Chemical and Environmental Sciences


The School of Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences offers education in chemistry, chemical engineering and environmental engineering, and prepares graduates for exciting careers or further study in these areas.

Chemists solve problems in the laboratory; chemical engineers solve them in the chemical and environmental industries. One of the hallmarks of the Chemical and Environmental Sciences programs at Sheridan is a strong emphasis on hands-on laboratory work. Our labs include state-of-the-art equipment for chemical analysis and a large set of pilot plants that model industrial operations for environmental control and chemical production applications.

The Chemical Engineering Technology and Chemical Engineering Technology – Environmental programs have a strong engineering focus on complex, industrial-scale processes which distinguishes the program at Sheridan from programs at other colleges. This strong engineering focus combined with laboratory skills provides graduates with a wide range of career options in the chemical and environmental industries. An optional co-op component provides up to three paid work terms in both technology programs.

The Environmental Control post-graduate certificate program offers an opportunity for graduates of science and engineering programs to reorient their previous education towards careers in the environmental industry. Students enjoy the benefits of working on a project directly with an industry partner and an optional co-op component provides a paid work term.


Awarding Student Excellence: Applied Chemical and Environmental Science Workshop

The School of Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences held a special Chemical workshop over reading week that was a huge success!

Faculty-nominated students were provided with an opportunity to attend a three-hour long workshop on the application of an ATR-FTIR spectrometer in inorganic chemistry and the importance of a mass balance in chemical processes. The students got to test a variety of carbonates, nitrates and chlorides, and monitor the changes of one given compound as it was heated. The students learned new things and the mass balances checked out. A great experience for all!

Thanks to everyone who made this workshop happen.

2019 Summer placements for the Environmental Control Program

The Environmental Control Program (Post Graduate Diploma) student work placement component just wrapped up. To complete the program requirements, students had to fulfill a non-paid work placement with a consulting, municipality or institution on an environmental project or activity. Projects included information gathering, product or method development, report writing, inspections, laboratory work, marketing, troubleshooting, auditing, job shadowing, research, to name a few. Students had the opportunity to present what they learned during their work placements in front of many of the Industry supervisors in attendance. Students in this program are taking courses such as Water and Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Regulations, Occupational Health and Safety, Sampling and Analysis, Site Assessment, Environmental Auditing, Solid Waste Management, Air Pollution Control, and Environmental Laboratory.

Since this is a post graduate-diploma program, students in this program already possess a university degree or engineering technology diploma (in such areas as chemistry, biochemistry, engineering, biology, geology, environmental studies, and resource management).

Congratulations everyone! Great job on your work placements and a special think you to Dr. Marcia Wallace, Assistant Deputy Minister for Municipal Affairs and Housing, for joining us in celebration of our student’s accomplishments.

Chemical Sciences 3rd year project presentations - 2019

Come and find out what our Chemical Engineering students can do - join us on July 25th from 2 - 4 pm in room B136 at Davis to have a look at our 3rd year student projects.

Faculty Contacts

Dave Wackerlin
Associate Dean
Ext. 5062
Office: B425

Valerie Hughes
Academic Portfolio Administrator
Ext. 8036
Office: B104

Julia Sestito
Program Support Specialist
Ext. 5304
Office: B104

Diana Wati
Chemical Labs Manager
Ext. 5723

Faculty Coordinators

Pauline Dykes
Program Coordinator
Environmental Control
Office: B104

Michael Dancziger
Academic Advisor
Chemical and Environmental programs
Office: B104

Ted Tracewicz
Program Coordinator
Technology Fundamentals
Office: B104