At the SHAD-John Dobson Entrepreneurship Cup on October 26, some of 2017's best innovations were on display at Ryerson University. With the help of lead sponsor Ameresco, this year's SHAD Fellows came up with viable solutions to reducing Canada's energy footprint, from floor tiles that generate energy to roof shingles that change colour to reduce energy use.
We also announced the beginning of a new partnership with our long-time supporter RBC Foundation, unveiled our three new SHAD campuses for 2018, and hosted an incredible panel discussion with two SHAD Fellows and Prime Minister Trudeau's Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, MP Peter Schiefke.
We celebrated some of this summer's most exciting innovations at the SHAD-John Dobson Entrepreneurship Cup in October. Here's the event in pictures, and a TVO segment with some new SHAD Fellows.
PM TRUDEAU'S POINT-PERSON ON YOUTH CONNECTS WITH SHADS
The Prime Minister's Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, MP Peter Schiefke, hosted a panel discussion at the SHAD-John Dobson Entrepreneurship Cup with Fellows Alex Bouchard and Simone Cavanaugh, both of whom serve on the Prime Minister's Youth Council. Zoom to 6.20 in the webcast to watch.
MISSING NUMBERS: CLOSING THE GENDER GAP IN SCIENCE
On November 3 at the Canadian Science Policy Conference, SHAD held a high-powered, nine-woman symposium on female success in science, technology, and business. Two key takeaways: