Four Sudbury students selected for prestigious program

Four Sudbury students have been recognized for their academic, extracurricular, and innovative excellence with their acceptance into a prestigious educational program this summer. Rainbow District School Board students Grace Martin of Lockerby Composite School, Kate Rantala of Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School, Edward Xiong of Lo-Ellen, and Jocelyn Kuntsi of Manitoulin Secondary School will all participate […]

Rainbow students accepted into prestigious Shad Canada program

Four students from Rainbow Schools have been accepted into the Shad Canada program this summer. Education director Bruce Bourget says the four students who will be taking part in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, commonly called STEAM and Entrepreneurship program as part of the opportunities provided by Shad Canada. He says one Manitoulin […]

Ishita Mann youngest ever recipient of Sask. Volunteer Medal

REGINA – Last week was a big one in the life of 19-year-old Ishita Mann. Mann was one of nine recipients of the 2021 Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal. The recipients were announced in March by Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty, Mann received her medal at Government House April 26 along with the eight other recipients. Mann is the youngest […]

New partnership offers STEAM & Entrepreneurship scholarships to students of African heritage in Nova Scotia

Shad Canada partners with Imhotep’s Legacy Academy at Dalhousie University Shad Canada, a month-long STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) & Entrepreneurship experiential program for students in grades 10 and 11, today announced a partnership with Imhotep’s Legacy Academy (ILA), an academic enrichment program, affiliated with Dalhousie University, that aims to increase the representation of […]

A refreshing approach: Students create virtual exhibition to inspire water conservation

When making a fresh start, we often aim to improve the lives of ourselves and others. Alongside resolutions to better our personal health and fitness, we can also make our planet healthier — by taking simple actions. RIPPLE EFFECT is a new, virtual museum exhibition designed to help Canadians conserve fresh water. While most Canadians […]

New partnership offers STEAM & Entrepreneurship scholarships to students of African heritage in Nova Scotia

Shad Canada partners with Imhotep’s Legacy Academy at Dalhousie University

Meet Shad-Imhotep’s Legacy Academy Scholarship Recipient, Zainab Abdalmajid

Zainab Abdalmajid has been named the first Shad-Imhotep’s Legacy Academy (ILA) scholarship recipient, granting her a full scholarship to attend the Shad program this July. Shad and ILA partnered to help remove barriers in the STEM pathway for students of African heritage who are traditionally underrepresented in STEM. We caught up with Zainab to learn […]

Urbanization driving plants’ evolution

When many of us see the common weedy plant White Clover, we might think of lawn maintenance, honey production, or perhaps the luck of the Irish. But a group of scientists from around the globe, including a researcher from Mount Allison University, have recently published a study on the evolution of this mighty plant in […]

MSS student selected to take part in once-in-a-lifetime program experience

M’CHIGEENG—At first, she did not expect to be chosen when she applied for one of the positions in the Canada-wide Shad program, but Manitoulin Secondary School (MSS) student Jocelyn Kuntsi will be taking part in a once-in-a-lifetime program experience. The Shad enrichment program is named after Shad Creek in southern Ontario, which is close to […]

Shad Days Loom For LCHS Teen

She’s glad for Shad. Delara Jadidizadeh, a Grade 11 student at Lloydminster Comprehensive High School (LCHS), is excited to find out which university Shad Canada is sending her to this summer for an advanced learning opportunity. “I think it’s going to be a great stepping stone for the future,” she said. The outstanding student has […]

FairPlay – Making “play” more accessible to children with disabilities

Playing with toys off-the-shelf is a luxury many children living with a disability are not able to experience. Through a partnership with FairPlay, a women led non-profit organization, Shads at the McGill campus learned to make switch-adapted toys and deliver them to children with disabilities in their communities.

Full-STEAM ahead for Rankin Inlet student

She’s never flown alone before, but those nerves aren’t stopping 16-year-old Jaidyn Verbeek from pushing full-steam ahead on fundraising to take the opportunity of a lifetime and join the month-long Shad Canada summer program this July. “I’m sure when it comes to it, I’ll figure it out,” said the Grade 10 Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik student […]

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