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Shad Canada finds new ways to connect Canada’s brightest young minds

Take on the impossible

Shad Memorial takes summer school to a whole other level Fifty-six high school students from across Canada have been selected for Memorial University’s cohort of the annual Shad program. For four weeks in July, these bright minds are provided with a pre-university experience and take advanced lectures and enrichment opportunities in entrepreneurship and STEAM (science, […]

Shad Mount Allison returns virtually for 2021

Students from across Canada come together online for a month of STEAM programming and activities Shad Mount Allison has returned to the University for another year. Part of a nationally-run non-profit organization, Shad is a month-long program for Grade 10 and 11 students, hosted at university campuses across Canada. The program focuses on university-level STEAM […]

STEAM power: High schoolers tackle Canada’s water woes at Shad2021

High-achieving high schoolers from across the nation will dive into Canada’s fresh water woes this week, hoping to find solutions allowing residents to be “more respectful” of the essential resource. This month, 1,100 Grade 10 and 11 students will gather at universities across Canada – including 60 working virtually at Western University – for Shad2021. […]

Virtual Shad program includes five NNDSB students

Five students at the Near North District School Board are taking part in what’s described as a highly acclaimed summer enrichment program.  The Shad program is designed for well-rounded and academically successful secondary school students. Those accepted include Kaitlyn Bertrand, Jack Mah and Victoria Jones from Chippewa Secondary School and Alyssa Jolliffe and Megan Lee […]

Almaguin students get chance to expand horizons

Alyssa Jolliffe and Megan Lee spending July learning at virtual campus Two Almaguin Highlands Secondary Students will be taking part a highly-acclaimed summer enrichment program for well-rounded and academically successful secondary school students, according to a release from the Near North District School Board. Alyssa Jolliffe and Megan Lee is spending this month learning at […]

Laurier to welcome Grade 10 and 11 students from across Canada virtually as part of inaugural Shad Laurier program

Wilfrid Laurier University will welcome 64 Grade 10 and 11 students from across Canada – and one from the United States – from July 5 to 30 as part of the inaugural Shad Laurier program, which aims to build high-potential high school students’ skills and knowledge in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), as […]

CCHS Student Accepted to Shad Program

“Immersing myself into the Shad community will be such a gratifying experience for me,” says Grade 11 Crowsnest Consolidated High School (CCHS) student Kasey Walters. Kasey has been accepted into the prestigious Shad program, a STEAM and entrepreneurship program for Canadian students in grades 10 and 11. The month-long program includes labs, seminars, workshops, a […]

Korah student, robotics wiz, to join other teens for Canada-wide, virtual event

‘I would love to do something that makes an impact on the world,’ says Shail Giroux

Why businesses need STEAM (not just STEM) to future-proof Canada’s work force

Angèle Beausoleil is an assistant professor of business design and innovation at the Rotman School of Management and academic director of the Business Design Initiative, both in Toronto. One of the greatest lessons from the past year, if not the past 20 years, is that the health and agility of our human, economic and ecological […]

#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 […]

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