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 seige from demons.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
March 08, 2017
Timothy J. Alex (Theatre Arts Performance ’86) is appearing in Midwestern Gothic, a world premiere thriller with a musical twist.
Steve Murray, aka Chip Zdarsky, (Illustration ’00) talked about his upcoming Spider Man comic on CBC’s Metro Morning.
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.
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.
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.
February 27, 2017
Sheridan alumnus Alan Barillaro has won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 09, 2017
Zootopia, featuring the work of nearly a dozen Sheridan alumni, has won the Golden Globe for best animated motion picture.
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.
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.
Journalism grad Muluba Habanyama (2016) talks about the facts on living with HIV-AIDS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 31, 2016
Sheridan welcomed more than 1,600 new members to its alumni community in October during the college’s first autumn convocation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Game Design students, including members of the award-winning OddBirds Studio, are among those who will be starting co-op placements this academic year.
August 23, 2016
Professor and Program Coordinator founded Sheridan’s first degree program.
Larica Perera (2013) and a group of her classmates formed Hamilton-based film collective Camp 905, making low-budget high quality films.
Sheridan grads are behind three studios awarded financing from the Canadian Media Fund (CMF) this month for their innovative interactive digital projects.
Alumni will celebrate the premiere of a new film next month at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
July 13, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes his debut as Marvel’s latest super-hero thanks to two Illustration grads.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 24, 2016
Sheridan announces the appointment of former Mississauga Mayor, Hazel McCallion, as the institution's inaugural Chancellor.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
November 23, 2015
Graduates returned to Sheridan where their academic journey began for the General Arts and Science Homecoming Alumni Reunion this fall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 25, 2015
Monday Night at the Movies launches 10th season of bringing the best of Canadian and international films to OakvilleFestival also showcases the works of Sheridan College animation students
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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April 29, 2015
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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.
This May, Sheridan will host a Cyber Security Symposium in partnership with leading Canadian IT services company Scalar Decisions.
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.
April 16, 2015
Take an opportunity as soon as it comes knocking; try and be different and never stereotype those you meet.
March 19, 2015
For some students, working on campus while studying adds to their value as graduates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matt Wiechec has created a simple solution that landed on the Apple Store’s list of top Paid Apps in Canada recently.
Help us honour Vladimir Kabelik’s dedication to his students by contributing to an award in his name.
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.
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 )
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.
February 20, 2015
It was only a matter of time before Chilina Kennedy and Scott Campbell crossed paths on New York’s big stage.
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.
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.
For Sunny Gaidhu, participating in Sheridan life outside his program was a rewarding experience on several levels.
As the Program Coordinator for the Affinity Market Group, TD Insurance, Melanie Duchak knows the benefits of being a Sheridan alumna.
January 23, 2015
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
November 27, 2014
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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.
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.
November 17, 2014
The Sheridan men’s soccer team captured gold in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) tournament on November 8.
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.
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.
Go for the job you want, even if there isn’t an opening, advised Kirk Allen (Advertising, 1982) at a networking event this month.
Animation students looking to make their mark got a jolt of inspiration and advice from alumni who lead Toronto’s Guru Studio.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Luca Tarantini and Matt Cays (both Advanced Television and Film, 2014) on winning the Innoversity Pitch Competition in the short film category.
October 24, 2014
For Stephanie Gorin, there’s nothing like the joy of seeing someone get that big break.
Newly named Pilon School of Business honours generosity of alumnus.
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.
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.
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).
Free to alumni and students, Magnet uses the latest in social media technology to help connect jobs to people. Learn more here.
September 17, 2014
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.
With another academic year upon us, many Sheridan students will benefit from awards, scholarships and bursaries to help them reach their educational goals.
Congratulations to Kenneth Faria, 2014 Mechanical Engineering Technology alumnus, on his win for “Best Overall” demonstration at Hatch’s Summer Student showcase.
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.
Four alumni are among the 12 top Canadian graphic designers and illustrators named by The Interactive Design Institute (IDI).
