Joanne reflects on how her Shad month shaped her career and entrepreneurial success

Joanne Sallay, president and CEO of Ontario tutoring service Teachers on Call, credits Shad Canada not only with awakening her entrepreneurial spirit, but with helping her make the connections that led to her entry into the professional world. “Shad was a life-changing and transformative experience. I actually just referred a colleague yesterday for their daughter. […]

Shad Program Director Dr. Osman Hamid on mentorship and championing Black entrepreneurship

With over a decade of experience as a transformational leader, Dr. Osman Hamid’s accomplishments in creating entrepreneurial pathways and mentorship opportunities for marginalized youth is an inspiring story we highlight in honour of Black History Month.

ULethbridge to host students from across country through new Shad Canada partnership

High school students from across Canada will have the chance to participate in a unique summer study program at the University of Lethbridge thanks to a new partnership with Shad Canada — an Ontario-based organization offering experiential STEAM and entrepreneurship learning opportunities. Grade 10 and 11 students are eligible to take part in the STEAM […]

TRU joins Shad program for young leaders

KAMLOOPS, BC – Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has partnered with Shad Canada to give high school students a unique experience that draws on university resources. Shad is an educational opportunity for high school students offered at university campuses across Canada that has been running STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) programs since 1981. As […]

Shad alum, Jackie Han brings mindfulness and meditation through origami

When Jackie Han is practising origami, the art of paper folding, he tunes out everything else and squares his focus solely on the creases and edges of whatever intricate model he is creating. It is this calming, meditative aspect of his hobby that prompted him to teach thousands of others to learn this centuries-old art […]

Future-Ready Learning for the 21st Century

By: Alvina Mardhani-Bayne, PhD, Education and Shad’s Recruitment Manager “It is only by equipping youth for the future that we can transform the future.” UNESCO Part of my calling as an Educator is to, in the words of UNESCO, “equip… youth for the future,” but I often wonder what being “future ready” really means, especially […]

Belonging: Exploring identity and safe environments at Shad

When Sarina Virani applied to Shad she had no idea it would have such an effect on her sense of personal identity and help lead her to her life’s passion in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). As a young Muslim woman of South Asian descent, she was in a small minority in her Calgary school. […]

Robotics, lasting connections and an environmental impact: Q&A with FIRST Robotics competitor, Jocelyn

Little did Jocelyn know that an opportunity to assist a robotics team with their business and marketing needs would lead her down a path to aspire a career in engineering or physics. Now in her final year as Captain of her FIRST Robotics Canada team and one of two FIRST competitors awarded a full scholarship […]

Generations of same family are ambassadors for Shad

For Gita Manhas, you could say Shad is all in the family. Her mother, aunt and uncle all attended when they were in high school. Different aspects of Shad resonated with each of them and inspired them, and they all shared their experiences with Gita. It was almost inevitable that she would participate herself. Gita […]

Cells, ion channels and antibodies: Shads probe into STEM research

Shad is a place where experts and experts-in-training connect. Our long-time partnership with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) provides an ideal opportunity to introduce participants to this important national science and technology research organization as well as some of the cutting-edge research that their scientists are doing to move research ahead in areas […]

Shad Canada lance de nouvelles bourses d’études pour les jeunes noirs et autochtones

Waterloo, ON – Les élèves noirs et autochtones ont désormais plus de possibilités d’explorer les carrières dans les domaines des sciences, technologies, ingénierie, arts et mathématiques (STIAM) et de l’entrepreneuriat grâce à de nouvelles bourses d’admission aux programmes Shad Canada. Ces bourses sont spécifiquement ouvertes aux élèves qui ont été historiquement sous-représentés dans les domaines STIAM et visent à soutenir […]

Shad Canada launches new scholarships for Black and Indigenous youth

Waterloo, ON – Black and Indigenous students now have more opportunities to explore careers in STEAM and entrepreneurship thanks to new entrance scholarships for Shad Canada programs. These awards are specifically for students that have historically been underrepresented in STEAM fields and aim to support and inspire equity-deserving students to enter into STEAM pathways and […]

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