Thursday, 17 November 2016

SHAD Summer 2017

The SHAD experience is a lifelong experience and begins with our month-long summer program, which will show you what you can achieve if you think big and pursue your extraordinary potential.

Each year, top-performing Grades 10, 11 and 12 students (Secondaire IV, V, or CEGEP 1 in Quebec) or the international equivalent, compete for a place in the month-long program, which is focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) disciplines. Approximately 700 students are accepted annually to participate and live in-residence on one of our host university campuses across Canada during the July program.

“SHAD is a time in your life when anything you think of can become a reality. I really believe if you go through high school without SHAD, you’re not getting the complete experience. It’s that essential. You have to go!” - Bruce Gao, SHAD '12

SHAD provides the unique opportunity to explore a university campus while still in high school, and experience higher learning in a supportive yet challenging environment. Included are lectures, seminars and workshops, presentations by industry leaders, working in teams to simulate a ‘startup’ project, and recreational activities.

For more information, click here. Application deadline is November 28, 2017.

Waterloo Unlimited Grade 11 Design Theme

From engineering and the environment to science fiction and virtual reality, students will spend a week exploring the theme of “Design” with a community of like-minded peers.

Program fee: $550 (includes meals; HST); Supervised hotel accommodation: $330

Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Our ideal candidates are:

  • well-rounded academic achievers: literate, articulate, numerate, and collaborative
  • engaged with and contribute positively to family, community, and public good; and
  • curious about an array of subjects, creative, positive, responsible, and enthusiastic self-starters!
For more information, click here.

Silicon Halton TU20 Cup 2016/2017

The TU20 Cup is a multi-month event run by Tech Under 20; a division of Silicon Halton focused on motivating youth to get involved with technology and business. Teams of 2-6 students will work with the help of a mentor to innovate a solution using technology relating to the yearly theme, in advance to the day of the event. When the date comes, teams will bring forth a 5-minute pitch of their project to a group of judges. Then follows a 5-minute Q&A period, where the judges will review the project based on specified criteria, and award prizes to the top 3 teams. The event also includes multiple workshops, and a project walk around session.

Registration Deadline: Dec 5, 2016 at midnight

For more information, click here.