Pat Spadafora, Director, Sheridan Elder Research Centre, located at the Trafalgar campus, is pleased to invite Sheridan students from all program areas to become Possibility Makers.
The Sheridan Elder Research Centre (SERC), through a generous grant from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, invites students from all Sheridan programs to submit proposals for three $500 Possibility Makers Grants.
These grants will be awarded to interdisciplinary groups of students who propose innovative solutions to help adults ages 55+ to Age in Place. Grant applications are available from the Sheridan Elder Research Centre, and are due no later than March 23, 2012.
Submissions are accepted in three categories: Creative affordable housing solutions for older adults, Age‐friendly business strategies; or Technology solutions to support healthy aging. Winning teams of students may also be invited to work as paid full-time summer research assistants at SERC to turn their proposals into reality.
Spadafora and her SERC Team invite all Sheridan students and faculty to the visit the Sheridan Elder Research Centre, located at the Trafalgar Campus for more information about Aging Matters and the Possibilty Makers grant requests. In addition, for more information about aging, Sheridan students and faculty are invited to check out the SERC blog Aging Matters.
If you are interested, or if you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Alexa Roggeveen at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 905‐845‐9430, ext. 4117.
This grant is made possible by the generous support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.
The Sheridan Student Union invites all Sheridan College students to attend the second annual Student Union Leadership Workshop to be held February 10, 2012 at the new Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus located in the centre of Mississauga. The theme of this year’s Leadership Workshop is Be The Change.
Hosted by Monique Pereira, Sheridan Student Union President at the new Hazel McCallion Campus, students will have the unique opportunity to network with other student leaders, participate in team building activities, hear keynote addresses from the editor of Travis Magazine Ryan Bolton and speaker Dave Meslin, participate in an Opportunities Fair, and enjoy presentations from students who are making positive change on Sheridan campuses. Last year’s event included keynote speaker Drew Dudley.
Registration for The Sheridan Student Union Leadership Workshop is free, transportation is provided from all campuses and lunch is provided, courtesy of The Sheridan Student Union. For registration information please contact email@example.com
Activities will take place between 9:00 – 4:00 pm Friday February 10, 2012 at Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus located in Mississauga.
Sheridan Business Career Fair for students set for Tuesday January 31 in Porter Athletic at TrafalgarJanuary 27, 2012
Sponsored and hosted by Sheridan Student Services and the Sheridan Faculty of Business, it is expected that many area, regional and national employers representing diverse careers in Accounting, Banking, Commerce, Financial, Global, Investment, Human Resources, Marketing, Retail, and Security will be in attendance hoping to recruit some of the finest new talent that Sheridan College Faculty of Business related programs offer.
Several hundred potential Sheridan Faculty of Business graduates from 21 business programs dressed in their business-best are expected to network with employers at the highly anticipated and popular annual event.
Students in programs at the Davis Campus in Brampton and from the Hazel McCallion Campus may access free buses to the event held at the Trafalgar Campus or they may park near the event in the special event parking areas.
Judy Suke has a reputation for being informative, entertaining and memorable. She is an author, motivational humorist, and coach whose mission is to bring humor and hope to people around the world. Suke delivers keynote presentations, corporate training, and conference workshops and she is a professor of Communication in the Faculty of Business at Sheridan College.
Judy has been giving seminars and workshops for the past twenty-five years. In her carefully customized presentations she manages, through tales of her own experiences and the use of humour, to bring the message home to every audience.
Her diverse workshops include topics like “Let Laughter Lighten the Load” – Stress busting techniques, Understanding the Intergenerational Workforce, Achieving Intercultural Efficiency, Understanding and Overcoming Interpersonal Communication Barriers. For her humorous approach to workshop training, Suke has been called the Canadian Loretta Laroche.
“People learn best when they are having fun. Their laughter during the presentations heals the body, soothes the soul, lifts their spirits and gives them energy,” said Professor Suke.
Suke’s Sheridan Faculty of Business students praise her caring and humorous approach in the classroom. “Encouraging and caring, she not only brought the best out of students, but also instilled an urge to strive to better ourselves,” said Ronak Sisangia, Sheridan business student.
