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Catching costumes on camera

Catching costumes on camera

September 19, 2017

Hayley Stewart (Photography ’14) shared her work to photograph costumed cosplayers at Fan Expo Canada in September.

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The Breadwinner

Alumni behind film at TIFF

September 19, 2017

Sheridan grads are part of the team that worked on The Breadwinner, which premiered in September at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Cirque du Soleil

Grad makes it to Cirque du Soleil

September 19, 2017

This fall, Trevor Bodogh (Finance ’09) is amazing crowds in Toronto, where he's performing in Cirque du Soleil's show Volta.

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Emmy

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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Birdlime

Ottawa International Animation Festival 2017

September 19, 2017

Sheridan grads are making their mark at the Ottawa International Animation Festival between Sept. 20-24.

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Alumni Engagement

Welcome to the new school year. A message for Sheridan alumni

September 07, 2017

This September, more than 23,000 full-time students began a new school year at Sheridan. Watching them hunch over laptops in the Learning Commons, or line up for a coffee reminds me of my own time here as a Marketing student.

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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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Music theatre grad takes to Maritime stage

Music theatre grad takes to Maritime stage

July 31, 2017

Alumnus Lucas Popowich (Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance ’15) is performing in Halifax this summer, part of the company of Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart. The musical brings to life of the folk musician, who wrote more than 100 sings before his death in 1983 at age 33.

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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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Glass blowing grads open up about a risky business

Glass blowing grads open up about a risky business

July 18, 2017

Claire Anderson (Craft & Design ’11) and Steve Woodruff (Crafts & Design ’10) shared the risks of glass blowing in an article in the Niagara Falls Review. The couple, who recently opened Studio Vine Glass, reflected on their work and the market for consumers looking for unique, beautiful products.

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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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Athletic therapy alumna brings skills to national basketball team

Athletic therapy alumna brings skills to national basketball team

July 18, 2017

Mary Lalancette (Athletic Therapy ’12), pictured right, has spent the last seven years working with Canada Basketball, and was recently named the lead therapist for the program’s youth development men’s program. She told the Halifax Chronicle Herald her time at Sheridan introduced her to “some great (professors) and different people.”

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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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John Molinaro

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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Grad helps hockey players stay healthy

Grad helps hockey players stay healthy

June 20, 2017

The Vancouver Giants hockey club has hired Mike Burnstein (Athletic Therapy ’92), as an athletic trainer. Burnstein spent 20 seasons with the Vancouver Canucks. When he joined the Canucks in 1995, he was then the youngest trainer in the NHL.

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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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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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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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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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Wild Archaeology

Wild Archaeology nets award

May 16, 2017

The Wild Archaeology series, written, directed and produced by alumna and Sheridan professor Tracy German (Media Arts ’95), has been recognized with the Public Communications Award from the Canadian Archaeological Society. The Award will be presented in Ottawa in May.

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StoryBots

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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Captain Underpants

A brief encounter with Captain Underpants director David Soren

May 10, 2017

A brief encounter with David Soren – the grad behind Captain Underpants movie.

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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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Can society of cine

Alumni win Canadian Society of Cinematographers awards

April 24, 2017

Congratulations to alumni Christopher Lew (Media Arts ’13) and Trish Young (Media Arts ’16) who won Canadian Society of Cinematographers awards in early April. Lew won best Webeo Cinematography for The Wall. Young (pictured right) won for best student cinematography. She tied with York University student Robert Murdoch (left) who’s film also won in the category.

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ECE story April 2017

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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Allison Mccaughey

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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Game Design

Real-world education helps alumna build virtual communities

April 11, 2017

This spring, the first class of Bachelor of Game Design students will graduate. Claudia Paonessa (Game Level Design ’15) already knows how valuable Sheridan’s game design programs are – they helped her land a dream job at videogame giant Ubisoft.

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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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John Soleas 2015

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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Women in Technology

Breaking down gender barriers: Alumnae talk about success in engineering

March 13, 2017

To mark International Women’s Day and Engineering Month, six alumnae were welcomed to talk about how their careers have them building car engines, designing software and protecting our water.

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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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ron white

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 Trepanier Exhibition Tour

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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Vanity Fair

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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Jeremy Larter

ATVF grad’s work celebrates Maritime life

January 16, 2017

Jeremy Larter, (ATVF `05), recently talked about making films with featuring content from his home province of Prince Edward Island with the Canadian Media Fund.

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Cory Trepanier

Grad’s art shares Canadian wilderness with Americans

January 16, 2017

Cory Trépanier’s (Illustration, `90), new exhibit Into the Arctic, revealing the beauty of the Canadian North, has opened at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. The exhibit will tour across the United States in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

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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

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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Annie Awards 2016

Alumni nominated for animation honours

December 02, 2016

Congratulations to alumni nominated for Annie Awards, the animation industry’s top honour. Nominated graduates have worked on blockbuster films including Moana, Finding Dory, and Doctor Strange. The awards are presented in February in Los Angeles.

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Muluba

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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Darrell Keezer

Want to be your own boss? Go for it. But don’t sit down

November 30, 2016

You’ve got a business idea, and you want to be your own boss, but you don’t know where to start. The trick, according to Darrell Keezer, is to just start going for it.

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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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Senza Luce

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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Convocation Kiss

Sheridan celebrates success at first fall convocation

October 31, 2016

Sheridan welcomed more than 1,600 new members to its alumni community in October during the college’s first autumn convocation.

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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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2016 Sheridan Golf

A perfect day for golf: Sheridan tournament raises $65,000

September 26, 2016

It was a spectacular day for golf on Tuesday, Sept. 13, with 120 golfers taking on the challenging Masters course at Lionhead Golf Club. In total, $65,000 was raised for Sheridan's Get Creative Campaign in support of the expansion of the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga.

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Wild Archiology sept 2016

New documentary traces indigenous history

September 26, 2016

Sheridan grads are taking viewers on a journey to discover the archaeological past of Canada’s indigenous peoples through a new documentary, Wild Archaeology. Sheridan alumni make up much of the crew, and Tracy German (Media Arts, 1995) is the lead writer, director and producer.

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Business student sept 2016

Alumni help business students make a difference

September 26, 2016

Alumni and students are making a difference at Sheridan. This month, Sheridan business students will head to Toronto for the Enactus World Cup. The students are part of Sheridan’s Enactus team, a club of Sheridan business students who come together to develop business solutions for social challenges. Alumni play an important role in helping the team grow and develop.

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Game Design students sept 2016

Classes are back. Why not give back with a co-op placement?

September 26, 2016

Game Design students, including members of the award-winning OddBirds Studio, are among those who will be starting co-op placements this academic year.

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Victor Ralevich

Victor Ralevich will be greatly missed

August 23, 2016

Professor and Program Coordinator founded Sheridan’s first degree program.

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Larica Perera

Larica Perera and fellow Media Arts grads strike gold with Tik-Tik

August 23, 2016

Larica Perera (2013) and a group of her classmates formed Hamilton-based film collective Camp 905, making low-budget high quality films.

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Ahead of the game: Alumni-run studios awarded funding for original projects

August 23, 2016

Sheridan grads are behind three studios awarded financing from the Canadian Media Fund (CMF) this month for their innovative interactive digital projects.

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Sheridan grads celebrate film premiere at TIFF

August 23, 2016

Alumni will celebrate the premiere of a new film next month at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

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Alumni create Marvel comic starring Justin Trudeau

July 13, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes his debut as Marvel’s latest super-hero thanks to two Illustration grads.

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Student Union Honours Rob Till

Student Union Honours Rob Till

June 20, 2016

Sheridan Student Union leaders from the 1980s to the present returned to campus on June 14 to recognize Rob Till, retired Dean of Student Services. As Chief Advisor to the Sheridan Student Union (SSU), Rob shaped the lives of student leaders that still resonate with them today. A plaque was unveiled renaming the Sheridan Student Union Boardroom at the Trafalgar campus in Rob’s honour.

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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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Alan Dick

Alumni share gift of wisdom with Class of 2016

June 15, 2016

Thank you to our distinguished alumni keynote speakers who addressed Sheridan’s newest graduates during Convocation week from June 6 to 9. Here’s a snapshot of the hard-won wisdom they shared with the Class of 2016.

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Alan Barillaro’s Piper tells universal story of facing fears

Alan Barillaro’s Piper tells universal story of facing fears

June 15, 2016

The audiences flocking to see Pixar’s Finding Dory are receiving an extra treat in the previews before the main feature. Piper, the charming, six-minute short film that plays before Finding Dory is the brainchild of long-time Pixar animator and 1996 graduate, Alan Barillaro.

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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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Media Arts grads celebrate ties that bind

Media Arts grads celebrate ties that bind

June 15, 2016

People have been known to travel a fair distance to attend their college reunion, but alumni of Sheridan’s Media Arts program came from as far as Iceland to join their former classmates and faculty last month.

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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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Sheridan music theatre alumni dominate festival season

Music theatre alumni dominate festival season

May 20, 2016

If your summer plans include a trip to the theatre, chances are that you will experience the power of Sheridan theatre graduates front and centre. From Charlottetown to Port Hope, Sheridan is playing a major role in productions at Canada’s foremost theatre festivals, from now until the fall and beyond.

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Planting Hope

May 19, 2016

Sheridan grads proved that they aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty in pursuit of a good cause this month. Alumni spanning all faculties joined forces with family, friends and community members to plant 750 trees on May 14 to help renew our urban forest.

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Allison Rutland

The Sound of Silence

May 19, 2016

There’s an art to subtle animation, and it begins with the eyes, Sheridan grad Allison Rutland told a packed room of students at a guest lecture on April 21. Rutland, who won an Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Character Animation for her work on Pixar’s Inside Out, broke down her process of getting from concept to final product using two memorable scenes from the Oscar-winning movie.

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Paul Cook named Chancellor of Nipissing University

April 25, 2016

Paul Cook (Law and Security, 1981) has been appointed Chancellor of Nipissing University and will begin his term in June 2016. A dedicated community builder, Cook served as Chief of Police for the North Bay Police Service from 2004 – 2016, capping off 34 years on the force.

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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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Fully hand-drawn animated film is labour of love for Nick DiLiberto

April 22, 2016

Animators, like many artists, are told that perseverance and a strong belief in oneself are essential elements for success, given how competitive and labour intensive their field can be.

