Statement regarding violent incident near Sheridan
Sheridan has learned of a violent and senseless altercation that occurred on August 28 at approximately 1:30 am in the commercial plaza located at 545 Steeles Avenue West in Brampton, at the property that is across the street from our Davis campus.
Sheridan condemns violence in all its forms. We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of this incident and we extend our concern for the well-being of the victims. Given the proximity of our campus to the plaza where this incident occurred, Sheridan will be reviewing footage from its security cameras to assist Peel Police in their investigation.
Sheridan cares deeply about its home neighbourhood in Brampton. We share the determination of our local community to keep Brampton a safe and welcoming place for everyone. We work hard to create an environment that fosters inclusion and belonging and to educate our internal and external communities about equity issues, respect, rights and responsibilities, and the dignity of all individuals.
Creating an environment that protects people’s safety and promotes health and well-being is always a top priority. All of Sheridan’s campuses are home to an active, on-site security presence as well as security cameras and a SafeWalk program. Security personnel are reachable 24/7 with the touch of a button through the Sheridan Alert mobile app and through emergency phones located indoors and outdoors across all campuses. We encourage everyone to report suspicious activities on or off campus.
To build and sustain an environment that fosters good citizenship, engagement and a sense of belonging, Sheridan has myriad supports in place to help all students make a successful transition to post-secondary education and to thrive in their studies. New students are involved in on boarding and Orientation programs that introduce them to a wide range of supports that are available to help foster their success. Throughout their studies, students have access to peer mentors, student advisement, career counselling, health and counselling services, tutoring, accessible learning support as well as student leadership development opportunities. Sheridan also creates opportunities for students to gain meaningful employment on campus and to participate in voluntary learning activities, for which students receive credit on a Co-Curricular Record official transcript.
Post-secondary institutions like Sheridan play a key role in developing people, fostering innovation, and providing people with the education they need to secure employment and play meaningful roles as engaged citizens in their communities. That always has been, and will continue to be, our focus.
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