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Sheridan College

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Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Sheridan College 2013 logo.svg
Logo since 2013
MottoEnglish: Get creative
TypePublic
Established1967
ChancellorHazel McCallion[1]
PresidentJanet Morrison
Students23,000 full-time; 35,000 part-time
Location, ,
Canada

CampusSuburban
Sports TeamSheridan Bruins
Colours 
AffiliationsCCAA, ACCC, NASAD, CBIE, Polytechnics Canada, Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinema et de Television, CDIO, AACSB
MascotThe Bruins
Websitewww.sheridancollege.ca

Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (formerly Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology) is a public polytechnic institute of technology located throughout Ontario, Canada.

Founded in 1967,[2] the college is known for programs in animation and illustration, film and design, business, applied computing, engineering technology, among others.[3][4][5] With approximately 23,000 full-time students and 17,000 continuing education students,[6] there are campuses in Oakville, Brampton,[7] and Mississauga.[8]

History

Founding

Sheridan College was established in 1967. The School of Graphic Design was located in Brampton, Ontario until 1970, when it moved to the new campus in Oakville, Ontario. The Brampton campus was a converted public high school that had previously been in condemned status until re-fitted for use by Sheridan College. The school and area were subsequently replaced by residential homes. The new Oakville location was still under construction when classes began in the fall of 1970. The classes were held in a large open area under triangular skylights which allowed excellent lighting for the students. The photography department used a well equipped photo studio area and darkrooms for processing film and prints. That building has become merged with many other structures as extensive expansion of the campus has occurred on an ongoing basis. The main courses taught that year were graphic design, fashion design, photography and animation.

Contributions to animation

In the 1960s and early 1970s, the Canadian animation industry was little formed and virtually non-existent,[5] excepting animation pioneers of the National Film Board.[4][5] and such Canadian studios as Crawley Films in Ottawa and The Guest Group in Toronto, a group of creative companies owned and run by Al Guest.

The Canadian animation landscape began to change in the late 1960s with Rocket Robin Hood, a Canadian animated series produced by Al Guest and his partner Jean Mathieson. In 1968 President Porter organized the school's first course in classical animation, even though at the time there was little evidence of demand for graduates.[4] The school took advantage of the closing of Al Guest's studio following the production of Rocket Robin Hood and were able to buy up the cameras and animation equipment. Subsequently, Guest and Mathieson served as creative advisors to Sheridan and hired a number of Sheridan graduates as key personnel for their new studio Rainbow Animation.

In 1984, Sheridan student Jon Minnis[9] created the short animation piece Charade. The five-minute film was animated by Minnis with Pantone markers on paper during a single three-month summer term at Sheridan College. The film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 57th Academy Awards.[10][11] As Sheridan's animation department continued to grow, it produced hundreds of animators into Canadian and international studios, at one point in 1996 being called "the Harvard of animation schools" on "a worldwide basis" by animator Michael Hirsh. A significant number of graduates have held key positions at Walt Disney Animation Studios, Don Bluth Productions, Pixar Animation Studios, and DreamWorks Animation, both for traditional and CGI animation.[4] Sheridan graduates include seven Academy Award nominees and two winners,[12][13][14] including Domee Shi, the first woman to direct a Pixar animated short.[15][16]

Animation faculty and alumni have also been recognized at the Emmy awards, including animation professor Kaj Pindal[17] and alumni Jim Bryson, Bobby Chiu and Adam Jeffcoat.[18]

In June 2018, animation alumnus Jon Klassen was named to the Order of Canada in recognition of his contributions to children's literature. Klassen is the author and illustrator of the award-winning book, This is Not My Hat.[19][20]

In 2018, Sheridan's animation program celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding. Today, the program aims to foster the same innovative and creative spirit in its current students as it did 50 years ago. Students now earn a four-year Bachelor's Degree in Animation, and post-graduate programs in Computer Animation, Visual Effects and Character Animation are also available.[21][22]

In 2019, Sheridan was ranked as the top animation school in the world outside the United States by Animation Career Review.[23]

Unsuccessful bid for university status

Former President Dr. Jeff Zabudsky announced in 2012 that Sheridan College would seek to become a university by 2020.[24] The college began implementing several changes to meet the non-binding criteria of a university as set by Universities Canada including: the establishment of an academic senate to set policy, increasing the number of degree-level courses, and increasing the number of instructors with master's and doctoral degrees. The college appointed former Mayor of Mississauga Hazel McCallion as its first chancellor in 2016.[1]

