Celebrating Sheridan's history

Whether you're a current student, alumnus, faculty member or staff, partner, supporter or community member, you're an important part of Sheridan's story.

A lasting impact

When Sheridan first opened its doors on September 18, 1967, no one knew that a small campus of 380 students, 32 teachers and 17 programs would have such a lasting impact.

Today, Sheridan is home to 23,000 full-time students (25% of whom come from outside of Canada), and offers more than 120 diploma, certificate, and bachelor degree programs in the fields of arts, business, community service, health, technology and the skilled trades.

If you've ever watched an animated film, attended a musical, had your child enrolled at a local child care centre, visited an athletic therapist or watched a Canadian television show, Sheridan has touched your life.

Celebrating 50 years

Sheridan 50 Highlights

This documentary film celebrates Sheridan's history and includes interviews from alumni, longtime employees and professors, past presidents and community and political leaders instrumental in Sheridan's development.

Sheridan at 50 Research Project

Sheridan celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. As part of those celebrations, Sheridan engaged its students, staff, alumni and faculty to help co-create and explore the rich history of our college.

In a formal research project led by Dr. Peter Kikkert, Sheridan Professor of Public History and Dr. Christian Knudsen, Sheridan Professor of Cultural History, our community crowdsourced hundreds of photos, memories and memorabilia which were examined and incorporated into two legacy projects:

  1. A traveling display of eight historical towers that documents Sheridan’s creation, development, successes, failures, capabilities, culture, and the societal forces that have shaped the institution over time.
  2. A social documentary film exploring Sheridan’s history as told through first person interviews with alumni, employees, past presidents and politicians.