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Au Large Legacy Society

Au Large: A timeless motto

More than 450 years ago, the French established a fort at the bottom of Bathurst Street, and the coureur de bois (runners of the forest) used it as a pushing-off place for their journeys to the interior.

Legend has it that the early morning tranquillity would be broken by the lead canoeist shouting a rallying cry of “Au Large”, which means “into the offing” or “most distant part of the sea in view”.

“Au Large” became the motto for Seneca, instilled by our founding president, William T. Newnham, as he and his fellow Ontario pioneers looked toward the distant sea of our future to help build Ontario for tomorrow. For all.

Seneca established the Au Large Legacy Society to celebrate and recognize individuals who have made provisions in their estate plans to provide a gift to Seneca to support students and programs. These gifts may take the form of bequests by naming Seneca in a will, life insurance, RRSP, RRIF or other charitable planned gifts. 

“My parents have always said education is something no one can take away from you. Education is the only way to go”.

Karnika Krishnan — Karnika is a Seneca grad; she and her husband Bala recently made a commitment to leave their entire estate to Seneca in their will, followed by a generous donation to establish an endowment award for students.

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Tan-Ling Yeung 416.491.5050 ext. 77191

Seneca's Legal name

Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology

Charitable Registration Number

10796 7168 RR0001