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  • 60 Alumni Contribute to Oscar-nominated Films | Alumni News | Alumni | Sheridan College
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  • Life of Pi a dream project for Visual Effects Artist | Alumni News | Alumni | Sheridan College
    Apply Now Book a tour Information for Parents Information for Counsellors Life at Sheridan About Toronto GTA Campus Services Bookstore Conference and Events Services DineOnCampus Grenville Inter Campus Shuttle OneCard Parking Residence Early Childhood Centres Campus Security Services Sheridan Stories Student Services Career Centre Co operative Education First Year Experience Tutoring Library Services Student Advisement Accessible Learning Services Counselling Health Student Leadership Student Rights Responsibilities Office Theatre at Sheridan Sheridan TV Current Students International Centre Prospective Students Research Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research News Events Partnering with Sheridan Success Stories About Us Active Research Resources SOURCE Sheridan s Institutional Repository Working at Sheridan About Human Resources Careers at Sheridan Faculty and Staff Directory Human Resources Employment Information Occupational Health and Safety Athletics Campus Recreation Contact Us Better Bruin Fitness News Events News Releases Sheridan in the News Events Prospective Students Current Students International Students Continuing Education Students Parents Alumni Donors Employers Home Alumni Alumni News Life of Pi a dream project for Visual Effects Artist Alumni News Life of Pi a dream project for Visual Effects Artist February 14 2013 Mary Lynn Machado is part of the team of visual effects artists that worked on Life Of Pi which is nominated for several Academy Awards including Best Visual Effects A veteran in the Computer Animation industry who has worked on over 20 feature films Mary Lynn is particularly delighted by the success of Life of Pi which has garnered 11 Oscar nominations and one Golden Globe Award I am so proud to be part of this movie particularly as a Canadian It was a dream project The film set partly in Montreal is based on the award winning book by Canadian author Yann Martel The 1987 Computer Animation graduate is no stranger to the thrill of an Oscar nod She was on the team that won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for the film The Golden Compass in 2008 She was also nominated for a 2013 Annie Award animation s highest honour Mary Lynn has been creating visual magic at Rhythm and Hues in L A since 1995 A fur expert at the studio which specializes in creating computer generated animals on screen Mary Lynn worked on the highly intricate orangutan character in Life of Pi The human like elements of the orangutan including facial features which register emotion were particularly challenging to create she says Mary Lynn took a non traditional route to the world of computer graphics Growing up in Georgetown Ontario she was that rare breed who excelled at both art and math Math won out initially and she studied the subject at the University of Waterloo In her second year Mary Lynn saw The Making of Tron and her life changed Made in 1982 Tron was the first movie to implement computer graphics The light bulb went off in my head This was the way to combine computers and art recalls Mary Lynn Three years later she walked through Sheridan s doors armed

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  • Finding a Real Estate Agent | Alumni News | Alumni | Sheridan College
    What to Bring When You Write Your Test 2015 2016 Academic Calendar Fees and Finances Domestic Fee Guide Academic Fees How to Pay Your Fees T2202A Tax Credit Financial Aid Awards Financial Aid Deadlines Sheridan Student Assistance Program Financial Aid News OSAP Work Study Program Scholarships Awards and Bursaries Career Advisory Career Advising Services for Future Students Idea Generator Apply Now Book a tour Information for Parents Information for Counsellors Life at Sheridan About Toronto GTA Campus Services Bookstore Conference and Events Services DineOnCampus Grenville Inter Campus Shuttle OneCard Parking Residence Early Childhood Centres Campus Security Services Sheridan Stories Student Services Career Centre Co operative Education First Year Experience Tutoring Library Services Student Advisement Accessible Learning Services Counselling Health Student Leadership Student Rights Responsibilities Office Theatre at Sheridan Sheridan TV Current Students International Centre Prospective Students Research Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research News Events Partnering with Sheridan Success Stories About Us Active Research Resources SOURCE Sheridan s Institutional Repository Working at Sheridan About Human Resources Careers at Sheridan Faculty and Staff Directory Human Resources Employment Information Occupational Health and Safety Athletics Campus Recreation Contact Us Better Bruin Fitness News Events News Releases Sheridan in the News Events Prospective Students Current Students International Students Continuing Education Students Parents Alumni Donors Employers Home Alumni Alumni News Finding a Real Estate Agent Alumni News Finding a Real Estate Agent February 14 2013 Real estate services have changed dramatically over the past decade Years ago you called an agent and they did the work for you Today 88 of consumers according to the National Association of REALTORS NAR search for properties online at their convenience often taking advantage of virtual property showcases straight from the real estate company s website But since over 90 of consumers NAR still turn to an agent for help they should devote time to finding the right person for the job says 1998 Marketing graduate Andrew Brest who created a company to streamline this process Sundaybell an anagram for buy and sell is a free online service allowing homebuyers and home sellers to meet and interview real estate agents in their area while remaining anonymous With the market shifting towards online relationship building it makes sense to match up buyers and sellers with appropriate real estate agents You need to know that your best interests aren t taken lightly when investing such a large amount of money says Andrew And for the agents finding a client who is looking for their specific expertise is a much more cost effective results oriented way of growing their business as opposed to spending thousands on mass advertising campaigns that may yield low results Here are Andrew s tips for choosing a real estate agent Don t treat choosing an agent as a secondary thought in the buying process Find an agent who specializes in the area you are interested in If you want to buy a condo don t hire an agent who isn t an expert in condos Clarify the

