One bead at a time: Shad alum talks business, Indigenous culture, and connection

Shad2021 Azaria shares how her beading business connected her to a supportive community in Saskatchewan, her First Nations roots —and eventually to like-minded peers across the country during the Shad program.

Exploring mentorship and design thinking at Shad

Design thinking, mentorship, teamwork. Get a glimpse of our signature real-world design challenge and discover the building blocks that turn ideas into solutions, strangers into teammates, and Shads into innovators.

Design challenge spotlight: Three innovative solutions from teams across Canada

Curious about this year’s real-world design challenge solutions? From an eco-friendly fertilizer to an educational app to a liquid waste absorbing tablet, three Shad teams shared their innovative ideas with us.

Three Shad alumni awarded for giving back to their communities

Mira Buckle, Mehak Dhaliwal, and Jaden Lawen are all 2021 recipients of the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership.

A day @ Shad2021

Each day at Shad brings new speakers, workshops, and hands-on STEAM learning – so what does a typical day look like? Get the inside scoop on Shad2021.

Bringing people together when we’re apart

Shad Canada finds new ways to connect Canada’s brightest young minds

Take on the impossible

Shad Memorial takes summer school to a whole other level Fifty-six high school students from across Canada have been selected for Memorial University’s cohort of the annual Shad program. For four weeks in July, these bright minds are provided with a pre-university experience and take advanced lectures and enrichment opportunities in entrepreneurship and STEAM (science, […]

Shad Mount Allison returns virtually for 2021

Students from across Canada come together online for a month of STEAM programming and activities Shad Mount Allison has returned to the University for another year. Part of a nationally-run non-profit organization, Shad is a month-long program for Grade 10 and 11 students, hosted at university campuses across Canada. The program focuses on university-level STEAM […]

STEAM power: High schoolers tackle Canada’s water woes at Shad2021

High-achieving high schoolers from across the nation will dive into Canada’s fresh water woes this week, hoping to find solutions allowing residents to be “more respectful” of the essential resource. This month, 1,100 Grade 10 and 11 students will gather at universities across Canada – including 60 working virtually at Western University – for Shad2021. […]

Hundreds of high school students design solutions to protect Canada’s fresh water

In one month, students from across Canada will go from strangers to teammates in Shad’s real-world design challenge, where their #STEAM4Good solutions will help Canadians treat fresh water with respect.

Virtual Shad program includes five NNDSB students

Five students at the Near North District School Board are taking part in what’s described as a highly acclaimed summer enrichment program.  The Shad program is designed for well-rounded and academically successful secondary school students. Those accepted include Kaitlyn Bertrand, Jack Mah and Victoria Jones from Chippewa Secondary School and Alyssa Jolliffe and Megan Lee […]

Almaguin students get chance to expand horizons

Alyssa Jolliffe and Megan Lee spending July learning at virtual campus Two Almaguin Highlands Secondary Students will be taking part a highly-acclaimed summer enrichment program for well-rounded and academically successful secondary school students, according to a release from the Near North District School Board. Alyssa Jolliffe and Megan Lee is spending this month learning at […]

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