- Third-year Honours Bachelor of Game Design student Peter Lu wins two awards at the Reality Virtually Hackathon at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. (1)
- Dr. Janet Morrison, Sheridan’s President and Vice Chancellor, is appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender-Based Violence at Post-Secondary Institutions.
- The Government of Canada announces a $1.5 million investment for EDGE, Sheridan’s hub for entrepreneurship.
- Animation alumna and Pixar creative Domee Shi wins the Oscar for Best Animated Short for her directorial debut, Bao. (2)
- An outdoor exhibit called Winter Stations, with the theme of migration of all kinds, opens at Woodbine Beach in Toronto. It features “Chairavan,” the work of Sheridan Craft and Design students.
- After winning gold at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association championship, the Sheridan Bruins men’s basketball team claims silver at nationals.
- For the fifth time in six years, a Sheridan student — Lawrence Young from the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program — wins Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada’s Co-op Student of the Year honours. Social Service Worker student Cristina Pereira wins Education at Work Ontario’s inaugural Work-Integrated Learning Student of the Year Award.
- Come From Away, the Tony Award-winning musical that got its start at Sheridan’s Canadian Music Theatre Project, makes history at the Olivier Awards in London, England — becoming the first Canadian show to win the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
- Sheridan and the Information and Communications Technology Council announce a partnership that supports students and employers in the digital sector. Funding spots for Sheridan Honours Bachelor of Game Design and Honours Bachelor of Interaction Design student co-op placements are secured through this agreement.
- Animation Career Review names Sheridan the top animation school in the world in its 2019 rankings.
- Approximately $400,000 in funding is awarded to Sheridan — the only Ontario college selected — by the Government of Canada’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institutional Capacity-Building Grant program.
- Matching Sheridan’s best showing, students take home six medals in five categories at the closing ceremony of the Skills Ontario Competition. (3)
- Oscar-winning creatives and filmmakers attend the Italian Contemporary Film Festival’s Industry Day, called The Convergence of Sound, Image and Literature, hosted at Sheridan’s Screen Industries Research and Training Centre in Toronto.
- Nearly $150,000 in research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s College and Community Innovation Program is awarded to Sheridan and the Screen Industries Research and Training Centre to purchase photogrammetry equipment and support ongoing and planned collaborative applied research projects with industry partners. (4)
- Blown Away, the world’s first television series about glass-blowing, premieres on Netflix with numerous Sheridan Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design (Glass) grads and faculty experts involved in the show. President and Vice Chancellor Dr. Janet Morrison makes an appearance as a guest judge in the eighth episode. (5)
- Created with a transdisciplinary methodology, a digital Iroquoian Longhouse is unveiled at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum and Community Centre, created in part by Computer Animation Professor Kristian Howald. (6)
- For the second year in a row, The Hollywood Reporter names Sheridan to its list of Top 10 Visual Effects Schools.
- Recent Honours Bachelor of Film and Television graduate Sarah Gonyea and her film Cosmo make it to the semifinal round of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 46th annual Student Academy Awards. Cosmo placed in the top 5% of over 1,600 films submitted from around the world. (7)
- Industrial Mechanic Millwright apprentice Jake Doan receives a Medallion for Excellence at WorldSkills in Kazan, Russia. He’s the first Sheridan student to earn a spot on the world stage.
- More than 30 Sheridan alumni worked on films that screen at the Toronto International Film Festival, including the opening night gala documentary Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, edited by Advanced Television and Film alumnus Eamonn O’Connor.
- Sheridan unveils its bold new Strategic Plan that aims to transform higher education. Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World will help set a course for the next five years.
- Hosted by Sheridan’s entrepreneurship hub in partnership with the Oakville Community Foundation, The EDGE Philanthropitch is held in celebration of social entrepreneurs and their business ideas with $25,000 in prizes. Joint App, a tool for aiding international students, wins the top prize.
- Sheridan Elder in Residence Bertha Skye is inducted into Hamilton’s Gallery of Distinction. Skye has worked with the Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support since 2015 and is a founding member of Sheridan’s Indigenous Education Council, created to advise Sheridan on challenges and barriers related to success of Indigenous learners. (8)
- Head in the Cloud, an exhibit that spotlights the complex relationship between humans and technology, opens at the Musée de la civilisation in Quebec City. It features an interdisciplinary and interactive project designed by Sheridan students together with ABB Canada, featuring its YUMI™ collaborative assembly robot. (9)
- Business students make it to the podium four times at the annual Ontario College Marketing Competition in Niagara Falls. Sheridan will be hosting the 40th annual competition in 2020.