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  • Cycle Indoors to Stay Fit | Alumni News | Alumni | Sheridan College
    Testing What to Bring When You Write Your Test 2015 2016 Academic Calendar Fees and Finances Domestic Fee Guide Academic Fees How to Pay Your Fees T2202A Tax Credit Financial Aid Awards Financial Aid Deadlines Sheridan Student Assistance Program Financial Aid News OSAP Work Study Program Scholarships Awards and Bursaries Career Advisory Career Advising Services for Future Students Idea Generator Apply Now Book a tour Information for Parents Information for Counsellors Life at Sheridan About Toronto GTA Campus Services Bookstore Conference and Events Services DineOnCampus Grenville Inter Campus Shuttle OneCard Parking Residence Early Childhood Centres Campus Security Services Sheridan Stories Student Services Career Centre Co operative Education First Year Experience Tutoring Library Services Student Advisement Accessible Learning Services Counselling Health Student Leadership Student Rights Responsibilities Office Theatre at Sheridan Sheridan TV Current Students International Centre Prospective Students Research Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research News Events Partnering with Sheridan Success Stories About Us Active Research Resources SOURCE Sheridan s Institutional Repository Working at Sheridan About Human Resources Careers at Sheridan Faculty and Staff Directory Human Resources Employment Information Occupational Health and Safety Athletics Campus Recreation Contact Us Better Bruin Fitness News Events News Releases Sheridan in the News Events Prospective Students Current Students International Students Continuing Education Students Parents Alumni Donors Employers Home Alumni Alumni News Cycle Indoors to Stay Fit Alumni News Cycle Indoors to Stay Fit February 14 2013 If there is one activity that is ideal for people at any fitness level it s indoor cycling or spinning Especially during the winter season when we can t be outdoors as much as we would like Those of all ages and body types can enjoy a cycle class for a variety of reasons whether they have fitness goals to lose weight tone their body or improve their heart health says Claudia Mormile a cycle class instructor at LA Fitness in Brampton Participants can cycle at their own pace by controlling the resistance level on their stationary bike The activity also offers a high intensity workout with low level joint impact adds the 2012 graduate of Sheridan s Fundamentals of Fitness Leadership program In fact the activity is so vigorous that a 150 pound person can burn more than 360 calories in a 45 minute indoor cycling class according to Fitness magazine Indoor cycling is also time efficient and easy which are big advantages for many of us who are pressed for time A cycling enthusiast Claudia turned to fitness training thanks in part to her family s keen interest in sports and exercise It was hard not to be influenced growing up in that atmosphere she says Although fitness training seemed like a natural field of study for her Claudia wasn t sure she was making the right career choice at first I lacked the self confidence to succeed but the help and support of friends and family gave me the mental kick to make it work With its comprehensive curriculum and encouraging faculty Sheridan s program also

