Mount Allison to host SHAD summer youth program in 2018
10/24/2017 9:46:44 AMMount Allison University will become a host campus for SHAD, an award-winning national enrichment and entrepreneurship program for youth in 2018. The STEAM (science, technology, engineering arts and math) based program brings top high school students to university campuses across the country every July.
Mount Allison is the 16th university host campus for the program and the second in the province, joining University of New Brunswick.
“Mount Allison offers a high quality liberal arts and sciences education where students can combine different disciplines to help prepare them for any career path,” says University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Robert Campbell. “We are pleased to welcome the SHAD summer program for high school students to our campus in 2018.”
At SHAD, students live in residence, attend lectures and workshops offered by top faculty and community leaders and participate in field trips to see science and innovation in action. There are recreational activities to round out the learning, all designed to help the students realize their full potential with other like-minded students from all over Canada.
In August 2016, the Province of New Brunswick announced a five-year, $750,000 investment to ensure more students in the Province gain access to SHAD so they can develop to become future leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.
“SHAD has had a connection to New Brunswick almost from day one,” says Tim Jackson, President and CEO of SHAD. “The longstanding support from the Province has helped us expand the program and offer more opportunities for students to continue to benefit for years to come.”
Founded in 1980, SHAD is open to students in grades 10, 11 and 12 and is now accepting applications for summer 2018 until November 20 at www.shad.ca/apply
Hear more from Erin Penney, Mount Allison University lab instructor in the biology department and one of the organizers for SHAD at the Mount Allison on CBC Moncton’s Information Morning (air date: Oct. 20).