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Alumni Survey Results

September 12, 2019

Here is what we've learned from our first-ever comprehensive alumni survey.

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Moogaloops

Sheridan faculty, alumni take a stroll down Sesame Street

September 11, 2019

How do you get to Sesame Street? Stop-motion professor and Bachelor of Animation coordinator Christopher Walsh (Media Arts ’98) and fellow alum Geri Bertolo (Classical Animation ’93) can tell you.

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Bramptons Top 40 Under 40

Five Sheridan employees and alumni named to Brampton's Top 40 Under 40 list

September 05, 2019

Three alumni and two Sheridan employees have been named to the Brampton Board of Trade’s Top 40 Under 40 list for 2019.

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TIFF

Sheridan grads' talents showcased at TIFF

September 04, 2019

More than 30 alumni worked on films that will screen at TIFF this year, including this year’s opening night gala documentary, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band.

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Is it your birthday this month?

September 01, 2019

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Come Together: Alumna teams up with Paul McCartney on children’s book

August 29, 2019

A long-time Beatles fan, Kathryn Durst never imagined she would see Paul McCartney face-to-face back stage at his concert, him with samples of her work in hand.

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Sheridan student film makes semifinals of the Student Academy Awards

August 27, 2019

A film created by recent Sheridan Honours Bachelor of Film and Television graduate Sarah Gonyea made it to the semifinal round of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 46th annual Student Academy Awards.

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Visual Effects

The Hollywood Reporter names Sheridan to its list of Top 10 Visual Effects Schools

August 19, 2019

For the second year in a row, The Hollywood Reporter has named Sheridan to its annual roster of best visual effects schools around the world.

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Leanne Dowdall

The Crafting Queen of Cambridge

August 08, 2019

Leanne Dowdall is an expert in unlocking creative potential. A technical illustrator-turned-entrepreneur, Dowdall is the owner of Crafty Creatures – an artistic space for drop-in crafting. Her customers, which range from toddlers to retirees, select from a collection of over 100 craft kits to create in store or at home.

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Michelle Cinapri

Supporting women, one bra at a time

August 01, 2019

As the founder of Lift: The Bra Project, Michelle Cinapri helps clean and distribute new and gently worn bras to shelters and organizations across Toronto. The company aims to give women and trans people living in poverty the literal and figurative “lift” they need to improve their quality of life.

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Sheridan alum among 2019 Will Eisner Award winners

July 22, 2019

Alumni Jeff Lemire, Chip Zdarsky, and Faith Erin Hicks took home Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards at the San Diego Comic Convention on July 19.

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Emmy nominations 2019

Three Sheridan alumni score Emmy nominations

July 18, 2019

Alumni Wendy Hallam Martin (Media Arts ’87), Craig Henighan (Media Arts ’95), and Mahmoud Rahnama (Computer Animation ’04) have received Emmy nominations for their work on the television series The Handmaid’s Tale, Love, Death & Robots and Star Trek: Discovery.

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Three Sheridan alumni join Motion Picture Academy

July 04, 2019

Alumni Samir Hoon, Trevor Jimenez and Domee Shi are among the 842 people invited to be part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Sheridan alumnus Tariq Adi wins Canada's Top 40 Under 40 Award

June 27, 2019

Adi Development Group President and CEO Tariq Adi (Business Administration, Finance ‘12) has been selected as a recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award for 2019 along with his brother and COO Saud.

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OddBird Studio

Young grads behind OddBird Studio get set to soar

June 19, 2019

How bows and arrows brought six Game Design students together to create OddBird Studio.

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SHHRC Building Connected Communities Project Team

Sheridan and community partners launch new toolkit to support older immigrant adults

June 11, 2019

To mark Seniors’ Month in Ontario, the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research launched a toolkit to assist those who work with older adults to determine if they’re at risk of social isolation. Community Development alumna Sirena Liladrie and Social Service Worker Gerontology alumni Thomas Howe and Tulsi Radia were among the researchers involved on the project.

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Sheridan alumni students to screen films at Oakville Film Festival

June 11, 2019

Sheridan will have a strong presence in this year’s Wilson Oakville Film Festival, which runs from June 20 to 23. Seventeen grads worked on seven of the featured films that will be screening at the festival.

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Canadian Cinema Editors Awards

Sheridan alum win Canadian Cinema Editors Awards

June 04, 2019

Six Sheridan grads were honoured at the Canadian Cinema Editors Awards last week.

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Alumna Susan Webb inducted to Business Hall of Fame

May 30, 2019

Susan Webb, a 1975 graduate from the Travel and Hospitality program, is this year’s Pilon School of Business Hall of Fame inductee.

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Dora Awards

Music Theatre, Technical Production alumni nominated for Dora Awards

May 29, 2019

Sheridan alumni played a part in all five of the productions nominated for Outstanding Production: Musical Theatre Division for this year’s Dora Mavor Moore Awards.

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Purl movie

Unravelling Pixar’s “Purl”

May 22, 2019

Kristen Lester tackles the knitty gritty of animation in her directorial debut with Pixar.

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Jake Foy

Jack of many trades

May 20, 2019

Jake Foy tells us his journey from stage to screen, opening up about how he got his start, and what it’s like being a Canadian actor breaking into the entertainment industry.

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Animate to educate

May 17, 2019

Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Sia are among the celebrities Ricky Baba (Animation '03) reimagined as animals as part of the climate change anthem, Earth. Alumnus Ricky Baba co-directed the song's accompanying music video, performed by rapper and comedian Lil Dicky. Earth, which has gone viral since its Earth Day release, features a roster of nearly 30 celebs.

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Animation alumnus wins Daytime Creative Arts Emmy

May 07, 2019

Sheridan Bachelor of Animation alumnus Eddie West (’11) has received a Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award for the popular animated children’s television series, Ask the StoryBots.

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Animation Illustration alumni up for Will Eisner Awards

May 02, 2019

The slate of nominations for the 2019 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards have been released, with Sheridan Animation and Illustration alumni among those vying for top honours. Eight Sheridan grads are nominated, with many up for awards in several categories.

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Ten Sheridan alumni up for Canadian Cinema Editors Awards

April 25, 2019

Ten Sheridan alumni will vie for Canadian Cinema Editors Awards when the winners are announced on May 30. The nominees are alumni of Sheridan’s Media Arts, Animation, and Advanced Television and Film programs, with graduation years ranging from 1980 to 2011.

