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

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 ...
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#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 – ...
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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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Shad alum brings hands-on STEM workshops to Indigenous students

Unlike most incoming university students, Brennan O’Yeung’s first day on campus wasn’t just filled with introductions, tours and anticipation for the upcoming school year. It’s also the day that inspired him to start Escape with ...
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A look into Shad’s real-world design challenge

The Shad experience is about more than taking in knowledge about STEAM and entrepreneurship. It’s a time that participants will test their creativity, work in diverse teams, and open up to new ways of thinking ...
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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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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

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Jennifer Ross
Director Marketing and Communications