Why Shad?

Build confidence
and level up in a
pan-Canadian community

Earn high school credits

Shad’s programming quality is so high that some provinces offer a credit for participating

Prepare for post-secondary and meet
university-aged mentors

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Access exclusive scholarships

The Shad alumni status opens doors to exclusive scholarships and entrance award opportunities

The Shad Network includes:

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Rhodes Scholars
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Schulich Leaders

Explore new career paths

"Before [Shad], I saw science more as sitting in a lab, mixing chemicals, doing math...But then with speakers talking about business, inventing things and technology, I thought more of how I could incorporate science and business into a broader application."
Ben Panet
Shad2020
"Before [Shad], I saw science more as sitting in a lab, mixing chemicals, doing math...But then with speakers talking about business, inventing things and technology, I thought more of how I could incorporate science and business into a broader application."
Ben Panet
Shad2020

Build connections with students from across Canada​

Take your social impact to a new level

We use STEAM as a force for Good. #STEAM4Good.

Products, pitches, presentations to panels, this is an entrepreneurial experience with a social impact twist.

Dream up your best life!

FairPlay - Making "play" more accessible to children with disabilities

Michelle McFarlane – Black History Month and raising the bar on equity, diversity and inclusion for underrepresented youth in STEM

Mental health, stepping out of your comfort zone and the Shad experience

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

Hear what parents are saying