Edward A. Whitney Academic Center
Sheridan College debuted the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center renovation and expansion in fall 2013. The Whitney Center now includes a welcome center, a dozen new classrooms, a new bookstore and coffee shop, student life space, and a dinosaur skeleton replica named Caesar.
Supporting STEM programs
The Academic Center was created to bolster the academic areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. The project included remodeling 18,000 sq. ft. of space in the existing Whitney Building and adding 35,000 sq. ft. of new space. The new learning labs allow faculty to teach cutting-edge material on state-of-the-art technology.
Welcoming new students
Just past the Information desk, the Griffith Welcome Center serves as a one-stop shop for new and current students looking it enroll in, register for, and pay for classes. Students have immediate access to Admissions, Advising, Testing, Financial Aid, Records, and the Business Office.
Caesar the Allosaurus
The EAWAC is also home to Caesar, a skeletal replica of an Allosaurus dinosaur excavated near Buffalo by Sheridan College students and faculty in the 1990s. The 12’6″ mounted skeleton is based on the remains that were once hidden beneath a teaching site commonly used by Sheridan College faculty. Since the start of excavation, 40% of the skeletal remains have been found.
A venue for any occasion
The atrium and nearby classrooms are available to serve the community for meetings, banquets, conferences, fundraisers, and workshops. The atrium is available as a rental for public events and can be used throughout the year (academic and college events will be given priority). The space can accommodate 184 at round tables or 328 in row seating.