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  • Animation Grad Directs Escape From Planet Earth | Alumni News | Alumni | Sheridan College
    About Toronto GTA Campus Services Bookstore Conference and Events Services DineOnCampus Grenville Inter Campus Shuttle OneCard Parking Residence Early Childhood Centres Campus Security Services Sheridan Stories Student Services Career Centre Co operative Education First Year Experience Tutoring Library Services Student Advisement Accessible Learning Services Counselling Health Student Leadership Student Rights Responsibilities Office Theatre at Sheridan Sheridan TV Current Students International Centre Prospective Students Research Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research News Events Partnering with Sheridan Success Stories About Us Active Research Resources SOURCE Sheridan s Institutional Repository Working at Sheridan About Human Resources Careers at Sheridan Faculty and Staff Directory Human Resources Employment Information Occupational Health and Safety Athletics Campus Recreation Contact Us Better Bruin Fitness News Events News Releases Sheridan in the News Events Prospective Students Current Students International Students Continuing Education Students Parents Alumni Donors Employers Home Alumni Alumni News Animation Grad Directs Escape From Planet Earth Alumni News Animation Grad Directs Escape From Planet Earth February 14 2013 Animation graduate Cal Brunker is Director and Co writer of the latest 3D animated feature film to hit the big screen The action comedy Escape From Planet Earth opening Feb 15 boasts an all star cast including Sarah Jessica Parker Brendan Fraser Rob Corddry William Shatner Sofia Vergara George Lopez Craig Robinson Jane Lynch Ricky Gervais and Jessica Alba A Director with Rainmaker Productions in Vancouver Cal Classical Animation 2003 came to Escape with a strong background in storytelling In his years as a storyboard artist he was responsible for visualizing and staging some of the most memorable sequences in the hit animated films Horton Hears a Who Despicable Me and Ice Age 4 Cal has worked for major studios including Warner Brothers Disney 20th Century Fox Blue Sky Universal Illumination and The Weinstein Company Prior to his work in features Cal directed animated and live action commercials at House of Cool in Toronto Not bad for someone who applied to Sheridan s animation program three times before being accepted Growing up in Kitchener Cal discovered the world of animation which combined his love of art writing acting and music But it would take extra courses plus lots of practice and determination before he was able to enter the college and build on his skills Those skills have stood him in good stead since graduation Sheridan was an amazing springboard for me I still draw at work every day says Cal Young animators regularly ask me what software they should use what online course they should take These are great tools but it all comes back to drawing and knowing how to communicate with pictures Ploughing through those first few lean years in the field will also pay off adds Cal Once you ve shown that you are professional and good at your craft you will have plenty of work For Cal learning from a mentor helped open doors for him Right after I graduated I volunteered to work on a short film that Ricardo Curtis President House of

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  • Encouraging Women in Technology | Alumni News | Alumni | Sheridan College
    Sheridan About Toronto GTA Campus Services Bookstore Conference and Events Services DineOnCampus Grenville Inter Campus Shuttle OneCard Parking Residence Early Childhood Centres Campus Security Services Sheridan Stories Student Services Career Centre Co operative Education First Year Experience Tutoring Library Services Student Advisement Accessible Learning Services Counselling Health Student Leadership Student Rights Responsibilities Office Theatre at Sheridan Sheridan TV Current Students International Centre Prospective Students Research Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research News Events Partnering with Sheridan Success Stories About Us Active Research Resources SOURCE Sheridan s Institutional Repository Working at Sheridan About Human Resources Careers at Sheridan Faculty and Staff Directory Human Resources Employment Information Occupational Health and Safety Athletics Campus Recreation Contact Us Better Bruin Fitness News Events News Releases Sheridan in the News Events Prospective Students Current Students International Students Continuing Education Students Parents Alumni Donors Employers Home Alumni Alumni News Encouraging Women in Technology Alumni News Encouraging Women in Technology February 14 2013 Danielle Khan leads by example as a successful technology trainer and Chair of Sheridan s Information Technology Support Services Advisory Committee for the past four years As women are still under represented in the technology field it s important to promote other women who are technically inclined If I can do it so can they says Danielle who has mentored other females interested in pursuing an IT education A career in technology training was not part of Danielle s original plan After graduating from Sheridan s Office Administration Legal Program in 2004 she worked as a legal secretary for about two and a half years During this time I gained the experience and subsequent confidence to find out what I was really good at Continually drawn to the technical aspect of her job Danielle returned to the college to gain the education and experience

