King Township Women of Influence Giving Circle
At the March 20, 2019 King Township Women of Influence Giving Circle Members Meeting, a sign recognizing the members' contributions to King Campus projects was revealed at Magna Hall.
2020 Impact Meeting
On June 24, 2020, the King Township Women of Influence Giving Circle members held their first virtual meeting since the pandemic began. The group met to see a demonstration of InStage’s virtual reality technology that supports students seeking to improve their job interview skills. InStage, a venture developed at HELIX, Seneca’s entrepreneurial hub, was the winner of a $10,000 grant from the Giving Circle last year. Even remotely, the Giving Circle continues to be a strong supporter of the King Campus community.
2019 Voting Meeting
On Nov. 26, 2019, members of the Giving Circle voted on four projects from various academic areas at King Campus. After much deliberation, they chose to support InStage, a virtual reality (VR) project aimed at improving public speaking.
The $10,000 grant provided by the Giving Circle will lead to the installation of specialized training units at King to allow students to recreate key interactions such as panel interviews and elevator pitches in a VR training simulation.
2019 Impact Meeting
Members of the Giving Circle gathered at King Campus on Oct. 16, 2019 to witness firsthand the impact of their generosity.
Thanks to a $10,000 gift from the Giving Circle the year before, the School of Nursing, led by Tania Killian, Experiential Learning Facilitator, purchased virtual reality headsets and cameras to help faculty deliver education in a different way. The new equipment allows skills techniques and demonstrations to be recorded enhancing experiential learning for students.
The equipment not only assists students in the nursing labs, but can be used by other programs as well leading to many cross-disciplinary collaborations at King Campus. For example, Seneca's Veterinary Technician and Nursing programs are working together to film surgeries so students from both programs can observe surgical procedures and techniques that they may not be able to experience firsthand.
2018 Voting Meeting
On Nov. 21, 2018, members of the King Township Women of Influence Giving Circle met at Magna Hall to hear presentations from teams at Seneca who were pitching for the opportunity to win $10,000 for their project.
The winner was Tania Killian, Nursing Professor with her pitch for Virtual Reality equipment to enhance the learning experience of students. This equipment not only will assist students in the nursing labs but can be used by all students to simulate the professional environment prior in preparation for real life scenarios.
2018 Inaugural Impact Meeting
On June 4, 2018, members of the King Township Women of Influence Giving Circle gathered at the School of Animal Health at King Campus to see firsthand the impact of their generosity.
Thanks to a $10,000 gift from the Giving Circle the year before, the School of Animal Health purchased two horse model simulators that allow students to practice skills and techniques prior to being required to draw blood from a live animal.
2017 Inaugural Voting Meeting
On June 22, 2017, members of the King Township Women of Influence Giving Circle voted on pitches for funding from three Seneca teams at the inaugural meeting.
Representatives from The Forest School, Financial Aid and Veterinary Technician presented projects to be considered for support. Members of the Giving Circle selected the ‘Pain Free Practice’ project from the Veterinary Technician program, awarding the School of Animal Health $10,000 in funding.