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

Two Prince George youth appointed to StrongerBC Young Leaders Council

Two Prince George youth have been named to the StrongerBC Young leaders Council, which will provide direct and ongoing feedback to government on priorities and policies that matter to youth. Damon Robinson, 23, and Prabhnoor ...
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Bringing people together when we’re apart

Shad Canada finds new ways to connect Canada’s brightest young minds Last week, over 1,000 Grade 10 and 11 students from across Canada finished their final projects with this year’s Shad Canada entrepreneurship program. In ...
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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 ...
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Shad alum and 2SLGBTQ+ and sexual and reproductive health advocate Topaza Yu appointed to Prime Minister’s Youth Council

From earning #RisingYouth grants for community initiatives to winning the RBC BreakOUTaward for her work in gender, reproductive health and 2SLGBTQ+ issues, Shad2018 Topaza Yu’s advocacy work has undoubtedly made a mark in her home ...
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From FIRST Robotics to Shad, alum shares passion for STEAM, leadership, and inclusivity

Like other young changemakers across Canada, Mehak Dhaliwal is setting her sights on building a better future. And there’s a lot to look forward to. She's continuing to bring STEM experiences to more students with ...
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One bead at a time: Shad alum talks business, Indigenous culture, and connection

Shad2021 Azaria is known for her jewelry. In fact, you may not recognize her without it. At any moment, you can almost guarantee she’s donning one of her intricate creations-full of vibrant, handpicked beads with ...
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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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