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  • New Year's Resolution: Manage Financial Goals | Alumni News | Alumni | Sheridan College
    Sheridan Sheridan TV Current Students International Centre Prospective Students Research Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research News Events Partnering with Sheridan Success Stories About Us Active Research Resources SOURCE Sheridan s Institutional Repository Working at Sheridan About Human Resources Careers at Sheridan Faculty and Staff Directory Human Resources Employment Information Occupational Health and Safety Athletics Campus Recreation Contact Us Better Bruin Fitness News Events News Releases Sheridan in the News Events Prospective Students Current Students International Students Continuing Education Students Parents Alumni Donors Employers Home Alumni Alumni News New Year s Resolution Manage Financial Goals Alumni News New Year s Resolution Manage Financial Goals January 10 2013 Peter Watson MBA CFP R F P CIM FCSI Oakville Beaver January 2 2013 If there is a time to make a New Year s resolution the first column of the year is a good place to start Allow your New Year enthusiasm to spill over into the management of your financial goals There are three important tasks you can do to help ensure your life goals are achieved complete a statement of net worth create a financial plan and decide you will manage the business of purchasing financial services to your advantage The first task is to complete a year end statement of net worth This is a summary of your assets and liabilities as of Dec 31 2012 Investment assets may include your RRSP TFSA mutual funds stocks bonds and GICs Personal assets may be a house and automobiles Liabilities will be bank loans credit card debt car loans and mortgages It is a good idea to record the interest rate you pay on each debt Interest on credit card debt is approximately 20 per cent per year so pay that off now or at least transfer that debt to a less costly alternative such as your line of credit Calculating your net worth is simple Subtract the total liabilities from the total assets This one figure can be used to compare with last year s net worth figure to monitor your financial progress during the year You can be more specific by tracking your debt reduction during the previous year The second step is to create a financial plan Begin by listing all important life goals such as retiring with enough wealth to ensure you will be able to maintain your desired standard of living Goals may include your wish to assist your children with their costs for post secondary education or determining when to pay off your household debt Now that you have defined what you hope to achieve develop a plan for each goal You might have to get your financial planner to help with the math There are computer programs that make this exercise extremely easy The final task of your financial plan is creating an Investment Policy Statement IPS which outlines your investment strategy and the important details on how you plan to achieve your objectives Planning your financial affairs can be that simple First decide

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  • Animation Grad Closes Out 2012 with Two Film Awards | Alumni News | Alumni | Sheridan College
    Services Bookstore Conference and Events Services DineOnCampus Grenville Inter Campus Shuttle OneCard Parking Residence Early Childhood Centres Campus Security Services Sheridan Stories Student Services Career Centre Co operative Education First Year Experience Tutoring Library Services Student Advisement Accessible Learning Services Counselling Health Student Leadership Student Rights Responsibilities Office Theatre at Sheridan Sheridan TV Current Students International Centre Prospective Students Research Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research News Events Partnering with Sheridan Success Stories About Us Active Research Resources SOURCE Sheridan s Institutional Repository Working at Sheridan About Human Resources Careers at Sheridan Faculty and Staff Directory Human Resources Employment Information Occupational Health and Safety Athletics Campus Recreation Contact Us Better Bruin Fitness News Events News Releases Sheridan in the News Events Prospective Students Current Students International Students Continuing Education Students Parents Alumni Donors Employers Home Alumni Alumni News Animation Grad Closes Out 2012 with Two Film Awards Alumni News Animation Grad Closes Out 2012 with Two Film Awards January 10 2013 Animation Grad Closes Out 2012 with Two Film Awards Jonathan Ng s Requiem for Romance won two prestigious awards last month best animated film at the Toronto International Reel Asian Film Festival and the Canadian ShortWork prize at the Whistler Film Festival in B C Requiem for Romance was also screened at the Cannes Film Market s Short Film Corner last year The film will be screened in Toronto on Jan 17 at the Carlton Cinema Jonathan is a 2003 Classical Animation graduate Requiem for Romance centres on a modern day couple s secret love affair which comes to a bittersweet end during a cell phone call But the visuals of the film reveal something entirely different the epic re imagining of their relationship set in feudal China Premiered at the Montreal International Film Festival in August 2012 the film also was named a Young Director s Forum Nominee at the Cristal Festival in Switzerland What is one of the most memorable moments of your time at Sheridan The first day of life drawing class in first year with Werner Zimmerman We were eager to prove ourselves anxious to show off our skills Then Werner started us off drawing circles no model no lighting no masterpieces Just circles for the entire class He told us no matter what level we were at we were all going to start from the basics He wanted us to put aside our egos and accept what he was going to teach us From that point forward I came to class like a sponge ready to learn What is the biggest challenge in your career as an artist Challenges have changed throughout the years Early on when pursuing the independent animation filmmaking route I think my biggest challenge was believing that it would be possible and sustainable The odds were overwhelmingly against that type of career Many people cautioned me against it and yet I was compelled to pursue this route As more and more of my film projects were funded and supported and

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