The Glass Studio at Sheridan College’s Trafalgar Campus hosted over 200 people for the second-annual Glass Gathering on Saturday September 6, 2014.
Come to Oakville, Ontario and immerse yourself in creative and performing arts workshops, lively conversations, lectures by well-known practitioners and cultural activities!
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.
August 18, 2014
Ceramic artist Keith Campbell is one of six finalists for the 2014 Premier's Award of Excellence in the Arts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your Sheridan College Alumni Association takes care selecting the companies we work with to offer benefits and services to our graduates and their spouses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With over 20 years of experience in conflict management, Charmaine Hammond has faced her share of challenging situations.
June 19, 2014
Sheridan College Music Theatre alumnus stars in Jersey Boys feature film opening June 20th!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jennifer Turner (Business Administration-Marketing, 1997, pictured) received Rotary’s top honour last month for service to her community.
Congratulations to two alumni who captured top honours at the 25th Ontario Skills Competition this month.
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.
May 06, 2014
April 30, 2014
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April 28, 2014
Sarorn (Ron) Sim (2002) won his fifth consecutive Canadian Society of Cinematography Award last month for Best Corporate Cinematography.
With the growing health care needs of our aging population, the demand for practical nurses has never been higher.
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.
When Jeremy Whittaker set out to make a film about his Jamaican homeland, he was determined to tell a different kind of story.
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.
April 18, 2014
Congratulations to Daniela Bastone, Early Childhood Education 2002 graduate, on winning the iPad contest for updating her contact information!
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Sheridan recently welcomed Iain McNab B.Sc., D.Phil, MInstP, CPhys, MCIC, as the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.
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.
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.
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.
Awards season is upon us and the impact of Sheridan alumni on the big and small screen is once again in clear focus.
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.
January 22, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 13, 2013
Best Wishes for the Holidays from the Alumni OfficePlease Note: Sheridan College will be closed from December 20 at noon until January 2, 2014.
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.
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.
The incredible true life story of Terry Fox was brought to the stage by Sheridan’s Canadian Music Theatre Project in November and December.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Alumna Wins Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Poster ContestJulia 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.
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.
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.
October 21, 2013
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.
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!
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
June 24, 2013
Producers, Production Managers, Assistant Production Managers and Department Supervisors who are looking to advance in their careers in...
Charles Sturt University (CSU) and Sheridan College have developed an articulation arrangement from a range of Graduate Certificates into...
A $30.6 million investment over the next seven years, confirmed in Sheridan’s recently approved 2013-14 budget is the latest milestone in...
Sheridan apprenticeship grads Michael Scott, Industrial Mechanic Millwright and Jordan Mann, Tool & Die, won Bronze medals in their...
It’s all about relationships. That was one of the main messages Darrell Keezer conveyed to alumni at a business networking event on June...
Leading lights in Sheridan’s theatre programs are nominated for 2013 Dora Awards this month. Jon Grosz (Technical Production for...
Welcome to the latest members of Sheridan’s fast-growing alumni community which now numbers over 130,000. Thank you to these ten...
Put yourself first. That was the overall message from the seventh annual Journey 2 Success Conference held by Company of Women on May 28...
Bubble Guppies, a Nickelodeon-produced television series for the pre-school set, has won in the Outstanding Pre-School Animated Program...
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...
The connections alumni make as students often lead to opportunities down the road. This was certainly the case for Jose Luis Andrade...
With the arrival of warm weather, it’s time to resume those outdoor activities we all enjoy. Here are some tips from Athletic Therapist...
The glorious sounds of music filled the air at Theatre Sheridan’s 40th Anniversary Alumni Celebration on April 15. Graduates representing...
April 11, 2013
Jawwad’s role at Target is to manage replenishment of products for the candy category nation-wide. Forecasting demand is particularly...
Linda Ford (Business Administration Marketing, 1982) has been named Brampton Board of Trade Business Person of the Year...
A silent auction to raise funds for the Gian Carlo Drueco Award will be held at Silverline Studios in Toronto on Thursday, May 16...
