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Faculty Profiles

Brian Mahaffy

Brian  Mahaffy

Professor, School of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship

Brian, a Sheridan alumni, was fortunate to apprentice in the skilled trades for over 30 years. This apprenticeship and real-world experience allowed him to develop his connection to the industry and expand his practical skill-base. He is well-versed in employment for trades and because of this, is able to help students pursue a career path that will challenge and reward them. Making sure his students have the best education and training tools available is a point of pride with Brian.

Brian has worked as an Apprentice and Journeyman, Foreman and Service technician for both large and small electrical contractors, learning from mentors who he fondly calls 'the best in the business’. This, combined with his last few years as Electrical Professor and more recently the former Electrical Program Coordinator, Brian provides his students with a breadth of experience and diversity to prepare them for the different career paths available in the electrical field.

Brian has been instrumental in the development and design of the new Electrical technology diploma and was also involved in the design and development of the electrical space in the new skilled trades building at Davis. Brian has been teaching at Sheridan since 2005 and plans to continue to pass along his electrical knowledge when the school of skilled trades moves to Davis.

While Brian’s main focus right now is teaching, he has maintained his licensed contractor status and has an electrical C of Q  309A designation, a master electricians license and a PlC programmers certificate. He has, until recently, sat on the curriculum advisory committee for the 309A apprenticeship program in Ontario and is currently on an OCOTT-led focus group.