Patrick Sheridan came to Guelph to attend the University of Guelph in 1994 where he went on to complete a BSc in Toxicology and then a Masters Degree in Statistics. After graduation the charm of the city led him to stay and he has been an active member of the community ever since.
Professionally Patrick has spent the last 20 years analyzing risk in the fields of health research, insurance, government and environmental science, where he has separated the truth from the noise to answer important questions on managing risk, improving health and protecting the environment. His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Archives of Toxicology and he has been a regular contributor to the Guelph Mercury and Tribune.
Patrick has provided his skills and experience to a number of local committees including most recently the Our Energy Guelph task force, where he asked the tough questions about the future of Guelph’s energy future. He also served on the Clair-Maltby community working group that informed the proposal for the development of the last green space in Guelph. He participated on the Guelph Transit growth project advisory committee, consulted on the Guelph Wellbeing project and has provided feedback as a community stakeholder on a variety of city infrastructure projects. He has spoken to council on a range of issues, providing context on opportunities to improve Guelph’s transportation system, parks, resource management and energy governance.
To relax Patrick likes to take in the city and surrounding area on one of his seven bicycles or walking his dog, enjoying the parks, trails and country roads that make living in Guelph such a joy.