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Little Shop of Horrors

Alumni shine at Stratford, Shaw Festivals

April 16, 2019

Sheridan alumni will once again play principal roles at this year’s Stratford and Shaw Festivals.

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Shobhit Banwait on the Drums

To the beat of his own drum

April 15, 2019

IT grad turned Internet sensation

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Business conference educates and inspires PSB students

April 12, 2019

Nearly 250 students gathered at Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus i the second annual Business Conference. The event was hosted by Sheridan’s Alumni department and the Pilon School of Business, and Sheridan’s business students took a leading role in the development and execution of the event.

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Nine Sheridan alumni vie for Daytime Emmy Awards

April 09, 2019

Nine Sheridan alumni have been nominated for Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The winners of 46th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production, will be recognized at a ceremony in Los Angeles on May 3.

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Six Canadian Screen Award Winners

Seventeen Sheridan alumni take Canadian Screen Awards

April 03, 2019

An impressive 17 Sheridan alumni were recognized at the Canadian Screen Awards last week. The CSAs celebrate Canadian productions and talent in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes in film, television and digital media.

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Dance District

Shall we dance

March 29, 2019

How a love of dance brought two alum together.

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Bao

Sheridan grad wins Oscar for Bao

February 25, 2019

Sheridan alumna Domee Shi (Bachelor of Animation ’11) has been awarded the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for her directorial debut, Bao.

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Canadian Screen Awards

Thirty-six Sheridan alumni nominated for Canadian Screen Awards

February 13, 2019

Nearly 40 grads were nominated across 20 categories at the CSAs. Since the CSAs were first introduced in 2013, more than 160 alumni have been nominated.

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Three Sheridan alumni up for Juno Awards

February 11, 2019

Several Sheridan alumni have picked up nominations for the 2019 Juno Awards.

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Alumni Survey

How can we help our grads?

February 11, 2019

Fill out the Sheridan Alumni Survey and tell us what kinds of benefits, events and activities you want to see. Everyone who completes a survey will be entered in a draw to win a $250 Amazon gift card.

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Annie Awards

Animation alumni take home Annie Awards

February 05, 2019

Two Sheridan alumni were honoured this weekend at the 46th annual Annie Awards.

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Peel Police

Education and engagement

February 05, 2019

How Peel Regional Police engage their diverse community

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2019 Oscar Noms

Three Sheridan alumni nominated for Oscars

January 22, 2019

Two animation alumni have earned Oscar nods in the Best Animated Short Film category for their directorial debuts, while a media arts alumnus has received a nomination for Sound Mixing.

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Art imitating life

Art imitating life

January 15, 2019

Trevor Jimenez’s award-winning short was over a decade in the making

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Angela Desveaux

Risk and reward

January 08, 2019

How Angela Desveaux is living the luxe life — and how she got there

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Sheridan alumni help animate Golden Globe-winning animated feature

January 07, 2019

Sheridan alumni helped power the web-slinging antics seen in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which took home top animation honours at the 76th Golden Globe Awards.

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Sheridan alumni vie for Critics' Pick Awards

January 03, 2019

Several Sheridan alumni have received Critics’ Pick nominations for their work on popular theatre productions including Mary Poppins, Grand Hotel, and Rumspringa Break!

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Golden Globe

Sheridan alumni lend talents to Golden Globe-nominated projects

December 10, 2018

Sheridan alumni lent their talents to projects that are up for top honours at this year’s Golden Globe Awards.

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Steeltown

Interior Design alumna blends coffee and motorcycle culture

December 04, 2018

Steeltown Garage Co., which opened in late July 2017, is an experiential-based retail store and coffee bar that caters to motorcycle culture in downtown Hamilton.

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Annie Awards

Eight Sheridan alumni nominated for top animation awards

December 04, 2018

Alumni of Sheridan College’s prestigious Animation programs are among those nominated for the 46th Annual Annie Awards

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Sheridan grad takes home Premier's Award

November 28, 2018

Award-winning producer Helen Lebeau (Media Arts ‘82) was among a group of Ontario college graduates to be presented with a Premier’s Award on Nov. 26.

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Premiers Awards

Six grads up for Premier’s Awards

November 12, 2018

Six Sheridan alumni have been nominated for the upcoming Premier’s Awards, which recognize the contributions of Ontario’s college graduates. This year’s winners will be announced on Nov. 26, 2018 in Toronto.

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Open House

Sheridan's Fall Open House is November 10!

November 07, 2018

Sheridan's campuses boast three research centres, a state-of-the-art skilled trades centres, an art gallery, and cutting edge programs like the Bachelor of Game Design. Come see what else is new at our fall open house.

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DGC 2018

Alumni win for sound editing at DGC Awards

November 02, 2018

Several alumni took home hardware at the 2018 Directors Guild of Canada Awards.

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Zaib Shaikh appointed consul general in Los Angeles

October 24, 2018

Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s foreign affairs minister, has appointed Zaib Shaikh (Theatre and Drama Studies ’97) consul general of Canada in Los Angeles.

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Kathryn Durst

Animation alum to illustrate Paul McCartney’s children’s book

October 04, 2018

A new children’s book written by former Beatle Paul McCartney will be illustrated by Sheridan alumni Kathryn Durst (Bachelor of Animation ’12).

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Emmy 2018

Sheridan grads nab Emmy wins

September 19, 2018

Two Sheridan alumni were recognized at the Creative Arts Emmys, which took place on Sept. 16.

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Maria Hupfield

Sheridan graduate wins Hnatyshyn prize

September 12, 2018

New York-based performing artist Maria Hupfield has been recognized for outstanding achievement by a Canadian mid-career artist by The Hnatyshyn Foundation.

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Biidaaban

Alumna stop-animated short to premiere at TIFF

September 04, 2018

Filmmaker Amanda Strong (Bachelor of Illustration ’09) is returning to the Toronto International Film Festival this year to debut her new short Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes).

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Stuart Thompson on exploring visual storytelling

August 20, 2018

As technology shifts the needle in journalism, creating new pathways to deliver information, journalists such as Stuart Thompson are using digital tools to delve deeper into stories online and showcase a new style of reporting.

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Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen named to the Order of Canada

August 20, 2018

Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Jon Klassen is among the 105 individuals to have been appointed to the Order of Canada on June 29.

