Save the Date: Undergraduate Research Conference

Sheridan Undergraduate Research (SURe) is pleased to share that Sheridan will be hosting a national Undergraduate Research Day as part of the President's inaugural conference this Spring in partnership with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. The thought leading conference will take place May 1 and 2, 2014, at the Toronto Marriot Bloor Yorkville. Day One will examine Differentiated Models of Postsecondary Education, and Day Two will focus on Undergraduate Research across Canada.

To learn more and get involved, please contact Carolina Salcedo:, ext. 8616.

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SURe Process Guide Now Available

Unsure of how the undergraduate research process works for professors, external partners, or students? Struggling to decipher the research ethics process or research legal paperwork? Please consult the new Undergraduate Research Process Guide for a full explanation of key undergraduate research processes and helpful tips, FAQs, flowcharts and more!

Download the SURe Process Guide here.

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Sheridan at the Polytechnics Canada Applied Research Showcase and Colleges Ontario Higher Education Summit Innovation Zone

Applied computing student Michelle Skolly presents the SensiMAT project at Polytechnics Canada's 12th Annual Applied Research Showcase

SURe would like to thank and congratulate our talented student researchers and professors who represented Sheridan at two prestigious advocacy events this past month: Polytechnics Canada's 12th Annual Applied Research Showcase hosted by SAIT in Calgary, Alberta, and the Higher Education Summit, presented by Colleges Ontario at the Royal York in Toronto. Sheridan presented a total of five undergraduate research projects, from the: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology; Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design; Screen Industries Research and Training Centre; and Sheridan Elder Research Centre.

For more information about future showcase opportunities, please contact Kelly Karius:, ext. 4261.

Former SIRT researcher Farzad Afshari displays the Cinema Suite 3D pre-visualization project at the 2013 Higher Education Summit.


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Save the Date for January 14 'Future of Work' Lunch Series


Presentation: Semantic Internet Learning
Speaker: Rueban Tozman, Author of "Learning on Demand: How the Evolution of Technology is Shaping the Future of Learning". Rueban's professional focus has been on innovating adaptive learning systems, and bringing original ideas to market using the principles of intelligent content and the semantic web. His focus is on the mixture of intelligent content and mobile technologies to create unique experiences for users that could not be found in the analog world.

When: January 14, 12 noon
Where: Trafalgar Campus Library Atrium
Watch for registration details in the Sheridan Insider.

The Future Work Series is presented by HalTech Regional Innovation Centre in partnership with Sheridan Undergraduate Research and the Faculty of Business.

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Updates from the Sheridan Elder Research Centre (SERC)

Bodies in Motion Staff Manual

SERC successfully completed a project with Specialty Care (who own and operate a chain of retirement and long-term care homes) and helped them integrate the results into their regular programming. The project was called Bodies In Motion. The SERC team created a staff manual that can be used to implement physical activity programming for older adult residents and worked with a retirement home in Oshawa to successfully run a well-attended walking program. This is a great example of how SERC goes from Lab to Life!

Save the date for SERC's 'Age Aware Summit', to be held on June 12, 2014

Featuring keynote speaker Dick Stroud, this promises to be an informative and enlightening event for anyone interested in the business of aging (click here for details).

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Updates from the Screen Industries Research and Training Centre

Sheridan Meets Premier Wynne and Minister Michael Chan at FilmOntario AGM

Dr. Darren Lawless (centre)poses with the Honourable Minister Chan (left) and Premier Wynne (right) at the FilmOntario Annual General Meeting

SIRT Centre Director, John Helliker and Dean of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Darren Lawless, attended SIRT partner FilmOntario's Annual General Meeting on November 20 to celebrate the industry consortium's achievements in supporting Ontario's screen industries. The Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Sport, and Premier Kathleen Wynne both showed their support at the event. During her address, Premiere Wynne recognized the vital role that colleges like Sheridan play in advancing Ontario's competitive edge in the film, television and gaming industries.

SIRT Celebrates NBCUniversal Gift to Sheridan Film Students

NBCUniversal has made a generous gift that will allow Sheridan to further incorporate 3D stereoscopic content production into the curriculum of its film and television programs, including a new Bachelor of Film and Television that launches in 2014. The new 3D curriculum will be offered through the SIRT Centre and draws on the work of stereographer and pioneer SIRT researcher, Mark Bone (Media Arts, 2010), who developed the new teaching materials.

Mark and the SIRT team helped coordinate a special 3D demonstration with the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design for Ron Suter, Executive Vice President and Wanda Bradley, Vice President, Sales, of NBCUniversal when they visited Sheridan College on November 20 for a plaque unveiling ceremony.

For more information, please contact Carolina Salcedo:, ext. 8616.

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Innovator editor Carolina Salcedo celebrates the closing luncheon that topped off the first Art and Innovation Day, held November 22 at the Trafalgar Campus as part of Halton E-week. More than 70 faculty, students and industry/community partners attended the event hosted by SURe in partnership with HalTech Regional Innovation Centre and the Faculty of Animation Arts and Design. Photo credit: HalTech Regional Innovation Centre.

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eventsFuture of Work Luncheon: Semantic Internet Learning with Reuben Tozman | Trafalgar Road Campus |
Jan. 14, 2014

Would you like to inquire about setting up a potential industry research project? Please contact Dianna Dinevski, Industrial Liaison Manager.

Do you have feedback or news to contribute to The Innovator? Please contact Carolina Salcedo, Project Coordinator.