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 in these areas and also for further study.

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.

Chemical Laboratory Technician and Environmental Technician graduates are renowned for their skills in chemical analysis. The Chemical Engineering Technology and Chemical Engineering Technology – Environmental programs have a strong engineering focus on complex, industrial-scale processes distinguishing 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 Engineering Technology graduate Mark Holley

Mark Holley graduated from Sheridan's Chemical Engineering Technology program in 1987.

Take a look where he is now...

Chem Students on Tour

On Monday June 19th third-year Chemical Engineering Technology students visited Blue-Zone Technologies, a medical clean technologies company located in Concord.

The highlight of the visit was a tour of their demonstration plant where anesthetic gases collected from hospitals across Ontario are processed for eventual recycling and reuse. During the trip, students learned that anesthetics are potent greenhouse gases that have a 20-year global warming impact up to 3,766 times greater than CO2. They also discovered how Blue-Zone applies chemical engineering theory in its efforts to tackle this issue.

Thanks for an enlightening and informative tour, Blue Zone.

Creative Chemistry hits the Hub

Taking chemistry to the people, Creative Chemistry hit the MakerSpace Creative Hub at the Brampton Four Corners llibrary during March Break. Children and parents were engaged and excited about chemistry and science. With a total of 62 attendees, the event was nothing shy of a huge success.

Here's what some of the young chemists had to say about Creative Chemistry:

"fun, fun, fun"
"If I were to rate this 1 to 100000000000000 I would give you 100000000000000"
"The creative chemistrey event was fun and I really enjoyed it. Will it come back next year. Plese do :):)"

2017 McMaster Field Trip

Faculty, staff and students from Sheridan’s School of Applied Chemical & Environmental Sciences visited McMaster University on February 27th, 2017. The purpose of the visit was to tour McMaster's facilities and learn more about their research activities. Stops along the way included the labs of the Department of Chemistry, the world-renowned Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy and the 5MW Nuclear Reactor located on campus.

Applied Chemical's collaboration with Drystill wins PEO Engineering project of the year

Sheridan's Applied Chemical and Environmental Science's collaboration project with Drystill Holdings won the York Chapter Professional Engineers Ontario’s Project of the Year Award for the Small Company category!

The objective of the Engineering Project of the Year Award is to recognize the contribution by an organization that has undertaken or completed an outstanding technical project within the past year. Sheridan's collaboration with Drystill Holdings produced Pass-Through Distillation - The Bioeconomy Game-Changer which won the PEO York Chapter’s Project of the Year Award for a small company. Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) won the large-sized company project of the year for the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension and Mircom won for The Making of an Intelligent Building (medium-sized company).

Congratulations to the School of Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences and to Drystill Holdings for a wonderful accomplishment!

Faculty Contacts

Terence Davison
Associate Dean
Ext. 5010
Office: B295

Valerie Hughes
Academic Portfolio Administrator
Ext. 8036
Office: B295

Julia Sestito
Program Support Specialist
Ext. 5304
Office: B104

Faculty Coordinators

Pauline Dykes
Program Coordinator
Environmental Control
Office: B295

Michael Dancziger
Academic Advisor
Chemical and Environmental programs
Office: B295