Sheridan offers an environment of innovation and creativity that inspires people to explore
new ways of thinking. From our vibrant, diverse campuses to our rigorous programs
and commitment to practical, experiential learning, here – at a glance – are a few of the
hallmarks that set Sheridan apart.
At Sheridan, we do things differently. We think differently, and we teach differently.
We are designing a new kind of higher learning – one that blends teaching excellence, connectivity to the workforce, interdisciplinary creativity, and innovation, personal development, academic integrity, and applied research and knowledge. Guided by our signature “S-Sense”, we will empower our learners with the strongest skills and capabilities and combine the best of college, university, and polytechnic education. We will be unique in how we deliver cutting-edge knowledge, workforce preparedness and the self-sustaining optimism required to thrive in an ever-changing, complex world.
Our Commitments to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Sheridan is actively embedding values of equity, diversity and inclusion into policies, procedures, and decision-making at all levels of the institution, while recognizing that this is an ongoing process fueled by collective dedication and commitment.
1. Sheridan Indigenous Start Well Program
A highly interactive series of virtual workshops designed to introduce Indigenous students/potential students to the online learning environment at Sheridan with structured, synchronous, and asynchronous lessons and activities – both self-directed and faculty led. Participants will be introduced to the virtual classroom platform used at the college and will engage directly with student-centred professors and academic advisors to strengthen foundational academic skills, such as literacy, numeracy, and creativity. Sessions are also designed specifically for cultivating a learner community and connections with fellow students and staff. Critical college study and time management tips are shared and developed along with effective learning strategies to build confidence so students can enter the college experience with community.
2. Sheridan “Jummah in the Gallery”
The Muslim Student’s Association (Sheridan Student Union) began to hold Jummah (Friday Prayers) in the Creative Campus Galleries (CCG) space at the Hazel McCallion Building (B) each Friday afternoon from 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Proposed by a student intern working at CCG, all Sheridan students, staff and faculty were welcome to bring their own prayer mat and join Jummah each Friday afternoon. Offered prior to the Covid-19 pandemic it is hopeful this inclusive initiative organized by the Muslim Students Association, with support from the Creative Campus Galleries and Sheridan’s Centre for Equity and Inclusion can begin in person again in Fall 2022.