Over 100 alumni and guests were treated to an advance screening of Beautifully Broken: The Life & Work of Rafael Goldchain (Faculty, BAA...
Sheridan’s 2013 Children of Alumni Scholarship winners may be at different stages of their educational journey but they have at least two...
Daniel Armiss applied the lessons he learned at Sheridan to completing his dream project: the recently published fantasy thriller, An...
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...
Audience members emerged from Sheridan’s recent alumni film festival inspired and energized by the talent and passion of our graduates...
As a new mom in 2002, Susie Beghin was looking for high-quality, engaging children’s entertainment programs close to her Brampton home...
Advertising alumni shared their experience in the field with students at a networking event last month. Sarah Thornley (2008) was among...
Architectural Technology students are putting their technical skills into practice by working with real clients to create renovation...
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...
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...
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...
Real estate services have changed dramatically over the past decade. Years ago, you called an agent and they did the work for you. Today...
If there is one activity that is ideal for people at any fitness level, it’s indoor cycling or spinning. Especially during the winter...
Animation graduate Cal Brunker is Director and Co-writer of the latest 3D animated feature film to hit the big screen. The action-comedy...
Danielle Khan leads by example as a successful technology trainer and Chair of Sheridan’s Information Technology Support Services...
January 10, 2013
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...
Jonathan Ng’s Requiem for Romance won two prestigious awards last month: best animated film at the Toronto International Reel Asian...
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...
Business alumni re-lived the excitement of their Ontario Colleges Marketing Competition experience at a reunion on November 29 with...
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...
Growing up in Mississauga, Viran loved cars and all things mechanical. He studied engineering with an aim to enter the automotive field...
Animators from the top studios in the world were among the 48 grads who reconnected at a reunion held during the Creative Talent Network...
Congratulations to seven grads nominated for 2012 Annie Awards presented by the International Animated Film Society in Hollywood...
Congratulations to Graham Kennery and Mathieu (Matt) Gosbee who are the 2012 Global Startup Battle Champions for their online research...
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...
November 16, 2012
Created in 1992, the annual awards recognize one Ontario college graduate in each of six categories. The winners have achieved...
Sterling Halliday, a 2010 Sheridan graduate and Director of Marketing for Mississauga-based Synstone International, was a...
We are pleased to announce that Sheridan has replaced the current email services for all students and alumni with email and calendar...
New York-based artist, Maria Hupfield returned to the GTA last month performing in Toronto and sharing her work with Sheridan...
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...
The night was filled with the sights and sounds of “All Things Canadian” at Sheridan’s 2012 Big Picture Gala last month. Over 560...
Whatever field you enter, the ability to communicate and work with others is what will set the stage for your success, according to...
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...
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...
Randy Pilon has been selected as a "Python" for Pythons' Pit, the newest initiative by Rotary in Halton and McMaster University's...
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...
Alumni athletes looked back to their college years with gratitude and pride at the 2012 Athletic Homecoming on September 29...
All Sheridan students are eager to connect with people who have hands-on experience in their field of study and engineering students are...
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...
Less than a year after opening their design agency, Tom Collver and Kyle Dutka have emerged as award-winning community leaders who have...
Athletic Therapist, Surinder Budwal helped the Canadian Wrestling Team reach the podium at the Olympics this summer. The 2003 Sports...
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...
Last winter Mighty Rabbit Studios began developing Saturday Morning RPG, a role-playing game based on cartoons from the 1980s. The studio...
Tempted to “just take anything” related to your field of study to break into the workforce? Not so fast – you could turn off that...
When it comes to choosing the right childcare centre for your children, the A’s have it: Availability, Accessibility and Affordability...
Denyse Thomasos, a celebrated abstract painter, died suddenly in New York City on July 19, 2012 after an adverse reaction to a dye...
June 22, 2012
Alumni, students and faculty gathered recently to celebrate a milestone: the run of Theatre Sheridan’s RENT at Toronto’s Panasonic...
James Bailey Architect, a full-time faculty member in Sheridan’s Architectural Technology program and a Toronto-based architect, has...