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Grad to watch - Taking the stage in Stratford

May 16, 2018

In 2018, Kimberly-Ann Truong (Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance ’15) returns home to Canada to perform in The Music Man and The Rocky Horror Show at the Stratford Festival.

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Grad to watch - Dress to impress

May 16, 2018

Kobi Amponsah (Bachelor of Health Science, Kinesiology ’16) doesn’t just know how to knot a bow tie – he can also craft them from all sorts of unique materials. Like wood.

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Royal Wedding Coin

Sheridan alum creates Royal Wedding commemorative coin

May 11, 2018

A Sheridan alumni’s sketch of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will appear on a commemorative coin to mark the upcoming Royal Wedding.

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Corner Gas

Alumni take a tour of Dog River for Corner Gas Animated

May 07, 2018

It’s tough to reboot a television series and make sure it has all the nuances and eccentricities the original was known for. It’s even harder to do when making the switch from live action to animation.

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Inaugural conference looks to inspire tomorrow's business leaders

April 26, 2018

More than 200 students gathered at the Hazel McCallion Campus in early April for Sheridan’s inaugural Business Conference, hosted by Sheridan’s Alumni department and the Pilon School of Business.

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Domee Shi breaks new ground with Pixar short Bao

April 17, 2018

Bao, Pixar’s latest theatrical short, begins with a close-up of a woman’s hands lovingly forming and shaping dumpling dough.

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Chanda Chevannes

Documentaries with a difference - Alumna uses film to drive change

March 16, 2018

Everyone has a story: the scientist calling out how the environment can make us sick; the HIV-positive woman facing violence; the artist turning her cancer diagnosis into a one-woman play. Chanda Chevannes’ (Media Arts ’01) films uncover the passion, pain and purpose those experiences carve into a life.

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Global reach - Welcoming the world

March 13, 2018

When Sheridan’s international students wheel their suitcases into the arrivals hall at Pearson International Airport, they’re greeted with their first taste of Canada – images of the CN Tower; announcements in English and French; and weather reports heralding sun – or snow.

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Sheridan alumni take home Canadian Screen Awards

March 13, 2018

Sheridan alumni were celebrated last week, when 12 graduates won Canadian Screen Awards (CSAs).

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Gallery

New gallery exhibit opens the conversation on reconciliation

February 22, 2018

Take a small toy figurine of the stereotypical ‘Indian’ – garbed in headdresses, jewellery fashioned from bones, brandishing a tomahawk – place it in front of iconic political or economic symbols, like the CN Tower, the National Gallery of Canada, even railway crossings – photograph it, and you get Jeff Thomas’ work.

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Cyber Security

Tips to help your company survive a cyberattack

February 16, 2018

When it comes to security, your company’s physical premises may be protected, but how much do you know about what’s going on behind the scenes with your data?

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2018 Annie Award Winner

Sheridan grad nabs 2018 Annie Award

February 07, 2018

Sheridan alumnus John Chun Chiu Lee has received an Annie Award for his work on Coco. The 2003 Computer Animation graduate was honoured on the weekend at the 45th annual Annie Awards, the top prize given out by the International Animated Film Society.

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2018 Oscars

Sheridan grad nominated for Oscar

January 26, 2018

Sheridan alumnus Brad Zoern has received an Oscar nomination for sound mixing for his work on The Shape of Water. Alumni also worked on four of the five films nominated for best animated feature film, and on all of the films nominated for best visual effects. The Oscars will be presented on March 4.

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Sheridan alumni rack up 2018 Canadian Screen Award nominations

January 18, 2018

In January, our alumni received nearly 40 nominations for Canadian Screen Awards. They're nominated in categories ranging from sound to animation and interactive design. Find out who's on the list.

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Alumna brings home Premier’s Award

Alumna brings home Premier’s Award

December 18, 2017

Casting director Stephanie Gorin (Music Theatre ’81) is the winner of the 2017 Premier’s Award in the Creative Arts and Design category. On Nov. 27, Gorin - pictured right receiving her award from Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Deb Matthews - became Sheridan's 16th winner in the award's 25-year history.

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Alumna takes home Premier’s Award

November 29, 2017

Congratulations to Sheridan alumna Stephanie Gorin (Music Theatre ’81), winner of the 2017 Premier’s Award in the Creative Arts and Design category.

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Jeff Lemire

From Sheridan to Secret Path

November 29, 2017

Jeff Lemire (Advanced Illustration ’05) once spent his days drawing, and nights toiling in restaurant kitchens.

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Alumnus takes home award for horror film

Alumnus takes home award for horror film

November 29, 2017

Christopher Giroux (Film and Television ’09) is the director of Scraps, a horror film that recently won best actress at the Northern Lights Film Festival.

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Alumnus wins Emmy

September 19, 2017

Craig Henighan (Media Arts ’95) has won an Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series for his work on Stranger Things.

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Grads launch new show on Netflix

Grads launch new show on Netflix

August 30, 2017

Guru Animation studios, founded by Frank Falcone (Computer Animation ’92) is celebrating the launch of a new children’s series on Netflix. True and the Rainbow Kingdom follows True, an eight-year-old girl and her cat Bartelby on their many adventures.

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Grads work shines light on shared humanity

Grads work shines light on shared humanity

August 30, 2017

Sally Davies’ new art show Global Views: Light & Shadow shows her work to paint people from cultures around the work going about their daily lives. Davies observes people from unique places – like under the glass pyramid at the Louvre or in the shadows of a castle in Milan. Her work is currently being exhibited in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Alumna illustrates children’s book

Alumna illustrates children’s book

August 30, 2017

Tara Fleming (Advanced Illustration ’06) is the illustrator of Smokeroom on the Kyle, a children’s book about jigging squid in Newfoundland and Labrador. Fleming is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer who has also worked on TV shows including Republic of Doyle.

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Alumni take home film prize

Alumni take home film prize

August 30, 2017

In August, Sheridan alumni behind the team of Camp 905 Productions took home prizes at the MyRodeReel short film competition. Bea Macapagal (Media Arts ’13) and Nick Coffin (Media Arts ’16) are the director and writer and cinematographer, respectively, of Midnight Toker, which won The Judges’ Film, the festival’s main prize. The film’s crew also included nearly a dozen other alumni. Meanwhile, Wildflower, a film by grad Larica Perera (Media Arts ’13) was a finalist in several categories, including Best Drama and the Judges’ Film.

