SIRT Technology Access Centre funding renewed

On November 5, 2018, Oakville Member of Parliament John Oliver was in attendance at Sheridan's Centre for Elder Research for an exciting announcement. Sheridan College will receive more than $1.9 million in research funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to enhance care for older adults, fuel innovation in screen industries, and advance entrepreneurship in theatre professionals.  

“These grants support applied research and collaboration that facilitate commercialization and solve real-world problems our businesses and communities are facing,” says Oliver. “This funding will allow students at Sheridan College greater access to facilities, industry and research opportunities to grow their skills and create new quality jobs based on know-how and technological innovation. The projects being funded today will have real benefits for all Canadians.”

Included in the announcement is SIRT's renewal of funding totalling $1.75 million over a five-year span. Since being designated as a TAC in 2013, we've continued to expand our capacity and lead applied research initiatives in immersive storytelling, participating in a national network of TACs supporting a variety of industrial sectors across the country.

“We are immensely proud of our unique research culture, the meaningful experiences it provides for our students, the achievements of our faculty and staff, and the exceptional value we deliver to partner organizations within the community,” says Andrea England, Vice Provost, Research.

David Dexter, Associate Director, SIRT, John Oliver, Oakville MP, Brandon McFarlane, Professor, Creativity and Creative Thinking, Lia Tsotsos, Director, Centre for Elder Research, Jeff Valentin, Vice President, External Relations, Andrea England, Vice Provost, Research

From left to right: David Dexter, Associate Director, SIRT, John Oliver, Oakville MP, Brandon McFarlane, Professor, Creativity and Creative Thinking, Lia Tsotsos, Director, Centre for Elder Research, Jeff Valentin, Vice President, External Relations, Andrea England, Vice Provost, Research

This funding for Sheridan is part of the more than $45 million announced by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, for institutions across Canada through the College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program and the College and Community Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF). The investment will further research and innovation in Canada for years to come and delivers on the Government of Canada’s commitment to science as outlined in Budget 2018.

Read the full press release on Sheridan College's Latest News section.

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