In this issue: Alum wins Premier's Award | Your digital copy of RED | Seneca 360 | Explore a career in HR | Specialisterne Canada is recruiting | Get involved | Alumni benefits
January 2019
Alum wins Premier's Award
We are delighted to announce that Seneca graduate Neil Hetherington was the 2018 recipient of the Premier's Award for Business. The prestigious award was presented by Dr. Merrillee Fullerton, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities at the annual Premier’s Awards gala on Nov. 26.

The Premier's Award recognizes Ontario college graduates who have made significant contributions to their communities and achieved excellence in their careers. Hetherington, chosen from 17 nominees, is the CEO of Daily Bread Food Bank — the largest food bank in Canada.

Alumni News and Stories
Check out your digital copy of RED
Seneca's alumni magazine, RED , tells the stories of the alumni, donors and volunteers who make us great.

In this issue, we celebrate Seneca’s exciting future, both on campus and through our proud alumni who are changing lives and the communities in which they live and work.

From an Instagram sensation to twins shaking up the special effects industry, you will get to know some of our exceptional graduates who are using their creativity to make their mark in the world.

Seneca 360 pairs students and non-profits
When Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir needed to revamp their website before competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, the Canadian ice dance darlings found an unlikely partner in Seneca.

The Virtue and Moir website was one of 11 pilot projects taken on by Seneca 360, a new initiative launched recently. It gives not-for-profit organizations access to a broad range of quality services provided by Seneca students and grads and overseen by professors. Its office is run by Catherine Brassard, Co-ordinator, and Professor Peter Moscone, Managing Director (pictured).

Programs and Beyond
Explore a career in human resources
The part-time Human Resources Management graduate certificate program is designed for people who wish to gain entry into the diverse field of HR or are currently working in the field and seeking career advancement. With an emphasis on communication, decision-making and job-related skills, graduates are prepared to work in all areas of Human Resources.
 
Students will also benefit from taking the two-day HRPA Comprehensive Knowledge Exam Prep Workshop (HRT900) that provides an overview of the nine functional dimensions tested on the exam.
Specialisterne Canada is recruiting!

Specialisterne Canada specializes in working with employers to hire people on the autism spectrum or others with similar neurodiverse* conditions. Presently, Specialisterne is recruiting for several roles with CIBC in Toronto.
 

The deadline to apply is January 28, 2019 .

Got a question? Email info@specialisterne.ca at any time.
 
* This opportunity is only available to individuals identifying as being neurodivergent, defined for this purpose as an individual on the autism spectrum, having ADHD/ADD, PDD-NOS, OCD, Learning disabilities and Anxiety diagnoses, or who face similar barriers to employment. 
Get Involved
Help us spread your kindness!

Thanks to many alumni who donated to the Feed to Succeed fund last December and to MBNA Canada's matching gift, 1,500 students will receive a Feed to Succeed care package to welcome them back to campus this month.

If you are interested in helping us distribute care packages to students on January 23, please email Seneca Advancement for more information.
Did you meet your valentine at Seneca? Are you and your spouse/special someone Seneca graduates? We want to hear from you!
 
To celebrate your love story, we’re mailing out pairs of heart-shaped, Seneca-branded keychains to our alumni couples. To get yours, use the hashtag #SenecaSweethearts or direct message us on Twitter or Instagram. You can also email your story to Seneca Alumni. Pictures are encouraged, but not required.
Alumni Benefits
Save more with TD Insurance.

As a Seneca graduate, you have privileged access to the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex program, which provides savings through lower preferred insurance rates.


Save on entertainment, shopping and travel with the Perkopolis Alumni Discount Program .