In 2018, it was announced that Sheridan will open a new campus in Brampton in partnership with Ryerson University. The campus will be located on south-east corner of Church Street West and Mill Street North in Brampton. The new campus will focus on delivering programs in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).[25][26][27][28] However, this plan was cancelled in 2019.[29]

In 2019, under the leadership of President Dr. Janet Morrison, the college unveiled a new five-year strategic plan that sets out a new vision for Sheridan: to bring together key elements of colleges, polytechnics and universities to create a new, standard-setting model of higher education.[30]

Academics

Faculties and Schools

  • Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design
  • Pilon School of Business
  • Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Applied Science and Technology
  • Continuing and Professional Studies

Programs

The college has more than 130 programs leading to degrees, certificates, diplomas, and post-graduate diplomas.[2] Sheridan College has a music theatre performance program, undergraduate and post-graduate film programs, and a craft and design program. They have courses in business, animation, illustration, applied computing, engineering technology, community studies, and liberal studies, among others.[7] In 2012, art and design programs within Sheridan's Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design were recognized by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) to have "substantially equivalent" membership status. (NASAD's nomenclature for non U.S. members) Sheridan is only the second art institution in Canada to achieve this status.

Research and Entrepreneurship Centres

Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT)

The Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), located at the Brampton campus, is a 40,000 sq. ft. facility housing highly specialized manufacturing and design equipment. CAMDT allows Sheridan and its industry partners to collaborate on addressing challenges in the manufacturing sector, while developing graduates with the skills and practical knowledge to make an immediate and positive impact in the workplace.[31]

Centre for Elder Research

The stated mission of Sheridan's Centre for Elder Research is to enhance quality of life for older individuals, by developing, testing, and implementing new and realistic solutions to improve the day-to-day experiences of elders and their families.[32][33] In 2018, the Centre was awarded $178,856 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to further explore how emerging technologies, such as virtual reality tools, can be leveraged to enhance the health and well-being of older adults residing in congregate living facilities such as long-term care homes.[34][35]

Screen Industries Research and Training Center (SIRT)

Opened at Pinewood Toronto Studios in 2010, Screen Industries Research and Training Center (SIRT) is a digital media sound stage and post-production facility that focuses on 2D and 3D stereoscopic production processes. SIRT was conceived and launched by Sheridan College to operate in connection to the creative industries and three levels of the Canadian government. The Center's stated mission is to conduct high-level research on film, digital cinema, and high-definition technologies in all levels of production and display. The University of Waterloo announced in July 2010 that funding was awarded for joint research between their film department and SIRT.[36]

In 2013, SIRT was designated as the first digital media Technology Access Centre in Ontario, supported through funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's (NSERC) College-Community Innovation program.[37] In 2018, this funding was renewed for an additional five years to support further applied research and industry collaboration at SIRT.[38][34]

Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI)

The Centre for Mobile Innovation is a research facility for faculty and students to create solutions in collaboration with community and industry partners in the area of Internet of Things (IoT), Wearable Computing, Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR), and/or Machine Learning.

Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP)

CMTP is Canada's first incubator and permanent headquarters for the development of new musical theatre works by Canadian and international composers, lyricists and book-writers. CMTP connects creative teams with talented students who help bring new characters to life, creating an environment for material to be tested and rewritten. Three or four projects are selected each year, with a five-week workshop period culminating in staged readings in front of a 200-person audience of industry professionals and theatre enthusiasts. Since its inception in 2011, 225 students, 34 writers and composers and 25 guest directors and music directors have participated in the creation of 19 new musicals.[39]

Connection to Come From Away

Come From Away began its life and development at the Canadian Music Theatre Project in 2012. Over two seasons, the CMTP provided the creative team 12 weeks of development time and support, with exceptional student performers, crew, and creative teams. Access to onsite recording facilities to create demo recordings aided in the continuing development of the musical. The workshops culminated in test performance with a full band and live audiences at Sheridan and the Panasonic Theatre in Toronto. The full, two-act musical was produced by Theatre Sheridan the following year. Come From Away was part of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre and Goodspeed Festivals of New Musicals. It was optioned by Tony-Award winning producers Junkyard Dog Productions.[40][41]

As a credited producer on the musical, Sheridan became the first postsecondary institution to be nominated for Tony Award when Come From Away was recognized with a nomination for Best New Musical Tony in 2017.[42][43]

Entrepreneurship, Discovery and Growth Engine (EDGE) Hub

The EDGE hub offers training, mentorship, co-working space and support to access funding to early-stage entrepreneurs. Since it opened its doors in 2017, over 40 start-ups have been supported, 13 of which reside in the co-working space at Sheridan's Mississauga campus.[44]

Campuses

Sheridan College has three campuses located in Ontario, all which can be commuted to and from within campuses with the Sheridan shuttle bus.

