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We Love Our Students Month

We Love Our Students month in February is part of Seneca’s year-round Campaign for Students employee giving initiative.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Campaign for Students and with it, an opportunity for Seneca employees to impact a student’s life like never before.

Our students continue to grapple with the fallout of COVID-19 and we are asking every Seneca employee to make a special contribution to the COVID-19 Relief Support bursary.

This year, our goal is to raise $175,000 by Friday, Feb. 26, to support students whose loss of employment and family support networks are making them even more vulnerable to not being able to complete their post-secondary education that can change their lives.

There is no better way to celebrate a decade of employee generosity and student appreciation than by donating to the COVID-19 Relief Support bursary during We Love Our Students month. 

Thank you for your generosity.

Ways to Give


Employee Cabinet

The cabinet is composed of representatives from across Seneca who became involved in fundraising and promote giving and the culture of philanthropy among their colleagues. 


  • Jason Cousins
    Manager, Technical Services & Interactive Technology
  • Shazeela Nabi
    Student Life Co-Ordinator, Student Services

Immediate Past Co-Chair

  • Kate Collins
    Project Manager, HELIX


  • David Agnew
    President, Seneca
  • Krisha Amin
    President, Seneca Student Federation
  • Amanda Barnes
    Manager, Financial Aid
  • Nadia Bedok
    Professor, Seneca Business
  • Rose Caruso
    Professor, School of English & Liberal Studies
  • Carman Dang
    International Admissions Advisor, Registrar
  • Paula Echeveste
    Sustainability Supervisor, Sustainable Seneca
  • Azhar Laher
    Professor, School of Leadership & HR
  • Lynne McMullen
    Director, Strategic Partnerships
  • Peter Moscone
    Professor, School of Electronics & Mechanical Engineering
  • Maurice Platero
    Professor, Seneca Business
  • Jin Ro
    Support Services Officer, Faculty of Arts
  • Michelle Smith
    Office Co-ordinator,  Faculty of Continuing Education
  • Karishma Vaz
    Professional Development Specialist, HR-Leadership



Frequently Asked Questions

Every dollar you give goes directly to supporting our students. Donor funds are never spent on administrative costs or expenses.

The choice is completely yours, and there are many options. For example, you can direct your gift to the Campaign for Students Endowment that funds bursaries for students in each faculty. Other options include the student experience fund, areas of greatest need or various named awards. View the full description of available fund designations.

Yes. Tax receipts issued for all donations of $20 and above. For online donations, a tax receipt will be generated and emailed to you.  A tax receipt will be mailed for all donations received by cash or cheque. All payroll donations will be reflected in Box 46 of your T4 tax slip.

Yes. You can opt out of any public recognition for your contribution. For instructions on how to remain anonymous, please email Shannon Gaskell or call at ext. 77771.

Student Testimonials

Sharifa Sidhu

I am grateful that there are donors that give to students, like me. As a new mom, I was able to use my parental leave as an opportunity to network, volunteer and participate in specific early childhood education workshops. This award assisted me in being able to access those opportunities that I would otherwise be struggling to fund. Thank you again for supporting me in my future aspirations.

- Sharifa Sidhu, Bachelors of Child Development

Irtaza Shah

Growing up in a Toronto Community Housing residence, the struggle to make ends meet were constantly there; therefore, this award means a lot. Thanks to your generosity, I can now afford to purchase the Adobe Creative Cloud program in order to complete my portfolio and begin searching for a job in my field. This award is more income than I make in one month of working as an on-call security guard. Thank you so much.

- Irtaza Shah, Interactive Media Design

Orly Sharma

I am truly thankful for receiving this award. Seneca has supported me since the very beginning of my studies and has given me a lot of encouragement, even in difficult times. It was not easy for me to go back to school while juggling full-time work, raising and educating my three children and putting nursing studies among my first priorities. Thank you again for the outreach and support you have provided.

- Orly Sharma, Practical Nursing

Contact Us

Campaign Inquiries

Shannon Gaskell 416.491.5050 ext. 77771

Charitable Registration Number

10796 7168 RR0001

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