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President’s message

Janet Morrison, Sheridan's President and Vice Chancellor My name is Janet Morrison; I’m a life-long learner and an educator who believes in the transformative power of post-secondary education. I'm honoured to lead an institution renowned for its commitment to excellence. Our alumni lead successful businesses, win Academy, Emmy and Canadian Screen Awards, and make invaluable contributions in the healthcare, technology and community service fields. We are tremendously proud of their local and global accomplishments as active, engaged citizens.

While proud of our past, I’m also excited for our future. We’re building on the best of our history — a mix of career-focused credentials, hands-on learning, small class sizes, professors who remain rooted in industry, and a wide spectrum of research and creative activities that directly involve our students.

With our strategic plan, we’ve deepened our commitment to individual transformation by developing our students' capacity to thrive on change — something that takes agility, self-direction, calculated risk taking and imagination. Undoubtedly, the world is changing fast — but we’re dedicated to ensuring that our graduates will navigate it with confidence.

Across our three campuses, learners will always come first. Whether you enrol at Sheridan to earn a diploma, graduate certificate or degree, you’ll find a learning environment fueled by innovation and creativity, taught by dedicated professors, enhanced by the latest technology and supported by services designed to fuel positive outcomes.

Finally, Sheridan is committed to providing students with a well-rounded experience that develops their interests, values and goals. To that end, there are countless ways to enrich your time at school and enhance your résumé through athletics, student government, social clubs, student advisement, work integrated learning, community volunteer work or participation in applied research projects.

Janet Morrison, Ph.D.
President and Vice Chancellor

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  • Janet Morrison, Ph.D.

    President and Vice Chancellor, Sheridan College

    Dr. Janet Morrison was named Sheridan’s 8th President and Vice Chancellor on June 11, 2018. In 2023, she was appointed to a second term. Previously, Janet assumed the role of Provost and Vice President, Academic at Sheridan in 2016.

    Prior to her appointment at Sheridan, Janet spent 17 years at York University, working in various roles focused on learning, discovery and engagement, most recently serving as Vice-Provost, Students. Before joining York, she held leadership positions and taught at the University of Guelph, Bowling Green State University, Medical College of Ohio and George Brown College. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in history and education.

    Having worked in the post-secondary sector for over thirty years, Janet remains passionate about student success and community engagement. She served as a staff representative on York’s Board of Governors and was awarded York University’s President’s Leadership Award. An active volunteer, Janet is the former Chair of the Board of Trustees at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and previously chaired the Board of Directors for the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto. She was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence at Post-Secondary Institutions, which was chaired by the Department for Women and Gender Equality. In addition, Janet was Co-Chair of the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Working Group that has been tasked with the development of a National Standard on Psychological Health & Safety for Post-Secondary Students.

  • Dr. Janet Morrison is a champion of undergraduate education and firmly believes in its power to transform people’s lives, our society and our economy.  She’s immensely proud to lead at Sheridan – an institution that’s renowned for creativity and innovation, fuelled by a commitment to quality and excellence, and propelled by the talent and character of its people.

    The following documents are a curated collection of her updates on Sheridan and her thoughts and reflections on the importance of post-secondary education.


    • Keynote Speaker: Flourishing in a Complex World: creativity, innovation & transformation. Canadian Agency for Drugs & Technology, 2023.
    • Keynote Speaker: Flourishing versus Floundering. Public Safety Health & Services Association Annual Conference, 2023
    • Panelist, President’s Panel, Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada Conference, 2023.
    • Panelist, What College & University Presidents should know about CACUSS, CACUSS 2023.
    • Convocation Address. The power of education. Fort Erie International Academy. 2023.


    • Keynote Speaker: Positioning Leaders to Flourish in a Complex World. Secondary School Principals Association, 2022.
    • Keynote Speaker: Diversity: Why Leadership & Identity Matter. Mayoral Luncheon, City of Burlington, 2022.


    • Featured Guest, Success Leaves Clues. EP42. May 12, 2021.
    • Guest, Disruptors: insights for navigating a rapidly changing world. S2;EP37. The Creativity Economy Part 2: From the Classroom to the Board Room. April 27, 2021.
    • Keynote Speaker, Women of Halton Action Movement IWD Celebration. February, 2021.
    • Invited Speaker, Flourishing not Floundering. OACUHO Conference. 2021.


    • Keynote Speaker, International Women’s Day; Women Who Inspire. 2020



  • Janet Morrison
    President & Vice Chancellor

    Tracy Smith
    Executive Officer, Office of the President

    Mary Vaughan
    Provost and Vice President, Academic

    Jane Ngobia
    Vice President, Inclusive Communities

    Rajan Sandhu
    Vice President, Strategy & Global Engagement

    Alison Horton
    Vice President, Administrative Services

  • Janet Morrison
    President & Vice Chancellor

    Kathryn Cameron
    Chief Risk Officer

    Amy Bernstein-Crowe
    Internal Auditor, Office of the President

    Mark Chapman
    Executive Director, Integrated Planning & Analysis

    Tracy Smith
    Executive Officer, Office of the President

  • The Office of Risk Management (ORM) provides a framework and processes for the identification, assessment, prioritization, mitigation, and monitoring of risks to support the college’s mission and goals. The ORM works to reduce the frequency and severity of loss to the college’s human resources, physical property, financial and reputational assets.

As a public institution, Sheridan is guided by its core pillars of character, quality and accountability. Consistent with our values, here is the Employment Contract (PDF) for Dr. Janet Morrison, President and Vice Chancellor.

Sheridan acknowledges that all of its campuses reside on land that for thousands of years before us was the traditional Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Anishinaabe Nation, Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. It is our collective responsibility to honour and respect those who have gone before us, those who are here, and those who have yet to come. We are grateful for the opportunity to be working on this land.

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