Sheridan College buzzing this fall
A record number of students are filling the classrooms of Sheridan College this September in what is the biggest semester start in the college’s history.
Approximately 22,000 full-time and part-time students are studying across Sheridan’s three campuses this semester. Among them are 9,000 first-year students who are beginning their Sheridan journey.
“Sheridan is a leader and a champion of undergraduate education,” says Dr. Melanie Spence-Ariemma, Sheridan’s Provost and Vice President, Academic. “What sets us apart is the commitment of our faculty and their capacity to design innovative, learner-centered programs and pedagogies that actively engage our students and position them for success. Our programs resource the new economy, our pedagogy cultivates good citizenship, and our collaborations with industry and community partners solve real-world problems and drive innovation.”
Approximately 6,800 international students from more than 80 countries around the world are studying at Sheridan. While enrolments from India continue to comprise the largest percentage of international students coming to Sheridan, the college has experienced significant growth in enrolments of students from China, Vietnam, Brazil, Turkey and other parts of the world, aligning with the college’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where all students can excel.
This unprecedented start marks the beginning of what is sure to be an exciting season at Sheridan. See below for what else is happening at Sheridan this fall:
New Community Safety Program Launch
Sheridan students now have 25 degrees to choose from, including the brand new Community Safety degree offered at the Davis Campus in Brampton, Ont. This groundbreaking program, which addresses the need for a new way of looking at community safety with a focus on prevention, preparedness and social justice, is the first of its kind in Canada. It offers students an integrated approach to learning about social sciences, leadership, policing and crisis management.
State-of-the-Art Building Construction in Mississauga
The highly anticipated 70,000-square-foot expansion of Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) in Mississauga, Ont., is well underway. The new building will feature a wide range of amenities and athletic facilities, including student lounges, food outlets, games areas, fitness rooms, and an elevated indoor running track. Stay up to date on the building progress by visiting the project page, and learn how students helped shape the vision for the new building on the Sheridan Student Union website.
Art Making Vital Stories Come to Life
Sheridan College’s Creative Campus Galleries recently launched the first installation of its innovative Art & Storytelling Series, an initiative that highlights voices and stories from historically marginalized communities through art-based installations and programs.
The inaugural installation, Speak Up!, is taking place at Sheridan’s Davis Campus in Brampton, Ont. until December 14. Speak Up! focuses on amplifying women’s voices and experiences through photographs by Mariam Magsi, an illustrated game book by Tara Krebs, a choir performance by artist Annie Wong, and a stand-up comedy night by Anasimone George and her peers at SHADE comedy series. These artists make visible some of women’s everyday experiences to spark conversations and support women who want to take up space and be heard. Like all exhibitions and events at Sheridan’s Creative Campus Galleries, admission is free and open to all members of the public. Stay tuned for full event details, which will be posted to galleries-sheridan.ca as they become available.
Sheridan Animation Turns 50
Sheridan is thrilled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its world-renowned animation program. Fifty years after the program’s first students arrived in 1968, Sheridan’s powerhouse animation program continues to produce the industry’s up and coming talent. Students continue to flock to Sheridan’s legendary animation program from all over the world, where they learn from industry professionals using the same techniques and tools found in the workplace. Alumni have gone on to win Oscars and Emmy Awards, and work at some of the industry’s biggest studios such as Disney, Pixar, and Nelvana. For more information regarding Animation 50 activities, please click here.
Research and Innovation
This new academic year will prove to be an exciting one for Scholarship, Research and Creative Activities (SRCA) at Sheridan. The Canadian Music Theatre Project is in the midst of incubating four new musicals that are being workshopped with the help of Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance Class of 2019. As well, the Centre for Elder Research celebrates its 15th anniversary of Lab to Life® research promoting healthy aging.
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