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

Jake Doan take Silver at Skills Canada

On June 4th and 5th, Sheridan students from the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology competed in the 2018 Skills Canada competition, in Edmonton, AB. The Silver medal winner in the Industrial Mechanic Millwright (IMM) competition was STC's Jake Doan, who was competing against 9 others from around Canada. Jake is part of Sheridan’s IMM Program.

At this year’s competition, Jake completed a total of 4 challenges--each lasting 3 hours over a 2-day period. The challenges included turning on a lathe, building a sequential cascading circuit with safety interlocks, stainless steel tube bending with pressure tests up to 2000 psi, and laser shaft alignment. Jake will now move on to compete in a 4-day trial against the 3rd place competitor to represent Canada at the 2019 WorldSkills competition in Kazan, Russia 2019.

Congratulations Jake. We'll be cheering you on!

FAST Awards 2018

On May 30, Sheridan’s Faculty of Applied Science and Technology held its annual student awards ceremony to celebrate those who went above and beyond in their disciplines.

“Our Faculty is filled with talented, bright students, and this evening honours those students who have raised the bar and achieved a level of success that makes them leaders in their respective disciplines,” writes Dave Wackerlin, the Faculty's Vice Dean. “The time and effort it takes to achieve this level of success is unparalleled.”

At Sheridan we take great pride in the accomplishments of our students as they prepare for their future. We are exceptionally grateful to our awards donors for recognizing how truly impressive and noteworthy our students are. We couldn't celebrate our students at this level without our donor's continued and generous support.

2018 Valedictorian Alisha Thappar

Alisha Thappar, a graduate from the Chemical Lab Technician program, was one of this year’s Faculty of Applied Science and Technology two Valedictorians.

During convocation, Alisha delivered a sincere address to her graduating class with a strong take-away message "believe in yourself, be brave, be creative, be happy, be YOU!" If the future is connected to the past, Alisha's positive attitude, enthusiasm, and goal-directed outlook will carry her far as she hopes to pursue a Chemical Engineering degree.

Alisha’s suggestion to all incoming students is to get involved, participate fully and take advantage of all the experiences available during your post secondary time. As a member of the Chemistry Club, actively engaged in her learning environment, and now involved in research at Sheridan, Alisha has had relevant hands-on experience which has helped her to build her practical knowledge and develop work-ready skills.

Alisha, we wish you well in all your future endeavours. Thank you for representing your graduating class so well.

Polytechnics 2018

Sheridan was pleased to host the 2018 Polytechnics Canada Annual Conference - Shifting Gears: Today's Polytechnics, Tomorrow's Work on May 14-15. The event brought together representatives from member institutions across the country, government and industry partners of Sheridan, for an agenda focused on the challenges facing our economy, workforce and communities due to the rise of intelligent automation.

The Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI) was highlighted in the Centres of Excellence Showcase session featuring two of our CMI projects:

• Dr. El Sayed, Principal Investigator: medical-grade videoconferencing system in collaboration with m-Health Solutions to support effective doctor-patient videoconferencing.
• Prof. Magdin Stoica, Principal Investigator, in collaboration with CloudDX: the “Clinic of the Future” system with Augmented Reality using the MIcrosoft Hololens.

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, spoke with CMI lead, Dr Ed Sykes and Magdin Stoica, Mobile Degree Program Coordinator, and explored the innovative systems we have created in the CMI.

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!

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

Dr. Mardy Frazer, Associate Dean
School of Applied Computing, Davis

Pat Burns, 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



Jul 31

2018 Applied Computing Job Fair

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