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.


Cardinal Leger Secondary School visit

Students from Cardinal Leger Secondary School saw a glimpse of life at Sheridan when they recently visited Sheridan’s Davis campus. The students participated in labs, watched chemistry demos and toured the facilities to learn about all that Sheridan has to offer.

The students had many positive thoughts to share about their visit, such as their excitement over the chemistry demos. The visit was interesting and informative for the everyone, and they all noticed how welcoming and helpful our amazing staff are. Thanks to everyone who participated in the visit and showed these students our impressive facilities!

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.

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

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