|Submission Date||April 20, 2015|
Sheridan College (Ontario)
IN-3: Innovation 3
Associate Dean, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering & Technology
Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Sheridan’s Faculty of Applied Science and Technology collaborated with the Brampton Library and the City of Brampton Economic Development office to launch the MakerSpace Creative Hub. The Makerspace Creative Hub is a creative workspace in downtown Brampton where residents, students, entrepreneurs and visitors can collaborate while sharing tools, resources and knowledge.
The MakerSpace Creative Hub employs a makerspace model to combine state-of-the-art technology with community and education to help “Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone.” The Creative Hub ultimately aims to impart instructional knowledge of cutting-edge tools that double up as modern-day job skills.
The missions of this initiative comprise of supporting the local economy of Brampton by engaging the community, attracting entrepreneurs and making technology available to a large number of people. The Hub aims to create opportunities for collaboration, learning, mentoring and innovation. The Hub will also make tools and resources available to the local community to solve design challenges. Overall, the MakerSpace Creative Hub will help make the Peel and Halton region a creative hub of great repute and will foster economic development.
The Hub is a one-of-a-kind community-based Library MakerSpace in Canada, which has a commercial grade 3D printer. Users now have hands-on access to technology like 3D modelling and design software; 3D printers, software and tools and architectural modelling software.
A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):
A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
|Yes or No|
|Air & Climate||No|
|Coordination, Planning & Governance||No|
|Diversity & Affordability||No|
|Health, Wellbeing & Work||No|
Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.