Trafalgar Road Campus

Located in Oakville (1430 Trafalgar Road), the Trafalgar Road Campus is the main campus of the Sheridan College, which serves 9,610 students.[7][45] The campus is the home of the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design, and Canada's largest art school. There are two performance theatres which hold performances annually. Trafalgar campus is also home of the Bruins soccer, rugby and cross country teams. The Trafalgar campus is partnered with the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)campus to create four cross-campus programs: Theatre & Drama Studies, CCIT, Digital Enterprise Management, and Art & Art History Studies.

Davis Campus

Home of Sheridan's community services, engineering & technology, and applied health programs, named after former premier of Ontario William G. Davis, who created the college system, Davis Campus is located in Brampton (7899 McLaughlin Road) and serves approximately 12,167 students. Within the school here are three major centres, the Centre of Mobile Innovation, the Centre of Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies, as well as the Centre for Healthy Communities.

Sheridan's Skills Training Centre relocated to the Davis Campus and upgraded redevelopment in Fall 2017. The centre has 130,000 square feet of workshops, classrooms, facilities, machinery and equipment for the apprenticeship and pre-trades programs at Sheridan. Programs include:

  • Apprenticeship programs: Electrician – Construction & Maintenance, General Machinist, Industrial Mechanic Millwright, Tool and Die Maker
  • Electrical Techniques
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Engineering Degree
  • AI/ML Graduate Certificate
  • Mechanical Technician – Tool Making
  • Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing
  • Mechanical Techniques – Tool and Die Maker
  • Mechanical Engineering Degree
  • Welding Techniques
  • Dual-Credit programs

Hazel McCallion Campus

Located in Mississauga (4180 Duke of York Boulevard), opened in September 2011. It was approved by the Mississauga City Council on October 28, 2009. The initial phase of development was intended for approximately 2,000 students, with an additional 3,700 students accommodated with the opening of HMC's second building in January 2017.[8][46] Residential dorms are currently only at Trafalgar and Davis campuses.[3]

The Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) is home to the Pilon School of Business. This campus is in Mississauga – Canada's sixth-largest city. Sheridan's only urban campus is located in the City Centre, adjacent to Square One Shopping Centre, Canada's second largest mall, and the Living Arts Centre.[47]

In 2017, HMC opened a new wing, increasing enrolment capacity to over 5,500 students. The new wing offers additional classrooms, studios, labs and production spaces, a Centre for Creative Thinking, and a gallery space.

Programs offered in the new building include a grouping related to sustainable built environments, including Architectural Technology, Interior Design and Interior Decorating. Programs in Advertising, Marketing and Visual Merchandising complement the business diploma, degree and graduate certificate programs that have been offered at HMC since its opening in 2011.

A new 70,000-square-foot student and athletics expansion at HMC, expected to be completed by Fall 2020, will enrich the extracurricular and recreational offerings for the HMC learning community. The new building will include numerous new student life, food services, recreation and athletics spaces. The project is a collaboration between Sheridan, Sheridan Athletics, and the Sheridan Student Union.[48]

Student life

Publications

The journalism program produces the Sheridan Sun Online, a news and information site maintained by Sheridan's journalism students.[49]

Athletics

An informal hockey team was formed by students in Sheridan's first year of operation, 1967. The team officially joined the newly created Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) the next year, along with 20 other new hockey teams from throughout Canada. The Bruins won their Central Division, also participating in the very first Provincial Championship tournament. The hockey team was discontinued after a successful history in 1992, with the void filled by other Bruins Varsity sports.[50] Apart from intramural sports, Sheridan College currently has men's and women's Varsity teams for basketball, soccer, rugby, cross country running, and volleyball. They are still associated with the OCAA.[51]

People

Sheridan College graduates
Sheridan College graduates

Presidents

Date Name
1967–1981 Jack Porter[4]
1981–1988 Don Shields
1988–1996 Mary Hofstetter
1997–2001 Sheldon Levy[52]
2001–2010 Robert Turner[53]
2010–2016 Jeff Zabudsky[54]
2016–2018 Mary Preece[55]
2018–present Janet Morrison[56]

Notable alumni

See also

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