In this generation, more than any time before, being a vanguard of knowledge is a necessity to future success. Thus far, the SHAD experience has been all about preparing the next generation to become functioning members of the knowledge society. Through various topics spanning across a wide variety of sectors, we have been able to learn about all the different opportunities available across the various STEM fields. Some notable events so far have included lectures on the storage of nuclear waste, powering rural Kenya through solar power and finding connections between public policy and venture capital.
Being a part of the first cohort to attend the SHAD program at Ryerson has been an exciting and invigorating experience. Being located in the heart of the GTA has enabled us to be able to learn from a number of leaders in business, technology and law. We also had the opportunity to tour a conservation centre which houses a wind and solar farm.
The SHAD experience at Ryerson has been fantastic for us so far. I am looking forward to learning more about all the exciting opportunities in the ever-expanding knowledge society.