Welcome to the Sherman Centre

The Sherman Centre provides consulting, instruction, and technical support to faculty, staff, students, and community members for all aspects of digital scholarship—from teaching and training to research, dissemination, and beyond.

Glitch art of 3D printers at the Sherman Centre.

Our core programming includes a graduate residency, an invited speaker series, an undergraduate course, and three annual workshop series. All events are free and open to the public, with 85+ webinars and workshops available as online learning modules

The Sherman Centre also offers consultations with our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We’re pleased to support digital projects at any stage of their development, so don’t hesitate to reach out.

It isn’t an exaggeration to say that my research wouldn’t have been possible without the Sherman Centre and its amazing staff.

Dr. Sarah Whitwell, Educational Developer and Sherman Centre Graduate Resident, 2017-19

Potential collaborators might think of us a living library. Instead of pouring our resources into one overarching research project, we give our time and expertise to the community free of charge.

Collaborate with experts in the following fields:

– 3D modelling and printing
– data acquisition, preparation, analysis, visualization, management, security, and sharing
– data ethics and data justice
– digital pedagogy and how to bring digital tools into the classroom
– digital storytelling and exhibits
– mapping and geospatial data
– minimal computing
– podcasting
– research data management
– social media research procedures and ethics
– textual analysis
– website design and building

Our team can connect you with resources, teach you to use digital tools and software, coordinate a classroom visit, and more. To learn about some of the fascinating projects we have supported, view our portfolio.

For information on our technical capacities—including advanced workstations and 3D printers—browse our catalogue of on-site tech and free-to-use digital tools and software.

Panoramic view of the Sherman Centre

Get in Touch

Book an appointment with a member of our staff. Not sure who to email? Read through the “Our Team” page to learn more about each SCDS staff members’ expertise. Still unsure? Send your message to scds@mcmaster.ca. We’ll make sure it gets to the right people.

Come talk to us. We’ll help you find what you need.

Jay Brodeur, Administrative Director

We are located on the first floor of Mills Library at McMaster University. For researchers working on projects in the Centre, it is open and available whenever Mills Library is open.

Media Wall at the Sherman Centre. Features illustration of people in suits with TVs for heads.