Student Union makes generous donation to support future Sheridan students

Apr 14, 2016

The Sheridan Student Union (SSU) has announced that it will contribute $500,000 to the Get Creative fundraising campaign in support of the Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) expansion.  The gift matches a donation previously made by Sheridan Alumni in support of the HMC project.

“It’s inspiring to see our students, both past and present, come together in this way to help make a difference for future generations of Sheridan students,” said Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and Vice Chancellor.  “Their contribution brings us closer to our $9 million fundraising goal, and we are very grateful for their generous support.”

“On behalf of Sheridan students, the Sheridan Student Union is pleased to play a leadership role supporting the Hazel McCallion Campus expansion,” said Michael Burnside, Chair of the SSU.  “We believe it’s important for students to demonstrate our support of this initiative to our community partners, and we’re doubly thrilled that this contribution will match the Sheridan Alumni’s significant gift.”

“We work closely with Sheridan College on a variety of initiatives every day, and it is pleasing to see the Sheridan Student Union recognize that many important Sheridan College priorities are also our priorities in SSU,” said Sylvia Ibrahim, President of the SSU.  “This project will positively impact the student experience at the Hazel McCallion Campus, and I’m thrilled we’re able to play an important role moving this project forward.”


SSU Board members and staff with Sheridan representatives (L to R:  Kaushalsingh Devda, Shanise Collins, Rachel Pusateri, Xin Zhang, Muhammad Tayyab Asrar, Michael Burnside, Christopher Berwick, Jeff Zabudsky (President and Vice Chancellor), Nicolas Mazur, Sylvia Ibrahim, Lisa Piccolo (Vice President, Advancement and External Relations), Jamie King, Krittika Malhotra, Sharon Aitken (Director, Development and Campaign), Marina Qureshi                     

The Sheridan Student Union (SSU) is an organized body that represents the full-time and part-time students of Sheridan College.

Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus opened in September 2011 and offers a range of business programs, including five Bachelor of Business Administration degrees.  The Hazel McCallion Campus expansion is set to open in September 2016, and will increase HMC’s enrolment capacity to over 5,500 full-time students.  The new 220,000 square foot facility will house program clusters in architecture and interior design, creativity and communications, and business, advertising and visual merchandising.  It features state-of-the-art classrooms, studios, labs and production spaces, a Centre for Creative Thinking, and a gallery space to showcase students’ creativity and innovation.  It will also be one of the most energy-efficient academic buildings in Canada, consuming half the amount of energy - 96 kWh/m2 per annum -compared to standard academic structures.  

Media Contacts:

Susan Atkinson, Media Relations                                            Sylvia Ibrahim, President, SSU

905-815-4073                                                                          905-845-9430, ext. 2301                            

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