Alumni emerged inspired and energized from a presentation by performance coach Steffany Hanlen on June 13 at the Hazel McCallion Campus...
Two outstanding business alumni shared their lessons for success with grads and faculty at the Hazel McCallion Campus on June 7...
Nine accomplished alumni spanning a variety of disciplines offered words of wisdom and encouragement to the 2012 graduating class. Thanks...
Ces Nucci is a classic example of someone who turned adversity into a business success story. After being downsized in 1985 from his...
May 03, 2012
We asked three experienced photographers for their best-loved techniques and some tips that everyone can use to take better digital...
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...
When Educational Assistant/Autistic Intervener Mary Figliuzzi read Nonna’s Garden to the Grade 5/6 class she was assigned to one day in...
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...
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...
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...
Nancy Phillips (née Goegan) is a Registered Practical Nurse at the Sheridan Villa long-term care facility operated by Peel Region. At the...
Nina Gu never really wanted to go to university. Despite that, she enrolled in York University where she studied psychology. That didn’t...
March 08, 2012
Chilina Kennedy is wowing audiences and critics alike as Mary Magdalene in the Broadway production of Jesus Christ Superstar which opened...
Sheridan will boast a new plumbing lab and an expanded program thanks to a generous gift from the United Association of Journeymen and...
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...
Joe Henry came away from his first meeting as a DiverseCity Fellow last month excited and motivated about his role in tackling some of...
February 10, 2012
Who better to recruit Sheridan graduating students than alumni themselves? Grads who know firsthand the value of a Sheridan education...
RICK FRANK IS THE PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER OF DUFFERIN RESEARCH INC. OPERATING SINCE 2000, THE COMPANY SPECIALIZES IN ONLINE DATA COLLECTION...
Erin Fotheringham rarely hears the word “no” in her job. And she likes it that way. As Project Coordinator at the Screen Industries...
Residents of the 40 Oaks low-income housing development will soon be enjoying custom-designed furniture created by alumni and graduating...
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...
January 13, 2012
We are delighted, after an extensive internal and external search, to announce Jennifer Clarke as the Advancement Department’s new...
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion proudly cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of her namesake campus on November 30, 2011...
This year’s Children of Alumni Scholarship winners may be at different stages of their educational journey but they have at least two...
December 05, 2011
As Coordinator of the Theatre and Drama Studies program, Patrick Young is more accustomed to giving standing ovations than receiving them...
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...
Graduates of the Library Techniques program gathered to reconnect with old friends on November 17th at the Trafalgar Campus Library. Held...
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...
The Toronto animation community turned out by the hundreds to the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) Industry Night...
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...
Sheridan is tackling the timely subject of ethics in business in a Tuesday evening film series at the Hazel McCallion Campus in...
Cory Trepanier explores the wild places in Canada, capturing the exquisite natural beauty and raw power on canvas, all while filming his...
Grads shared wings, beer, music and memories at Sheridan’s second Alumni Pub Night for 2000-2010 grads held on October 19. Tours, games...
Alumni expressed their aboriginal roots at the Many Voices art exhibit at the Sheridan Gallery last month. The first of its kind for...
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...
Despite its shoestring budget and non-professional cast and crew, the feature length film Amy George by Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas has...
Congratulations to Bob Munroe and Maria Gordon for winning the Best Visual Effects Gemini Award for an episode of the TV series The...
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...
Nine outstanding Sheridan alumni shared their unique perspective on the value of a Sheridan education with the 2011 graduating class this...
Paulette Murphy, Illustration 1987, a prominent Brampton illustrator, has published Recipe for a Good Life, a collection of recipes using...
Our newest alumni Chapter is made up of leaders in the community, social services, health care and business sectors, under the leadership...
Meaghan Ogilvie’s (Applied Photography ’03) work has been turning heads since graduation. Her portfolio is part of the Art Takes London...
Sheridan is receiving $60 million in funding from the Ontario Government to construct the second phase of the Mississauga Campus...
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...
