‘Truly an awesome feeling’ – Experiment built by engineering student Olivia Ye set to blast into space on a Blue Origin rocket

An experiment inspired by Silly String and built by a first-year engineering student at the University of Waterloo is scheduled to travel into space today aboard a Blue Origin rocket. Olivia Ye, who is studying mechatronics engineering, was still in high school in her hometown of Newmarket when she participated in an online Shad Canada program two years ago […]

Waterloo student to make history with first Canadian student space flight experiment with Blue Origin

TEXAS — As the seconds count down to launch, Olivia Ye will be holding her breath. Watching from Launch Site One in West Texas, the University of Waterloo mechatronics student will make history on Wednesday when her project becomes the first Canadian student space flight experiment with Blue Origin. The private aerospace company was founded […]

McGill welcomes high school “changemakers”

This past July, McGill hosted 48 high school students from across Canada as part of the Shad Canada program, a pan-Canadian enrichment platform for young Canadians tap into their full potential For many people, summer means spending more time with the kids. This July, Stefanie Blain-Moraes and Chris Moraes took it to the extreme, chaperoning 48 high school students […]

Manitoulin Secondary School student takes part in once-in-a-lifetime experience

MANITOULIN—While she had a great time and lots of fun participating in the Canada-wide Shad program, Manitoulin Secondary School (MSS) student Jocelyn Kuntsi pointed out that, as a participant in the program, you had better be prepared to work hard. “I went to Memorial University in St. John’s Newfoundland, one of the schools that hosted […]

Shad Canada participants learned to ‘be the change they want to see’ at MUN St. John’s campus this summer

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Back in person for its 40th year, Shad Canada, an annual summer enrichment program for secondary school students from all over Canada interested in STEAM is being hosted at Memorial University. The program, which has more than 1,000 Grade 10 and 11 student participants, takes place at 18 universities across the […]

High schoolers from across the country develop products to improve the wellbeing of Canadians

For the past month, high school students from across the country have been thinking about the concept of wellness, what it means to them, how it shapes their lives and how best to ensure everyone has access to it. It’s part of a highly competitive, month-long program, hosted by universities across the country.  Each year, the […]

Shad Dalhousie on CTV Morning Live Atlantic

Shad Dalhousie started their morning with a feature on CTV Morning Live Atlantic. Check out this interview with Program Director Mike Smit and Shads Jordan and Corbett. They chat about #Shad2022, leveling up STEAM knowledge and their social innovation to promote well-being.

Laurier wraps month long STEAM program for high school students across Canada

The Shad Laurier program wraps on July 29, following a month of 56 Grade 10 and 11 students from across Canada taking up residence at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus to participate in collaborative science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) programming to find solutions to real-world problems.   Using the skills learned in workshops, lectures, and hands-on exercises throughout the […]

Laurentian hosted some of Canada’s brightest teens this July

Laurentian University played host to 55 of Canada’s brightest teens for the month of July, as the university participated in the Shad Canada program. The Shad program for high-achieving high school students is offered at 20 participating universities across Canada, and focuses on experiences in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). Thomas […]

Laurier to welcome Grade 10 and 11 students from across Canada for annual Shad program

Wilfrid Laurier University will be welcoming 56 Grade 10 and 11 students from across Canada to its Waterloo and Brantford campuses from July 4 to 29 as part of the Shad Laurier program. The Shad program uses its strength in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) and entrepreneurship to empower young leaders to find […]

Fort St. James student selected for Shad Canada 2022

One hard-working Fort St. James Secondary School student has been selected to participate in the 2022 Shad Canada program. Corbyn Gauthier, Grade 10, will be heading out east to Carleton University in Ottawa, to participate in a month-long STEAM-based (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) program this summer. The news of Corbyn’s acceptance arrived as […]

Four Sudbury students selected for prestigious program

Four Sudbury students have been recognized for their academic, extracurricular, and innovative excellence with their acceptance into a prestigious educational program this summer. Rainbow District School Board students Grace Martin of Lockerby Composite School, Kate Rantala of Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School, Edward Xiong of Lo-Ellen, and Jocelyn Kuntsi of Manitoulin Secondary School will all participate […]

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