Igniting Young Minds: IDEA Lab Kids in St. Albert

What truly sets IDEA Lab Kids St. Albert apart is its approach to learning. Here, education is not confined to textbooks and classrooms. Instead, it’s about hands-on experiences, exploration, and, most importantly, fun. A STEAM revolution in education is brewing, one that promises to shape the future of our children by weaving together the threads […]

A Culture of Generosity: Shad Alum shares how her Sikh Heritage has shaped her identity and provided her a community steeped in love and compassion

As Aneil Garcha prepares for Vaisakhi, the harvest festival observed every April by Sikh communities around the world, she is reflecting on the important role her Sikh heritage has played in her upbringing. From providing her with the values she uses to guide her life choices to the confidence and empowerment she draws from Gatka, […]

Equity through Healthcare: Shad alum shares how his not-for-profit is empowering women through access to maternal healthcare

When Jefferson Chen first arrived in Nigeria in 2018, he did not yet know the depth of connection he would form with the country and its people. But his work as a student consultant would intersect with the world of women’s health and set him on a path of female empowerment and economic equity through […]

Best in business: Alumni, entrepreneurial and student leaders to receive top awards

Entrepreneurs Dr. Greg Roberts and Kim Paddon will be honoured by Memorial University’s Faculty of Business Administration at its 37th annual Partners Celebration on Wednesday, April 24, at the Emera Innovation Exchange, Signal Hill Campus. Business students Precious Dela Cruz and Elizabeth Hanrahan will also receive awards for their contributions to student and university life through volunteerism […]

The Thrill of New Experiences: Three Shad2023 alum reflect on their time as the first Shad cohort at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC

When Angelina Hang received her acceptance offer to Shad2023 she was over the moon with excitement. She had heard so much about the program and was anticipating all the amazing things she’d be exploring, and the people she would be exploring them with, that July. Angelina Hang with Shadbot What she was less sure of […]

Melfort Junior Citizen of the Year has made a large impact in a short time

Melfort’s Junior Citizen of the Year has made a great impact on the community in a short time. Josephina (Josey) Hovedestad, who is 15 years old and in Grade 10 at Melfort and Unit Comprehensive Collegiate (MUCC), was named the Junior Citizen of the Year after making impacts across various organizations through her commitment to […]

Dignity of Care: Shad Alum and Founding Dean of Toronto Metropolitan University School of Medicine shares how she’s positively impacting medical education

When the opportunity to become the Founding Dean of the Toronto Metropolitan University School of Medicine (TMU SoM) presented itself, Dr. Teresa Chan knew it was a chance to have a real impact by helping to shape how aspiring doctors approach medicine and the patients they serve. As a social justice advocate and proponent of […]

Transformational: Shad program accepts 9 Rainbow board students

Summer program an enriching educational experience for high-achieving students An enriching educational experience awaits nine students from Rainbow District School Board schools who have been accepted into the prestigious Shad Canada program this summer. Kate Turner of Lively District Secondary School; Xavier Mara and Alexandra Wilson-Zegil of Manitoulin Secondary School; Isaac Longston, Megan Martin and […]

Celebrating Black Excellence: Shad Alum embraces a growth mindset to pursue her goals and champion representation in STEAM

As Shanya Samuel works to build the periodic table her and the other students from the Black Student Association have created to celebrate the contributions of Black individuals to STEAM fields, she feels inspired by the accomplishments of those who came before her. She had not always seen herself as the “right fit” for STEAM, […]

Celebrating Black Excellence: How one Shad Alum plans to pursue medicine as a means of giving back to his community 

As a young child, Hamid Ali accompanied his Mom to doctor’s appointments as she sought treatment for a work injury she had suffered. The experience had a lasting impact. From physiotherapists to specialists, he was fascinated by the breadth of knowledge and technical equipment available to practitioners to help treat people with medical ailments large […]

Women in Science: Shad Alum reflects on the important role female mentors played in her award-winning scientific research journey

When Kayla Gauthier was invited to present her research in the field of Health Sciences at the Global Undergraduate Awards (UA) in Dublin, Ireland last November, she felt an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and pride in the work she was being recognized for by one of the world’s leading academic awards programs. She had wanted […]

Putting the “A” in STEAM: Shad Alum shares how she builds community and belonging through dance education

For Bronwyn Roberts, representing the “A” in STEAM is something she feels passionately about. As a Dance Educator studying the ways in which dance can be used in the classroom and the community to enrich the learning experience and quality of life for both young and old, she understands the value of the Arts in […]

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