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

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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Canada’s STEAM and Entrepreneurship program goes online (and into orbit) due to COVID-19

July 16, 2020 - Communitech Necessity is the mother of invention. Nowhere has that been more evident than in the myriad ways we now meet virtually. Businesses and organizations across the world have adapted their ...
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Canadian astronomers share innovative research during ShadOnline

Each year, students are transported into the world of STEAM during the Shad program. But this year, youth from across Canada experienced a unique, out-of-this world glimpse into STEAM subjects instead. Shads researched and designed ...
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A small tour of a big Universe

As Director of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO) in Victoria, BC, Dr. James Di Francesco not only provided an overview of how Canadian astronomers are currently looking out at the Universe with large optical and ...
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Designing CASTOR: Canada’s flagship space telescope

As Lead Scientist for the Cosmological Advanced Survey Telescope for Optical and ultraviolet Research (CASTOR), Dr. Patrick Côté helped design the mission and organize the science team behind the proposed Canadian space telescope. “I remember ...
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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