideas and collaborate with like-minded innovators.


How to Recharge your Career

June 28, 2019

Tamara Goddard may have a sweet tooth but thanks to the new Seneca-TD Career Recharge initiative, she now has a sweet career.


Seneca’s long partnership with Vretta

June 22, 2019

Seneca’s nearly decade-long partnership with Vretta is bearing further fruit. The award-winning education technology company based in Toronto has made a financial contribution to Seneca’s on-campus incubator HELIX.


vision of the future

May 14, 2019

Seneca has the largest postsecondary opticianry program in Canada, with 120 students registered annually, ranging from high school and university graduates to mid-career professionals and newcomers to Canada.

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