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Driving animation in Cars 3

Driving animation in Cars 3

August 10, 2017

John Hoffman (Animation '96) once thought about becoming a stunt man in the movies – but he decided to come to Sheridan instead. Now, he’s a storyboard artist at Pixar who worked on this summer’s Cars 3.

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Grad gets squirrelly on Nut Job 2

Grad gets squirrelly on Nut Job 2

August 10, 2017

In The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, director and co-writer Cal Brunker (Animation ’03) brings to life the adventures of Surly the squirrel and his furry friends who are trying to stop their beloved park from being bulldozed. Brunker is one of nearly 40 Sheridan alumni who worked on the film. Ovation asked Brunker about his time at Sheridan, the challenges of making a sequel, and how his two-year-old daughter became one of the first to review it.

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Exhibit reveals Indigenous heritage

Exhibit reveals Indigenous heritage

July 31, 2017

Amanda Strong’s (Illustration ’09) stop motion animation film festival is now on at the Definitely Superior Art Gallery in Thunder Bay. Strong’s work examines Indigenous lineage and language. Her work has been screened at TIFF and the Ottawa International Film Festival.

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Crafts and design grads enjoy summer awards

Crafts and design grads enjoy summer awards

July 31, 2017

Craft and Design grads are racking up awards this summer. Duncan Aird (Ceramics ’97), won the Fine Craft category in the City of Hamilton Arts Awards handed out in June. And in late July, Junnie (JoonHee) Kim (Ceramics ’15), won Best in Craft and Design and Mary Philpott (Ceramics ’96), won Best in 3D work at the Toronto Outdoor Art festival.

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Alumna reveals inspiration behind work

Alumna reveals inspiration behind work

July 31, 2017

Svetlana Chmakova (Animation ’02) discussed her work in an interview with Publisher’s Weekly in July. She described her journey into the comic world while growing up in Russia. Her new comic, Brave, came out in May, and had a first printing of 150,000.

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Alumna joins prestigious Paris society

Alumna joins prestigious Paris society

July 31, 2017

This summer, Lynn Dooly-Marek (Bachelor of Illustration ’12) was accepted into the Arts-Sciences-Lettres de Paris, and received the pewter medal from the society that aims to promote education and cultivation of arts and sciences.

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Grads nominated for Emmys

Grads nominated for Emmys

July 20, 2017

Four Sheridan alumni have been nominated for Emmys in casting and sound editing, including Stephanie Gorin (Music Theatre ’81) who earned her fifth nomination for casting the television series Fargo. Alex Bullick (Media Arts ’02), Tyler Whitham (Media Arts ’06), and Craig Henighan (Media Arts ’95) all earned nods for sound editing.

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Alumni share work on the fringe

Alumni share work on the fringe

July 18, 2017

This summer, the work of many grads featured prominently at Toronto’s Fringe Festival. Ben Hayward (Theatre and Drama Studies ’13) is the director of a documentary called The Food Project, while Jennifer Walls (Music Theatre ’05) performed in four shows.

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Secret Location receives funding for new work

Secret Location receives funding for new work

July 18, 2017

Secret Location has received $525,000 for three new gaming projects. The money is part of the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s interactive digital media funding. Secret Location was one of 97 companies to earn a share of $10 million. Ryan Andal (Interactive Multimedia ’05) and Pietro Gagliano (Bachelor of Design ’06) are partners in the studio.

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Grad’s new book ready for vacation reading

Grad’s new book ready for vacation reading

July 18, 2017

Jennifer Gibson (Illustration ’92) is the author of Hope, the fourth book in a series that follows a hearing-impaired teenager as she grows from high-school student to an independent young woman. The novel is now available on Amazon.

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Come From Away returns to Canada with Sheridan alumni on board

Come From Away returns to Canada with Sheridan alumni on board

July 13, 2017

When Come From Away returns to Toronto next year, it will feature an all-Canadian cast including music theatre alumni Ali Momen, Saccha Dennis (’04), Eliza-Jane Scott, Sue Dunstan (’95), Kate Etienne (’08) and Amir Haidar (’12). The heart-warming musical, which began at Sheridan’s Canadian Music Theatre Project, won a Tony for best director.

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Grads get set to brighten downtown TO

Grads get set to brighten downtown TO

July 13, 2017

Nearly 20 alumni are bringing their work to Toronto’s Nathan Philips Square July 14-16 to showcase their talents at the Toronto Outdoor Arts Festival. Alumni and current students from programs including Glass, Ceramics, and Illustration will be among more than 320 artists displaying their work.

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Alumni behind Spider-Man blockbuster

Alumni behind Spider-Man blockbuster

June 27, 2017

Kyle Jefferson (Animation ’96) is one of several Sheridan grads behind the new Spider-Man: Homecoming film that will debut on July 7, 2017.

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Alumni bring Canadian classic to life

Alumni bring Canadian classic to life

June 27, 2017

Aaron Hastelow and Eric Dahlingher (’15) are among the Sheridan grads bringing Anne of Green Gables at this year’s Charlottetown Festival. Hastelow portrays Gilbert Blythe in the storied production, while Dahlinger takes on the role of Charlie Sloane. They’re joined in Charlottetown by many other grads and current students this summer.

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Animation grad talks Cars

Animation grad talks Cars

June 27, 2017

John Hoffman (Animation ’96) shared his journey from a kid who liked to draw to storyboard artist at Pixar with the Calgary Herald. The Alberta native, along with several other Sheridan alumni, is part of the team behind Cars 3, now playing in theatres.

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Vanessa Sears

Music theatre grad named critics’ choice

June 27, 2017

Congratulations to Vanessa Sears (Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance ’15), winner of the 2017 Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. Sears won for her role in Passing Strange. Sears is currently performing in Me and My Girl and An Octoroon at the Shaw Festival.

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Grad’s article celebrates Edwards’ soccer ascent

June 27, 2017

Journalism grad John Molinaro (’99) penned a profile celebrating former Bruin athlete Raheem Edwards’ stand-out play for the Canadian National Team. The mid-fielder was instrumental to the Sheridan men’s soccer team’s success before he signed with Toronto FC.

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Chilina Kennedy

Grad makes Toronto theatre scene more Beautiful

June 27, 2017

Chilina Kennedy (Music Theatre ’00) is bringing songstress Carol King to life on stage in Toronto this summer. Kennedy portrays the lead in the acclaimed musical, Beautiful – The Carol King Musical, which will run at the Ed Mirvish Theatre from June 27-Sept. 3. Kennedy previously held the role in the Broadway production.

