The Shad experience
@ 19 university campuses

Every Shad campus gives you the latest in STEAM & entrepreneurship programming tailored to the excellence of the campus, faculty, labs and of course, local culture.

Can’t choose? No sweat, we actually assign everyone to a campus. Shad’s next level community building begins before you even arrive.

Immerse yourself
in a 24-7 experience.
Try ShadOnCampus
Live on campus and explore dorm-life, campus-life, hands-on lectures, labs and wonders of a three-meal cafeteria scene.

27 days 24-7

a robust and ambitious program schedule

Post-secondary partners

live-in one of 19 university campuses

Interdisciplinary design teams

pan-Canadian team tackling STEAM4Good design challenge

Hands-on Learning

interactive, STEAM lectures, labs and workshops

Indigenous programming

localized Indigenous knowledge sharing and programming at all Shad campuses

Keynote Speakers

high profile speakers and prominent Canadian leaders

Your summer schedule

Jam-packed

24 hours/day, 7 days a week
July 2-28

30%

30%

30%

10%

STEAM & Entrepreneurship

Campuses will offer keynotes that
bring expertise in topics like
the latest in nanotechnology or
forensic DNA.
Other campuses may bring in successful
entrepreneurs or business executives
that have worked for companies like
Disney to discuss branding and how to
build a pitch.
Many campuses have access to leading
edge labs that offer amazing workshops
like dissecting insects or engineering
lawnmowers.

STEAM & Entrepreneurship

Community Building

Campuses may offer yoga, swing-dancing,
a game of ultimate Frisbee or set up
coffee houses where everyone showcases
their special talents.

Community Building

Excursions

Offsite excursions at most campuses
that may explore local artifacts,
tour a high-tech firm, attend a
sporting event, explore natural
areas and some may even indulge
in s’mores while setting up camp
in the Great Canadian outdoors.

Excursions

Design

All campuses will have design teams
that collaborate on a national social
innovation challenge.

Design

Jam-packed

24 hours/day, 7 days a week
July 2-28

30%

30%

30%

10%

STEAM & Entrepreneurship

Campuses will offer keynotes that bring expertise in topics
like the latest in nanotechnology or forensic DNA.
Other campuses may bring in successful entrepreneurs or
business executives that have worked for companies like
Disney to discuss branding and how to build a pitch.
Many campuses have access to leading edge labs that offer
amazing workshops like dissecting insects or engineering
lawnmowers.

STEAM & Entrepreneurship

Community Building

Campuses may offer yoga, swing-dancing, a game of ultimate
Frisbee or set up coffee houses where everyone showcases
their special talents.

Community Building

Excursions

Offsite excursions at most campuses that may explore local
artifacts, tour a high-tech firm, attend a sporting event,
explore natural areas and some may even indulge in s’mores while
setting up camp in the Great Canadian outdoors.

Excursions

Design

All campuses will have design teams that collaborate on
a national social innovation challenge.

Design

Make the most of it

Your Commitment

Travel

Get yourself from home to your live-in campus.

24-7

Commit your focus for the full program time.

Motivation

Give your best always.

Shad's Commitment

Mentors

1 to 10 ratio of participant to faculty and university staff.

Stretch Zone

Opportunities to stretch your limits in all areas.

Cultural Supports

Individual and cultural supports including Indigenous centres and local resources

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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