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

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Hundreds of high school students design solutions to protect Canada’s fresh water

What happens when hundreds of young changemakers from across the country come together for a month of STEAM and entrepreneurship? They collaborate, innovate, and gain new perspectives. They grow and connect with like-minded youth. And ...
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Young scientists pioneer Canada-Wide Science Fair projects and win Shad2022 grants

The Canada-Wide Science Fair has always trickled with innovation, talent, and inspiring young people who are taking STEAM to the next level. For years, Shad has provided grants to a handful of incredible changemakers so ...
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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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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