Ryerson to welcome high achieving SHAD Fellows this summer

News May 16, 2017 by Justin Skinner City Centre Mirror

They may not be university age yet, but the exceptional students who are part of this year’s SHAD cohort will get a post-secondary experience thanks to a partnership between the educational enrichment program and Ryerson University.

The two parties celebrated their new partnership on Monday, May 15 at Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre, where SHAD participants will stay and learn throughout the month of July. The agreement makes Ryerson the first university in the GTA to host SHAD students.

SHAD describes itself as a registered Canadian charity that empowers exceptional high school students — at a pivotal point in their education — to recognize their own capabilities and envision their extraordinary potential as tomorrow’s leaders and change makers.

SHAD brings high achieving students together to work together for lectures, workshops, labs and team challenges, channelling their talents and helping to form the leaders of tomorrow. Since the program began in 1980, its alumni include 32 Rhodes scholars, 80 Loran scholars and leaders in a variety of fields. The ranks of former SHAD Fellows includes entrepreneur Michele Romonow who founded Buytopia and appears on Dragon’s Den and Ted Livingston who founded online chat sensation Kik.

“The focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and experiential learning is very familiar to us,” said Ryerson president Mohamed Lachemi. “It’s not surprising that so many SHADs have gone on to great success.”

SHAD endeavours to ensure ambitious and entrepreneurial students all have access, with bursaries and partnerships with other organizations, including a recent team-up with Pathways to Education, an organization that helps youth from low-income communities achieve post-secondary goals.

“We’re always looking for students who want to make a difference and we’re also looking for those who have to overcome some obstacles on the way,” said SHAD CEO Tim Jackson.

That commitment to ensuring all students have an opportunity is exemplified by Rudy Jarvis, who lost both his parents as a young age and who says he would not have been able to attend without a bursary. Once he did get into the program, however, it made a huge difference in his life.

“SHAD was a life-changing experience,” he said. “It introduced me to 55 other like-minded students and 14 absolutely amazing staff.”

Thanks to the program, he was able to hone his leadership skills and challenge himself to achieve his goals.

For more information on SHAD, visit www.shad.ca

Ryerson to welcome high achieving SHAD Fellows this summer

Not-for-profit and downtown university announce partnership

News May 16, 2017 by Justin Skinner City Centre Mirror

They may not be university age yet, but the exceptional students who are part of this year’s SHAD cohort will get a post-secondary experience thanks to a partnership between the educational enrichment program and Ryerson University.

The two parties celebrated their new partnership on Monday, May 15 at Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre, where SHAD participants will stay and learn throughout the month of July. The agreement makes Ryerson the first university in the GTA to host SHAD students.

SHAD describes itself as a registered Canadian charity that empowers exceptional high school students — at a pivotal point in their education — to recognize their own capabilities and envision their extraordinary potential as tomorrow’s leaders and change makers.

SHAD brings high achieving students together to work together for lectures, workshops, labs and team challenges, channelling their talents and helping to form the leaders of tomorrow. Since the program began in 1980, its alumni include 32 Rhodes scholars, 80 Loran scholars and leaders in a variety of fields. The ranks of former SHAD Fellows includes entrepreneur Michele Romonow who founded Buytopia and appears on Dragon’s Den and Ted Livingston who founded online chat sensation Kik.

“The focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and experiential learning is very familiar to us,” said Ryerson president Mohamed Lachemi. “It’s not surprising that so many SHADs have gone on to great success.”

SHAD endeavours to ensure ambitious and entrepreneurial students all have access, with bursaries and partnerships with other organizations, including a recent team-up with Pathways to Education, an organization that helps youth from low-income communities achieve post-secondary goals.

“We’re always looking for students who want to make a difference and we’re also looking for those who have to overcome some obstacles on the way,” said SHAD CEO Tim Jackson.

That commitment to ensuring all students have an opportunity is exemplified by Rudy Jarvis, who lost both his parents as a young age and who says he would not have been able to attend without a bursary. Once he did get into the program, however, it made a huge difference in his life.

“SHAD was a life-changing experience,” he said. “It introduced me to 55 other like-minded students and 14 absolutely amazing staff.”

Thanks to the program, he was able to hone his leadership skills and challenge himself to achieve his goals.

For more information on SHAD, visit www.shad.ca

Ryerson to welcome high achieving SHAD Fellows this summer

Not-for-profit and downtown university announce partnership

News May 16, 2017 by Justin Skinner City Centre Mirror

They may not be university age yet, but the exceptional students who are part of this year’s SHAD cohort will get a post-secondary experience thanks to a partnership between the educational enrichment program and Ryerson University.

The two parties celebrated their new partnership on Monday, May 15 at Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre, where SHAD participants will stay and learn throughout the month of July. The agreement makes Ryerson the first university in the GTA to host SHAD students.

SHAD describes itself as a registered Canadian charity that empowers exceptional high school students — at a pivotal point in their education — to recognize their own capabilities and envision their extraordinary potential as tomorrow’s leaders and change makers.

SHAD brings high achieving students together to work together for lectures, workshops, labs and team challenges, channelling their talents and helping to form the leaders of tomorrow. Since the program began in 1980, its alumni include 32 Rhodes scholars, 80 Loran scholars and leaders in a variety of fields. The ranks of former SHAD Fellows includes entrepreneur Michele Romonow who founded Buytopia and appears on Dragon’s Den and Ted Livingston who founded online chat sensation Kik.

“The focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and experiential learning is very familiar to us,” said Ryerson president Mohamed Lachemi. “It’s not surprising that so many SHADs have gone on to great success.”

SHAD endeavours to ensure ambitious and entrepreneurial students all have access, with bursaries and partnerships with other organizations, including a recent team-up with Pathways to Education, an organization that helps youth from low-income communities achieve post-secondary goals.

“We’re always looking for students who want to make a difference and we’re also looking for those who have to overcome some obstacles on the way,” said SHAD CEO Tim Jackson.

That commitment to ensuring all students have an opportunity is exemplified by Rudy Jarvis, who lost both his parents as a young age and who says he would not have been able to attend without a bursary. Once he did get into the program, however, it made a huge difference in his life.

“SHAD was a life-changing experience,” he said. “It introduced me to 55 other like-minded students and 14 absolutely amazing staff.”

Thanks to the program, he was able to hone his leadership skills and challenge himself to achieve his goals.

For more information on SHAD, visit www.shad.ca