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 […]

Laurier to welcome Grade 10 and 11 students from across Canada virtually as part of inaugural Shad Laurier program

Wilfrid Laurier University will welcome 64 Grade 10 and 11 students from across Canada – and one from the United States – from July 5 to 30 as part of the inaugural Shad Laurier program, which aims to build high-potential high school students’ skills and knowledge in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), as […]

Young scientists pioneer Canada-Wide Science Fair projects and win Shad2022 grants

From the Yukon and Bruce Peninsula, these young scientists are taking the first step in driving real environmental change.

Meet some of this year’s Loran Scholars

To date, 101 Shads have been recognized with this 100K investment towards their undergraduate education.

Shad alum on social entrepreneurship and criminal justice reform

Baillie Aaron shares her experiences in the social impact sector and how Shad helped define her future.

CCHS Student Accepted to Shad Program

“Immersing myself into the Shad community will be such a gratifying experience for me,” says Grade 11 Crowsnest Consolidated High School (CCHS) student Kasey Walters. Kasey has been accepted into the prestigious Shad program, a STEAM and entrepreneurship program for Canadian students in grades 10 and 11. The month-long program includes labs, seminars, workshops, a […]

Shad alumni give back during pandemic with #RisingYouth grants

Shad partner #RisingYouth helps young change makers give back. Meet some of the Shad alumni making a difference in their communities.

Healthcare spotlight: Shad alumni recognized for their leadership and vision to make an impact

Christian Farrier and Matthew Hynes are both pursuing careers in healthcare, and join 34 other Shad alumni who’ve received the Rhodes Scholarship.

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