Every year, enterprising grade-10 and grade-11 students are chosen for spots in Shad Canada’s esteemed programs at 19 universities across the country. There, the students spend July taking part in labs, lectures, entrepreneurship-related activities and design challenges linked to solving social and economic issues through science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).
Shad typically places students at a university outside their home province to ensure each student experiences campus life, different cultures, curiosity boosts and more. So, although UPEI is a Shad Canada campus, when Stratford’s Abby Chapman earned a Shad spot she found herself packing to spend a month at the University of British Columbia, before returning to Charlottetown Rural High School. Read more about Abby’s time at Shad UBC.