A Sheridan First – The Pilon School of Business is created in honor of the Pilon family

October 24, 2014

Centre, Randy and Catherine Pilon and family with Dr. Jeff Zabudsky

On a historic day for Sheridan, business leader and Sheridan alumnus Randy Pilon and family lend their name to the newly branded Pilon School of Business.

Earlier this morning, Sheridan celebrated the groundbreaking of our new building in Mississauga at our Hazel McCallion Campus. The new 220,000 square foot facility will allow Sheridan to enroll 5,600 students in program clusters that include: architecture, interior design and interior decorating; advertising, merchandising and retail; applied computing; business; creativity and communications; humanities and social sciences; and human services.

As part of this occasion, Sheridan launched a $9 million fundraising campaign to support the expansion in Mississauga and announced our lead gift from Sheridan alumnus Randy Pilon and his wife Catherine. Their gift of $2.5 million is the largest personal gift in Sheridan’s history.

Randy is an accomplished entrepreneur and business leader. A 1982 graduate of our business program, Pilon credits his time at Sheridan with laying the foundation for his success in both the corporate world and later as an entrepreneur. In 1998, he founded Virox Technologies Inc., recognized today as a global leader in hydrogen peroxide-based infection control products.

Randy Pilon cares deeply about the future of Sheridan and sponsors The Virox Future Forum for budding student entrepreneurs for the past eight years, lent his name to two lecture theatres on Sheridan campuses, has delivered numerous lectures at Sheridan and has served on our Sheridan Board of Governors.

“In recognition of the generosity of Randy and his family, we are proud to name our Faculty of Business: The Pilon School of Business,” said Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and CEO of Sheridan.

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Sheridan President Jeff Zabudsky unveils Sheridan Sculpture for HMC

September 25, 2014
Sheridan President Jeff Zabudsky and designer Pierre Poussin

Sheridan President Jeff Zabudsky and artist Pierre Poussin

Sheridan President Jeff Zabudsky recently unveiled the Sheridan “S” sculpture for Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga during a reception for students, staff and faculty. Designed by Sheridan alumni Pierre Poussin, the Sheridan sculpture is resident on each of Sheridan’s campuses in Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga and represents and brands the Sheridan creative journey.

Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion campus, located next to Mississauga City Centre, features and is home to many of the Sheridan Faculty of Business undergraduate, graduate certificate and Bachelor of Business Administration programs.

On October 24th, Mayor Hazel McCallion will place the first shovel in the ground marking the beginning of construction on phase 2 of Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus which will expand the current facility to accommodate Sheridan’s growth.

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Faculty of Business Dean, Sylvia Lowndes welcomes back faculty and students Fall 2014

September 2, 2014

VRlThis September, we have the privilege of greeting more than 1590 first year students from more than 25 countries and into 20 different programs.  Each student is drawn to Sheridan’s Faculty of Business by our innovative programs, our outstanding professors and staff, our top-notch facilities and, our stellar reputation in business education.

Today, we will also have the honor of welcoming more than 140 new BBA students who will ‘learn to learn’ differently as we introduce our Faculty of Business innovative model of whole-learner development.  We will co-mingle critical 21st century competencies of critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and dealing with ambiguity, into the rich technical curricula of the respective disciplines within Sheridan’s Faculty of Business BBA suite of programs. This is a novel approach and we are thrilled with the range of possible developmental outcomes for our students. Thank you to all those involved in the design and development of our unique Sheridan Faculty of Business BBA experience!Enactus Group

September is a time for ‘fresh beginnings’ and ‘infinite opportunities’. As our students enter our classrooms over the next week I reflect upon the full range of ‘what is possible’ for those students who choose Sheridan’s Faculty of Business to explore, experience and expand their horizons.

I believe we have the good fortune to come together in a unique learning community. This fall we are proud to welcome many new professors, a new librarian and, many new support staff to our community – all with the goal of supporting an exceptional learning experience for our students. I am certain that you will come to recognize that just like our students, our Faculty of Business is primed for growth and transformation. These are exciting times. Thank you for all you do in support of our students. I trust you will all have an exceptional year!


Professors Mark Rust and Jim Deakin invite you to Sheridan Day at The Oakville Family Ribfest

June 16, 2014
The Buddy Love Band at Oakville Family Ribfest 2013

The Buddy Love Band at Oakville Family Ribfest 2013

Professors Mark Rust and Jim Deakin invite you to Sheridan Day at The Oakville Family Ribfest at the Trafalgar Campus on Saturday June 21 at around 4:00 pm.

Sheridan Day features a special seating area reserved for the Sheridan community complete with prizes and family fun. Come out to see Sheridan’s Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance students perform on the main stage, followed by The Buddy Love Band, featuring Faculty of Business Professors Mark Rust and Jim Deakin playing hits from the 50′s and 60′s along with great original music.

