Show your brain
some love this summer

Level up your


Join forces with Gen Z’s across the county in a STEAM4Good movement this July

Level up your


Hear from and interact with industry experts and academics with careers in STEAM and entrepreneurship.

Level up your


No more FOMO. Be among a group of people wanting to inspire and be inspired.

Game to immerse yourself
in a 24-7 experience?
Try Shad in person!

Live on campus and explore dorm-life, campus-life, hands-on lectures, labs and wonders of a three-meal cafeteria scene.

27 days 24-7

a robust and ambitious program schedule


live-in one of 18 university campuses

Interdisciplinary design teams

pan-Canadian team tacking STEAM4Good design challenge


interactive, STEAM lectures, labs and workshops

Keynote Speakers

high profile speakers and prominent Canadian leaders


localized Indigenous knowledge sharing and programming at all Shad campuses

Try your hand at social innovation

At Shad we take STEAM and entrepreneurship to the next level with our signature design challenge. Our design challenge is more than developing the next best thing in STEAM but developing something that will truly impact our community; and then learning how to build a business out of it. That’s why it is one of the most sought-after aspects of Shad’s program. #STEAM4Good

Next year’s impact theme is under wraps but check out the 2022 program theme reveal.

Shad2022’s #STEAM4Good design challenge theme is Wellness. A team of experts kicked off the challenge including Dr. Lili Liu, Patrick Lor and Melissa Strachan.

The Shad program changes lives, but don’t take it from us, here is what our alumni say:


“Before Shad, I was always going to do science because that’s what all my friends were doing. I can honestly say that if I didn’t attend Shad I probably would never have applied to business school.”

Jane, Newfoundland

Post-secondary Prep

“From attending lectures, to living in dorms with a roommate, to exploring new ideas and education paths, Shad definitely impacted my preparedness.”

Jacob, British Columbia


“Shad was an amazing learning opportunity that gave me skills I will use for the rest of my career and education. I made life-long friends across the country and I would not trade the experience for the world.”

Annika Kruger, Alberta


“Over the month that I was there, I felt that I really, really grew in my comfort level in these spaces. I knew I belonged in these spaces. That status quo was only that. It’s a status quo, you redefine it how you see fit. I really enjoyed my time at Shad.”

Matthew, New Brunswick

Personal Growth

“The program undoubtedly will enhance your passion for the STEAM disciplines and entrepreneurship – but is truly unique in its ability to provide such profound personal growth.”

Nika, Ontario