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Young alumni make top 40 list

Young alumni make top 40 list

June 20, 2017

Business, health sciences and engineering alumni are being celebrated as Brampton’s young leaders on the city’s top 40 under 40 list. Kobi Amponsah (Bachelor of Health Sciences ’16) runs the successful online business, Neck Couture, which creates custom bowties. Ryan O’Neil Knight (Accounting ’12) is the owner and CEO of Detailing Knights, a car cleaning service that comes directly to customers in the GTA. Hargurdeep Singh (Mechanical Engineering Design and Drafting Technology ’15) is an Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Consultant at CAD Microsolutions. During his time at Sheridan, he was an Ontario Co-op Student of the Year and became an expert in Sheridan’s cutting-edge 3D technology.

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Canadian Cinema Editors Awards honour grads

Canadian Cinema Editors Awards honour grads

June 20, 2017

Sheridan grads were honoured at the 2017 Canadian Cinema Editor Awards. Kayla Salt (Advanced Television and Film ’16) won a Student Merit award for I am the Wolf, while Steve Patoine (Media Arts ’16) also won a student award for Misaligned. Ryan Monteith (Media Arts ’00) won Best Editing in Reality/Competition for The Amazing Race Canada: Second Place Isn’t Good Enough, and Jane MacRae (Advanced Television and Film ’07) won in the category of Best Editing in Short Film for Thresher.

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Grads nominated for Dora Awards

Grads nominated for Dora Awards

June 20, 2017

Congratulations to Andre Stankovitch (Technical Production ’15), nominated for Outstanding Sound Design/Composition; Shakura Dickson, (Music Theatre Performance ’13), who’s up for the Outstanding Performance – Individual award; and Arinea Hermans, (Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance, ’16) who’s received a nod for Outstanding Performance – Female. The Dora Mavor Moore Awards recognize excellence in the performing arts in Toronto. They will be presented on June 26.

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Alumnus brings Spider-Man to life

Alumnus brings Spider-Man to life

June 20, 2017

Steve Murray (aka Chip Zdarsky) (Illustration ’00) is the author and illustrator of a new Spider-Man comic book being released in June. The new book, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, will be released in June to coincide with the summer opening of the new film, Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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New novel from Josh Cassidy

New novel from Josh Cassidy

June 20, 2017

Illustration graduate Josh Cassidy’s (‘09) new graphic novel, Paradise, is now on sale. The novel explores the notion of the afterlife as it follows the main character’s quest to find out what happens after death.

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Grad designs new products for Canadian Tire

Grad designs new products for Canadian Tire

May 25, 2017

Avril Loreti (Art & Art History ’01) has launched a line of patio accessories with Canadian Tire. She told the Toronto Star about how she found inspiration for the line in culture and colours from the 1960s.

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Marketing grad offers keynote advice

Marketing grad offers keynote advice

May 25, 2017

Business grad Darrell Keezer (Marketing ’05) is no stranger to the speaking circuit. He regularly provides about 50 keynotes a year, so he shared his top five tips in an article on Forbes.com.

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Alumnae celebrate Canadian music

Alumnae celebrate Canadian music

May 25, 2017

Katie Edwards (Music Theatre ’08) has pulled together a group of Canadian women to celebrate music this June in Everybody’s Got a Story, a concert featuring the music of Canada’s most influential and powerful voices. Fellow alumna Michelle Bouey (Music Theatre ’12) will also be performing in the Toronto concert.

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Charmaine Hammond

Alumna becomes certified speaking professional

May 23, 2017

In May, Charmaine Hammond (Correctional Worker ’85) earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association, an American body that confers the CSP on individuals who have met its strict criteria. Hammond is an international bestselling author, keynote speaker, expert in conflict resolution and mediation, and a social entrepreneur. As President of Hammond International Inc. she works with organizations to resolve conflict and build leadership and resilience skills.

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Stratford Festival

Music theatre grads hit summer stages across Canada

May 16, 2017

As a Sheridan alumnus, you can take in performances by many fellow grads who are on stage this summer at the Stratford Festival, including Jennifer Rider-Shaw, pictured above, (Music Theatre Performance ’09), who plays Josephine in HMS Pinafore. Sheridan alumni can now save 25% on Stratford tickets.

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Nova Seed

Grad’s new movie now available for purchase

May 16, 2017

Nick DiLiberto (Animation ’04) new film, Nova Seed, is now available on DVD or for purchase from Amazon or at novaseedmovie.com. DiLiberto more than four years to creating the entirely hand-drawn, 2D feature film, which has won awards at the Boston Film Festival and the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International.

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Tim Dashwood

Tim Dashwood Joins Apple

May 16, 2017

Tim Dashwood (Media Arts ’95) has joined Apple. The 3D and VR plugin developer has also made his existing products free. He has created video editing products that blur faces, or can be used to make 360 videos.

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StoryBots Wins Daytime Emmy Award

May 16, 2017

Congratulations to Nikolas Ilic (Bachelor of Animation ’11) who, in late April, won a Daytime Emmy Award for his part on the team that works on the hit Netflix children's series Ask the StoryBots and its accompanying web-based content and mobile apps.

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Roufhneck

New graphic novel from bestselling alumnus

April 24, 2017

Jeff Lemire’s (Advanced Illustration ’05) new graphic novel Roughneck, is now available in bookstores. The novel tells the story of a brother and sister who reconnect and confront their painful pasts. Lemire is the bestselling author of Essex County, Secret Path, Descender and The Underwater Welder.

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Children’s Champions

April 24, 2017

Every day, nearly half of Canadian families with children rely on child care – and it’s no surprise parents trust early childhood educators to care for their kids. Sheridan’s ECE graduates celebrated their reunion this month. Take a look at how alumnae like Kara Thompson (ECE ’81, pictured left) and Nancy Simpson (ECE ’88, pictured right,) have a big impact on their communities.

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Grad celebrates new film premiere

April 21, 2017

Jason Barbeck (Music Theatre Performance ’91) celebrated the premier of his new film Adams Testament on April 18 in Toronto. The film follows one father’s attempt to save his son’s soul, which is under siege from demons.

