Sheridan gets support from town of Oakville for transition to university

April 7, 2014

At a meeting last week, Oakville town council gave its approval to Sheridan College President Jeff Zabudsky for the college’s plans to become a university. "We have the scale and size that’s often associated with what a university is," Zabudsky said, adding the college is working on the programming necessary to become a university. Sheridan currently has around 20,000 full-time students across its 4 campuses, and welcomes a growing number of international students. Sheridan is known for its programs in gaming, animation, design, and the only music theatre degree program in Canada. Zabudsky noted that Sheridan does not plan to move away from applied education nor certificate and diploma programming. “We're not throwing away Sheridan's great legacy,” says Zabudsky. “We're building on the fine legacy of Sheridan and becoming an even stronger institution as Sheridan University.”