Press Releases

Shad Canada brings Space Exploration online with Blue Origin

Waterloo, June 29, 2020 – Canada’s premier STEAM enrichment program, Shad Canada, is launching a 20-day online program that concludes with a spaceflight competition with Blue Origin. In an unprecedented move to pivot their legacy ...
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Laurier selected as Shad Canada university partner

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University will become one of Shad Canada’s newest university partners in 2020. As a Shad campus, Laurier will run Shad’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) and entrepreneurship program for ...
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Laurentian University Set to Host Top Canadian High School Students at New Tricultural Summer Program

Laurentian University is thrilled to announce a new collaboration with Shad Canada, a Waterloo-based charity which runs education programs in science and entrepreneurship for Grade 10 and 11 students. Together, our organizations have created a ...
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In the News

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What’s possible in a month online at Shad

Over the past year, we’ve all had to adapt. We’ve had to overcome obstacles, come together, and realize the power in connecting in ways we haven’t before. Shad2020 was our first virtual program. And its ...
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You can build community

There are so many ways that Shads came together this past summer, but it wasn’t all in the name of discovery and learning. Coffee houses. Talent shows. Game nights. These are just a few of ...
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You can make a difference

The Shad alumni network is full of changemakers. There’s Greg FitzGerald, who uses his background in systems design to create funding models for cleantech ventures. There’s Emily Jones Joanisse, who founded a non-profit organization to ...
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Award Recipients

Loran Award Recipients

Get to know the Shad 2019 Loran Scholars
Get to know the Shad 2018 Loran Scholars

Schulich Leader Scholarships Recipients

Nine Shads receive prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships

Contact Information

Jennifer Ross
Director Marketing and Communications