Applied. Practical. Relevant. Research at Sheridan strives to solve real industry and social problems. It’s how we became a trusted research partner in our local communities and across Canada. And it’s how our research informs your education.

About Us

Welcome to Sheridan Applied Research. We are here to help create meaningful learning opportunities for Sheridan students through socially-conscious and industry-driven projects that enrich the communities we serve.

Active Research

Screen Industries Research and Training Centre

Sheridan enjoys a special reputation for leadership in applied research into new technologies. Our world-renowned programs and exceptional faculty firmly place Sheridan at the front lines of digital innovation - ready to anticipate the needs of business and industry in a complex digital world. One of these emerging trends is exploring the applications of new technology in Realtime Production. With this emergence in mind, Sheridan developed SIRT.

Centre for Elder Research

The Sheridan Centre for Elder Research benefits from Sheridan’s institutional strengths, the diversity of its programs and a research setting that offers a friendly and accessible environment whereby older adults from the community not only participate in research but also shape its direction. Our affiliated researchers and volunteers are dedicated to developing, testing and implementing innovative, realistic solutions that improve the day-to-day lives of older adults and their families.

Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies

Canadian manufacturing continues to evolve to compete globally, with knowledge and technology as the keys to our success. The eight-million dollar CAMDT venture is a partnership with over 20 regional manufacturers, the Province of Ontario and the City of Brampton; and together we are changing the face of manufacturing in Canada.

Centre for Mobile Innovation

Initiated in 2013, research at Sheridan's Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI) revolves around developing and refining mobile technologies to address mobile challenges and opportunities. The Centre facilitates collaboration between professors, students and industry partners resulting in innovative mobile experiences, creative solutions and adaptive technologies benefitting our communities.

News and Events

Partnering with Sheridan

A partnership with Sheridan brings together industry/community partners, students and faculty on undergraduate research, development and innovation activities that help our partners become more productive and competitive.
Under the leadership of Faculty representatives and technical experts, teams of Sheridan students from a variety of diverse academic programs address the business and technological challenges of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Halton and Peel Regions, and surrounding areas.

Faculty representatives and potential industry or community partners, please contact:
Dianna Dinevski
Industrial Liaison Manager
Office of Applied Research and Innovation
p: 905-845-9430 x 2593

Sheridan CAMDT Director Joins ASME Panel in Additive Manufacturing (Video)

Sheridan’s Dr. Farzad Rayegani, Director of the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies, recently participated in an ASME panel discussion on the role of Additive Manufacturing in the 21st century and what it means for new engineers and students. As Chair of ASME’s Committee on Additive Manufacturing, Dr. Rayegani joined experts from Penn State University, Michigan Tech, and Cimetrix Solutions, Inc. for the video discussion. Click below to watch:

Brampton Library MakerSpace Creative Hub

Read on for the Brampton Guardian's coverage of the launch of the MakerSpace Creative Hub at the Brampton Library - a new partnership between the City of Brampton and Sheridan College.

Ontario Government Recognizes Sheridan - Ubisoft Partnership

Sheridan's Screen Industries Research and Training Centre and its partnership with Ubisoft Toronto were recently recognized as part of the Province's announcement that the gaming company will create 800 jobs in Ontario by 2020.

Upcoming events

Aging Matters: An invitation to participate in ‘possibility making’ at the Centre for Elder Research

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Internet Cafe, Room K103, Sheridan College,
1430 Trafalgar Road , Oakville, Ontario Canada

9:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m. (discussion),
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (mingle and get to know each other)

Parking: Tickets available at the blue kiosks

Follow the link below to other upcoming events.

Success Stories

Success Stories Book

Download our Applied Research Project Success Stories booklet, which highlights a selection of research successes throughout Sheridan.

Furniture Design Research Success Story

Senior furniture design students completed their final year-end project, which involved designing furniture pieces for the YMCA’s Vanauley street youth shelter and drop in centre, under the guidance of professors Peter Fleming and Connie Chisholm.

Sheridan and Humber 3D Partnership

Learn how Sheridan and Humber worked together to design and prototype components for a new 3D viewing system.

Transforming Business Education at Sheridan

Is there a better way to teach business? Sheridan thinks so, and with a research grant from the Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities, Sheridan is exploring new teaching techniques that could produce truly creative business leaders.

Anthropology Research Success Story

General Arts and Sciences student Cassandra Olguin worked alongside Dr. Jaime Ginter as a research assistant to organize, classify and prepare a collection of human remains on loan to Sheridan College for an upcoming forensic anthropology course.

Athletic Therapy Research Success Story

Entering his 3rd year of Sheridan’s Athletic Therapy (AT) program, Matthew Miller wanted to get more involved in research, so he stepped outside his coursework to join Dr. Loriann Hynes, a professor in his department. Together, they designed a study that looked to compare how students best learn emergency response skills.

Latest Video

Why applied research matters

Applied research refers to hands-on, practical research that challenges students to solve a real-world problem, often working with an external client or partner. We asked students and faculty members to describe the impact of applied research on the learning experience.

This video was made possible through the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada


Explore Sheridan's applied research resources, and learn about our policies, procedures and Ethics Board. 

Sheridan Research Ethics Board

Learn about the research ethics board at Sheridan, understand our process and access key documents.