Shad alum and 2SLGBTQ+ and sexual and reproductive health advocate Topaza Yu appointed to Prime Minister’s Youth Council

2SLGBTQ+, sexual and reproductive health and rights are top of mind for Topaza Yu as one of 10 new members of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council.

Two Prince George youth appointed to StrongerBC Young Leaders Council

Two Prince George youth have been named to the StrongerBC Young leaders Council, which will provide direct and ongoing feedback to government on priorities and policies that matter to youth. Damon Robinson, 23, and Prabhnoor Sidhu, 16, both from Prince George, were appointed to the 18-member council which received more than 250 applications. Prabhnoor Sidhu […]

From FIRST Robotics to Shad, alum shares passion for STEAM, leadership, and inclusivity

Shad2019 Mehak Dhaliwal reflects on her Shad and FIRST Robotics Canada experiences and shares how she is making STEAM more accessible with non-profit, SPARK.

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. […]

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