2017-2018 Sheridan Research Annual Report

Sheridan Research is pleased to share the 2017-18 Research Annual Report.  This report highlights the exciting achievements, events and new partnerships that took place over the last fiscal year.

View the report online: http://research.sheridanc.on.ca/documents/reports/AnnualReport.pdf

Sheridan named top five research college in Canada

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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.

Along with this milestone achievement, Sheridan maintains its first overall ranking of completed research projects with a total of 180 projects, while remaining as a top-five institute in the categories of research partnerships, paid student researchers, industry research income and industry research intensity.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized – once again – as a research leader in Canada,” says Dr. Janet Morrison, President and Vice Chancellor of Sheridan. “At Sheridan, research is part of our institutional fabric. It enables us to imagine and incubate great, big audacious ideas. Independently and collectively, our faculty-led projects drive academic quality, economic development, social innovation, and entrepreneurship. By deliberately involving students, our projects also offer highly compelling, hands-on experiences that position learners for success in today’s knowledge economy.”

“Our ranking in this year’s list recognizes Sheridan’s commitment to research excellence, and reflects the achievements of our faculty, staff and students,” says Andrea England, Vice Provost, Research. “We’re immensely proud of our unique research culture, the meaningful experiences it provides for our students, and the exceptional value we deliver to partner organizations.”

To read more about Sheridan’s top five ranking, click here.

Sheridan “Hackademics” wins 3rd place in TD Elevate Hackathon competition

Congratulations to the Sheridan “Hackademics” on their 3rd place win in the TD Elevate Hackathon competition, the largest hackathon ever held in Toronto.

The “Hackademics” were comprised of members from the Mobile Computing bachelor’s degree program in the Faculty of Applied Science and Technologies and members from the Interaction Design bachelor’s degree program in the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design. For the competition, the group developed a system that could be installed across the city to create a real-time database of how sound pollution is affecting people who live in Toronto. By connecting that functionality to a mobile app, this can help Torontonians make better decisions about where to live and work.  

Sheridan’s SIRT showcase talents at City of Toronto event at TIFF

Research Leads and co-op students at Sheridan’s Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT) showcased their talents in exciting real-time, virtual human puppetry and live compositing, while in attendance at xoTO House, an invite-only City of Toronto event to kick-off the Toronto International Film Festival.

Real-time, virtual human puppetry allows you to control the face of a virtual character in real-time using a device like the iPhone X camera, and live compositing in a virtual production is a film technique that allows you to transport yourself into a virtual scene with only a Blackmagic Studio Camera and green screen.

Many notable guests attended the xoTO House including Toronto Mayor John Tory, Sheridan’s own Dean of Innovation and Engagement John Helliker and Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie.

For more on SIRT and the event, please visit their website.

Centre for Elder Research celebrates 15th anniversary

Congratulations to the Centre for Elder Research as they celebrate 15 years of research! Since opening its doors in 2003, the Centre has been conducting innovative Lab to Life® research that enhances the quality of life of older adults while serving as an education and research hub for Sheridan and the broader community. The Centre has also been instrumental in student research success by supporting over 500 Sheridan students from across four faculties.

Stay tuned this month to the Centre’s social media accounts Facebook and Twitter and celebrate through old photos and fun facts!