Ancaster News (June 21, 2018)
Five students from Ancaster and one from Dundas are heading to SHAD this summer for a transformational month of enrichment and entrepreneurship programs. Jaiya Morphet and Iris Wang, Grade 12 students at St. Mary, will travel to the University of New Brunswick and to the University of British Columbia, respectively.
Headquartered in Waterloo, SHAD helps almost 1,000 young Canadians each year tap into their full potential through an innovative and award-winning program at one of 16 partner university campuses from coast to coast.
Founded in 1980 to help exceptional youth reach their full potential, SHAD immerses students in grades 10 to 12 in an enrichment program focused on STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The students interact with renowned university faculty and visionary corporate leaders, and participate in hands-on workshops and activities.
“We are thrilled that we are reaching a record 1,000 students this year,” said SHAD president and CEO Tim Jackson. “ ... We hope program participants end the month not only dreaming big, but empowered with the tools and passion they need to take risks, roll up their sleeves and get going.”
Once the six local participants have completed the program, which runs from July 1-27, they will join a network of nearly 17,000 SHAD Fellows, including an NHL hockey executive, a NASA researcher, an international bestselling author and 32 Rhodes Scholars.