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Alumna performs in Sousatska

April 21, 2017

This spring, Allison McCaughey (Music Theatre – Performance ’04) was part of the cast of Sousatska, a musical that played in Toronto. McCaughey was a member of the production’s chorus. Sousatska tells the story of a young piano prodigy who escapes apartheid in South Africa.

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Courtney Goldman

Alumna nominated for Emmy

March 31, 2017

Courtney Goldman (ATVF ’08) has been nominated for a daytime Emmy award in the Outstanding Single Camera Editing category. She is being recognized for her work on the TV Show Odd Squad on PBS. This is her second Emmy nomination. The daytime Emmys are handed out at a series of galas in late April.

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Dorian FitzGerald

Art and art history grad wins prestigious award

March 30, 2017

Congratulations to Dorian FitzGerald (Art and Art History ’05), winner of the 2017 Laura Ciruls Painting Award. The award recognizes an Ontario-based, mid-career painter. FitzGerald creates large paintings of excessive subject matter, including a throne room in a palace in Lisbon and a beer hall in Munich (pictured).

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Grads talk comics success

March 30, 2017

Jamal Campbell, pictured, (Bachelor of Illustration ’14) and Scott Hepburn (Art Fundamentals ’96) are now successful comic illustrators. They talked about getting discovered and shared their paths to success during ComiCon, a trade show and celebration of comics.

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James Campbell

Alumnus takes on new role as curator

March 30, 2017

In March, James Campbell (Art and Art History ’83) began his new role as the director of visitor services and administration at the Art Gallery of Northumberland in Cobourg, Ontario. He told the Northumberland News about his plans to share the gallery’s collection with people across the county through exhibits in libraries and community centres.

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Lynn Dooly-Marek

Alumna displays artwork in France

March 30, 2017

Last winter, Lynn Dooly-Marek’s (Bachelor of Illustration ’12) painting, Color Study of a Provencal Market, earned a spot in the Salon des Beaux Arts 2016 in Paris, where every painting is chosen by staff at the Louvre

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Illustration grad featured on CBC

March 30, 2017

John Soleas’ (Bachelor of Illustration ’15) art takes on suburban boredom, and it recently earned him a place on CBC’s television’s Exhibitionists, where he talked about how urban environments can inspire. Check out his work.

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Timothy Alex

Theatre grad stars in new musical

March 08, 2017

Timothy J. Alex (Theatre Arts Performance ’86) is appearing in Midwestern Gothic, a world premiere thriller with a musical twist.

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Steve Murray

New Spider Man comic coming from Sheridan grad

March 08, 2017

Steve Murray, aka Chip Zdarsky, (Illustration ’00) talked about his upcoming Spider Man comic on CBC’s Metro Morning.

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Maria Hupfield

Grad lands new exhibit in Toronto

March 08, 2017

Maria Hupfield, (Art and Art History ’99) an Anishinaabe artist now living in New York, has a new exhibit entitled The One Who Keeps on Giving, now showing at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto.

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Danielle Dufault

Alumna brings the past to life

March 08, 2017

Danielle Dufault (Bachelor of Illustration, Technical and Scientific, ’12) is bringing ancient species back to life as a paleontological illustrator at the Royal Ontario Museum. She talked about her work on Breakfast Television and in the Toronto Star.

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Alumnus makes footwear for the stars

March 08, 2017

Ron White’s (Retail Management ’89) fashionable, but comfortable, shoes are favourites among celebrities like Kim Cattrall and Jennifer Love Hewitt. He talked about his plans to expand in the United States in Canadian Business in February.

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Alan Barillaro

Sheridan graduate takes home Oscar for Piper

February 27, 2017

Sheridan alumnus Alan Barillaro has won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

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Kent Monkman

Kent Monkman: a revisionist look at history

February 14, 2017

Kent Monkman’s (Illustration, `86) new exhibit, Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience, has opened at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto. His work offers a revisionist look at history for a Canada 150 project, and the exhibit will travel across the country over the next three years.

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Daniel Warth

"Dim the Fluorescents" Wins Slamdance Awards

February 14, 2017

Daniel Warth (Media Arts, 2007) is the director and co-writer of Dim the Fluorescents, a film that premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in Utah in January. His film, about an actress and playwright who turn to leading corporate training events to pay the bills, took home the festival’s Sparky Awards for grand jury prizes that this year’s festival.

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Cory Trépanier’s INTO THE ARCTIC World Premiere in Washington DC at Embassy of Canada

February 01, 2017

Premiering at the Embassy of Canada art gallery in Washington D.C., Canadian artist, filmmaker, explorer and 1990 Illustration graduate Cory Trépanier’s INTO THE ARCTIC Exhibition Tour is captivating audiences with the raw beauty of the North. On until February 28th, after which it travels to seven museums across the United States for over two years.

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Alan Barillaro’s Piper tells universal story of facing fears

Sheridan Animation Alumni Earn Oscar Nods

January 27, 2017

Congratulations to Sheridan alumni who worked on films that have been nominated for Oscars! Graduate Alan Barillaro (Animation, `96) directed the short film Piper, which has earned a nod for Best Animated Short Film. Alumni also worked on three of the five films nominated in the Best Animated Feature Film category, including Moana, Kubo and the Two Strings and Zootopia.

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Come From Away lands in Vanity Fair

January 25, 2017

Come From Away, the musical incubated at Sheridan’s Canadian Music Theatre Project, is earning more buzz this winter in a photo feature in the February issue of Vanity Fair. The production, including alumna Sue Dunstan (Music Theatre Performance, `95) in a swing role, opens on Broadway in March. Photo: Mark Seliger

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Emma Lawton

Grad helps battle against Parkinson's disease

January 25, 2017

Graphic designer Emma Lawton was just 29 when she developed Parkinson’s disease. Enter alumna Haiyan Zhang (Interactive Multimedia, `03), whose invention curbs Lawton’s tremors so she can draw a straight line again.

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Mills at rink

Grad builds the ultimate outdoor rink

January 25, 2017

On New Year’s Day, 40,000 fans packed BMO Field to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings face off in the NHL Centennial Classic. Long before the puck dropped on the outdoor game, Sheridan grad Garrett Mills (Theatre Arts, Technical Production, `06) was part of the crew that transformed the stadium from soccer pitch to ice rink.

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Zootopia Golden Globe win

Sheridan alumni behind magic of Golden Globe winner Zootopia

January 09, 2017

Zootopia, featuring the work of nearly a dozen Sheridan alumni, has won the Golden Globe for best animated motion picture.