Hosted at Sheridan’s Trafalgar Road Campus, Oakville Family Ribfest is a fabulous summer event combining world famous ‘ribbers’, food vendors, great music, a kid’s PlayZone, artisans and more. Oakville Family Ribfest runs June 20-22, 2014, Friday 4-11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Free admission and entertainment.  Purchase a ticket for a half rack dinner for $11 in advance ($13 the day of the event) from Karina Butzek-Morris at ext. 2292 or karina.butzek@sheridancollege.ca.

Parking at the Trafalgar Campus is $10 with all funds supporting local charities. Free parking is available at the Oakville Town Hall at 1225 Trafalgar Road, just south of the Ribfest site. There will be a free shuttle from the Town Hall location to the Ribfest Gate. For more information, visit http://www.oakvillefamilyribfest.com/.

Come out, enjoy some ribs, a cold beverage and some great music from The Buddy Love Band!

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Darrell Keezer CEO Candybox Marketing is inducted into Faculty of Business Hall of Fame

June 5, 2014

Darrell Keezer no text1Darrell Keezer, Sheridan Alumnus – Business Administration Marketing 2005 and President, Candybox Marketing is inducted into the Sheridan Faculty of Business Hall of Fame at the annual Business Academic Awards Celebration held recently.

Professor David Nowell (retired) inducted Darrell Keezer into the Hall of Fame, saying that Keezer continues to amaze Sheridan Business faculty with his skill and knowledge of social media as a powerful force for business.

Darrell founded Candybox Marketing, a digital marketing agency, in 2008, at the age of 23. Built with a goal to make the web sweet, Candybox met with unprecedented success and quickly became a recognised leader in Digital Marketing Campaigns, serving a broad and influential client base across the USA and Canada.

With clients including FOX Broadcasting, Spin Master Toys, IBAO, KwikKopy and the Toronto Police, Darrell has launched hundreds of lead generation and creative social media campaigns that have been used as case studies in many industry publications. Darrell has become known as a leading Digital Marketing expert across multiple industries, helping clients make the switch from traditional advertising and reducing their marketing carbon footprint.

With a focus on implementing new initiatives that better support clients’ success, his Social Media Workshops have seen over 1000 businesses trained in the benefits of integrating social media and building customer relationships online. Darrell is a sought- after speaker and has given keynote addresses at many Marketing and Entrepreneurship events across the country, inspiring companies to embrace how their customers have changed.

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Professor Anne-Liisa Longmore appointed BBA Program Coordinator for Faculty of Business degree programs

June 4, 2014

anne-liisa1Sylvia Lowndes, Dean, Sheridan Faculty of Business is pleased to announce that Anne-Liisa Longmore has accepted the new role of BBA Program Coordinator, effective June 1st, 2014.

Anne-Liisa joined Sheridan’s Faculty of Business in the fall of 2006. During the last 7-8 years, she has taught in both the Marketing and Advertising programs, developed curriculum, been a student advisor, worked on faculty committees and, facilitated faculty development and learning within both the Faculty of Business and with the Center for Teaching and Learning. Most recently, Anne-Liisa has been working closely with the BBA Curriculum Development and Creative Learning Portfolio teams in preparation for our September 2014 launch of the BBAs.

Prior to joining the Faculty of Business, Anne-Liisa held progressively senior management and leadership positions in diverse industries, working with and leading multi-disciplinary teams in new program and market development, strategic business initiatives as well as, facilitating organizational change. Anne-Liisa recently earned her Doctor of Education, Workplace and Adult Learning Specialization with the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education.

Anne-Liisa’s experience in teaching accompanied by her professional and educational credentials provide her with the ideal breadth and skill dimensions to assume the duties of BBA – Program Coordinator, where she will steward and coordinate: curriculum development, the integration of research-based activities within our programs and, the building of a strong community of practice among professors within our diverse BBA disciplines. Concurrently, Anne-Liisa will support a wide range of recruitment activities including outreach and marketing to ensure our new BBAs are well positioned in the marketplace. She will also assist in the development of articulation and student exchange opportunities and, steward our emergent approach to student advising activities.

Please join us in congratulating Anne-Liisa on her new role as BBA – Program Coordinator.

Sheridan Faculty of Business Academic Awards 2014 honors more than 80 top students

June 2, 2014
Professor Mark Weaver, centre, presents the BMO Awards to Banking and Wealth students

Professor Mark Weaver, centre, presents the BMO Awards to Banking and Wealth students

The Sheridan Faculty of Business Academic Awards 2014 honored more than 80 top students recently. Nearly 400 Sheridan Faculty of Business professors, students, family and friends gathered recently for the 2014 Annual Sheridan Faculty of Business Academic Awards at The Mississauga Convention Centre where Sheridan’s Faculty of Business presented 85 academic awards totaling more than $54,000 this year.

“We are very proud of our Faculty of Business students who perform well within their disciplines and outside the college in peer competition. We recognize these students as the best of the best. We are pleased to honor them each year with this event,” said Sylvia Lowndes, Dean, Sheridan Faculty of Business.

Donors to the Sheridan Faculty of Business include corporate sponsors, private donors, clubs and service organizations and endowed memorial awards. Sheridan College thanks each donor for their kindness and their support of academic excellence.

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