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 26 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.
My Entrepreneurship Epiphany - Friday November 21, 2014
by Barry Bisson, SHAD President
In the early days of my career as an entrepreneurship educator I began to observe that my “Harvard MBA” perspective on entrepreneurship was not always well received by students, especially SHADs. It didn’t take me long to figure out that many young people had a negative view about business and especially about prof...
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?