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École Argyle Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Summer Programs

Shad's mission is to empower exceptional youth to make the world a better place. Every July, about 950 of Canada’s best and brightest come together to experience SHAD’s unique experiential-learning program - rooted in the STEAM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics – while gaining self-confidence, entrepreneurial and workforce skills and a network for life. SHAD Fellows are Change Makers for Canada here at home and around the world.

Shad's program attracts students (in grades 10 and 11) with high aptitudes for risk taking, curiosity, excellence and resilience, and prepares them to take on social and economic challenges. The month-long program, running from July 5 to 31, includes a real-world design challenge that asks students to work on issues such as food security, water management and waste. Aiming for quality and excellence in every aspect of the program, students are exposed to conceptual and academic knowledge, different areas of knowledge based on the local expertise of the host university, and engage with local leaders, academics, entrepreneurs and innovators. For more information, go to Scholarships are available. Application deadline is November 18, 2019

Shad has a substantial financial assistance fund, as they believe that all qualified students deserve an opportunity to benefit from the SHAD experience, regardless of their financial situation. All students are welcome to apply, including our diamonds in the rough. These are students who have the capabilities to excel, but who may not have the same opportunities because of where they live, their family financial situation, or their lack of access to extra-curricular activities.

Please contact Ms. Malone,, 604-903-3628, for more information.