Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

About the Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Sheridan’s Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST) provides a purposeful and nimble post secondary education.

At FAST, we provide practical, hands-on learning opportunities that can be carried from the classroom to the workforce. Our high-intensity and industry-renowned programs equip you with relevant knowledge and real-world problem solving skills.

From computing to engineering, architectural technology to chemistry and skilled trades, as a FAST graduate, you’ll have more opportunities in a rapidly changing world.

  • Programs 35
  • Students 7,000
  • 2013-14 Applied Computing Research projects 20+
  • 2013-14 CAMDT/MEET Research Projects 40+

Faculty Highlights

2018 Skills Ontario

Last week, 14 talented and ambitious Sheridan students participated in the 2018 Skills Ontario competition at the Toronto Congress Centre. Sheridan representation in Precision Machining, Welding, Architectural Technology & Design, Automation & Control, Electrical Installations, Industrial Mechanic Millwright, IT and Network Support, Plumbing and Web Design and Development was impressive and our students represented Sheridan and their programs with skill and capability.

Congratulations to Jake Doan, who won Gold and Scott Powless, who took home Bronze in the Industrial Mechanic Millwright competition, for their outstanding performance at Skills Ontario. Jake will represent Sheridan at Skills Canada as a member of Team Ontario in Edmonton on June 4 and 5.

Congratulations to all Sheridan competitors,award winners and mentors. You've made us proud!

2018 First Robotics Canada - Ontario District Championships STC

Sheridan's School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship is proud to have been a sponsor at this year's First Robotics Canada - Ontario District Championships, held at Mississauga's Hershey Centre between April 12th and 14th.

The Sheridan Robot Repair Shop, staffed by the school's technologists and equipped with precision metal cutting equipment, provided emergency fabrication of parts that allowed many of the teams' robots to be fixed up and put back into the competition with minimal downtime. For the second year in a row, Sheridan provided special support to Team 1360 Orbit Robotics of Oakville, who placed 7th of 130 teams in Ontario.

Congratulations to all involved!

2018 Capture the Flag contest

On Saturday, April 7 from 10am to 5pm, the ISSessions club ran their wildly popular 'Capture the Flag' event with support from the SSU. Students from ISS, Systems Analyst and Software Development Network Engineering programs participated in 70 contest challenges designed by current students and ISS alumni. Challenge Categories included Digital Forensics, Cryptography, Database, Systems Administration, Steganography, Programming, Web Application Vulnerability Exploitation, Network Traffic Analysis and general computer science and info sec trivia covering history.

With over 50 participants, the event was a great success and plans are already underway for next year's contest, with the hopes of opening it up to more computing programs and other institutions. The winning teams took home prizes including Raspberry Pi computer kits, lockpick sets and books on information security.

Congratulations to first place team, "rm -rf /", second place team 'Team 16' (who, incidentally, was composed of 4 solo registrants who met that morning for the first time ever) and third place team, ComradeSec.

Congratulations to all participants and teams for an awesome day in InfoSec!

Clinic of the Future at Realities in Medicine Expo 2018

On the April 7th & 8th weekend, the Sheridan Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI), represented by Mobile Computing Program Coordinator Magdin Stoica, CMI Director Ed Sykes and a team of dedicated Mobile Computing students, presented their work at the Realities in Medicine Conference.

The CMI display showcased the “Clinic of the Future” involving an innovative patient care and management system and Microsoft Hololens AR for physicians. The patient care system simulates AI for diagnosis, and CloudDX’s Vitaliti wearable provides real-time vitals for the doctor to see in the Hololens.

The CMI display was a highlight of event, with even Microsoft acknowledging the innovation we demonstrated through the use of the devices and leading Augmented Reality gear (the Hololens). The Realities in Medicine Conference was the first Canadian scientific conference in AR/VR/MR focused on the research around mixed realities in medicine.

Through conferences like these, healthcare professionals, medical educators and clinical researchers connect with developers and the virtual, augmented, and mixed reality industry to look at uses, evidence and best practices for the development of virtual, augmented reality for patient care, medical education, and research.

Creative Chemistry at Brampton Four Corners Library

Creative Chemistry captivated crowds at the Brampton Four Corners library during March Break.

With over 120 attendees, children (and parents) were engaged in the activities Sheridan's Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences crew offered and excited about chemistry. The volcanos were a particular success!

Thanks to all who volunteered and everyone who attended the event.

Fishackathon 2018

First organized in 2014 to create digital solutions to the sustainability of fisheries, Fishackathon brings together thousands of concerned designers, developers, and subject matter experts for a weekend build of practical tech solutions to endemic problems defined by the world’s most respected fisheries experts.

Teams gathered in 40+ cities around the world from February 10th-11th, 2018 to design, develop and demo for their solutions to distinguished judges. Fishackathon Toronto was held at Toronto City Hall on and included over 150 participants.

Team InFinniFish, led by Sheridan SDNE undergrad Alvin Ramoutar and including Aunan Hamlet, from Sheridan's SDNE program, Gordon Stevens from Centennial, Jonathan Ramnauth from Humber and Steve Sharp, Fanshawe graduate, edged into the runner up position for their team's solution.

Way to go InFinniFish! Congrats on a great showing.

Faculty Administrators

Dave Wackerlin, Interim Vice Dean
Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

Terry Davison, Associate Dean
School of Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences and School of Architectural Technology

Mardy Frazer, Acting Associate Dean
School of Applied Computing, Davis

Pat Burns, Acting Associate Dean
School of Applied Computing, Trafalgar

Dr Amjed Majeed, Associate Dean

School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology

Daniel Liao, Associate Dean
School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship



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