New Seneca international students welcomed to Toronto by City Councillor

New Seneca international students welcomed to Toronto by City Councillor

Maria Augimeri, Councillor for York Centre - Ward 9, visited Newnham Campus to meet international students

City of Toronto Councillor for York Centre – Ward 9 Maria Augimeri visited Newnham Campus on September 2 as part of a new city initiative, to meet new international students and thank them for choosing Toronto as their education destination. She told them that she was an immigrant to Canada and that the great thing about Toronto is that you don’t have to hide your background or culture because it is this diversity that makes the city so unique.

Maria Augimeri, City of Toronto Councillor for York Centre - Ward 9, and international students

International Student Development Director Angela Williams greets Councillor Augimeri

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First Year Student Checklist

First Year Student Checklist

Checklist for New Students

  • Pay your fees
  • Complete your assessment test before classes start. Book your appointment by calling 416-491-5050 ext. 6868 or online at https://www.senecac.on.ca/testbooking/assessment/
  • *Please note this is a different test than any admissions test you may have taken
  • Attend Orientation events & take a tour of campus
  • Activate your Learn email account – for step-by-step instructions visit https://www.senecac.on.ca/pws_help/acctact_studnew.html
  • Learn how to use My.Seneca and SIRIS
  • Get your OneCard at any campus OneCard Office before school starts
  • Purchase a parking permit or transit pass
  • Pick up a free handbook from Student Services
  • Go to Class & meet your professors!
  • Apply for bursaries & scholarships online through SIRIS
  • Learn about your health & dental plan. Opt out before the deadline if you have other coverage
  • Get a mentor (SMILE) or a coach (Success@Seneca)
  • Purchase your books in person at the bookstore or online
  • Rent a Locker – check with Student Services for details
  • Visit the Learning Centre for help with learning strategies and free tutoring
  • Visit the SSF and get involved! Join/start a Club!
  • Stop by Athletics & Rec to try out for a varsity team, get involved in Rec Council or join a recreational team

For more information on all these items visit the First Year Student Experience website.
Office of First Year Student Experience
firstyear.experience@senecac.on.ca
www.senecac.on.ca/student/first-experience

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Frances Lankin receives honorary degree from Seneca College

Frances Lankin, President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Toronto, receives an honorary bachelor of applied studies degree from Seneca College. On stage to confer the degree were Seneca President David Agnew, Board of Governors Chair Helen Hayward and Vice-President of Student Services and Human Resources Susie Vallance.

Toronto, June 23, 2010 – Frances Lankin’s career has spanned the fields of child care, correctional services, trade unions, politics, public service and philanthropy. In recognition of her accomplishments and contributions, Seneca presented her with an honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies degree at Seneca College’s convocation on Thursday, June 24 at Seneca’s Newnham Campus, 1750 Finch Avenue East, Toronto.

“Frances has devoted her life to helping others and improving our communities,” said Seneca College President David Agnew. “We are proud to have had her as a member of Seneca’s Board of Governors and to honour her commitment to education and the creation of opportunities for the next generation.”

Frances is currently completing her last year as President and Chief Executive Office of the United Way of Greater Toronto, a position she has held since 2001. Under her leadership, the United Way has increased donations substantially and has become a major contributor to public policy discussions around strengthening neighbourhoods, affordable housing and reducing poverty. Prior to this post, she was a member of the Ontario Legislature, where she held several Cabinet portfolios in the 1990-95 Bob Rae government.

She has been a committed volunteer in the education and non-profit sectors, including a role as Director of Seneca College’s Board of Governors from 2004 until 2007.

Frances has received many recognitions and honours throughout her career, including the CEO Award of Excellence in Public Relations from the Canadian Public Relations Society in 2008, and an appointment to the Queen’s Privy Council of Canada in 2009.

More people choose Seneca than any other college in Canada. With 11 campuses across the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca provides internationally and nationally recognized education, training, and academic pathways key to graduate career success in the global economy. Every Seneca diploma, certificate and degree program is developed to a high academic standard, in consultation with industry, integrated with information technology, combined with technical and transferable skills, and reinforced by opportunities for ongoing education and re-training.

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