Suke has collaborated on several books about public speaking including Master of Ceremonies with Jacques Brunet and From The Stage to the Page with Meg Soper, Judy Croon, and Susan Stewart. These titles are available through Triangle Seminars.
Suke has earned awards and certificates of appreciation, including The Apprenticeship Board’s “Employer of the Year”; Mississauga “Woman of the Year”, Ontario Certificate for “Excellence in Human Resources”, the “Pinnacle Business Woman of Distinction” for excellence in education and training, Distinguished Toastmaster Award, District 60 Toastmaster of the Year, and is also the Past-President of the Hamilton-Niagara Chapter of the Association of Professional Speakers.
Suke also uses her great talents to give back to the community where, this spring, she will be part of a comedy fund-raising event to rebuild tornado-ravaged Goderich. Tickets will be free with donations to the Rebuild Goderich Fund being accepted at the door. Show is April 4, 2012 from 8:00-10:30 pm at Bingeman’s in Kitchener.
Sheridan Faculty of Business professors receive NISOD excellence award for 2012
The Sheridan Faculty of Business is pleased to announce that Sally Mitzel, Marcie Theoret, Golnaz Golnaraghi and Scott Hadley have received the 2012 NISOD Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) at The University of Texas at Austin.
They have been recognized for their exceptional dedication and commitment in creating innovative student experiences that results in job-ready graduates in existing programs as well as planning the development of innovative new programs to meet the future demands of business. They will receive their awards at the NISOD International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, the largest conference focusing on community colleges, in a three day conference event in May.
In 1989, NISOD hosted its first ceremony to honor and name faculty, staff, and administrators who are innovators in teaching and learning. Early each academic year, NISOD member presidents select individuals at their colleges who have defined the best in teaching and learning practices that encourage student achievement. These individuals are subsequently honored for their contributions at NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, held each May in Austin, Texas.
“We are proud to congratulate the 2012 NISOD Excellence Award recipients,” said Jeremy Staples, Associate Dean, Sheridan Faculty of Business.
Professor Mark Weaver’s paper titled “Canadian Mining and Corporate Social Responsibility: Advancing Corporate Interest and Community Engagement” was accepted for presentation at the 2012 Global Conference on Business and Finance which takes place in San Jose, Costa Rica in May and is sponsored by The Institute for Business and Finance Research.
Weaver hopes that the paper could be considered for publication by one of the peer-reviewed journals attached to this event which include: The International Journal of Business and Finance Research, International Journal of Management and Marketing Research, Global Journal of Business Research, Accounting and Taxation, Business Education and Accreditation, Review of Business and Finance Case Studies.
Last year, the conference drew some 650 attendees from universities across Europe, the US, and Latin and South America.
Henry Katz, professor in the Sheridan Faculty of Business, curriculum designer and Coordinator of the Financial Planning, Graduate Certificate program has decided to retire after 26 plus years of academic excellence.
Professor Katz was long-time Coordinator of the highly successful and industry-certified Financial Planning Program at Sheridan College where he expertly designed the program curriculum to reflect industry standards and assist his graduates to complete their Certified Financial Planner designation.
Henry Katz was nominated for TVO’s Best Lecturer 2010 Competition and for the 2008 ACCC Award for Teaching Excellence. His professional designations include: Associate Chartered Secretary and Administrator (ACIS); Certified Management Accountant CMA (Austin); Certified Financial Planner (CFP); and Registered Financial Planner (RFP).
“I have mixed feelings in retirement. On one hand, I miss lecturing and student classroom interaction. On the other hand, retirement provides me with more time to exercise, travel and devote time in my financial and investment planning practice,” said Katz.
Professor Katz was recently profiled in Sheridan’s Ovation magazine in his authored article about recession-proof investment strategies.
Professor Katz will attend Sheridan Convocation 2012 and be celebrated with other Sheridan Faculty of Business retirees at the annual Dean’s Reception in Spring 2012 – details to follow.
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