Nick DiLiberto has taken that message to heart and then some. The 2004 animation graduate has devoted the past four years to creating an entirely hand-drawn, 2D feature film which saw its world premiere in Toronto this month.

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Jason De Brum

Making a difference by design

April 22, 2016

As the son of a plumber, Jason De Brum spent a lot of time on construction sites growing up in Strathroy, a rural community outside of London, Ontario.

“This experience actually helped spur my interest in construction and design which led to me enrolling in the Architectural Technology program at Sheridan,” Jason explains.

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Laura Kukkee comes full circle as the new head of Sheridan's ceramics program

April 22, 2016

When professor and studio head of Ceramics Laura Kukkee started working with clay in her first year as a Sheridan student, she felt immediately connected to how clearly the medium captured the maker’s moment in time, throughout time. “Clay lasts forever unless you break it or grind it down — once it’s fired, it’s permanent. And you can record fingerprints and those moments where the clay is soft and liquid and fluid and freeze it in time,” she says. “Ceramics travel, but they also carry information and I like being part of that continuum.”

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Scott Stratten

Tips for landing on top of the resume pile

April 22, 2016

A visit from Scott Stratten is guaranteed to be full of fun but among the humorous anecdotes from the social marketing expert and 1998 Human Resources grad are always gems of advice. Read tips from Scott’s April 11 on-campus presentation, from navigating a job interview to the power of social media. Thanks to Sheridan’s Public Relations and Corporate Communications program for hosting the @Unmarketing forum.

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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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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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Investigation - Public and Private 20th anniversary

Twenty years of helping keep communities safe

March 27, 2016

Graduates of the Investigation - Public and Private program have been helping ensure the safety of communities and businesses for almost two decades. Alumni, past and present faculty, community partners and current students of the program marked this milestone at an on-campus celebration earlier this month. Among the guests were keynote speakers and alumni Margaret Goodwin (Investigation – Public and Private, 2012), Front of House Manager, Toronto Centre for the Arts; and Dean Correia (Business Administration Certification, 1991), Principal, Coreira Security Resources.

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Room with a view

March 27, 2016

The darling of awards season, Oscar-winning film Room gave Sheridan 2011 Media Arts graduate Chantelle Kadyschuk a new perspective on filmmaking. Kadyschuk, the film’s supervising producer, shared her experiences with Sheridan alumni at a special screening at Oakville’s Film.ca Cinemas on February 22.

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HalTech clients among Pythons' Pit finalists

March 27, 2016

The word is out! 5 out of 10 OPEN category contestants in Pythons’ Pit 2016 are HalTech clients. These five startups advance to the next round for the chance to win up to $20,000 cash in startup capital and a package of in-kind professional services to help launch the business.
The HalTech Regional Innovation Centre, located in J103 at Sheridan’s Trafalgar Campus.

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One Red Lipstick

Alumna share inspiring stories

March 27, 2016

What do Linda Lundstrom, Charmaine Hammond and Anne Day have in common? Apart from all being graduates from Sheridan College, they also have their stories in a new book, One Red Lipstick, which was launched on March 8, International Women’s Day. The accompanying documentary will premiere in May.

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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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Giants of Africa

Media Arts students and grads contribute to Giants of Africa

February 21, 2016

Media Arts students joined alumni as sound editors on a documentary which opened the NBA All-Star Weekend in February. The film Giants of Africa centres on the humanitarian outreach and basketball development initiative of Nigerian-born Masai Ujiri, President of the Toronto Raptors.

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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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Gearing up for awards season

January 17, 2016

Sheridan is kicking off awards season with a bang this year. As usual, the creative talents of Sheridan alumni are also behind many of the productions nominated for Oscars, Canadian Screen Awards and the recent Golden Globe animated feature film winner Inside Out. Twelve grads have been nominated for Annie Awards (the animation industry’s top honour) and 10 students were also nominated in the Best Student Film category.

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Music theatre grads perform at the 2015 Kennedy Centre Honors

January 17, 2016

Taking a break from Broadway, Sheridan’s music theatre grads Chilina Kennedy and Scott Campbell performed at the Kennedy Centre Honors in Washington last month for a star-studded audience that included U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Breaking barriers through hip-hop

January 17, 2016


Award-winning B-boy (breakdancing) artist Marcelino DaCosta – aka FrostFlow - shared his message of empowerment through hip-hop culture in a TED talk in Vancouver in December. The grad of both the Community Worker and Art Fundamentals programs (2004 and 2002) is also a senior staff and program leader for BluePrint for Life and UNITY Charity organizations supporting at-risk youth. Check out his TED talk here.

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Develop those presentation skills with Toastmasters

December 09, 2015

Fear of public speaking? Need help with that presentation? Check out Toastmasters which meets every Tuesday evening at Sheridan from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Toastmasters is a worldwide, non-profit organization that has been helping people develop their speaking and leadership skills for generations.

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Ashley De Souza

Helping others change their lives

December 09, 2015

Although Ashley De Souza’s chosen profession of social work has been called an admirable one, she believes it is the people she assists every day who truly merit respect.

As a Counsellor for the Abrigo Centre in Toronto, Ashley deals with victims of domestic abuse, many of whom are seniors. “They have made the courageous decision to come in and take that first step to change their life,” she says.

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The animated life of Howy Parkins

December 09, 2015

When Howy Parkins graduated from Sheridan’s Classical Animation program in 1984, there was so little work in Toronto he figured he might have to go back to his old summer job at Rogers Cable just to pay the rent. Luckily, he landed a gig in layout at Nelvana which was producing The Care Bear Movie. But the animation field remained unpredictable and many artists needed to relocate to find work, something Parkins was happy to do. “I was willing to go anywhere and do anything for the experience. We were honing our skills and meeting incredibly talented people,” he recalled.

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Sheridan graduates and students receive 11 Annie Award nominations

December 09, 2015

Ten Sheridan alumni have been nominated for 2016 Annie Awards recognizing the year’s top achievements in the field of animation. The Annies are considered the animation industry’s top honour.

Sheridan is proud to report that four of the 10 nominees graduated from Sheridan’s Bachelor of Animation program within the past five years, further strengthening the program’s ongoing reputation for excellence.

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HELSINKI: The Chaos Theory

Alumna writing Orphan Black comic book series

December 09, 2015

Heli Kennedy (Advanced Television and Film, 2008) is writing a new 5-issue comic book series based on the award-winning Sci-Fi TV show Orphan Black, for IDW Publishing. The first issue, HELSINKI: The Chaos Theory (pictured above) debuted in November with the next issue scheduled to hit the shelves the last week of December. (Image above: Corbyn Kern).

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A message from our affinity partner Canada Life: Life Insurance for younger alumni

November 24, 2015

Life insurance isn’t just for older people. Even younger Canadians can benefit from having life insurance coverage. In fact, when starting out in life, many people are less likely to have money saved to cover existing debts should the unthinkable happen.

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Celebrating the start of their academic journey

November 23, 2015

Graduates returned to Sheridan where their academic journey began for the General Arts and Science Homecoming Alumni Reunion this fall.

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Alumni behind latest Big Sugar music video

November 23, 2015

from the band Big Sugar www.bigsugar.com. Pulled together in a scant three months, Natty Dread Rock was released late last month to coincide with the band’s latest tour in support of Calling All The Youth.


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Creativity Unleashed: Skills for the 21st Century

November 23, 2015

We know that creativity matters. We’re living in an era increasingly defined by creativity and innovation in which jobs constantly evolve and emerge. Studies increasingly point to creativity as an essential workplace skill and a linchpin of future economic growth.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology grad wins best publication award

Mechanical Engineering Technology grad wins award for best publication

November 23, 2015

Hargurdeep Singh was part of a Sheridan team that received the Publications Award from the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) last month. Hargurdeep (Mechanical Engineering Technology-Design & Drafting Coop, 2015), pictured far left, was honoured with Farzad Reyagani (Associate Dean), pictured far right, and Godfrey Onwubolu (Sheridan Professor) both in the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering & Technology. They were Hargurdeep’s academic and research advisors on the paper he completed as a student.

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Sandra Ward Cooper and Kendra Cooper

Living the Sheridan Dream

November 23, 2015

Over 20 years after graduating from Sheridan’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) program, I was standing in the audience watching my daughter Kendra Cooper take the same steps I did. Words could not describe the feeling. Never did I have the slightest thought that Kendra would be interested in the education field and now here she was, a 2013 ECE grad from Sheridan. I guess it was destiny; a week before my graduation I found out I was expecting Kendra, so technically, she was taking her second walk across the stage but this time it was on her own to receive her own diploma.

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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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Silver Season: Theatre and Drama program celebrates 25th anniversary

November 23, 2015

The U of T Mississauga and Sheridan College Theatre and Drama Studies program took centre stage last week as alumni, students, staff and faculty celebrated the program’s 25th anniversary with a special reception at Deerfield Hall. The celebrations continue into the spring with Theatre Erindale’s “Silver Season” which includes both previously produced plays and the staging of new contemporary productions.

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Capturing the moment

October 28, 2015

For the fortieth anniversary of the Toronto International Film Festival, a group of Sheridan grads braved rain and cold to capture the event on video.

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Erin McKeever

Erin McKeever Top social media trendsetter

October 28, 2015

It’s easy to see why Erin McKeever made the list of Marketing Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 released in October. Since joining Nestle Purina Petcare Canada in 2014, she has taken the brand to an unprecedented level of strength across virtually every social media channel. The Digital Communications Strategist heads up Hyper Lab, Purina’s in-house digital agency. Among the stand-outs in her list of successes are the Take Your Dog to Work Day program the ProPlan Star Performer program in which users uploaded photos of their pets and completed a survey to receive a customized short video.

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Gloria Peckham

Training dogs that make a difference

October 28, 2015

My love of animals was kick-started during my first job at the Calgary SPCA. After moving back to my hometown of Hamilton, Ontario as a young adult, I landed a job in a factory. It was a blessing for me when free trade came into effect - it caused my company to close down and move to Mexico. Knowing the company was closing, I decided factory work wasn’t for me anymore and looked toward re-entering the animal field. This decision led me to enroll in the Animal Care program at Sheridan.

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Lorraine Tuson

Frank Newfeld: Legacy of pushing the limit

October 28, 2015

The first class I had with Frank Newfeld left my brain exploding. He was challenging all our preconceived ideas and I was thrilled. I went back to my basement studio stumped in a good way! I knew nothing about Frank at this point except I had met someone whose class I was probably never going to miss if I could help it.

