SHAD is a registered Canadian charity that empowers exceptional high school students – at a pivotal point in their education – to recognize their own capabilities and envision their extraordinary potential as tomorrow’s leaders and change makers. Each year, SHAD provides the opportunity for 600+ students from across Canada and internationally to attend a month-long summer program, in-residence at one of 12 Canadian host universities, focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering & math). There are currently more than 14,000 SHAD alumni including 27 Rhodes Scholars, Top 40 under 40 & Top 20 Under 20 award recipients, and many other accomplished professionals, all sharing the transformational SHAD experience and able to leverage their SHAD network for life. Founded in 1980, SHAD is based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Making the World a Better Place - Thursday December 18, 2014
by Barry Bisson, SHAD President
This is a time of year when feelings of joy and thoughts of gratitude, good will to others and optimism ought to dominate our mindset. It is not easy for these positive feelings and thoughts to prevail in our minds and emotions when we are inundated daily with news of the difficult and complex problems we face on our planet.
Grades 10, 11 & 12 students (or equivalent) can apply for the SHAD 2015 program based on academics & interests. Are you a future SHAD?
SHAD is a charitable organization that must raise $2 million annually from donations to deliver quality programs. Interested in contributing?