Press Releases

ULethbridge to host students from across country through new Shad Canada partnership

High school students from across Canada will have the chance to participate in a unique summer study program at the University of Lethbridge thanks to a new partnership with Shad Canada — an Ontario-based organization ...
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TRU joins Shad program for young leaders

KAMLOOPS, BC – Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has partnered with Shad Canada to give high school students a unique experience that draws on university resources. Shad is an educational opportunity for high school students offered ...
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Shad Canada launches new scholarships for Black and Indigenous youth

Waterloo, ON - Black and Indigenous students now have more opportunities to explore careers in STEAM and entrepreneurship thanks to new entrance scholarships for Shad Canada programs. These awards are specifically for students that have ...
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In the News

‘Truly an awesome feeling’ – Experiment built by engineering student Olivia Ye set to blast into space on a Blue Origin rocket

An experiment inspired by Silly String and built by a first-year engineering student at the University of Waterloo is scheduled to travel into space today aboard a Blue Origin rocket. Olivia Ye, who is studying ...
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Waterloo student to make history with first Canadian student space flight experiment with Blue Origin

TEXAS — As the seconds count down to launch, Olivia Ye will be holding her breath. Watching from Launch Site One in West Texas, the University of Waterloo mechatronics student will make history on Wednesday ...
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McGill welcomes high school “changemakers”

This past July, McGill hosted 48 high school students from across Canada as part of the Shad Canada program, a pan-Canadian enrichment platform for young Canadians tap into their full potential For many people, summer ...
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Embracing Asian Heritage: Khushali Shah’s Journey of Cultural Celebration and Unity

When Khushali Shah feels life is getting a bit too hectic, she turns to yoga and meditation, practices from her Indian roots that never fail to calm and ground her. These tools from her Asian ...
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Nicole Sun Celebrates her Asian Heritage through Diversity and Fostering Cultural Understanding

Nicole Sun, a Shad 2022 alum, has always been proud of her Asian heritage, and believes exposure to different cultures and traditions has the power to enrich and enlighten. Yet, due to a lack of ...
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The Power of Voice: A Journalist’s Journey to Influence Change in Conflict Zones

Growing up in a rural community in Ontario, Graeme Smith could hardly have imagined that one day he would be touring the battle fields of Afghanistan, running between competing sides of the conflict to report ...
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