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Sheridan welcomes Premier Kathleen Wynne to its Hazel McCallion Campus

February 13, 2018

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visited Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) today as part of her provincial postsecondary tour taking place this week. Accompanied by Sheridan’s Chancellor, Hazel McCallion, President and Vice Chancellor, Mary Preece, and Sheridan Student Union President, Enrique Ponce, the Premier toured the B-Wing, a new building which opened in January, 2017. 

Stops on the tour included the Creative Campus Galleries, a public gallery which is currently hosting an exhibition by acclaimed artist Jeff Thomas, entitled Indians on Tour:  Exploring Indigenous Experiences. The next stop was the Material ConneXion Library, which houses around 1,000 future-forward materials and samples of material processes that aim to enhance the performance, aesthetics and sustainability of design projects. 

The Material ConneXion Library is the first of its kind in Canada and puts Sheridan in the company of only 15 other postsecondary institutions worldwide. Premier Wynne toured the collection and spoke with students from the Bachelor of Interior Design, Interior Decorating and Architectural Technology Diploma programs, who shared some of their projects which have incorporated materials from the Library’s unique collection. 

From there, the Premier visited the Resource Room, a space where students can source materials for their projects and gather to share ideas and work on projects. The Premier took the time to speak individually with students from the Interior Design, Architectural Technology, Interior Decorating and Visual Merchandising Arts programs, learning about their work and the specific projects they had on display.

The final stop on the tour was the Entrepreneurship Hub, a relatively new addition to the campus where students and community members can access training and mentorship to help develop their ideas, be they related to social issues, environmental challenges or economic opportunities. A number of Hub ‘residents’ were on hand to discuss their innovative projects with the Premier.

Premier Kathleen Wynne learning about our Architecture, Interior Design and Interior Decorating students' projects in our Material ConneXions Library  

Premier Kathleen Wynne learns about the exciting projects our Interior Design, Interior Decorating and Architecture students are working on.

Pictured directly above: At the Resource Room, Premier Kathleen Wynne learns about the projects our Interior Design, Interior Decorating and Architectural Technology students are working on.

Pictured above: Premier Kathleen Wynne meets with Interior Design, Interior Decorating and Architectural Technology students in our Material ConneXions Library.

Photo at top of page: Premier Kathleen Wynne visits with students at the Creativity Commons at Sheridan's Hazel McCallion Campus.

Photos by Owen Colborne