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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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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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Monday Night at the Movies

September 25, 2015

Monday Night at the Movies launches 10th season of bringing the best of Canadian and international films to Oakville

Festival also showcases the works of Sheridan College animation students

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Sheridan grad and student win big at Toronto Youth Shorts 2015

September 21, 2015

Patricia Ayu Lestari won the Achievement in Animation award last month at the Toronto Youth Shorts film festival. Her piece MINE! beat out animated works from Ryerson University and Concordia University. Patricia graduated from Sheridan’s Bachelor of Animation program in 2015 and the Art Fundamentals program in 2011. Christine Chung, a current Sheridan animation student, along with her creative partner Salwa Majoka, won an Award of Recognition for their piece, Hunger's Core.

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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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Canada Life: Leaving a legacy through life insurance

August 12, 2015

So what is leaving a legacy all about? It can mean different things to different people. Some will immediately think of leaving extra money to a close friend or family member. This is not just about covering expenses on an ongoing basis. This is about leaving money above and beyond for someone else to use on a discretionary basis.

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The universal language of music

August 12, 2015

Students from the Shanghai Theatre Academy and Sheridan College brought down the house at Hugh’s Room in Toronto on July 28 in a concert celebrating the universal language of music theatre.

The cabaret concert was part of an international exchange that saw five students from Shanghai join five Sheridan students for the month of July to share their passion for music theatre and learn from each other and participating faculty. This unique exchange program was organized by Michael Rubinoff, Sheridan’s Associate Dean, Visual and Performing Arts, in cooperation with the College’s International Department.

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The big question: grad stages proposal at Sheridan

August 12, 2015

The main entrance sign at Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion campus (HMC) displayed an unusual message early last month as Evan Brown proposed to fellow grad Carly Cuisia.

It seemed natural to pop the question at the place they met, says Evan. “If it weren’t for Sheridan and that classroom, our lives wouldn’t be the same. I owe a great deal of our happiness to the HMC campus.” They both graduated from the Business Administration-Marketing program in 2013.

“Carly and I met three years ago in a Global Marketing class. I sat next to her and there was an instant connection,” says Evan. They spent the semester as friends, working on a project together before parting ways. A few months later, they reconnected in Evan’s home town of Collingwood “for our first real date and the rest is history.”

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Kim Pickett and Linda Ford

Grads listed as top female entrepreneurs

July 15, 2015

Two Sheridan alumnae have been named to the 2015 W100 list of Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs. Linda Ford (Business Administration – Marketing, 1982), is ranked 36, up from her 2014 ranking of 49. The Owner of Access Career Solutions, Linda is also former Chair of the Brampton Board of Trade.
Kim Pickett owns digital agency KIMBO Design Inc. based in Vancouver.

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Sheridan Skilled Trades gets a boost from Canadian Welding Bureau

Sheridan Skilled Trades gets a boost from Canadian Welding Bureau

July 15, 2015

A plaque was unveiled recently to celebrate a $100,000 donation to Sheridan’s Welding program from the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB). The generous contribution has enabled upgrades and enhancements to the existing Oakville facility and will support the expansion of the program to a two-year Welding diploma.

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Educational Assistant grad leads the way to make playground accessible

July 15, 2015

A park in Acton, Ontario will be the first in North America to house an accessible roundabout thanks to the tenacity of Annetrista Absalom. The 2014 Educational Assistant grad raised $5,000 through the sale of her book We Are More Alike Than We Are Different, and subsequent community donations.

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Three grads invited to join Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

July 14, 2015

Congratulations to animation alumni Alan Barillaro (1996), Michael Fukushima (1985, pictured) and Michael Thurmeier (1997) on being invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Academy is responsible for the annual Oscar nominations and awards.

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Alumni pack the house for INSIDE OUT

June 20, 2015

Sheridan alumni and their families filled the theatre for Pixar’s latest hit film INSIDE OUT on June 19 in Oakville. Many alumni worked on the animated feature which gained rave reviews at its Cannes Film Festival world premiere last month.

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Words of wisdom from the trenches: Alumni share their advice with the Class of 2015

June 18, 2015

Each year at Sheridan’s Convocation ceremonies, Sheridan grads return to offer nuggets of advice to the latest crop of Sheridan alumni. Here’s a snapshot of their remarks.

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Congratulations Class of 2015

June 18, 2015

More than 7,000 graduates crossed the stage during 11 ceremonies this week as part of Sheridan’s annual Convocation ceremonies from June 8 to 11. In addition, four individuals, including two alumni, were presented with honorary degrees during the ceremonies which took place at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga.

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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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Vanessa Sears

Music Theatre grads cast in Kinky Boots

May 22, 2015

Graduating music theatre student Vanessa Sears (pictured right) has been cast in Mirvish's production of Kinky Boots. She joins seven other alumni who also landed roles in the smash musical.

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Social Service Worker-Gerontology: Two decades of shaping our communities

May 22, 2015

Twenty years ago, most people working with older adults had no formal training in gerontology. Today, Sheridan’s Social Service Worker – Gerontology program has developed such a strong network of community partnerships that there are more agencies for placements than students.

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Ben Rahim

The mechanics of success

May 22, 2015

Sheridan is home to many award-winning apprenticeship alumni. One of those grads, Ben Rahim (Mechanical Techniques-General Machinist, 2014 and Mechanical Techniques–Tool and Die Maker, 2010) is familiar with the pressures of competition.

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New alumni benefit from Canada Life

May 22, 2015

The Getting Started Life Insurance Plan offers Life Insurance coverage until age 31 for as little as $99.95. Available to Sheridan alumni ages 18 to 30.

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Enactus

Alumni: help change lives through Enactus

May 22, 2015

Help the next generation of grads make an impact in the community by sharing your industry knowledge.

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A message from our affinity partner MBNA:

May 22, 2015

The Sheridan College Platinum Plus® MasterCard® Credit Card

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Convocation Shout out

Share a congratulatory message to Sheridan's graduates!

April 29, 2015

Use your mobile device and send our 2015 grads a shout out along with a few words of wisdom. Email your video submission to shoutout@sheridancollege.ca by Friday May 22, 2015.*

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Social Service Worker program celebrates 45 years of caring

April 17, 2015

Close to 200 alumni, faculty, former faculty, students and community organizations gathered to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Sheridan’s Social Service Worker (SSW) program last month.

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Digital Defenders: Sheridan grads have what it takes to tackle cybercrime

April 17, 2015

This May, Sheridan will host a Cyber Security Symposium in partnership with leading Canadian IT services company Scalar Decisions.

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Nik Zabaljac

Balancing the Books

April 17, 2015

It’s easy for young grads to lose track of their expenses, says Nik Zabaljac. The Associate Financial Advisor at Raymond James Ltd. shares some money-handling tips, including setting up automatic payments and using apps and online programs to track spending.

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Looking ahead through the lens of experience

April 16, 2015

Take an opportunity as soon as it comes knocking; try and be different and never stereotype those you meet.

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Sheridan interns find more than academic advantages

March 19, 2015

For some students, working on campus while studying adds to their value as graduates.

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A message from our affinity partner Canada Life: Do I need life insurance if I have no dependents?

March 19, 2015

We typically associate the need for life insurance with having a spouse or children who rely on us financially. Clearly, if you have dependents, life insurance would be a key consideration in your financial planning.

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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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Sixteen Sheridan graduates take home Canadian Screen Awards

March 18, 2015

Congratulations to 16 Sheridan graduates who have received 20 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.

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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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Matt Wiechec

Developing the Future of Design

March 18, 2015

Matt Wiechec has created a simple solution that landed on the Apple Store’s list of top Paid Apps in Canada recently.

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Vladimir Kabelik Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking Award

March 18, 2015

Help us honour Vladimir Kabelik’s dedication to his students by contributing to an award in his name.

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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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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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Sheridan Pride Front and Centre at Oscar Party

February 23, 2015

It was a night of robots, dragons boxtrolls and lots of Sheridan pride. Alumni, students, faculty and friends watched the Oscar broadcast live at the Trafalgar Campus and celebrated the announcement of Williams’ win.

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International Student Charts Road to Success

February 20, 2015

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Music Theatre Grads Star in Broadway’s Beautiful

February 20, 2015

It was only a matter of time before Chilina Kennedy and Scott Campbell crossed paths on New York’s big stage.

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Alumni Shine During Awards season

January 27, 2015

It’s a record. Three of the five films nominated for Oscars this year in the Best Animated Feature category were directed by animators who studied at Sheridan.

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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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Opening the Door to Opportunity

January 27, 2015

For Sunny Gaidhu, participating in Sheridan life outside his program was a rewarding experience on several levels.

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Perks of the Job

January 27, 2015

As the Program Coordinator for the Affinity Market Group, TD Insurance, Melanie Duchak knows the benefits of being a Sheridan alumna.

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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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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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A message from Sheridan Alumni partner Canada Life: Do I need Life Insurance?

December 18, 2014

We plan for many things in our lives such as our education and our careers, but there are some things we simply cannot plan for.

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Cancelled: Siddharth Screening

December 11, 2014

Due to bad weather conditions we have cancelled the Alumni Film Screening of Siddharth. Please feel free to contact the alumni office should you have any questions. We can be reached at 905-815-4078.

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Film Grads and Faculty Team up on Labour of Love

December 10, 2014

Media Arts and Advanced Television and Film alumni put their hearts into the moving documentary Stay Aubrey! which premiered at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in November.

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Marketing Grad Shares Tips on Reviving a Lifeless Website

December 09, 2014

From bad stock photography to noisy videos – Darrell Keezer shared a host of website design traps to avoid at the launch of his book, 37 Ways Your Website Died on December 2. The 2005 business grad is the founder of Candybox Marketing.

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Glen Sharpe Honoured with Aboriginal Educators Award

December 09, 2014

Dr. Glen Sharpe (General Arts and Sciences, 1989) has been named an Aboriginal Circle of Educators Award winner. Glen is an Associate Professor at Nipissing University.

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A Message from our Affinity Partner Canada Life: What is term life insurance?

December 09, 2014

Most of us know what life insurance is. When we die, an amount of money is paid to someone we have selected, known as our “beneficiary”. Not exactly the most pleasant topic of discussion but certainly an important one.

