Entrance Scholarship for Black Student Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the Shad Entrance Scholarships for Black Students.  Shad is committed to identifying young leaders who embody the willingness to go the mile for their community in an impactful way, and for overall excellence. These students inspire those around them through their changemaker capabilities and will continue to have a positive impact as they use their passion for […]

FMPSD Students Shine at Canada-Wide Science Fair

Students from Westwood Community High School have made Fort McMurray Public School Division (FMPSD) proud by excelling at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF), held in Ottawa, Ontario, from May 26 to 31st. Their innovative projects garnered medals, special awards, and scholarships, showcasing their exceptional talent and dedication to scientific research. Medal-Winning Projects Senior Bronze Medal: Tanya […]

Entrance Scholarship for Indigenous Student Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the Shad Entrance Scholarships for Indigenous Students.  Shad is committed to identifying young leaders who embody the willingness to go the mile for their community in an impactful way, and for overall excellence. These students inspire those around them through their changemaker capabilities and will continue to have a positive impact as they use their passion for […]

Full STEAM ahead for Sault teen who earned rare scholarship

Korah’s Ada Speck one of only 54 students in the country awarded a full scholarship to Shad Canada’s summer program on science, technology, engineering, art and math. The Sault’s Ada Speck is getting ready to enjoy an academic adventure few young people get to experience. The Grade 11 Korah Collegiate student will be attending a Shad […]

Uplifting Asian Heritage: Shad Alum shares how creating space to celebrate cultural differences brings us all closer together

For Kalashree Vyas, community is at the heart of most things. Coming from a family of creative artists, community for Kalashree has often looked like people coming together around their love of sharing their cultural artforms, demonstrating mutual respect and appreciation for what each has to offer. So when she noticed a lack of representative […]

Fencing to Fundraise: A Shad Alum shares how he turned his passion for fencing into an opportunity to elevate deserving athletes and support the Paralympics

As an avid fencer since the age of 12, Nima Abbaszadeh thought he knew everything there was to know about the sport he loved. He had spent years competing in tournaments, refining his technique and developing a deep appreciation for the skills and mentality the sport had helped him hone. Nima and a teammate practicing […]

2024 Loran Scholars 

When Shad Alums Billy Truong, Mark Seeman, Katie Yu, and Sadie MacDonnell were told that they had been awarded a Loran Scholarship, one of Canada’s most prestigious and comprehensive undergraduate scholarships, they felt an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and support from the Loran community. The scholarship provides these future leaders with a $100,000 investment in […]

Future is NOW! for Moncton teen

Award goes to promising children looking to defend children’s rights and tackle urgent issues that matter most to Generation Z Chinazam ‘Zammie’ Igwe believes that if you want to see change in the world, you have to work to make it happen. That attitude has resulted in the 16-year-old Monctonian being selected as one of […]

Cycling for a Cause: Shad Alum bikes across Canada to fundraise for fibromyalgia research

Shad2022 Alum Armand Lupien enjoys a challenge. He loves to push his physical limits and test his endurance through activities that take him out of his comfort zone. So when he needed a plan to see all his Shad friends post-program, he decided a 7500 km bike ride from Saint John, Newfoundland to Vancouver, British […]

Makigiaqta celebrates the end of another successful STEAM camp

(April 30, 2024 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Last week Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation (Makigiaqta) held a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math (STEAM) camp in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Fourteen students from grades 9 to 12 attended the camp, gathering at the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) in the Kitikmeot community. The students came from five Nunavut […]

Protecting our Planet: Shad Alum shares how she’s helping to secure our environmental future

Ella Bradford wakes every morning to the beauty of Canada’s North. Growing up in the Yukon has meant a life built around nature and all the amazing things you can do in it, whether it’s cross-country skiing through fresh snow in winter or hiking and camping every summer in the territory’s vast wilderness, much of […]

Lakeland students heading to Ottawa for Canada-wide science fair

Lakeland students with winning entries will fly to Ottawa for a nation-wide science fair in May. LAKELAND – On April 13, the first ever independent regional science fair was held at the Portage College campus in St. Paul.  Hosted by the St. Paul & District STEAM Society (SPDSS), around 30 projects were on display. Students from […]

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