Applied. Practical. Relevant. Research at Sheridan strives to solve real industry and social problems. It’s how we became a valued research partner in the community, and how our research informs our students' education.

About Us

Welcome to Sheridan 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.

SRCA Student Videos

At Sheridan, Scholarship, Research and Creative Activities are about creating compelling value for our students. These videos featuring Sheridan students illustrate our students’ experience with applied research and work integrated learning.

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

Sheridan receives investment for second phase of SONAMI

Sheridan College received an additional investment today from FedDev Ontario in support of the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI) project.

EDGE innovation hub at Sheridan receives $1.5 million investment from FedDev Ontario

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, together with Omar Alghabra, Member of Parliament for Mississauga Centre, announced a $1.5 million investment through FedDev Ontario for EDGE, Sheridan’s innovation hub, located at the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga.

Sheridan Named Top Five Research College in Canada

Sheridan College ranks in the top five research colleges in Canada, according to the annual ranking of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges released by Research Infosource Inc.

Sheridan receives federal funding to support equity, diversity and inclusion-focused research

Sheridan has been awarded approximately $400,000 by the Government of Canada’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Institutional Capacity-Building Grant program.

Upcoming events

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

The second Tuesday of each month @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Room K101, 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.

Sheridan receives more than $149,000 in research funding from NSERC

Sheridan College will receive $149,331 in research funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program to fuel digital human visualization and animation development.

Success Stories

Innovation in Action: Sheridan’s Research and Incubation Centres Yield Diverse, Cutting-Edge Projects

Research that provides relevant and innovative solutions in our communities with the expertise of faculty and their students is the formula that’s led to Sheridan’s numerous successful collaborations across its six Research and Incubation Centres.

Student Creativity Takes Centre Stage

Art, creativity and entrepreneurship – three things that are synonymous with Sheridan – are the focus of Toronto Fringe‘s Theatre Entrepreneurs’ Networking and Training Program (TENT). These shared interests made for a natural partnership between Sheridan and TENT resulting in a research collaboration that put students’ talent centre stage.

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 community partners develop toolkit to support older immigrant adults

To mark Seniors’ Month in Ontario this June, the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research is excited to launch the Building Connected Communities: Social Isolation and Loneliness Toolkit.

Sheridan and Humber 3D Partnership

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

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.

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.

Success Stories Book

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

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.