So what does the word “term” mean? And how does term life insurance work?

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A Message from our Affinity Partner Canada Life: What is term life insurance?

December 09, 2014

Most of us know what life insurance is. When we die, an amount of money is paid to someone we have selected, known as our “beneficiary”. Not exactly the most pleasant topic of discussion but certainly an important one.

So what does the word “term” mean. And how does term life insurance work.

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Holiday Frame Sale

November 27, 2014

Display your Sheridan diploma with pride. Order before Dec 19 to receive 15% off your frame purchase! Discount does not apply to orders placed online.

Order your frame by calling 905-815-4078 or alumni@sheridancollege.ca

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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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Making Your Mark: Tips for Budding Filmmakers

November 20, 2014

Bailey Corneal is a 2013 Advanced Television and Film program graduate who produced The Guest which was screened at the LA festival in September 2014. She brings many years of experience in front of the camera to her work as a filmmaker.

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Sheridan Bruins Claim National Championship

November 17, 2014

The Sheridan men’s soccer team captured gold in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) tournament on November 8.

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Animation graduate reflects on his role in Big Hero 6

November 17, 2014

It seemed that no sooner had Mitchell Counsell left Sheridan than he was reading his name on the big screen among the credits for Disney’s latest feature.

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Second Career Serving her Community

November 17, 2014

Victoria Ballah (Paralegal, 2006) did not plan a career in law. But the Supervisor of Prosecutions at the City of Guelph loves her second career and urges students and alumni to consider entering a field they hadn’t thought of before.

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Powerful Connections

November 17, 2014

Go for the job you want, even if there isn’t an opening, advised Kirk Allen (Advertising, 1982) at a networking event this month.

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Top Toronto Animators Motivate Aspiring Artists

November 17, 2014

Animation students looking to make their mark got a jolt of inspiration and advice from alumni who lead Toronto’s Guru Studio.

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Inspiration Italian Style

November 17, 2014

Many Sheridan arts alumni took a piece of Italy with them when they graduated. Sheridan celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Bachelors Programs @Italy with an exhibit featuring the work of 22 alumni who made the trip as students.

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Putting Yourself Out There

November 17, 2014

Bailey Corneal (Advanced Television and Film, 2013) made the most of the opportunity to screen her film, The Guest at the New Filmmakers Film Festival in LA.

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Recent Grads Win Film Pitch Contest

November 17, 2014

Congratulations to Luca Tarantini and Matt Cays (both Advanced Television and Film, 2014) on winning the Innoversity Pitch Competition in the short film category.

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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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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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Broadcast Journalism Grad up for Emmy Award

October 21, 2014

Best of luck to Alan Campbell whose television news show is nominated for a Lone Star Emmy Award. The 2010 grad is the morning anchor at KRGV-TV, ABC in Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Alan's show, Channel 5 News This Morning. Winners will be announced October 26.

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Athletic Therapy Clinic offers alumni top treatment at deep discount

October 21, 2014

Get a great rate on treatment at Sheridan’s top-notch Athletic Therapy Centre. Learn more from Clinic Director, Amanda Halls and Clinic Manager, Nicole DiFilippo, both alumni.

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Navigating a New World

October 21, 2014

It wasn’t easy leaving his family in India to study at Sheridan but it paid off, says Sukhbir Singh (Computer Systems Technician – Software Engineering, 2012).

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Three Business Alumni Inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

October 21, 2014

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Magnet: New Career Services Tool for Alumni

October 21, 2014

Free to alumni and students, Magnet uses the latest in social media technology to help connect jobs to people. Learn more here.

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Canada Life: Making a Life Insurance Claim

September 17, 2014

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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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Odette Laurie: The Power of Persistence

September 16, 2014

With another academic year upon us, many Sheridan students will benefit from awards, scholarships and bursaries to help them reach their educational goals.

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Mechanical Engineering Grad Wins Hatch’s Summer Student Showcase

September 16, 2014

Congratulations to Kenneth Faria, 2014 Mechanical Engineering Technology alumnus, on his win for “Best Overall” demonstration at Hatch’s Summer Student showcase.

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Backpack to Briefcase: Navigating the Professional World

September 16, 2014

Three successful alumnae were among the advisers offering new grads some tools to help smooth the transition into the world of work at the Backpack to Briefcase session last month at the Davis Campus.

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Illustration grads listed as Canada’s best by UK’s Interactive Design Institute

September 16, 2014

Four alumni are among the 12 top Canadian graphic designers and illustrators named by The Interactive Design Institute (IDI).

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Glass Gathering 2014

Sheridan Welcomed Glass Enthusiasts to the Second-Annual Glass Gathering

September 16, 2014

The Glass Studio at Sheridan College’s Trafalgar Campus hosted over 200 people for the second-annual Glass Gathering on Saturday September 6, 2014.

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Creative and Performing Arts Programs for Alumni 55+

September 16, 2014

Come to Oakville, Ontario and immerse yourself in creative and performing arts workshops, lively conversations, lectures by well-known practitioners and cultural activities!

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Stephanie Gorin Wins Emmy Award

August 19, 2014

Third time is a charm for Stephanie Gorin who has received the 2014 Prime Time Creative Arts Emmy® Award for Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special for the series Fargo. The 1981 graduate of Sheridan’s Media Arts-Music Theatre program was recognized for her work on the series which airs on the FX Network.

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Premier's arts award nomination latest honour for Keith Campbell

August 18, 2014

Ceramic artist Keith Campbell is one of six finalists for the 2014 Premier's Award of Excellence in the Arts.

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Alumni play proud part in Anne of Green Gables 50th season

August 18, 2014

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Anne of Green Gables - The Musical ™ returns to The Charlottetown Festival’s stage this year, with Katie Kerr reprising her lead role of Anne Shirley for a second season.

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Theatre brings ladies of Lucy Maud Montgomery to life

August 18, 2014

The Anne of Green Gables legacy also lives on in The Spirit of Maud Theatre Company founded by Marion Abbott (Music Theatre-Performance, 1999, pictured). The company’s inaugural production, Conversations with the Ladies of Lucy Maud Montgomery, takes place from August 22 to September 14 in Norval, Ontario.

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A message from our affinity partner TD Meloche Monnex : How to prevent water damage — inside and out

August 18, 2014

Water damage can start small and escalate to a big, expensive repair in no time. Fortunately, it’s the small things you can do now that could save you big fixes down the road. Read on for quick-and-easy tips for every homeowner.
As a Sheridan alumnus, you can save on home and auto insurance with TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, Canada’s leading group insurance provider.

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Christopher Giroux' latest horror flick sees world premiere

August 18, 2014

The Drownsman, produced by Christopher Giroux, premiered on August 2 at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, North America’s largest gathering of genre films. The film will be released on DVD in Canada soon.

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Shorts Lead to Big Accomplishments for Two Recent Grads

August 06, 2014

Colin Lepper and Tyler Novo only recently walked across the stage at Sheridan’s convocation to collect their Bachelor of Animation degrees. Both grads found work directly out of school and have had productive summers getting their careers in animation off the ground.

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Siddharth wins top prize at Indian film festival

August 06, 2014

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Music Theatre grads light up the stage at Shaw

July 29, 2014

If you plan to take in a show at the Shaw Festival this summer, chances are good that a Sheridan graduate will be part of the cast. Music Theatre alumni regularly grace the stage at the esteemed Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake and this season is no exception.

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Cottage Life with Class: Grads create fully-functioning bunkie

July 29, 2014

It’s a time-honoured Canadian summer ritual: a weekend spent at a cottage by the lake. Architectural Technology Grads Nathan Buhler and Jorge Torres have created a modern way to enjoy nature in style with The Bunkie (pictured right a fusion of function and design that has generated buzz here and internationally.

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Changing Attitudes About Disability:Book raises funds for wheelchair swing

July 29, 2014

Annetrista Absalom was determined to heed her professor’s call to make a difference in her community. The 2014 Educational Support grad has published a book that has raised funds to build a wheelchair swing in a Georgetown, Ontario park.

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Grads' site shows why bullying is anything but harmless

July 29, 2014

Three 2014 Sheridan Journalism New Media graduates, Chelsea Gomez, Sandra Mergulhão, and Paris Adams (pictured) have created a compelling interactive bullying awareness site, Harmless, which launched earlier this year.

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Canada Life - did you know?

July 29, 2014

Your Sheridan College Alumni Association takes care selecting the companies we work with to offer benefits and services to our graduates and their spouses.

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Digital Ovation

July 10, 2014

Ovation is Sheridan’s digital alumni magazine celebrating people and achievement. Published annually by the Advancement Department, Ovation is sent to Sheridan’s graduate community of more than 130,000.

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Canada's "Shoeru" Finds the Triple Win

June 21, 2014

Ron White has found business success in what he calls the “triple win”. He points to his annual shoe drive as a perfect example.

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Chance to see Sheridan's latest technology proves to be a big draw

June 20, 2014

More than 100 alumni, faculty, staff and guests gathered for a close-up look at Sheridan’s 3D printer technology and new robotics technology.

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Congratulations Class of 2014!

June 20, 2014

Thanks to alumni speakers who shared some hard-won wisdom with graduates this month. Update your contact info for a chance to win an iPad.

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Made in Canada:Animation industry booming on both sides of the border

June 20, 2014

Much has changed since Sheridan launched its world-renowned animation program 40 years ago. Most notably, technology has allowed Sheridan animators to produce increasingly sophisticated and award-winning special effects.

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Learning to Trust Yourself

June 20, 2014

With over 20 years of experience in conflict management, Charmaine Hammond has faced her share of challenging situations.

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Small Town Boy Hits it Big

June 19, 2014

Sheridan College Music Theatre alumnus stars in Jersey Boys feature film opening June 20th!

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TORONTO 2015 PanAm Parapan Am Games

June 19, 2014

In the summer of 2015, communities across Southern Ontario will be hosting some of the world’s best athletes at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games – and you have many opportunities to get in on the action!

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Why would I need life insurance when I am young

June 06, 2014

Even younger Canadians can benefit from having life insurance coverage. In fact, when you are starting out, you are even less likely to have money saved to cover existing debt such as student loans and credit card balances. Should the unthinkable happen, this can mean leaving a financial burden for your family.

The good news is that covering your debt does not need to cost a lot.

