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

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 ...
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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 Having already made his mark in robotics with a bright future ahead of him, Shail Giroux, a Korah Collegiate ...
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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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Meet some of this year’s Loran Scholars

Shad2020 alumni Emma Harris, Younseo Heo and Kevin Wang all felt an overwhelming mixture of gratitude and excitement after they heard the news. After all, finding out that you received Canada’s largest and most comprehensive ...
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Shad alum on social entrepreneurship and criminal justice reform

Even through tough times, Shad alumni are harnessing their passions to inform business decisions, educate others and develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Shad2002 Baillie Aaron is no exception. She founded two-award winning organizations that ...
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Shad alumni give back during pandemic with #RisingYouth grants

Over the course of the pandemic, Shad alumni from across Canada have come up with creative ways to make an impact in their communities. Shad2018 Harrison Gao is bringing music to residents at long-term care ...
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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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Director Marketing and Communications