Brenda Clark (Illustration ’77) is celebrating 25 years as the illustrator of the hugely successful Franklin the Turtle children’s book...
Award-winning entrepreneur, volunteer and newly appointed Chair of Sheridan’s Faculty of Community Services and Liberal Arts Alumni Board...
April 25, 2011
Since unveiling its first electric car on April 7, the Sheridan Engineering Club (SEC) has fielded requests from green energy shows...
Arts Open House Preview Friday, April 29 Trafalgar, Contact Karen Marlatt ext. 2907...
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...
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...
Some of Sheridan’s most successful business graduates received an early look at the new Mississauga Campus last month. The pre-opening...
Sheridan arts alumni, students, faculty and industry leaders were treated to a private screening this past spring of the top films from...
March 17, 2011
This season's film awards have seen several Media Arts graduates nominated for their work in sound design. Congratulations to Craig...
Sheridan College will name its new Mississauga Campus in honour of Mayor Hazel McCallion. The news was announced at a 90th birthday...
January 27, 2011
Architectural Technology grad, Charles Fraresso, led the team that created the highly anticipated and innovative 3-D immersive...
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...
Graduating business students are gearing up for the third Virox Future Forum on February 11th at Sheridan. The forum offers Sheridan’s...
December 15, 2010
Chair: Anne Day After graduating from the Family Day Care program in 1980, Anne founded the Oakville Parent Child Centre...
Four Sheridan grads were nominated for this year’s Premier’s Awards for outstanding college graduates...
November 22, 2010
Animator and director extraordinaire, Steve Williams, had this piece of advice to offer Sheridan animation students recently: Ditch...
We all know Canadians are living longer thanks to healthier lifestyles and improvements in disease detection and treatment...
Protecting yourself against unexpected medical expenses is an important part of your financial security. This is especially true if...
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...
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...
Sheridan hosted another outstanding Big Picture Gala at the Mississauga Convention Centre on October 28th. Guests were treated to sounds...
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...
Over 70 grads experienced déjà vu recently at Monaghan’s Pub, the familiar stomping ground for countless Trafalgar Campus students...
Sixteen nursing alumni from the Class of ’75 gathered in Oakville in September to relive old memories and make new ones. Reunion...
September 23, 2010
Congratulations to Amanda Holyoke and Katelynn Morgan, recipients of the 2010 Children of Alumni Scholarships. They each receive...
Grads living in LA joined DreamWorks Animation SKG alumni in Glendale, California to recall old Sheridan memories and honour a fellow...
June 30, 2010
Many thanks to our distinguished alumni speakers for sharing their stories with a record number of Sheridan graduates at 2010 Convocation...
The new Mississauga campus will be a four-storey 156,000 square-foot facility housing 1,760 students. Features will include a Welcome...
June 04, 2010
Tony Tarantini (in blue), Professor in the Bachelor of Applied Arts (Animation) Program, with animation student volunteers during...
Lily Sun, a 4th year Bachelor of Applied Arts (Animation) student, has won the Toronto International Film Festival Student Film Award for...
Music Theatre – Performance grads welcome back big hair and the power ballad with roles in Mirvish’s latest musical, Rock of Ages and...
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...
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...
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...
Sheridan is offering a brand new fitness service for alumni, staff and students— personalized training with our highly skilled student...
As a technical producer and director for one of the world's largest animation studios, Darin Bristow (Animation ‘95) and internationally...
February 26, 2010
Become a Career Mentor with our CONNECTIONS Career Mentoring Program CONNECTIONS matches current Sheridan students with alumni and...
Mike Ponte breaks into the music industry with his band A/CollisionFor Mike Ponte, breaking his band, A/Collision, into the music...
We are thrilled to announce the formation of the School of Animation, Arts and Design (SAAD) Alumni Chapter under the leadership of Board...
ECE grads were honoured by their peersEarly childhood education (ECE) grads were honoured by their peers last month for their efforts...
Ayesha Mohan closes out 2009 with two leading acting roles under her beltAn aspiring director with no acting experience, Ayesha Mohan...
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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