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Leaving a Legacy through Life Insurance

June 06, 2014

There is a lot written about making sure you have life insurance to cover final expenses and to help those left behind continue to support themselves. And it’s no wonder there is so much on the subject. It is important to help ensure those who rely on you can continue to manage financially even after you die. In addition to information on providing continued financial support there is growing interest in using life insurance to leave a legacy.

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Capturing a Cultural Icon Behind Big Bird

May 27, 2014

Chad Walker’s documentary I am Big Bird offers viewers an extraordinary glimpse into the life of the man behind the Sesame Street character that influenced generations of children.

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Alumni Head Toronto Animation Arts Festival International

May 27, 2014

The 2014 Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) will honour Sheridan’s pivotal role in fuelling the North American animation industry for over 40 years.

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Safra Farouque honoured with Community Service Award

May 27, 2014

Congratulations to Safra Farouque (pictured second from right) on receiving a 5-year Community Service Award from the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration last month.

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Bettering the Lives of Others

May 27, 2014

Jennifer Turner (Business Administration-Marketing, 1997, pictured) received Rotary’s top honour last month for service to her community.

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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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Alumni in California celebrate Canadian connection

May 27, 2014

Sheridan alumni working in California were able to network, socialize and share the common bonds between them at an event in West Hollywood on May 3rd.

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

May 06, 2014

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Frame Sale

April 30, 2014

Order by June 1st and receive 10% off regular price. Click here for more information or to order your frame.

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Capturing the World Through a Lens

April 28, 2014

Sarorn (Ron) Sim (2002) won his fifth consecutive Canadian Society of Cinematography Award last month for Best Corporate Cinematography.

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April 28, 2014

With the growing health care needs of our aging population, the demand for practical nurses has never been higher.

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Designing for the Future

April 28, 2014

Today’s architectural technology grads do more than help design new buildings. They are doing their part to tackle the energy concerns of the future.

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A Different Kind of Jamaican Story

April 28, 2014

When Jeremy Whittaker set out to make a film about his Jamaican homeland, he was determined to tell a different kind of story.

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Do I need Life Insurance?

April 28, 2014

For most of us, the answer is yes. If you have debts or dependants then life insurance is particularly beneficial and even for those of us who don’t, there may still be an important role for life insurance in our financial considerations.

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iPad Winner

April 18, 2014

Congratulations to Daniela Bastone, Early Childhood Education 2002 graduate, on winning the iPad contest for updating her contact information!

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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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Artist brings his northern adventure to Sheridan

March 26, 2014

Wolves, bears and extreme weather are just some of the obstacles Cory Trepanier faced in his quest to capture the most remote parts of the Canadian Arctic on canvas and film.

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Sharing an Olympic Dream

March 26, 2014

As the first reporter to interview Canadian star skier Alexandre Bilodeau after he won Olympic gold in Sochi last month, Carly Agro had her own “gold-medal moment.”

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Alumni professionals help students map out career path

March 26, 2014

The future is not as scary as you think. That’s the message Tracy Ashton brought to students at the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology mentoring evening on March 25.

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Stay humble and hungry, advise advertising alumni

March 26, 2014

Students of Sheridan’s Advertising programs got some insight from alumni industry professionals about making the transition into the business world at two events on campus this month.

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Alumni Hit Broadway and Toronto with “Blame Canada!” Concert

March 26, 2014

“Blame Canada!” – a musical concert that brought together the best of Canadian musical theatre talent including over 25 grads and other individuals connected to Sheridan, hit Broadway and Toronto stages this month.

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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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New degrees will give business professionals the right skills

February 25, 2014

Launching in September 2014, Sheridan’s five new business degrees will allow students to develop the critical and creative thinking skills necessary to become successful.

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Alumni business experts share advice at Virox Future Forum

February 25, 2014

Randy Pilon, President and CEO of Virox Technologies Inc., spoke of his experiences as a highly successful entrepreneur at the 2014 Virox Future Forum earlier this month.

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Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering welcomes new Dean

February 25, 2014

Sheridan recently welcomed Iain McNab B.Sc., D.Phil, MInstP, CPhys, MCIC, as the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.

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Peak Performers

February 25, 2014

This is the time of year when many people are focused on improving their fitness for the coming spring. This means something different for each person, from simply walking more to training for an endurance race.

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25 Grads Up for Canadian Screen Awards

February 25, 2014

Twenty-five grads have received Canadian Screen Award nominations to be presented live on CBC March 3. The Canadian Screen Awards are presented annually by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television recognizing excellence in Canadian film, television, and digital media productions.

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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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Two Grads Win Technical Achievement Academy Awards

February 25, 2014

Awards season is upon us and the impact of Sheridan alumni on the big and small screen is once again in clear focus.

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INTO THE ARCTIC II Film Screening

February 19, 2014

The Alumni Office is proud to welcome Sheridan graduate, Cory Trépanier on campus for an exclusive screening of INTO THE ARCTIC II. Come and experience the majesty of the north through stunning cinematography and the dramatic experiences of a passionate painter and filmmaker.

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January 22, 2014

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A message from Canada Life: Do I need life insurance if I have no dependents?

January 21, 2014

We typically associate the need for life insurance with having a spouse or children who rely on us financially. Life insurance is the safety net we put in place should the unthinkable happen and we are no longer there to earn an income. Clearly, if you have dependents, life insurance would be a key consideration in your financial planning but there is also an important role for life insurance for people with no dependents.

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Sheridan's Latest Children of Alumni Scholarship Recipients

January 21, 2014

Three Sheridan students were awarded Children of Alumni Scholarships in December 2013. Sheridan students with a parent who graduated from the college are eligible to apply for a $1000 Children of Alumni Scholarship. The award is based on academic performance and community involvement.

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A Storytellers Journey

January 21, 2014

At 35, John Christou is already a veteran of the Canadian film industry, with over a dozen productions under his belt. His most recent film, Rhymes for Young Ghouls, was named one of Canada’s Top Ten Films of 2013 by the Toronto International Film Festival.

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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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Best Wishes for the Holidays from the Alumni Office

December 13, 2013

Best Wishes for the Holidays from the Alumni Office

Please Note: Sheridan College will be closed from December 20 at noon until January 2, 2014.

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Sheridans OCMCs Second Annual Reunion

December 10, 2013

Former teammates and coaches of Sheridan’s Ontario College Marketing Competition (OCMC) reconnected and reminisced at the second annual reunion on November 27.

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Launching Traditions:Former Student Leaders Reunite

December 09, 2013

Sheridan Student Union grads took the lead in developing a new student-alumni project for 2014 at the second annual SSU reunion last month.

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Marathon of Hope Musical Debuts

December 09, 2013

The incredible true life story of Terry Fox was brought to the stage by Sheridan’s Canadian Music Theatre Project in November and December.

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Head of Character Animation at DreamWorks receives Premier’s Award

December 09, 2013

Rex Grignon, a 1984 graduate of Sheridan’s Computer Animation program, was presented with the 2013 Premier’s Award in the Creative Arts and Design category on November 18 in Toronto.

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The Canadian Music Theatre Project presents Marathon of Hope

November 22, 2013

The Terry Fox family and Sheridan College are proud to announce the development of a new folk musical about one of Canada’s enduring heroes.

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Sheridan Alumnus Rex Grignon Wins Award for Outstanding College Graduates

November 20, 2013

Rex Grignon, a 1984 graduate of Sheridan’s Computer Animation program, was presented with the 2013 Premier’s Award in the Creative Arts and Design category at a gala celebration at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on Monday, November 18.

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Business experts weigh in on journey to become Sheridan University

November 07, 2013

Members of Sheridan’s Business Hall of Fame were gratified to learn recently that applied learning will remain a focus of Sheridan University. The alumni, both industry leaders and generous donors to the college, received an update on Sheridan’s vision for the future during a gathering at the Hazel McCallion Campus last month.

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Ongoing Learning Key to Keeping One Step Ahead

November 07, 2013

“It’s hard to keep up with the fast pace of technology once you’re away from school so take advantage of any opportunity to learn,” advises Jennifer Benedict (Architectural Technology, 2008). She was one of 11 alumni offering words of wisdom to students from the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology at a mentoring event on October 30.

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Inspiring Peaceful Solutions

November 07, 2013

Congratulations to Rose Streete (Community Outreach Worker, 2013) on winning the YMCA Peace Medallion. The formerly homeless mother of five founded Mothers Anonymous to help people make changes in their lives and help stem the violence in their community. She’s now developing a mentoring project for girls and young women to achieve economic prosperity in Mississauga. The Medallion recognizes those helping find peaceful solutions to community challenges. Rose will receive the award on November 21.

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Alumna Wins Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Poster Contest

November 07, 2013

Alumna Wins Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Poster Contest
Julia Veenstra’s (Illustration – Interpretive, 1986) colourful cow poster was chosen to promote the 2013 Royal Agricultural Fair. Her winning entry (pictured) is on display and for sale during the fair from November 1-10 in Toronto. Julia also runs Wild Hope which sells handicrafts by East African women artisans who support their communities.

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Congratulations to our Premiers Awards Nominees

November 07, 2013

Sheridan is honoured to nominate six outstanding alumni for the 2013 Colleges Ontario Premier’s Awards. The awards will be presented at the gala on November 18th in Toronto at the Royal York Hotel, followed by a private reception hosted by Sheridan President and CEO, Dr. Jeff Zabudsky. More about this year's nominees.

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Alumni Featured at Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

November 06, 2013

The work of Mary McKenzie (2010), Chari Cohen and Laura Donefer (1985) is part of the WAR: Light Within/After Darkness exhibition on now until January 5 in Kitchener.

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October 21, 2013

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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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Athletics Homecoming Once A Bruin Always a Bruin

October 10, 2013

Fond memories and Sheridan pride were the order of the day as three former student athletes and members of the 1989-90 men’s volleyball team were inducted into the Bruins Hall of Fame on September 28. Among the alumni honoured were Althea Brevett (Office Administration, 1987), pictured at left, John Falcon (Security and Law Enforcement, 1977), far left, and Harry Vlachos (Social Service Worker, 1972), far right. Congratulations!

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Scott Strattens Latest Book and Podcast Tackle Business Advice Overload

October 10, 2013

“None of us needs another list of what we should be doing,” says social media expert Scott who’s latest book, QR Codes Kill Kittens tells you what not to do to improve your business. The President of UnMarketing.com, Scott (Business - Human Resources, 1998) has appeared on CNN.com and Mashable.com.

