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Sheridan's Brampton Top 40 Under 40 honourees

Five Sheridan employees and alumni named to Brampton's Top 40 Under 40 list

September 05, 2019

Two Sheridan employees and three alumni have been named to the Brampton Board of Trade’s Top 40 Under 40 list for 2019. The list celebrates changemakers, leaders, innovators, influencers and entrepreneurs who work or reside in Brampton. Honourees were chosen by a selection committee and will be celebrated on the evening of September 19 at Lionhead Golf and Country Club.

The five Sheridan-affiliated honourees include:

Satindervir Deol (Police Foundations ‘08), a Constable with the Equity and Inclusion Bureau of the Peel Regional Police, a specialized team dedicated to educating employees and members of the community about hate/bias-motivated incidents. Deol’s work includes engagement, intervention and outreach through various events and initiatives to build bridges between the Peel Police and Brampton residents.

Dr. Catherine Hale, who as Director, Creative Campus works to embed creative thinking, interdisciplinary and collaborative opportunities into the Sheridan student experience, often through dynamic industry and community partnerships. Recently, she spearheaded a collaboration with the City of Brampton to bring an art installation to the library at Sheridan’s Davis Campus and leads Sheridan’s partnership with the Peel District School Board’s Walk the Art program. Hale has varied work experiences including time as a curator in the United States and holds a PhD in Art History and Architecture from Harvard University.

April Patterson (Court and Tribunal Agent ’05), a prosecutor with the City of Brampton. Through her role, she works to ensure Brampton is a safe and equitable place to live by enforcing bylaws and regulations. She is an active community volunteer including time with FACE, an organization that helps women coming from difficult situations find clothing for job interviews, and the Zonta Brampton Caledon Club. Patterson’s served as a vice president of the Prosecutors Association of Ontario and represents prosecutors on the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.

Katherine Rinas, Facilities Project and Program Manager – Sustainable Energy Systems at Sheridan. Rinas has successfully tackled some of the most complex facilities projects under the college’s award-winning Integrated Energy and Climate Master Plan. The District Energy Centre project at Sheridan’s Davis Campus in Brampton, for which Rinas was a driving force, provides heating and cooling on site and directs unused energy to surrounding communities. Currently, she serves as project manager for a joint initiative between Sheridan and the City of Brampton that will develop the 30-year Community Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan.

Ariz Shafi (Tourism and Travel ’12), Managing Director at LetzMarket, a digital agency that assists business owners with affordable social media marketing solutions. He’s also Vice President at Shafi Education, a Brampton-based tutoring centre that employs Ontario-certified teachers to work with students in need of afterschool academic mentorship.

Congratulations to our employees and alumni on this well-deserved recognition!


Pictured top right: Sheridan employees and alumni being honoured by the Brampton Board of Trade.