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Come From Away opens in Toronto

December 02, 2016

Come From Away has opened to rave reviews in Toronto. It’s the latest leg in the musical’s long journey that began at Sheridan, and will end on Broadway in 2017.

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Story of survival: Alumna speaks out on HIV-AIDS

December 02, 2016

Journalism grad Muluba Habanyama (2016) talks about the facts on living with HIV-AIDS.

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Athletic Rings

Sheridan welcomes new inductees into Athletics Hall of Fame

November 04, 2016

Sheridan celebrated the best of the Bruins in October. Hockey player Andy Dryden (1988), men’s basketball coach Wayne Allison (1980-1993), basketball athlete Leroy Cassanova (1983), and the 1992-93 men’s soccer team were inducted into Sheridan’s Hall of Fame.

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Mary Peece

Seventh President and Vice Chancellor of Sheridan begins term

November 04, 2016

Dr. Mary Preece has assumed her new role as President and Vice Chancellor of Sheridan College. Dr. Preece will lead the institution for the next 14 months while a presidential search is conducted to replace Jeff Zabudsky, who resigned from his position to pursue an international opportunity.

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Giving Back to Students

Give back and build a bright future for students

November 01, 2016

More than 70% of Sheridan students seek some kind of financial support, and there’s little wonder why. Between paying for books, supplies, tuition and living expenses, it doesn’t take long before debt starts to pile up.

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Sheridan students shine a new light on musical

November 01, 2016

As Canada’s leading school for animation and theatre, Sheridan is marrying the talents of screen and stage. Third-year students are animating a song from Senza Luce, which was workshopped at the Canadian Music Theatre Project in 2015.

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Premier's Awards 2016

Premier's Awards 2016

October 21, 2016

Sheridan is proud to nominate six alumni who have achieved exceptional career success related to their college experience. This year’s Premier’s Award winners will be announced on Nov. 21, 2016 in Toronto.

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David Nowell

Ushering in a new era for Sheridan

June 15, 2016

Sheridan’s inaugural Chancellor, former Mississauga Mayor, Hazel McCallion, presided over 2016 Convocation ceremonies which saw more than 7,800 students graduate. Sheridan also honoured David Nowell of the Pilon School of Business, and Paul Toms of the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, with the Professor Emeritus designation.

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Finding Dory animators catch real-life inspiration

Finding Dory animators catch real-life inspiration

June 15, 2016

The alumni animation team behind Pixar’s Finding Dory received some in-the-field inspiration during a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium as part of their research. Allison Rutland and Benjamin Su talk about their excitement producing the hit film which opened on June 17.

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Creativity Rising with Corus Entertainment

Creativity Rising with Corus Entertainment

May 20, 2016

Corus Entertainment’s recent $220,000 gift directed to Sheridan’s renowned Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design is a continuing affirmation of the benefits realized when industry and educational institutions work together to help drive change and creativity in both the workplace and classroom.

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Canadian Cinema Editors

Eleven Sheridan College graduates nominated for Cinema Editors Awards

April 22, 2016

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A Chorus Line

Record number of Sheridan graduates front and centre at the Stratford Festival

April 22, 2016

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Diego Guijarro Alvarez, right, winner of the 2016 Student Cinematography Award from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers, with fellow 2015 Media Arts graduate and nominee, Keenan Lynch, left.

Media Arts grad wins national cinematography award

April 13, 2016

Sheridan Media Arts alumnus, Diego Guijarro Alvarez has won the Student Cinematography Award from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC). His film, House of Glory received the award at a gala presentation on April 2 in Toronto.

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Canadian Society of Cinematographers

Four Sheridan graduates nominated for cinematography awards

March 31, 2016

Four Sheridan graduates have been nominated for awards by the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC). The winners will be announced at the Society’s awards gala on April 2, 2016 in Toronto.

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Canadian Screen Awards

Eighteen Sheridan graduates take home Canadian Screen Awards

March 15, 2016

Congratulations to 18 Sheridan graduates who have received 17 Canadian Screen Awards this year. The Canadian Screen Awards (CSAs) celebrate homegrown talent in front of the camera and behind the scenes in film, television and digital media. The 2016 CSAs were presented at a series of week-long events, culminating in the final broadcast gala on March 13 in Toronto.

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Hazel McCallion named as Inaugural Chancellor of Sheridan

February 24, 2016

Sheridan announces the appointment of former Mississauga Mayor, Hazel McCallion, as the institution's inaugural Chancellor.

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Sheridan graduates honoured with animation industry awards

February 19, 2016

Three graduates of Sheridan College have won 2016 Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best achievements in the field of animation.

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood announced the winners of the Annie Awards, the industry’s top honour, on February 6, 2016 at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles).

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David Yee wins Governor General's Award for Drama

November 23, 2015

Theatre and Drama Studies grad David Yee has won the 2015 Governor General’s Award for Drama for carried away on the crest of a wave, first produced at the Tarragon Theatre and published by Playwrights Canada Press.

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Graduate Brenda Clark and her former instructor Frank Newfeld receive Order of Canada

October 28, 2015

It was an incredible honour for Brenda Clark to become a Member of the Order of Canada, but the experience was especially sweet as she shared the distinction with her former instructor at Sheridan. Both Clark and former Sheridan professor Frank Newfeld accepted the Order of Canada insignia at an investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa this fall.

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Dean DeBlois Visits Sheridan

Grad Dean DeBlois shares his passion for storytelling

October 28, 2015

During a visit to Sheridan’s Screen Industries Training Centre in Toronto recently, Dean DeBlois, writer-director of the How To Train Your Dragon trilogy, was asked how he has managed to keep his stories fresh.

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Digital agency powered by Sheridan grads wins Emmy Award

Digital agency powered by Sheridan grads wins Emmy Award

September 21, 2015

Three alumni are part of the team that has won a 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in the Interactive Media Category for User Experience and Visual Design. They were recognized for the Sleepy Hollow VR Experience produced by the Toronto-based digital agency Secret Location. The project is the first virtual reality project to win an Emmy Award.

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Sheridan Brings Home Four Medals from Ontario Technological Skills Competition

May 22, 2015

Sheridan Apprenticeship program grads have won an unprecedented four medals at the 26th annual Ontario Technological Skills Competition held May 4-6 in Kitchener-Waterloo.

