The future is right here in this room

Laurentian hosts enrichment program in Sudbury for students from across Canada. “The future is right here in this room,” said Dufour, the innovation and commercialization coordinator at Laurentian’s Jim Fielding Innovation & Commercialization Space. “I am blown away by the ability of these students to come together to solve a real-world problem. Start the conversation […]

Tuttle has experience of a lifetime at Shad conference

FALL RIVER: Jane Tuttle just had the experience of a lifetime for the past month meeting new friends, learning more about herself and her independence, and about science. Tuttle was one of approximately 60 students across Canada that spent the better part of the last month at UNB in Fredericton, N.B. as part of the Shad […]

CBC speaks with some of the amazing Shads visiting TRU in Kamloops

CBC speaks with some of the Shads enjoying Kamloops for TRU’s first summer hosting a Shad program. Shad President and CEO, Tim Jackson, talks with hosts about the Shad program and Thompson Rivers University’s (TRU) first summer hosting a Shad program on campus. Hosts speak with some of the amazing Shads visiting TRU in Kamloops […]

Breaking Down Barriers: Shads pitch innovative design solutions to some of the living space challenges facing communities in Canada

Designing solutions for the many challenges facing Canada’s living spaces is something that might puzzle many of us; but not the Shads! In just four weeks, they produced some truly innovative and novel solutions for some of the most pressing issues affecting our communities. From bricks made of recycled plastic to transformational picnic tables to […]

Summer program gives high-achieving out-of-province high schoolers a taste of university life in Winnipeg

When Ava Fischer stepped off the airplane in Winnipeg, she didn’t know what to expect during her month-long stay at the University of Manitoba’s summer enrichment program for high-achieving high school students. Shad Canada’s program is open to both Canadian and international students at 21 participating universities across the country. “I was really nervous in […]

TRU’s first Shad students experience the BC Interior

A unique chemistry happens when exceptional students from high schools across Canada converge on campus for four weeks of hands-on learning, change making and university life. Thompson Rivers University (TRU) welcomed 48 Grade 10 and 11 students to its Kamloops campus on July 2 to experience Shad Canada’s science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) and […]

Celebrating the Shad alum named 2023 Schulich Leaders

We are proud to celebrate fourteen of our Shad alum who have been honoured for their leadership and outstanding work in STEAM. Every year, the Schulich Foundation awards exceptional students from across Canada with a financial scholarship worth up to $100k towards their pursuit of a postsecondary degree in science, technology, engineering or math. Since […]

Canadian high school students have educational adventure ‘like no other’

Twenty years of student enrichment. Every summer for the past 20 years, students from high schools across Canada converge on the St. John’s campus for a unique learning experience. Month-long learning experience Shad Memorial is known to immerse students in a wide variety of learning opportunities. From Fogo Island and Bell Island exploration, campfires at […]

Engaging the Experts: Shads dive deep into important areas of research with some of Canada’s leading experts

Shad is not only a place where future leaders are challenged to solve real-world problems; it’s also where they gain some of the tools and knowledge needed to do so. This means introducing them to some of Canada’s leading researchers, those who spend their days working on solving the kinds of problems the Shads have […]

Cracking the Code: Shads get creative using coding to solve problems

As the Shads entered the lecture room, their faces a mix of trepidation, curiosity and excitement, they weren’t sure what to expect. They knew that they would be learning about coding but knew little else. Would it be a lecture? Computer work? It was anyone’s guess. Little did they know they’d be leaving the room […]

Sustainability, Accessibility, and Community: The Shads are challenged to reimagine living spaces within Canada

As we continue to face the challenges of our changing climate and growing social and financial inequities, we increasingly rely on the innovation and expertise of those working to solve some of our most pressing social and environmental problems. This week, Shads were introduced to some of these amazing problem-solvers as they learned the theme […]

Laurier welcomes high school students from across Canada to prestigious STEAM program

WATERLOO – This July, Wilfrid Laurier University will welcome 64 Grade 10 and 11 students from across Canada to its campuses for the month-long 2023 Shad Canada program. The program kicks off July 3 on the Waterloo campus with university-level science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) entrepreneurship content and mentorship. Students will participate in workshops, lectures […]

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