Manitoulin Secondary School student takes part in once-in-a-lifetime experience

MANITOULIN—While she had a great time and lots of fun participating in the Canada-wide Shad program, Manitoulin Secondary School (MSS) student Jocelyn Kuntsi pointed out that, as a participant in the program, you had better be prepared to work hard. “I went to Memorial University in St. John’s Newfoundland, one of the schools that hosted […]

Shad Canada participants learned to ‘be the change they want to see’ at MUN St. John’s campus this summer

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Back in person for its 40th year, Shad Canada, an annual summer enrichment program for secondary school students from all over Canada interested in STEAM is being hosted at Memorial University. The program, which has more than 1,000 Grade 10 and 11 student participants, takes place at 18 universities across the […]

Defining wellbeing: an expert discussion and Shad Design Challenge

How do you define wellbeing? It’s a term that’s become as popular as it is hard to pin down. Even more challenging is finding new ways to move towards this positive state of balance in your life. But the complexity of the topic is also what makes wellbeing such an inspiring topic for this year’s […]

High schoolers from across the country develop products to improve the wellbeing of Canadians

For the past month, high school students from across the country have been thinking about the concept of wellness, what it means to them, how it shapes their lives and how best to ensure everyone has access to it. It’s part of a highly competitive, month-long program, hosted by universities across the country.  Each year, the […]

Shad Dalhousie on CTV Morning Live Atlantic

Shad Dalhousie started their morning with a feature on CTV Morning Live Atlantic. Check out this interview with Program Director Mike Smit and Shads Jordan and Corbett. They chat about #Shad2022, leveling up STEAM knowledge and their social innovation to promote well-being.

Laurier wraps month long STEAM program for high school students across Canada

The Shad Laurier program wraps on July 29, following a month of 56 Grade 10 and 11 students from across Canada taking up residence at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus to participate in collaborative science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) programming to find solutions to real-world problems.   Using the skills learned in workshops, lectures, and hands-on exercises throughout the […]

Laurentian hosted some of Canada’s brightest teens this July

Laurentian University played host to 55 of Canada’s brightest teens for the month of July, as the university participated in the Shad Canada program. The Shad program for high-achieving high school students is offered at 20 participating universities across Canada, and focuses on experiences in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). Thomas […]

Traffic lights and hearts and rovers, oh my!

The Shads huddled over the first exercise of their Texas Instruments workshop are mostly chatting amongst themselves and engaged in their work, but occasionally a cry can be heard breaking through the din: “I got it!” or “That is so cool!” Who can help but smile at these outbursts when you know that they come […]

Resilience: Shad alum talks health, timelines and learning to adapt when faced with adversity

Jayhan had a plan. She had decided in tenth grade that she was going to attend her dream program of Health Sciences at McMaster University. As she entered her final year at a small private school in Calgary, she directed all her energy towards making that aspiration a reality. She was taking International Baccalaureate courses […]

Laurier to welcome Grade 10 and 11 students from across Canada for annual Shad program

Wilfrid Laurier University will be welcoming 56 Grade 10 and 11 students from across Canada to its Waterloo and Brantford campuses from July 4 to 29 as part of the Shad Laurier program. The Shad program uses its strength in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) and entrepreneurship to empower young leaders to find […]

Strength in Community: Shad alum speaks about Indigenous History and finding community in academics, athletics and at home

When Kendrick Lounsbury received his Indigenous name earlier this month, it came at a poignant time for both him and his community. Currently in Surrey, BC, Kendrick is a member of the Kwakwak’awakw tribe. An Elder from his home community on Vancouver Island bestowed on him the name Gwayumgalis. It translates to The Great Whale […]

Meet the 2022 Loran Scholars

This spring, Shad2021 alumni Audrey Guo, Emma Patchett, Ryan Regier and Julia Wright received phone calls that left them surprised, excited and even at a loss for words. Soon after, the disbelief turned to gratefulness and honour as the news sunk in. They were told they were named Loran Scholars, recipients of Canada’s largest and […]

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