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Thirteen students from Surrey Schools have been selected to spend a month in Shad summer enrichment programs at various universities across Canada.
Shad Canada is a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) and entrepreneurship program for students in Grades 10 and 11 that offers an opportunity for students to live on campus, attend seminars, labs and workshops, and interact with faculty and experts.
This year's group of Surrey students represents six different local secondary schools. They join about 1,000 other students from across the country who earned a Shad spot. Applicants are selected based on their well-roundedness, academics, creativity/innovation and extra-curricular involvement. Since 1984, more than 250 Surrey students have attended Shad.
In addition to meeting peers from every part of Canada, participants are asked to develop a plan and prototype that solves a real-world issue. This year, students have been tasked with creating an original and impactful product to help Canadians reduce their waste.
Near the end of the program, Shad participants will display their projects during an event held at each campus on July 25.
Here are the Surrey students selected and where they're spending the month of July:
Elgin Park Secondary
Max Follett, Grade 10 – Mount Allison University
Fleetwood Park Secondary
Martin Ye, Grade 11 – York University
Fraser Heights Secondary
Kitty Li, Grade 11 – Carleton University
Grace Kim, Grade 11 – Ryerson University
Jenny Sui, Grade 11 – University of Waterloo
Sehaj Singh, Grade 11 – York University
North Surrey Secondary
Ayush Kaul, Grade 11 – York University
Owen Scott, Grade 11 – University of Calgary
Queen Elizabeth Secondary
Anjali Dhaliwal, Grade 11 – McMaster University
Kaitlin Law, Grade 11 – York University
Alisha Duggal, Grade 11 – Dalhousie University
Jessica Yao – Grade 11 – McMaster University
Bethany Poon, Grade 11 – University of Saskatchewan