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A Thrilling Success

October 10, 2013

Karen Wood is Vice President of Thrillworks interactive media agency which has made Profit magazine’s 500 fastest growing companies three years in a row.
The agency ranked #168 on the 2013 list. Not bad for someone who came to Sheridan as a stay-at-home mom looking for a new career.

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Tips for Mature Students Returning to School

October 10, 2013

Thinking of upgrading or adding to your credentials following years of being out of the classroom? You’re not alone. Social Service Worker alumni Christine Longo and Shenaz Mawani were among this fast-growing segment of the post-secondary student population and they offer some first-hand survival tips for your return to Sheridan.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Co Director Shares his Insights

October 10, 2013

Optimism and belief are at the root of Kris Pearn’s leadership on Sony’s Picture Animation’s Cloudy sequel which opened on September 27. The 1997 Classical Animation alumnus drew from lessons learned over a 20-year career working on animated feature length films and television shows in Canada, the US and England.

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Alumni Stars Shine Across Canada

October 10, 2013

Music Theatre alumni have taken Canada by storm in 2013 with leading roles across the country and right here on campus. Alumni and current students caught up with some Sheridan talent (including faculty) last month at a performance of the Shaw Festival’s Guys and Dolls (featuring nine grads, shown left). Four grads are part of the Mirvish production of Les Miserables which opened on September 27.

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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 Alumna Chosen for Global Digital Fine Art Competition

September 05, 2013

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Fruitful Partnership Cindy and Bill Buzadi Launch Latest Exhibit

September 05, 2013

The visual artists are exhibiting their most recent work at Toronto’s Gallery Catalyst from September 12-26. The exhibition called Stranger than Fiction features paintings, sculptures and a 12-minute animated film. Cindy (Art & Art History, 1995) and Bill (Computer Animation, 1995) met at Sheridan and have been working together for over 20 years.

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Alumni Gain Birds Eye View of The Canadian Open

September 05, 2013

Alumni had an exclusive look inside the 2013 RBC Canadian Open at the Glen Abbey Golf Course in Oakville on July 24. From the Skybox Marquee VIP tent overlooking the 18th green, guests took in the RBC Wealth Management Championship Pro-Am which preceded the start of the Open. The exclusive access was thanks to Tournament Director and 1981 business grad, Bill Paul (pictured at left with Sheridan President and CEO, Jeff Zabudsky).

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Social Media Strategist on Whirlwind Speaking Tour

September 05, 2013

Internet Marketing expert Tracy Repchuk spent the summer touring eight cities, appearing on national and local television throughout the U.S. The 1985 Business Computer Systems grad dispensed advice ranging from social media safety tips to essential travel apps. Her latest book, 31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles, was released in August.

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Committed to Conservation

September 05, 2013

Brian Baxter (Mechanical Engineering, 2012) helps organizations reduce their carbon footprint. An Energy Solutions Analyst for Hydro One in Brampton, he is one of the skilled grads companies need to meet their energy conservation goals. Sheridan continues to offer energy audits for small and medium-sized business customers through its latest partnership with Enersource in Mississauga.

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Medal Recipient Worked at Five Olympic Games

September 05, 2013

Aurel Hamran (Sports Injury Management, 1988) has received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to sports in Canada. He has worked with the Canadian Swim Team at five Olympic Games, three Pan Am Games and 10 World Championships.

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Leading Alumni Offer Tips at Toronto Animation Arts Festival International

September 05, 2013

Persistence and passion were among the messages top animation graduates shared as speakers and panelists at the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI), July 26-28 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and Corus Quay. Over 70 alumni gathered at the event, including 29 graduates who were speaking and screening their films at the Festival. Among the speakers was Pixar animator Benjamin Su (Animation - Classical, 2002 & Computer Animation, 2003), left.

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Sheridan Alumnus and Writer Director of Turbo Shares Secrets to His Success

September 05, 2013

For David Soren (Classical Animation, 1996), directing and writing Turbo was a dream come true. And much like his story’s main character – a snail who sets his sights on racing glory – David realized his ambition early on in life and tapped into the talent and determination needed to make it happen. Produced by DreamWorks, Turbo opened this past summer.

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No Bad Dogs

No Bad Dogs: Tapping into the Growing Need for Home Pet Care

August 14, 2013

In today’s hectic world, it’s tough to find the time to give our pets the care and exercise they deserve. The popularity of dog walking...

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Building Digital Media Leaders (BDML): Free Courses at TIFF Bell Lightbox

June 24, 2013

Producers, Production Managers, Assistant Production Managers and Department Supervisors who are looking to advance in their careers in...

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Master of Business Administration credit transfer arrangement for Sheridan graduates

June 24, 2013

Charles Sturt University (CSU) and Sheridan College have developed an articulation arrangement from a range of Graduate Certificates into...

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Mission Zero: Sheridan’s $30 Million Commitment to Sustainability & Conservation

June 24, 2013

A $30.6 million investment over the next seven years, confirmed in Sheridan’s recently approved 2013-14 budget is the latest milestone in...

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Apprentice Alumni win Bronze at Ontario Competition

June 24, 2013

Sheridan apprenticeship grads Michael Scott, Industrial Mechanic Millwright and Jordan Mann, Tool & Die, won Bronze medals in their...

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Telling Your Story

June 24, 2013

It’s all about relationships. That was one of the main messages Darrell Keezer conveyed to alumni at a business networking event on June...

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Dora Awards Recognize Theatre Alumni and Faculty

June 24, 2013

Leading lights in Sheridan’s theatre programs are nominated for 2013 Dora Awards this month. Jon Grosz (Technical Production for...

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Congratulations 2013 Graduates!

June 24, 2013

Welcome to the latest members of Sheridan’s fast-growing alumni community which now numbers over 130,000. Thank you to these ten...

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Helping Women Think Differently

June 24, 2013

Put yourself first. That was the overall message from the seventh annual Journey 2 Success Conference held by Company of Women on May 28...

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Sheridan Grads Play Major Role in Emmy-Award Winning Show

June 24, 2013

Bubble Guppies, a Nickelodeon-produced television series for the pre-school set, has won in the Outstanding Pre-School Animated Program...

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Future for Travel Agents Looks Bright

May 09, 2013

The internet has not spelled the demise of the travel agent. On the contrary, it has increased the value of agents who can cut through...

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Powerful Partnerships

May 09, 2013

The connections alumni make as students often lead to opportunities down the road. This was certainly the case for Jose Luis Andrade...

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Stretch into Spring with These Tips

May 09, 2013

With the arrival of warm weather, it’s time to resume those outdoor activities we all enjoy. Here are some tips from Athletic Therapist...

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Alumni Celebrate With Song

May 09, 2013

The glorious sounds of music filled the air at Theatre Sheridan’s 40th Anniversary Alumni Celebration on April 15. Graduates representing...

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Targeting Success

April 11, 2013

Jawwad’s role at Target is to manage replenishment of products for the candy category nation-wide. Forecasting demand is particularly...

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Linda Ford Wins Brampton Business Award

April 11, 2013

Linda Ford (Business Administration Marketing, 1982) has been named Brampton Board of Trade Business Person of the Year...

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Auction to Honour Memory of Applied Photography Alumnus

April 11, 2013

A silent auction to raise funds for the Gian Carlo Drueco Award will be held at Silverline Studios in Toronto on Thursday, May 16...

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Alumni and Faculty Produce Documentary to Air on TVO

April 11, 2013

Over 100 alumni and guests were treated to an advance screening of Beautifully Broken: The Life & Work of Rafael Goldchain (Faculty, BAA...

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Children of Alumni Scholarship Recipients on a Winning Path

April 11, 2013

Sheridan’s 2013 Children of Alumni Scholarship winners may be at different stages of their educational journey but they have at least two...

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Early Childhood Education Grad Publishes First Book

April 11, 2013

Daniel Armiss applied the lessons he learned at Sheridan to completing his dream project: the recently published fantasy thriller, An...

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Window on the Future of Work

March 14, 2013

The Virox Future Forum 2013 offered graduating business students a look into emerging trends in the work world and advice on pitching...

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Sheridan Film Screening Showcases Alumni Talent

March 14, 2013

Audience members emerged from Sheridan’s recent alumni film festival inspired and energized by the talent and passion of our graduates...

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Living a Dream

March 14, 2013

As a new mom in 2002, Susie Beghin was looking for high-quality, engaging children’s entertainment programs close to her Brampton home...

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How to Succeed in Advertising

March 14, 2013

Advertising alumni shared their experience in the field with students at a networking event last month. Sarah Thornley (2008) was among...

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Architectural Students Offered Real-World Projects

March 14, 2013

Architectural Technology students are putting their technical skills into practice by working with real clients to create renovation...

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A Message from Canada Life: Do I need Life Insurance?

March 14, 2013

We plan for many things in our lives such as our education and our careers, but there are some things we simply cannot plan for. Life...

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60 Alumni Contribute to Oscar-nominated Films

February 14, 2013

If they handed out an award for developing the talent behind many of this year’s Oscar™-nominated films, then Sheridan would surely be a...

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Life of Pi a dream project for Visual Effects Artist

February 14, 2013

Mary Lynn Machado is part of the team of visual effects artists that worked on Life Of Pi, which is nominated for several Academy Awards...

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Finding a Real Estate Agent

February 14, 2013

Real estate services have changed dramatically over the past decade. Years ago, you called an agent and they did the work for you. Today...

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Cycle Indoors to Stay Fit

February 14, 2013

If there is one activity that is ideal for people at any fitness level, it’s indoor cycling or spinning. Especially during the winter...

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Animation Grad Directs Escape From Planet Earth

February 14, 2013

Animation graduate Cal Brunker is Director and Co-writer of the latest 3D animated feature film to hit the big screen. The action-comedy...

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Encouraging Women in Technology

February 14, 2013

Danielle Khan leads by example as a successful technology trainer and Chair of Sheridan’s Information Technology Support Services...

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New Year's Resolution: Manage Financial Goals

January 10, 2013

Peter Watson, MBA, CFP, R.F.P., CIM, FCSI

If there is a time to make a New Year’s resolution, the first column of the year is a good place to start. Allow your New Year enthusiasm...