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Rocky Mountaineer among Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers

March 19, 2015

Congratulations to Randy Powell, President and CEO of Armstrong Group Ltd. which operates the Rocky Mountaineer tourism train on making the list of Canada's 100 Best Small & Medium Employers.

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Grad’s work on display at Canadian Embassy in Washington

March 18, 2015

Cory Trepanier’s painting Glacierside will be hanging in Canadian Embassy in Washington from now until March 2016. The 8-foot-wide painting is part of Cory’s collection of work from his three Canadian Arctic expeditions.

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Ted Bastien

Series directed by Sheridan graduate wins International Emmy Kids Award

March 05, 2015

Children’s series Mike The Knight, directed by Sheridan animation alumnus Charles (Ted) Bastien has received a 2015 International Emmy Kids Award.

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Chris Williams

Sheridan Trained Animator Receives Oscar for Big Hero 6

February 27, 2015

Congratulations to director and Sheridan-trained animator Chris Williams on winning the Oscar for Big Hero 6! We are so proud of Williams and fellow Sheridan alumni who were also nominated in the Best Animated Feature category: Dean DeBlois who wrote and directed How to Train Your Dragon 2, and Graham Annable who directed The Boxtrolls.
(Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Animation Studios )

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Brenda Clark

Brenda Clark named to the Order of Canada

January 27, 2015

The 1977 Illustration program alumna was named a Member of the Order of Canada at the end of 2014. She is best known as the illustrator behind the beloved Franklin the Turtle books which have enjoyed worldwide success.

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Sheridan Oscars

3 out of 5 Oscar nominated films directed by Sheridan Alumni

January 23, 2015

Join the celebration with hashtag #SheridanOscars and see your messages appear instantly on Sheridan's Oscar website

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Dean DeBlois

Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature written and directed by Sheridan graduate

January 12, 2015

How to Train Your Dragon 2, written and directed by Sheridan alumnus Dean DeBlois has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature.

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Premier's Awards

Two Sheridan Grads Win Premier's Awards

November 27, 2014

Two alumni were among the six winners of 2014 Premier’s Awards honouring Ontario college graduates which were presented on November 24. Congratulations to James Forbes (Mechanical Engineering Technology, 1971) who received the Technology award, and Tibor Madjar (Computer Animation, 1999) who won in the Creative Arts and Design category.

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Stephanie Gorin Emmy

Stephanie Gorin nabs Emmy Gold

October 24, 2014

For Stephanie Gorin, there’s nothing like the joy of seeing someone get that big break.

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Randy Pilon School of Business

Sheridan announces creation of the Pilon School of Business

October 24, 2014

Newly named Pilon School of Business honours generosity of alumnus.

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Graham Annable makes directorial debut with The Boxtrolls

September 16, 2014

For Graham Annable, the transition from storyboard artist on LAIKA’s previous films, Coraline and ParaNorman, to directing (along with Anthony Stacchi) The Boxtrolls, was quite a leap.

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Apprentices win gold

Sheridan Apprentices win Gold at the Silver Anniversary Ontario Technological Skills Competition

May 27, 2014

Congratulations to two alumni who captured top honours at the 25th Ontario Skills Competition this month.

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Mom and me

Sheridan alumna's film about her mom featured as finalist in national Telefilm Canada competition

May 06, 2014

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CSA winners

Fourteen alumni take home 2014 Canadian Screen Awards

March 26, 2014

Fourteen Sheridan graduates have received Canadian Screen Awards which celebrate homegrown talent in front of the camera and behind the scenes in film, television and digital media.

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14 Sheridan Graduates Win Canadian Screen Awards

March 18, 2014

Fourteen Sheridan graduates have received Canadian Screen Awards which celebrate homegrown talent in front of the camera and behind the scenes in film, television and digital media.

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Annie Awards

Alumni Win Top Animation Award

February 25, 2014

Computer Animation grads Jeff Capogreco and Andre LeBlanc have received Annie Awards, the animation industry’s highest honour, for their work on two blockbuster films.

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The Nut Job

Surly Squirrels Rise to Blockbuster Status

January 17, 2014

When Sheridan graduate Peter Lepeniotis created the animated short film Surly Squirrel in 2005, little did he know that one day, his squirrel with an attitude would be at the heart of a feature length film starring the likes of Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl and Brendan Fraser.

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Media Arts Grad Wins Award for Film Software

October 10, 2013

Tim Dashwood (Media Arts, 1995) received the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s prestigious Lumiere award at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood last month. The founder of Dashwood Cinema Solutions, Tim was recognized for the Stereo3D CAT film and TV production software tool he developed.

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Passion for Visual Effects Pays Off in Emmy Gold

October 10, 2013

Behind Doug Campbell’s Emmy Award are 100-hour work weeks, feats of technical wizardry and, above all, a passion for visual effects. The 1982 Classical Animation grad won the 2013 Emmy last month for his work on Game Of Thrones in the category of Outstanding Special Visual Effects. Doug was part of a nine-person team recognized for work on season three of the hit HBO series.
“It was the most challenging work I’ve ever done but the most rewarding,” said Doug, who had been nominated four times previously.

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Animation Grad Closes Out 2012 with Two Film Awards

January 10, 2013

Jonathan Ng’s Requiem for Romance won two prestigious awards last month: best animated film at the Toronto International Reel Asian...

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Maria Hupfield Brings her Performance Art Back to Toronto

November 16, 2012

New York-based artist, Maria Hupfield returned to the GTA last month performing in Toronto and sharing her work with Sheridan...

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In Search of Greener Pastures

February 10, 2012

RICK FRANK IS THE PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER OF DUFFERIN RESEARCH INC. OPERATING SINCE 2000, THE COMPANY SPECIALIZES IN ONLINE DATA COLLECTION...

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Media Arts Grads Indie Film Lands Spot at TIFF

October 11, 2011

Despite its shoestring budget and non-professional cast and crew, the feature length film Amy George by Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas has...

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Four Grads Nominated for Premier's Awards

December 15, 2010

Four Sheridan grads were nominated for this year’s Premier’s Awards for outstanding college graduates...

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In Memoriam: Gerry Zeldin, Animation Professor

June 04, 2010

Gerald Zeldin, long-time Professor in the animation program at Sheridan passed away on May 20 after a long battle with cancer. He was 66...

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