The Sheridan Student Union is back with the Winter Clubs Fair. The two-day event took place at the Student Centre Atrium, outside The Marquee on the Trafalgar Campus on Feb. 5 and 6 from noon to 3 p.m. A number of Sheridan clubs put up their stalls and offered fun games and prizes to engage students and get them to join the clubs.
Nafees Syed, the Clubs Coordinator at Trafalgar Campus said that the Clubs Fair is organized every semester to “inform new students about the clubs that are available on-campus for them to join.”
There are 130 clubs across the three Sheridan campuses and 40 clubs at the Trafalgar campus. These clubs range from music and dance clubs to Sheridan Pride and the Tea Club.
“It is a way for students to network and connect with students with common interests and passions. It is important that students understand that they have these resources available to them on-campus,” Syed said.
Sheridan E-Sports, a gaming club that is part of the Game Design Program attracts the maximum number of students every year. The club organizes weekly events and members go across Canada to compete in gaming competitions.
Allisa Lim, Programming Assistant for SSU says that “joining a club on campus is a great way of meeting new people who have similar interests as you.”
She further adds that if a student doesn’t find a club that interests them, “they can start their own club. Students can go on the SSU website and fill out a club’s form. If they don’t violate any of Sheridan’s policies, they can start a chocolate club if that’s what they like.”
Michelle Lee, a student of the General Arts and Science program while looking around for clubs to join says that Sheridan Pride caught her eye.
“They are very welcoming and it’s a space for people to be themselves,” she said. She also liked the Sheridan Boardgame Club as she enjoys playing board games.
Sheridan Pride club is currently planning Sheridan Pride Week in collaboration with the SSU. It is the main event organised by the club in the first week of April.
Sheridan Pride is a “great space for LGBT students to be and socialize and hangout,” Alex Buckenroth, the newly appointed president of Sheridan Pride club said. He added that becoming a student leader has been a great learning experience for him.
Students can join clubs across the three campuses. The last day of the week-long Winter Clubs Fair is at the HMC campus on Feb. 7 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.