Shad Athabasca

Program Directors

Hannah Macdonald-Kermode

Accessibility Advisor

Hannah (she/her) is as new to Shad as ShadAnywhere! She is so excited to be a part of the expanding Shad network as someone who has dedicated her career to the removal of barriers that restrict access to and success in study. She started on the path to increasing equality of educational opportunities as an Accessibility Advisor, working diligently to provide access to students experiencing barriers to education due to the impact of a disability. She also undertook the position of coordinator for the Mitacs Globalink Research Internship at Athabasca University, facilitating the research and community engagement of international research interns on their first trip to Canada.

Being surrounded by community and creativity is how she aims to spend her spare time. She is a long-standing volunteer for the non-profit Winnifred Stewart Association and the Edmonton Folk Music Festival – the latter of which she finds is the only acceptable time of year to stop listening to or playing music herself. Hannah also loves learning a new language and hopes to use those skills in her next adventure around the globe.

Anica Vasic, MIRHR

Anica (She/her) has been involved with Shad since 2020 in a Program Director capacity.
With over a decade of experience focused on early talent development, Anica is a passionate advocate for increasing experiential learning opportunities. She believes that with the future of work rapidly evolving, meaningful experiences for students inside and outside of the classroom are more relevant than ever in preparing young Canadians for lifelong success.

She looks forward to welcoming Shad students to ShadAnywhere this summer and is excited to work with these leaders of tomorrow as they realize their tremendous potential and explore the enormous economic, socio-cultural and political impacts that they can make on society.

Anica holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations and Human Resources from the University of Toronto. Outside of the office you will find her planning her travels and exploring all the hidden treasures the world has to offer.