The Shad experience
@ Athabasca University

Grow your mindset with the latest in STEAM & entrepreneurship from nationally recognized leaders, hands-on STEAM activities, academics from universities across Canada and of course, the best digital community ever.

Not tied to a physical space this summer? ShadAnywhere gives you the Shad experience anywhere you have a digital connection.

The Shad program will run on Athabasca’s PowerEd platform – the same powerful interface used throughout this campus.

Have a life you can’t leave behind?
Try ShadAnywhere.
Build your community in a digital pan-Canadian classroom. Keep the part time job, the family responsibilities, the weekend camping trips and still stretch your limits with Shad’s online intensive.

20 days 120 hours

a full 6-hour day schedule with interactive and real-time sessions

Post-secondary partners

powered by Athabasca University and content from universities across Canada

Interdisciplinary design teams

pan-Canadian team tacking STEAM4Good design challenge

Interactive Learning

STEAM lectures, labs and hands-on workshops

Indigenous programming

localized Indigenous knowledge sharing and programming

Keynote Speakers

high profile speakers and prominent Canadian leaders

Your summer schedule

Jam-packed

from 11am - 5pm (ET)
Monday - Friday

30%

30%

30%

10%

STEAM & Entrepreneurship

You will hear in real-time from experts
on topics such as the latest in
nanotechnology or forensic DNA. You can
ask questions to speakers like a Disney
business executive that brings a live
lecture on branding and how to build a
pitch.
Topics that cover traditional knowledge
from Indigenous elders are also a
possibility at Shad’s digital campus.
And of course, access to a library
of pre-recorded lectures and workshops.

STEAM & Entrepreneurship

Community Building

Join activities like virtual coffee
houses, escape rooms, brain teasers,
and an array of interactive CYOAs
(choose your own adventure)

Community Building

Excursions

Your digital campus will have
scheduled virtual tours to international
sites like museums or historical places
like the inside of a Canadian residential
school.

Excursions

Design

You will belong to a design team that
collaborates on a national social
innovation challenge

Design

Jam-packed

from 11am - 5pm (ET)
Monday - Friday

30%

30%

30%

10%

STEAM & Entrepreneurship

You will hear in real-time from experts on topics such as
the latest in nanotechnology or forensic DNA.
You can ask questions to speakers like a Disney business
executive that brings a live lecture on branding and how
to build a pitch.
Topics that cover traditional
knowledge from Indigenous elders are also a possibility at
Shad’s digital campus. And of course, access to a library of
pre-recorded lectures and workshops.

STEAM & Entrepreneurship

Community Building

Join activities like virtual coffee houses, escape rooms,
brain teasers, and an array of interactive CYOAs
(choose your own adventure)

Community Building

Excursions

Your digital campus will have scheduled virtual tours to
international sites like museums or historical places like
the inside of a Canadian residential school.

Excursions

Design

You will belong to a design team that collaborates on a
national social innovation challenge

Design

Make the most of it

Your Commitment

Internet connection

Find a reliable connection at home, a library, or a community office.

11 a.m - 5 p.m. (ET)

Commit your focus for the full program time.

Motivation

Give your best always.

Shad's Commitment

Technical support

Trouble shooting assistance and access to chromebooks as needed.

Mentors

1 to 10 of participants to faculty and university staff.

Hands-on learning package

Goodies, projects, and STEAM materials to help you fulfill your goals @ Shad.

Your Gain

Alumni status

Access to network of 20,000 Shad alumni.

Reference Letter

Professional letter from Shad executive.

Scholarships

Access to exclusive university scholarships.

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