In this issue: New alumni video | Celebrating 50 years in aviation | HELIX showcase | New degree program | Specialisterne | Get involved | Alumni benefits
September 2018
Giving back to your alma mater
We are excited to present our latest alumni video , which showcases all the ways our graduates can get involved and give back to the Seneca community. Alumni can contribute their time by attending alumni events or guest lecturing, their talent by hiring a co-op student or mentoring, and their treasure by creating a scholarship or bursary.

We welcome any involvement our alumni would like to have with Seneca Alumni and encourage you to reach out for more information!

Alumni News and Stories
Flight school still flying high at 50
When the School of Aviation started in 1968, it had three planes and 25 students. After a half century, it has grown into an industry leader with 22 planes and wait lists for its programs.

On Friday, Aug. 24, employees, alumni and industry partners gathered to celebrate the school's 50th anniversary reception at Peterborough Campus. During the event, three special  Senecans of Distinction Award   recipients were honoured: Captain Steve Linthwaite, a 1985 graduate of the Aviation Flight Technology program, Russell Bannock, a long-time supporter of the School of Aviation and Joan Williams, a former Program Advisory Committee member.

Fostering global
innovation
For HELIX Director Chris Dudley, success for young entrepreneurs means engaging on a global scale.

On Monday, Aug. 20, in a room of students, alumni, participants and supporters, S eneca’s on-campus innovation hub HELIX celebrated the return of two participants from their latest destination: the European Innovation Academy in Portugal.

Since its launch in 2015, HELIX has accelerated more than 200 youth-led ventures.

Programs and Beyond
New degree program launching in January
Seneca's newest new degree, the Honours Bachelor of Crime in Intelligence Analysis , is launching in January 2019.
 
A first of its kind in Ontario, this degree prepares you to develop crime reduction strategies for emerging high-priority public safety concerns. As a student, you’ll use critical thinking and technology to explore emerging topics and trends that are priorities at the national, provincial and local level.
 
Starting in January 2019, Police Foundations graduates will have the opportunity to apply to the new advanced entry intake.This allows alumni to graduate in as little as two years.

A new path to finding employment

Do you identify as someone on the autism spectrum or with a neurodiversity*?
 
Specialisterne, in partnership with Seneca, may have a path for you. Specialisterne assists employers who are interested in diversifying their workforce and expanding their talent pools to include those who may think, communicate or problem solve differently.
 
Using a specialized recruitment model, Specialisterne offers people on the autism spectrum or with similarly neurodiverse conditions a new avenue to finding employment in a variety of sectors in Ontario and beyond.

*Includes individuals with ADHD/ADD, PDD-NOS, OCD, anxiety diagnoses and similar ways of being.


Get Involved
We're calling on all alumni to submit a note of encouragement to current students letting them know Seneca alumni have got their backs. 

What would you say to your former student self? Got a quick study tip or a few words to let a student know they've got your support during crunch time?

Send your note to us and we will make sure to distribute it to a current student during mid-terms in October. Don't forget to include your Twitter or Instagram handle so that your student can send you back some love!
 
This month, keep your eye out for an invitation to confirm or update your contact information. If you respond, you will be entered to win great prizes!
Alumni Benefits

If you’re thinking about getting insurance, or looking to supplement any coverage you may already have, be sure to check out your alumni benefits first .

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