In Review

It’s a momentous time at Sheridan. Here, we look back at some of the highlights and milestones of the past year.




  • 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.


  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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)










  • 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.
  • 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.



  • Renowned animator and Sheridan Animation alumnus Dean DeBlois wins a Premier’s Award for college graduate excellence across Ontario. (10)