Sheridan Applied Research currently has several active research areas including four centres of excellence - SERC
. In addition, research is conducted in advanced computing through the SHARCNET Research Chair
and energy sustainability. Further, industrial partnerships and student involvement have also been fostered through Proof of Principle (PoP) funding through the Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII)
Sheridan Elder Research Centres (SERC)
Located on the Oakville, Ontario campus of the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, the Sheridan Elder Research Centre
benefits from Sheridan’s institutional strengths, the diversity of its programs and a research setting that offers a friendly and accessible environment whereby older adults from the community not only participate in research but also shape its direction. Our affiliated researchers and volunteers are dedicated to developing, testing and implementing innovative, realistic solutions that improve the day-to-day lives of older adults and their families.
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT)
Canadian manufacturing continues to evolve to compete globally, with knowledge and technology as the keys to our success. The eight-million dollar Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT)
venture is a partnership with over 20 regional manufacturers, the Province of Ontario
and the City of Brampton
… and together we are changing the face of manufacturing in Canada.
Screen Industries Research & Training Centre (SIRT)
Sheridan enjoys a special reputation for leadership in applied research into new technologies. Our world-renowned programs and exceptional faculty firmly place Sheridan at the front lines of digital innovation - ready to anticipate the needs of business and industry in a complex digital world. One of these emerging trends is exploring the applications of new technology in Realtime Production. With this emergence in mind, Sheridan developed SIRT
Shared Hierarchical Academic Research Computing Network (SHARCNET)
is a consortium of Canadian academic institutions who share a network of high performance computers. With this infrastructure we enable world-class academic research. SHARCNET
aims to accelerate computational academic research, attract the best students and faculty to our partner institutions by providing cutting edge expertise and hardware and link academic researchers with corporate partners in a search for new business opportunities
Sheridan Visual Design Institute (VDI)
The Sheridan Visualization Design Institute
is dedicated to innovation in the field of interactive digital media, and specializes in developing visualization technologies for education, training, and entertainment. Situated within Sheridan's renowned high-tech animation teaching environment, SCAET, the institute’s team of researchers and technologists has an eleven-year history of conducting diverse research programs in collaboration with industry and academic partners. VDI creates visionary products and experiences in collaboration with industry and academic partners.