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.


Chemical Sciences supports Bishop Reding's STEM Conference

On November 2, 2019, the School of Chemical and Environmental Sciences participated in Bishop Reding's STEM Conference, in Milton, for middle school students. The conference was run by the Bishop Reding STEM team; a group of students looking to promote innovative and creative thinking in young minds and prepare them for a STEM-focused future.

The school of Chemical and Environmental Sciences supported this mission by providing students with exposure to a unique experiment, discussing STEM in industry, and presenting a potential pathway through post-secondary studies. Many thanks to faculty member, Uzma Ali, who was onsite at the Sheridan booth, meeting students, answering questions and demonstrating the "race-car" chemistry experiment keeping students busy for long periods of time.

Diana Wati, Chemical and Environmental Sciences' Chemical Lab Manager, also delivered a presentation educating students and their parents about the chemical sciences industry, Sheridan's chemical engineering programs, as well as the different places that chemistry is found in one's daily life.

Both the booth and the presentation truly excited students and left them with an eagerness to learn more about chemistry and ways it can change the world.

2019 Halton Climate Collective Youth Un-conference

On Friday, Nov 22nd, Terry Davison, Technology Fundamentals Program Coordinator, introduced future climate changers to our Chemical & Environmental Sciences programs at Halton Climate Collective's Youth Un-conference event... a special university/college fair that showcased environmental programs.

This is what Terry had to say...

Held at Sheridan but not really hosted by us, there was a good deal of political presence: Mayor, MP, MPP etc. and the Lt Gov. spoke at length. I held the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology banner high in the presence and representation of many Colleges and Universities. Students from Halton secondary schools (including private schools) attended on a PD day with their teachers.

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

Terry Davison
Program Coordinator
Technology Fundamentals
Office: B104