SHAD is a registered Canadian charity that empowers exceptional high school students – at a pivotal point in their education – to recognize their own capabilities and envision their extraordinary potential as tomorrow’s leaders and change makers. Each year, SHAD provides the opportunity for 800 students from across Canada and internationally to attend a month-long summer program, in-residence at one of our Canadian host universities, focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math). There are currently more than 15,500 SHAD alumni including 32 Rhodes Scholars, Top 40 Under 40 & Top 20 Under 20 award recipients, and many other accomplished professionals, all sharing the transformational SHAD experience and able to leverage their SHAD network for life. Founded in 1980, SHAD is based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
#Budget2017 a great step for youth innovation - Wednesday March 22, 2017
by Tim Jackson
Canadian youth need STEM skills early
By: Tim Jackson
Kudos to Bill Morneau, Canada’s finance minister, and Government of Canada for producing a budget that prioritizes youth skills and innovation.
SHAD is a huge supporter of public policy that encourages Canadian youth to grow as innovators, e...
Grades 10, 11 & 12 students (or equivalent) can apply for the SHAD 2017 program based on academics & interests. Are you a future SHAD?
SHAD is a charitable organization that must raise $2 million annually from donations to deliver quality programs. Interested in contributing?