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New research partnership guides help smooth collaboration between businesses, post-secondary institutions

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Companies looking to build innovative technologies, capitalize on expertise and solve businesses challenges have new resources to help them work with Canada’s post-secondary institutions. Released by the Business/Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), and outline the practical steps businesses can take to create mutually beneficial agreements with post-secondary institutions.

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Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation - Connection Grants

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has launched a new tri-agency program, which invites proposals from applicants affiliated with First Nations, Métis and Inuit not-for-profit organizations, as well as with other not-for-profit organizations or Canadian postsecondary institutions (including colleges) in any discipline.

The initiative will support short-term targeted interdisciplinary events, outreach activities and position papers to help guide new ways of engaging in research by and with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. This will include holistic, interdisciplinary and distinctions-based approaches that are transformative and contribute to reconciliation. These Connection Grants are valued at up to $50,000 for six months, with the possibility of a six-month extension. The leadership and governance of all proposed projects must involve the participation of First Nations, Métis or Inuit communities.  Applications are due September 6, 2018 (8:00 p.m. Eastern). ARIE can support Seneca faculty who are interested in pursuing this research opportunity.  Faculty should advise ARIE ASAP if they have interest in this program, with copy to their Academic Chair.


2017/18 Seneca Applied Research Fund Recipients Announced

On April 19th, 2018, at our Annual Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase, we announced the award recipients for our 2017/18 Seneca Applied Research Fund (ARF).

Improving Community Integration for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Reducing Challenging Behaviour and Enhancing Skills

Award Recipient: Sarah Dunkel-Jackson (FAAHS)

Community Partner: Geneva Centre for Autism

Geneva Centre for Autism, based in Toronto, offers treatment options for children, youth, and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as they transition into contributing, community members. In collaboration with Dr. Sarah Dunkel-Jackson, research assistants from Seneca’s Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology program will develop innovative, evidence-based interventions that promote skill acquisition and challenging behaviour reduction for youth and adults with ASD who participate in the community...more

WeShare Housing Preliminary Research Project

Award Recipient: Jane Haddad (Seneca Business)

Community Partner: NeighbourLink North York

NeighbourLink is partnering with Professor Jane Haddad from Seneca Business, to look into the housing needs of these two groups in the North York region. The findings will be used to plan the pilot project to match seniors living in their homes and who need assistance with the day to day challenges, with women seeking affordable housing in the communities in which they study or work...more

Benefits of Hypnosis & Sound Therapy in Reducing Career Anxiety

Award Recipient: Charmaine Johnson (FCAD)

Community Partner: Career Professionals of Canada

Career Professionals of Canada (CPC) is a volunteer-driven national organization of career practitioners that provides tools and assistance to those who help Canadians seeking employment and developing their careers. The unique stresses of the job search is known to produce mood and anxiety disorders. However, the cost and the months necessary to receive mental health services often make these services out of reach for those who are job hunting. In order to provide their members with leading edge tools to assist Canadians during career development, CPC has partnered with Charmaine Johnson in the School of School of Media at Seneca College to provide hypnosis delivered by video conferencing as a method to reduce and manage anxiety of the job hunt...more


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