An exceptional month starts in July for Shad participants at Lakehead University

Photo of Isobel Flindall doing interviews with the media.

Isobel Flindall from Brighton, right, did interviews with Thunder Bay Television, Country and the Bay FM, and the Chronicle-Journal about Shad on Canada Day.

July 1, 2019 – Thunder Bay, Ont.

Approximately 65 young people from across Canada are participating in Shad at Lakehead University from July 1 until July 25.

Shad specializes in STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, art and math) and is for students currently completing grade 10, 11 or 12, Quebec secondaire IV, V or CEGEP I, or the international equivalent.

Founded in 1980 to help youth reach their full potential, Shad is a one-month enrichment program allowing students to interact with renowned university faculty and visionary corporate leaders. 

In a unique element of the program, the students are challenged to come up with an original solution to a societal problem they learn about in the first week. It teaches them about entrepreneurship and innovation and leaves the students seeing how they can make an immediate impact.


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Media: For more information or interviews, please contact Brandon Walker, Communications and Marketing Associate, at (807) 343-8177 or


Lakehead University has approximately 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies. Maclean’s 2019 University Rankings place Lakehead University among Canada's Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities and in 2018 Research Infosource named Lakehead Research University of the Year in its category for the fourth consecutive year. Visit