SHAD is a unique pre-university experience where participants can explore campus life, including living in residence. Students will enjoy the best of university life, from the community of a dorm, to the excitement of experiencing real-life labs and equipment, mentored by top researchers. Each of SHAD’s host universities provides an immersion in STEAM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) in an integrated, multi-disciplinary format.


SHAD leader teams, guiding a group of approximately 50 youth per university, build a community where students benefit from a rich learning environment and get a feel for the on-campus experience, while enjoying the best that the university and its location have to offer.


Carleton University

Dalhousie University

Lakehead University

McMaster University

Memorial University

Queen's University

Ryerson University

Western University


University of Calgary


University of Saskatchewan

University of Waterloo