#WomenInspiringWomen: Primrose Chareka, Citibank Software Developer

Inclusion on the Dean’s List in her graduating class at Queen’s University, Schulich Leader Nominee, high school athlete – Primrose Chareka is your classic over-achiever. She currently works as a software developer at Citibank – a huge accomplishment when you think about how under-represented women are in the technology field. All of these things are […]

Introducing The Shad Pad — an innovative approach to fighting gender inequality

When thinking about gender equality, one rarely thinks of space exploration, let alone menstruation in space. One group of Canadian students looked to help change this with their project for Shad Canada’s first ever spaceflight competition, in partnership with Blue Origin. Their invention, The Shad Pad, is an innovative approach to fighting gender inequality within the […]

U of A’s newest Schulich Leaders share entrepreneurial drive, passion for solving world’s problems

Six exceptional first-year students begin STEM studies this September with help from one of Canada’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarships. By GEOFF McMASTER Life has been far from easy since Shubhkarman Jaura arrived in Canada from India with his family three years ago. His family was forced to sacrifice to make ends meet, limiting groceries and […]

WOMEN IN TECH: Q&A WITH Emily Jones Joanisse, CEO & co-founder, Connected Canadians

The latest candidate in our series of Q&As with influential women in the technology business in Canada is Emily Jones Joanisse, CEO & co-founder, Connected Canadians, a nonprofit organization that promotes digital literacy skills amongst seniors and older adults. Name: Emily Jones Joanisse Job Title: CEO & Co-founder, Connected Canadians Years in the Industry: 15+ The Quote That Most […]

Canada’s STEAM and Entrepreneurship program goes online (and into orbit) due to COVID-19

July 16, 2020 – Communitech Necessity is the mother of invention. Nowhere has that been more evident than in the myriad ways we now meet virtually. Businesses and organizations across the world have adapted their services, events and programs to be digital by default.  Canada’s UX festival, Fluxible, turned its week-long series of workshops and […]

Shad Canada teams up with Luna Design and Blue Origin

July 14, 2020 – SpaceQ Shad Canada is taking its programming virtual and has partnered with Blue Origin for a 20-day program that includes a spaceflight competition. Shad Canada is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and entrepreneurship not-for-profit registered charity for students in grades 10 and 11. Shad Canada programs are usually month-long […]

Corner Brook youth are getting engaged in municipal politics

June 2, 2020 – Cape Breton Post Most people know Mira Buckle through her involvement in the arts and theatre. But last summer the Corner Brook teen had her eyes opened to a new experience that’s now become a new passion. Buckle, 16, a Level 2 student at Corner Brook Regional High, participated in Shad […]

Student awarded largest Canadian STEM scholarship

May 25, 2020 – Winnipeg Free Press When a private phone number appeared on the screen of Shubhkarman Jaura’s cell phone in mid-April, the Maples Collegiate student almost didn’t pick up. Little did he know, on the incoming line was a scholarship offer for $100,000. Jaura, an 18-year-old Maples resident, answered the call and accepted […]

Timmins teen wins prestigious national award worth $100K

May 13, 2020 – Timmins Today When a Grade 12 student Magalie Durepos-Létourneau learned she won a prestigious national award, she says she couldn’t believe it. Durepos-Létourneau, 17, who attends École secondaire catholique Thériault, has earned the Schulich Leaders Scholarship worth $100,000 to study engineering at McMaster University. … Last summer, Durepos-Létourneau was also a part of the Shad Canada program at Queen’s University. It […]

Shad in the news

City Student Receives Huge Scholarship

May 1, 2020 – Country105 A Thunder Bay student is getting a prestigious $80,000 scholarship from the Schulich Foundation. Kiara Bergagnini tells us she is excited to study science at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.

UNB student part of national effort to track COVID-19 spread

April 8, 2020 – UNB Newsroom As the global outbreak of COVID-19 restricts travel around the world, UNB engineering student Xavier Hébert-Couturier is looking back on a 2017 trip that is now allowing him to help Canadians during the pandemic.

Grade 11 student will participate in real-world design challenge this summer

March 9, 2020 – rdnewsNOW A Grade 11 student from St. Joseph High School in Red Deer will be the first from his school to take part in a special design challenge this summer. Matthew Gilles is the first student from St. Joseph High School to be selected to join Shad Canada in a STEAM […]

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