Sheridan College makes list of Canada’s 50 top research colleges


Published December 7, 2023 at 4:39 pm

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Sheridan College, which operates campuses in Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga, has been named Canada’s top research partnership college for the third year running.

The ranking appears on the 2023 edition of Research Infosource Inc.’s annual summary: Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges. Other colleges on the list include Mohawk College, Niagara College and Algonquin College. 

The list has been compiled annually for the past 11 years and the most recent ranking reflects research activity from the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

“I am so proud that Sheridan continues to receive recognition as a leader in partnering with community and industry for research, innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Dr. Janet Morrison, president and vice-chancellor at Sheridan, in a statement. 

“Our partners look to our expertise to collaborate on and deliver innovative solutions to address real-world challenges.”

In a news release, the college said Sheridan’s Generator “is the embodiment of applied solutions-driven work — bringing together cross-disciplinary teams of researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and changemakers to drive innovation and impact in partnership with industry and community.” 

Sheridan also said student researchers play a vital role in its applied research projects, adding that the post-secondary institution has remained in the top three in the category of number of student researchers. Sheridan also says it provided 131 paid student internships in the 2021-2022 fiscal year. 

The college says research project highlights include facilitating mentorships for newcomers to Canada by partnering with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, forming the Hearts + Minds project that works to promote youth civic engagement and working with a Markham-based developer to help the company better manufacture electric vehicle battery packs. 

“Today’s announcement is a testament to the important work of Generator at Sheridan, recognizing our commitment as an innovation intermediary for partners of all sizes and across many sectors,” said Andrea England, vice-provost of research at Sheridan, in a statement. 

“We will continue to find new ways to drive innovation with impact to support partners and create opportunities for researchers and students.”

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