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The Centre leverages Sheridan’s unique academic program mix, the talents of Sheridan’s faculty and staff and the participation of multidisciplinary student teams to conduct leading-edge research in the field of aging.

Student Research Assistants

We are pleased to support the Sheridan student experience by providing co-op, practicum, volunteer and employment opportunities to students from all three campuses. If you, or someone you know, is interested in working with us as a student Research Assistant, check Sheridan Works, Twitter @Sheridan_CER, Facebook @CentreForElderResearch or Sheridan Centre for Elder Research on Linkedin for current opportunities.

Research Relationships

Recognizing that population aging impacts every sector of society, the Centre has built up a strong network of academic, community and industry stakeholders to ensure that knowledge is effectively translated into goods, services, programs and policies. Here is a selection of some of our recent partners and collaborators.

Internal Collaborators

  • Elaine Brodie, MFA. Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design
  • Ferzana Chaze, PhD. Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies
  • Sara Cumming, PhD. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • John Helliker, Dean, Innovation
  • John Laugesen, PhD. Pilon School of Business
  • Sirena Liladrie, MSW. Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies
  • Karen Lints, Faculty Liaison and Instructional Design Librarian
  • Kirsten Madsen, PhD. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Brandon McFarlane, PhD. Pilon School of Business
  • Carolyn Moorlag, PhD. Director, Centre for Intelligent Manufacturing (formerly known as the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies) and FAST Research, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology
  • Alexa Roggeveen, PhD. Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies
  • Susan Shepley, MLIS, MA. Research and Scholarly Engagement Librarian
  • Ed Sykes, PhD. Director, Centre for Applied AI (formerly known as the Centre for Mobile Innovation), Faculty of Applied Science and Technology
External Partners
  • Acclaim Health 
  • Baycrest Health Sciences
  • Community Development Halton
  • Food for Life
  • Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging
  • Tyze Networks
  • Welbi Technologies


The Centre provides a broad range of  services and collaborative opportunities to support research in multiple domains.

  • Research methods/design support 
  • Literature reviews 
  • Environmental scans 
  • Program and usability evaluations 
  • Training of highly qualified personnel 
  • Educational outreach 
  • Community engagement 
  • Consultative services

Facilities and Equipment

Purposefully designed and formally opened in 2003, the Centre for Elder Research is located at the Sheridan College Trafalgar Campus.

  • Testing studio equipped with remote participant observation system 
  • Dedicated collaborative meeting spaces
  • Mobile response devices for participant interaction and engagement 
  • Multiple data collection and analysis platforms
  • Aging simulation suits 
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