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SHAD Carleton!






Welcome to SHAD Carleton! We are delighted that you will be joining us for what we expect will be an amazing July!

SHAD is a truly wonderful and memorable experience and we can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to our SHAD Carleton community.

Our program is fast-paced, intense and fun, and includes lectures, workshops and guest speakers drawn from across campus and beyond. A major focus is our design project where you will work with your team on a real-world design challenge. Don’t worry, we also make time for non-academic fun too, including a camping trip, out trips, daily sports and recreation and regular coffee houses and cultural night.

Community is central to the SHAD Carleton program. For the month of July you will be a part of a close-knit community composed of other SHAD students and the SHAD staff and faculty. We look forward to working with you to create and nurture that community and share the spirit of SHAD together this summer.

This site has information on our staff and faculty, program activities, and practical details including things to bring,  arrival directions, and contact information.

SHAD is an award-winning program of Shad International, a not-for-profit educational organization that is based upon the values of creativity, excellence, community, diversity, and responsibility. Participants are high potential senior high school students, selected for their remarkable academic capabilities, as well as their community involvement, and creativity. The SHAD Carleton program hosts 60 students from across Canada for the month of July.

Shad’s mission is to provide a transformational experience that unleashes the entrepreneurial and innovative potential of exceptional youth.

Carleton University is honoured to have hosted the SHAD Program since 1989.

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