Press Releases

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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New partnership offers STEAM & Entrepreneurship scholarships to students of African heritage in Nova Scotia

Shad Canada partners with Imhotep’s Legacy Academy at Dalhousie University Waterloo, Ontario; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Apr 26, 2022 – Shad Canada, a month-long STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) & Entrepreneurship experiential program for ...
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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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Shad alum, Jackie Han brings mindfulness and meditation through origami

When Jackie Han is practising origami, the art of paper folding, he tunes out everything else and squares his focus solely on the creases and edges of whatever intricate model he is creating. It is ...
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Future-Ready Learning for the 21st Century

By: Alvina Mardhani-Bayne, PhD, Education and Shad's Recruitment Manager “It is only by equipping youth for the future that we can transform the future.”UNESCO Part of my calling as an Educator is to, in the ...
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Belonging: Exploring identity and safe environments at Shad

When Sarina Virani applied to Shad she had no idea it would have such an effect on her sense of personal identity and help lead her to her life’s passion in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ...
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Award Recipients

Loran Award Recipients

Get to know the Shad 2019 Loran Scholars
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Schulich Leader Scholarships Recipients

Nine Shads receive prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships

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