Earlier this week, SHAD’s 2018 program launched at a record 16 university partner campuses across the country. Nearly 1,000 participants from coast to coast are busy developing entrepreneurial solutions to our 2018 program theme: making Canadian communities more resilient in the face of natural disasters.
Watch the 2018 program kick-off video, filmed from the International Space Station, and enjoy these updates from your friends at SHAD.
PS: Free on July 26? Drop by the SHAD Open Day Exhibit at your nearest SHAD partner campus to engage with SHADs and learn about their entrepreneurial solutions!
On June 6, SHAD Fellows and friends gathered on Parliament Hill to share our submission to the Government of Canada’s National Youth Policy consultation. While in Ottawa, we dropped in on Prime Minister Trudeau and Chief Science Advisor Dr. Mona Nemer!
Elijah Dietrich has been named the fourth SHAD Fellow to serve on the Prime Minister’s Youth Council, while 12 SHADs have been named Schulich Leaders, 8 SHAD Fellows won the prestigious 2018 Loran Award, and 3 have been appointed to Next 36. Congrats to these awesome Fellows!
On May 31, SHAD Fellows Alex Bouchard, Steven Wang, Yesenia Cheekinew, and Joseph Tafese joined our CEO, Tim Jackson, for a panel discussion about “deep inclusion” at the first annual True North conference hosted by Communitech in Waterloo Region. Over 2400 international tech and innovation leaders were in attendance. Yesenia Cheekinew was quoted in the summit’s final communique.
Thanks to our partnership with the Government of Canada, we’re extending our outreach efforts to every corner of the country to make sure the SHAD opportunity is available to all. In recent months we made our first stops to the Yukon and Northwest Territories, and made some news along the way.
Youth and entrepreneurship is the focus of this Hill Times op-ed by SHAD Fellow Cathy Han.
How did this 2018 SHAD participant go from the big screen to a summer at SHAD? Listen to the podcast.
Save the date for SHAD’s next panel presentation at the Canadian Science Policy Conference, November 7-9 in Ottawa.
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