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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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Social Media Expert Attracts Sold-Out Crowd

December 12, 2012

Over 170 alumni and guests attended the “The Business of Awesome” to hear Scott Stratten’s advice for tapping into the power of social...

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Marketing Grads Celebrate High Point of their College Years

December 12, 2012

Business alumni re-lived the excitement of their Ontario Colleges Marketing Competition experience at a reunion on November 29 with...

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Labour of Love

December 12, 2012

There’s nothing like a wet kiss from a rescued animal to thank you for a job well done, says Meghan Stone. A registered veterinary...

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Engineering a Bright Future

December 12, 2012

Growing up in Mississauga, Viran loved cars and all things mechanical. He studied engineering with an aim to enter the automotive field...

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California Grads Catch up at Animation Expo

December 12, 2012

Animators from the top studios in the world were among the 48 grads who reconnected at a reunion held during the Creative Talent Network...

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Alumni Up for Animation's Highest Honour

December 12, 2012

Congratulations to seven grads nominated for 2012 Annie Awards presented by the International Animated Film Society in Hollywood...

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Alumni Take First Place in International Start-up Contest

December 12, 2012

Congratulations to Graham Kennery and Mathieu (Matt) Gosbee who are the 2012 Global Startup Battle Champions for their online research...

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Alumni in The Wizard of Oz

December 12, 2012

10 Music Theatre Performance alumni are part of the all-Canadian cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz which opens December 20th...

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Six Alumni up for 2012 Premiers Awards

November 16, 2012

Created in 1992, the annual awards recognize one Ontario college graduate in each of six categories. The winners have achieved...

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Sheridan Business Grad Makes the Cut on The Big Decision

November 16, 2012

Sterling Halliday, a 2010 Sheridan graduate and Director of Marketing for Mississauga-based Synstone International, was a...

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New Sheridan Alumni Email System Launched in November

November 16, 2012

We are pleased to announce that Sheridan has replaced the current email services for all students and alumni with email and calendar...

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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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Empowerment Through Creativity

November 16, 2012

Danielle Strnad will soon wrap up a very busy year. But she wouldn’t have it any other way. Danielle is the Founder and Artistic Director...

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Big Picture Gala an All Canadian Success

November 16, 2012

The night was filled with the sights and sounds of “All Things Canadian” at Sheridan’s 2012 Big Picture Gala last month. Over 560...

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Applied Science and Technology Alumni Mentors: "Hone Your Soft Skills"

November 16, 2012

Whatever field you enter, the ability to communicate and work with others is what will set the stage for your success, according to...

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Alumni Artists Highlighted in World of Threads Festival

November 03, 2012

The work of 15 alumni and faculty is featured at this year’s World of Threads Festival. An international showcase of contemporary...

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Sounding Good

October 15, 2012

Brad Zoern didn’t have any more interest in television than the next kid but he did have a passion for music, playing drums in high...

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Sheridan Business Grad Selected for Pythons Pit

October 15, 2012

Randy Pilon has been selected as a "Python" for Pythons' Pit, the newest initiative by Rotary in Halton and McMaster University's...

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From Canada to Kabul

October 15, 2012

Paul Cook (Law and Security Administration, 1981)

It isn't everyday that a Canadian police leader can say that he travelled across the globe but this year I had the opportunity to do just...

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Athletes Come Home

October 15, 2012

Alumni athletes looked back to their college years with gratitude and pride at the 2012 Athletic Homecoming on September 29...

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Alumni: Engineering Students Want your Voice

October 15, 2012

All Sheridan students are eager to connect with people who have hands-on experience in their field of study and engineering students are...

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Alumni: Hire a Sheridan Grad

September 11, 2012

Sheridan College's Career Centre, the Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology invite you to network with...

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World's Largest Lipdup puts Design Grads on the Map

September 11, 2012

Less than a year after opening their design agency, Tom Collver and Kyle Dutka have emerged as award-winning community leaders who have...

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Sheridan Alumni Take on the World at Olympic Games

September 11, 2012

Athletic Therapist, Surinder Budwal helped the Canadian Wrestling Team reach the podium at the Olympics this summer. The 2003 Sports...

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Mentoring Full Speed Ahead

September 11, 2012

Think back to when you were a graduating student just embarking on your career. Was there someone who helped guide the way for you in...

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Kickstarting your Coffers

September 11, 2012

Last winter Mighty Rabbit Studios began developing Saturday Morning RPG, a role-playing game based on cartoons from the 1980s. The studio...

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From Hitting the Books to Hitting the Streets: Tips for new Business Grads

September 11, 2012

Tempted to “just take anything” related to your field of study to break into the workforce? Not so fast – you could turn off that...

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Choosing Quality Childcare

September 11, 2012

When it comes to choosing the right childcare centre for your children, the A’s have it: Availability, Accessibility and Affordability...

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Gifted Painter Gave Back to Sheridan

September 11, 2012

Denyse Thomasos, a celebrated abstract painter, died suddenly in New York City on July 19, 2012 after an adverse reaction to a dye...

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RENT takes TO by Storm

June 22, 2012

Alumni, students and faculty gathered recently to celebrate a milestone: the run of Theatre Sheridan’s RENT at Toronto’s Panasonic...

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James Bailey Architect Endowment

June 22, 2012

James Bailey Architect, a full-time faculty member in Sheridan’s Architectural Technology program and a Toronto-based architect, has...

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Connect-Share-Inspire: An Evening of Engagement

June 22, 2012

Alumni emerged inspired and energized from a presentation by performance coach Steffany Hanlen on June 13 at the Hazel McCallion Campus...

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CELEBRATING BUSINESS EXCELLENCE

June 22, 2012

Two outstanding business alumni shared their lessons for success with grads and faculty at the Hazel McCallion Campus on June 7...

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2012 Convocation Alumni Speakers

June 22, 2012

Nine accomplished alumni spanning a variety of disciplines offered words of wisdom and encouragement to the 2012 graduating class. Thanks...

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A Taste for Success: Ces Nucci Joins Business Hall of Fame

June 22, 2012

Ces Nucci is a classic example of someone who turned adversity into a business success story. After being downsized in 1985 from his...

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Taking Better Photos

May 03, 2012

We asked three experienced photographers for their best-loved techniques and some tips that everyone can use to take better digital...

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The Power of Giving

May 03, 2012

One of the most memorable lessons Charles Cooper has ever learned came from a child on a ski hill. A long-time volunteer ski instructor...

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Keeping the Story Alive

May 03, 2012

When Educational Assistant/Autistic Intervener Mary Figliuzzi read Nonna’s Garden to the Grade 5/6 class she was assigned to one day in...

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Giving Thanks

April 11, 2012

I grew up in Bagdad. Right after the end of the Iraq war in 2003, I joined a community organization in Bagdad helping sick and injured...

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TV Appearance Breathes Fire into Grads Career

April 10, 2012

Within two hours of appearing on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, Gabriella Mammone saw a 700% jump in traffic to her company’s website...

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Past Five Years Have Been a Dream Come True for Trevor Jimenez

April 10, 2012

Trevor Jimenez (BAA Animation 2007) has added Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax to his growing list of film credits. He was a Storyboard Artist on the...

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Learning to Fly Again

April 10, 2012

Nancy Phillips (née Goegan) is a Registered Practical Nurse at the Sheridan Villa long-term care facility operated by Peel Region. At the...

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Flourishing at Sheridan

April 10, 2012

Nina Gu never really wanted to go to university. Despite that, she enrolled in York University where she studied psychology. That didn’t...

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Sheridan Talent Takes Broadway by Storm

March 08, 2012

Chilina Kennedy is wowing audiences and critics alike as Mary Magdalene in the Broadway production of Jesus Christ Superstar which opened...

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Local Union 67 Supports Plumbing Program Expansion

March 08, 2012

Sheridan will boast a new plumbing lab and an expanded program thanks to a generous gift from the United Association of Journeymen and...

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Business of Aging: Serving Older Consumers

March 08, 2012

We’ve all heard it: our population is aging. By 2021, 20 percent of our Canadians will be over 65. But today’s seniors are redefining...

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Breaking Down Barriers: Joe Henry Named DiverseCity Fellow

March 08, 2012

Joe Henry came away from his first meeting as a DiverseCity Fellow last month excited and motivated about his role in tackling some of...

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Insider Knowledge: Alumni Return to Campus to Recruit Graduating Business Students

February 10, 2012

Who better to recruit Sheridan graduating students than alumni themselves? Grads who know firsthand the value of a Sheridan education...

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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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Creativity Meets Industry at Screen Industries Training Centre

February 10, 2012

Erin Fotheringham rarely hears the word “no” in her job. And she likes it that way. As Project Coordinator at the Screen Industries...

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Creating a Place to Call Home in Toronto's Regent Park

February 10, 2012

Residents of the 40 Oaks low-income housing development will soon be enjoying custom-designed furniture created by alumni and graduating...

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Athletic Trainer Neil Hoch Helps Ontario Team Bring Home Bronze

February 10, 2012

As a young hockey player growing up, Neil Hoch was a big fan of his hometown team, the Kitchener Rangers. So much so, that during the...

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Welcome Jennifer Clarke - Alumni Manager

January 13, 2012

We are delighted, after an extensive internal and external search, to announce Jennifer Clarke as the Advancement Department’s new...

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Sheridan Celebrates Official Opening of Hazel McCallion Campus

January 13, 2012

Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion proudly cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of her namesake campus on November 30, 2011...

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Alumni Scholarship Recipients on a Winning Path

January 13, 2012

This year’s Children of Alumni Scholarship winners may be at different stages of their educational journey but they have at least two...

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Theatre and Drama Studies Reunion UTM

December 05, 2011

As Coordinator of the Theatre and Drama Studies program, Patrick Young is more accustomed to giving standing ovations than receiving them...

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Teenaz Javat Wins Award for Outstanding College Graduates

December 05, 2011

Just five years ago, Teenaz Javat was a stay-at-home mom looking to build a life in a new country. Today, she is the proud recipient of...

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Library Techniques Alumni Return to Campus

December 05, 2011

Graduates of the Library Techniques program gathered to reconnect with old friends on November 17th at the Trafalgar Campus Library. Held...

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Fast Track to Success

December 05, 2011

Back in 2004, Anju Kohli felt like she was facing a brick wall at every turn. Trained in advanced computer studies in her native India...

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650 Flock to Toronto Animation Industry Night

December 05, 2011

The Toronto animation community turned out by the hundreds to the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) Industry Night...

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Global Visions

November 03, 2011

Mark Zelinski has spent over 35 years photographing people and places all over the world and now many of his images are returning to the...

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Film Series Focuses on Ethics in Business

November 03, 2011

Sheridan is tackling the timely subject of ethics in business in a Tuesday evening film series at the Hazel McCallion Campus in...

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ART-ADVENTURE DOC INTO THE ARCTIC II KICKS OFF FILM TOUR

November 03, 2011

Cory Trepanier explores the wild places in Canada, capturing the exquisite natural beauty and raw power on canvas, all while filming his...

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Alumni Revisit the Old Haunts at Pub Night

November 03, 2011

Grads shared wings, beer, music and memories at Sheridan’s second Alumni Pub Night for 2000-2010 grads held on October 19. Tours, games...

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Aboriginal Alumni Bring Traditional Messages to Modern Art

November 03, 2011

Alumni expressed their aboriginal roots at the Many Voices art exhibit at the Sheridan Gallery last month. The first of its kind for...

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Weaving Celluloid Magic

October 11, 2011

Six of Richard Kerr’s beautiful film weavings will hang in the Toronto International Film Festival’s headquarters as a unique tribute to...

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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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Grads Win Another Gemini Award

October 11, 2011

Congratulations to Bob Munroe and Maria Gordon for winning the Best Visual Effects Gemini Award for an episode of the TV series The...

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Ian Oliver: Sheridan Work Placement Paves the Way to Success

June 28, 2011

Ian Oliver started as a sales rep with the Milton Champion newspaper right after graduation 28 years ago and has never looked back. He is...

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Congratulations New Sheridan Alumni!

June 28, 2011

Nine outstanding Sheridan alumni shared their unique perspective on the value of a Sheridan education with the 2011 graduating class this...

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Artist Turns Her Talents to Fighting Cancer

June 28, 2011

Paulette Murphy, Illustration 1987, a prominent Brampton illustrator, has published Recipe for a Good Life, a collection of recipes using...

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Welcome to the Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies (FAHCS) Alumni Chapter

June 28, 2011

Our newest alumni Chapter is made up of leaders in the community, social services, health care and business sectors, under the leadership...

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Success is Flowing for Meaghan Ogilvie

June 28, 2011

Meaghan Ogilvie’s (Applied Photography ’03) work has been turning heads since graduation. Her portfolio is part of the Art Takes London...

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Sheridan Receives $60 Million to Expand Mississauga Campus

June 28, 2011

Sheridan is receiving $60 million in funding from the Ontario Government to construct the second phase of the Mississauga Campus...

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Tips for Attention-Getting Resumes

May 27, 2011

With Convocation just around the corner, many Sheridan grads are pounding the pavement in search of that first career job or eyeing a...

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Franklin the Turtle Turns 25

May 27, 2011

Brenda Clark (Illustration ’77) is celebrating 25 years as the illustrator of the hugely successful Franklin the Turtle children’s book...

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Anne Day Shares Lessons Learned in the Company of Women

May 27, 2011

Award-winning entrepreneur, volunteer and newly appointed Chair of Sheridan’s Faculty of Community Services and Liberal Arts Alumni Board...

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Sheridan's First Electric Car Ready to Roll

April 25, 2011

Since unveiling its first electric car on April 7, the Sheridan Engineering Club (SEC) has fielded requests from green energy shows...

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Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design Year-End Grad Shows

April 25, 2011

Arts Open House
Preview Friday, April 29
Trafalgar, Contact Karen Marlatt ext. 2907...

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Demand Outpaces Supply for Fall Enrolment at New Campus

April 25, 2011

The opening of the Mississauga Campus may be five months away, but there is already a wait-list for students hoping to attend the new...

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CFL Greats and Sheridan Bruins Join Forces for Charity

April 25, 2011

They may have kept score but in the end the only tally that really mattered won't appear on a scoreboard, but rather on a cheque, as the...

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Business Hall of Fame Members Get Sneak Peek at New Campus

April 25, 2011

Some of Sheridan’s most successful business graduates received an early look at the new Mississauga Campus last month. The pre-opening...

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Alumni Board Hosts Exclusive Screening of Best Animated Films from 2010

April 25, 2011

Sheridan arts alumni, students, faculty and industry leaders were treated to a private screening this past spring of the top films from...

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Sounding Good – Media Arts Grads Garner Nominations for Work in Sound Design

March 17, 2011

This season's film awards have seen several Media Arts graduates nominated for their work in sound design. Congratulations to Craig...

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Sheridan Names New Campus in Honour of Mayor McCallion

March 17, 2011

Sheridan College will name its new Mississauga Campus in honour of Mayor Hazel McCallion. The news was announced at a 90th birthday...

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Charles Fraresso Gets a Buzz from Digital Media Hive

January 27, 2011

Architectural Technology grad, Charles Fraresso, led the team that created the highly anticipated and innovative 3-D immersive...

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Fitness Tips for the New Year

January 27, 2011

With January in full swing, many of us are focused on getting or staying fit in 2011. Of course, we all know that following through on...

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Virox Scholarship Recipient on Fast Track to Success

January 27, 2011

Graduating business students are gearing up for the third Virox Future Forum on February 11th at Sheridan. The forum offers Sheridan’s...

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School of Community and Liberal Studies Alumni Chapter Board of Directors

December 15, 2010

Chair: Anne Day
After graduating from the Family Day Care program in 1980, Anne founded the Oakville Parent Child Centre...

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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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The Wild, Animated Adventures of Steve “Spaz” Williams

November 22, 2010

Animator and director extraordinaire, Steve Williams, had this piece of advice to offer Sheridan animation students recently: Ditch...

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Facing Our Looming Elder Care Crisis

November 22, 2010

We all know Canadians are living longer thanks to healthier lifestyles and improvements in disease detection and treatment...

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Canada Life Alumni Health and Dental Insurance

November 22, 2010

Protecting yourself against unexpected medical expenses is an important part of your financial security. This is especially true if...

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Best Way to Book that Vacation: Agent or Online?

November 22, 2010

With the winds of November in full swing, many of us are dreaming of a warm weather getaway. You can find almost anything with just a...

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Apprenticeship Training: A Career You Can Build On

November 22, 2010

Ian Lawrence has been around a machine shop since he was a young lad when he helped out at his father’s business after school. Fast...

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4th Annual Big Picture Gala a GLEEful Success!

November 22, 2010

Sheridan hosted another outstanding Big Picture Gala at the Mississauga Convention Centre on October 28th. Guests were treated to sounds...

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Sheridans Proud Hockey History Lives On

October 27, 2010

Under the coaching guidance of business alumni Brent te Boekhorst and Andrew Stirk, Sheridan’s extramural hockey team is working hard to...

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Grads Gather at Old Stomping Ground

October 27, 2010

Over 70 grads experienced déjà vu recently at Monaghan’s Pub, the familiar stomping ground for countless Trafalgar Campus students...

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35 Years of Memories – Nursing Class of '75

October 27, 2010

Sixteen nursing alumni from the Class of ’75 gathered in Oakville in September to relive old memories and make new ones. Reunion...

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Children of Alumni Keep it in the Family

September 23, 2010

Congratulations to Amanda Holyoke and Katelynn Morgan, recipients of the 2010 Children of Alumni Scholarships. They each receive...

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California Connection - LA Bound

September 23, 2010

Grads living in LA joined DreamWorks Animation SKG alumni in Glendale, California to recall old Sheridan memories and honour a fellow...

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Convocation Speakers Inspire Newest Grads

June 30, 2010

Many thanks to our distinguished alumni speakers for sharing their stories with a record number of Sheridan graduates at 2010 Convocation...

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Building for Business: Mississauga 2011

June 30, 2010

The new Mississauga campus will be a four-storey 156,000 square-foot facility housing 1,760 students. Features will include a Welcome...

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Tony Tarantini: Animation Ambassador

June 04, 2010

Tony Tarantini (in blue), Professor in the Bachelor of Applied Arts (Animation) Program, with animation student volunteers during...

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Sheridan Grad Wins Top TIFF Student Film Award Again!

June 04, 2010

Lily Sun, a 4th year Bachelor of Applied Arts (Animation) student, has won the Toronto International Film Festival Student Film Award for...

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Riding the '80s Revival

June 04, 2010

Music Theatre – Performance grads welcome back big hair and the power ballad with roles in Mirvish’s latest musical, Rock of Ages and...

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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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Building for Business: Mississauga 2011

June 04, 2010

Sheridan is building a new campus in the heart of the City Centre across from Square One. Opening in September 2011, the first phase of...

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Seat on VIP Hospitality Train the "hottest Olympic ticket in town"

April 15, 2010

The only Vancouver Olympic tickets hotter than seats for the men’s hockey final were spaces on the Rocky Mountaineer luxury train...

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Get a Fitness Assessment at Sheridan's Top-notch Facility

April 15, 2010

Sheridan is offering a brand new fitness service for alumni, staff and students— personalized training with our highly skilled student...

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Following a Dream Pays off for Darin Bristow

April 15, 2010

As a technical producer and director for one of the world's largest animation studios, Darin Bristow (Animation ‘95) and internationally...

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Sheridan Alumni: Get Involved with Your Alma Mater!

February 26, 2010

Become a Career Mentor with our CONNECTIONS Career Mentoring Program
CONNECTIONS matches current Sheridan students with alumni and...

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Mechanics Behind the Music

February 26, 2010

Mike Ponte breaks into the music industry with his band A/Collision

For Mike Ponte, breaking his band, A/Collision, into the music...

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Introducing the School of Animation Arts and Design Alumni Chapter

February 26, 2010

We are thrilled to announce the formation of the School of Animation, Arts and Design (SAAD) Alumni Chapter under the leadership of Board...

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ECE Grads Celebrate the Week of the Child

February 26, 2010

ECE grads were honoured by their peers
Early childhood education (ECE) grads were honoured by their peers last month for their efforts...

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Closing Out A Banner Year

February 26, 2010

Ayesha Mohan closes out 2009 with two leading acting roles under her belt
An aspiring director with no acting experience, Ayesha Mohan...

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A Funtastic Day at Sheridan

February 26, 2010

Bestselling author, Tina Powell, returned to Sheridan late last year to share her stories with children from the Trafalgar Campus Child...

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