The Shad Valley program is hosted by some of Canada's best universities, and we at Shad Valley International are quite proud to be associated with these institutions. To get a sense of what each university is like, have a look at the information below.
Carleton University offers studies in more than 50 disciplines, as well as extensive joint programs in science and engineering with the University of Ottawa. Carleton has co-op work experience programs in 20 disciplines including computer science. Located in the National Capital region, it offers its 18,000 students a world of opportunities.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Founded in 1818 and located in the beautiful Atlantic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University is one of Canada's smallest big universities. Dalhousie's 11 faculties, comprising approximately 3,700 faculty and staff and 15,000 students, offer the most comprehensive array of post-secondary education and research opportunities in the Atlantic region.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Due to its unique location, Lakehead University places special emphasis on the environment. Many of Lakehead's academic programs take advantage of the natural laboratories of Northern Ontario and address northern socio-economic issues. Lakehead's Engineering program is unique, combining a diploma program in Engineering Technology with a Bachelor of Engineering degree program. Lakehead University is one of the main sites for Canada's newest medical school, the Northern Ontario Medical School (NOMS).
McMaster is a full-service university with well-established strengths in health care, engineering, science, business, social sciences, and humanities research and education. McMaster has been named Canada's most innovative "medical doctoral" university eight times in the last 11 years in Maclean's annual rankings. McMaster's five-year Engineering & Management and Engineering & Society programs, which can be combined with most programs, are unique in Canada.
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland
Memorial's teaching and research take advantage of its mid-North Atlantic location, opening up new possibilities in the world of marine-related studies in areas such as aquaculture, ocean engineering, and naval architecture. MUN is a global trendsetter in the fields of iceberg research, and petroleum and natural gas exploration. A wave-impact testing tank, a large-scale centrifuge, a marine research lab on the ocean's edge, and a research ship at work on the water also contribute to the unique experience that is MUN.
Queen's is one of Canada's leading universities, with an international reputation for scholarship, social purpose, spirit, and diversity, as well as an incomparable 24-hour learning environment. Queen's was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria in 1841--26 years before Canadian confederation--with the first classes held in 1842. The earliest degree-granting institution in the united Province of Canada, Queen's has reflected and helped shape Canadian values and policies, educating many of the country's most notable political and cultural figures.
Québec City, Québec
With history dating back to 1663, Université Laval was Canada's first university and the very first institution in North America to offer higher education in French. Located in the heart of Quebec's capital city, Université Laval is one of Canada's top research universities having recently been awarded the Medical Research Council of Canada Award for efforts to transfer discoveries to the private sector.
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
At the University of British Columbia, students are provided with many opportunities to make their education as challenging and as rich as it can be. UBC offers a diverse curriculum in all its faculties. On campus, you will find world-renowned professors, excellent research facilities and a learning environment rich in tradition and international acclaim.
University of Calgary
Located in one of Canada’s most enterprising cities, University of Calgary is focused on becoming one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016. The multidisciplinary research themes guiding the university towards this top five goal are: brain and mental health; human dynamics in a changing world; engineering solutions for health; energy innovations; infections, inflammation and chronic diseases; and new earth-space technologies. UC serves 31,000 students in more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick
The University of New Brunswick, North America's first public university, has been an established leader of university excellence since 1785. UNB's Renaissance College provides a revolutionary concept in leadership studies with their multidisciplinary and experiential approach. The Engineering Faculty has been rated among the top in North America and the forest engineering program is the only of its kind in Canada. UNB's Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Centre is the only university based MRI material science lab in North America.
University of Saskatchewan
University of Saskatchewan offers 58 undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas and certificates, with 20,000 students enrolled full-time or part-time annually. Highly innovation-focused, U of S is home to: Canada’s largest toxicology centre; the Canadian Light Source (Canada’s only synchrotron); the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, a world leader in the research and development of vaccine and immunity-enhancing technologies for humans and animals; and the new International Vaccine Centre (InterVac) designed to be one of the largest containment level-3 vaccine research and development facilities in North America.
University of Waterloo
The University of Waterloo has been named Canada's most innovative university in the Maclean's annual university rankings for 17 years in a row, and has topped the reputational categories of Best Overall, Most Innovative, and most likely to produce the Leaders of Tomorrow. UW has the world's best co-op programs with over one hundred areas of study. Our high-quality programs are offered across six faculties--Applied Health Sciences, Arts, Engineering, Environment, Mathematics and Science. Waterloo students and alumni are extremely well respected. UW prepares students for successful careers by combining hands-on experience in labs and classrooms, in the field, and abroad.