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Sheridan celebrates academic achievement

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For our students, the end of the academic year brings a sense of accomplishment. The hours of studying, building final projects, and late nights in the run up to the final deadlines are done. Then come the celebrations.

Each year, Sheridan hosts academic award ceremonies that celebrate and highlight student achievement across all faculties. Thanks to the generous support of our alumni, industry partners, staff, faculty, and friends of the College, in 2019 more than 700 awards were handed out at 20 ceremonies, providing a total of $375,000 to talented Sheridan students who excelled in their designated programs.

"We are grateful to all of our wonderful award donors who take an active role in celebrating student success," says Dr. Janet Morrison, President and Vice Chancellor of Sheridan. "We are so proud of our talented students, and these award ceremonies provide an opportunity to recognize and share their achievements."

For many donors, the highlight of the event is presenting their awards, and meeting the students to learn more about their future plans. The ceremonies also give students the chance to extend personal thanks to donors, and many more recipients take the time to write to share their gratitude.

Notes from some of our 2019 Academic Award winners:

“I would like to thank you for your continued support of the Sheridan Screen Arts Awards show, and your sponsorship of the Best Narrative Production category. The award presented for my film means more to me than you can imagine. It fills me with an overwhelming sense of pride and accomplishment, and I could not have picked a better way to end my time at Sheridan. On behalf of myself and the entire cast and crew, I would like to thank you for acknowledging all of the hard work, dedication and passion that we put into this film over the past year.”
– Edward M., SIM Award for Best Narrative Production, Honours Bachelor of Film and Television program

“Thank you for selecting me for the Best 2D Character Animation Award on Industry Day at Sheridan. This award will help me immensely as I take the first steps in my career. I am so humbled and feel so honoured.  Thank you for your continued support for the students in the animation program!”
– Kaya H. – Brown Bag Films: Best 2D Character Animation Award, Honours Bachelor of Animation program

“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the generous award.  I feel so honoured to have received the Judy Robillard award for my passion and dedication to literacy. I hope to live up to Judy Robillard’s legacy and spread my love of literacy and inspire people around me just as she did.”
– Nazia B., Judy Robillard Award, Early Childhood Education program

“I wanted to take a moment to extend my most sincere gratitude for choosing me as the recipient for the Women in Leadership Award. To be considered for an award like this is truly a great honour and privilege. This award has inspired me to continue to be a leader in everything that I do, work hard and give my all in my studies.”
–Jessica V., Women in Leadership – Raise Foundation, Office Administration Health Services program

“Throughout my education at Sheridan, I was very lucky to have excellent faculty and staff who helped me; it was above and beyond what was required of them. I constantly encounter Sheridan Alumni in my industry who are leaders in their fields, or just genuine, hardworking individuals. I'm very proud to have been part of an outstanding institution such as Sheridan.”
– Alexander M., Wayne Charles Brocklebank Award, Architectural Technology program

For more information about Sheridan’s Academic Award program, please email giving@sheridancollege.ca or call 905-845-9430.

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