Episodes
We go from the big screen to SHAD. We take you behind the scenes of the movie Indian Horse with 16-year-old actor Eva Greyeyes. Hear why Eva couldn’t be more excited to be one of a record 1,000 students spending her summer at SHAD.
Published 06/28/18
When his plans on attending med school didn’t pan out, SHAD Fellow 2010 Matt Shea decided to make his living doing something he loved. He created and published YouTube videos and now has close to two million subscribers. Listen now to hear the secret to his success.
Published 05/14/18
The #MeToo movement has started a lot of important conversations. But does it go far enough? Alice Han calls violence against women and girls (VAWG) a global pandemic. An instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and Medical Doctor at the Dimock Community Health Centre, she’s spoken at TedX and has just written about it for CNN. Now this SHAD Fellow discusses her ideas with us on SHADs Speak.
Published 03/23/18
On this episode, we examine the sad state of the 4th estate. With news media facing scrutiny, journalists being laid off, and newspapers closing, there has been a new breed of journalism sprouting up. We speak with Alia Dharssi, SHAD Fellow 2004 who is a journalist with Discourse Media, a new media organization dedicated to in-depth reporting on complex issues. Listen to hear how she's trying to report on the news in a new way.
Published 02/28/18
Steven Wang is a millennial behind what he sees as the current social boom in China. Steven is trying to change the way people in China think about public service. In a country of more than a billion people, he is making an impact and attracting a lot of attention. He was recently named one of Forbes China top 30 under 30 and is one of 32 SHAD Fellows who have gone on to become Rhodes Scholars. In this edition of SHADs Speak, we caught up to Steven in Beijing to find out more about his...
Published 01/30/18
SHAD recently organized a panel called “Missing Numbers – Looking at How Girls and Women Can Help Solve Canada’s Innovation Crisis” at the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC 2017) in Ottawa. SHAD Fellows of all ages shared their experiences and what policy makers can learn from that. In the third and final episode in this series, listen in as Winnica Beltrano discusses the importance of female mentorship programs, Dr. Melanie Martin shares her concerns about the lack of available...
Published 12/12/17
SHAD recently organized a panel called “Missing Numbers – Looking at How Girls and Women Can Help Solve Canada’s Innovation Crisis” at the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC 2017) in Ottawa. SHAD Fellows of all ages shared their experiences and what policy makers can learn from that. In the second episode, listen in as SHAD Fellow Sarah Gauthier weighs in on the struggles experienced by First Nations women as they pursue STEM education. Director of Futurpreneur BC and Founder of Young...
Published 12/04/17
SHAD recently organized a panel called “Missing Numbers – Looking at How Girls and Women Can Help Solve Canada’s Innovation Crisis” at the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC 2017) in Ottawa. SHAD Fellows of all ages shared their experiences and what policy makers can learn from that. In the first of three SHADsSpeak episodes, listen in as high school students Bethel Samson, SHAD Fellow 2017 (UBC), Emily Cross, SHAD Fellow 2016 (Dalhousie), and Amanda Adam, SHAD Fellow 2016 (UBC)...
Published 11/23/17
Simone Cavanaugh has the ear of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Simone is one of three SHAD alumni or Fellows as they're known on the 26 member Prime Minister’s Youth Council. The Council has been established to give youth a voice in Canada. As you’ll hear in this episode of #SHADSpeak, Simone isn’t wasting the opportunity. This young trail blazer has set her sights on helping Canada design what she says is crucial new accessibility legislation. With an aging population, and having spent...
Published 10/05/17
We chat with SHAD Fellow Darlene Lim. Darlene is a research scientist at the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute – working with the NASA Ames Research Centre in Silicon Valley. Darlene is part of ground-breaking research trying to help humans get to Mars in the not too distant future.
Published 09/08/17
We speak with Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse, our SHAD Fellow 2009 and proud member of the White River First Nation of Beaver Creek of the Yukon and Alaska. She has artwork on display at the Vancouver Airport. Listen to hear why she calls it "Resilience".
Published 06/29/17
We sit down with SHAD Fellow 2004 and astronaut candidate Najmus Ibrahim and talk space, ambition and what it takes to make dreams a reality. SHADs Speak is all about exposing you to amazing minds, leaders of the future, and experts who are part of the SHAD network.
Published 05/25/17
Since we celebrate National Volunteer Week in April, we bring you the story of SHAD Fellow, Brennan Wong, who was motivated to give back at just 8 years of age. Now, he is a champion for youth volunteerism with his organization Pledges for Change. A top 20 Under 20 winner, Global Teen Leader and Global Change Maker, Brennan says “There’s so much that young people bring to the table that’s not being recognized.” Tune in now and hear why you need to think differently about youth and...
Published 04/13/17
On International Women’s Day, we’ll take time to reflect on how far we’ve come in the STEM world and how far we still need to go. Hear insights from and about Women in STEM. Featuring two SHAD Fellows, Emily Cross and Melanie Martin. SHADs Speak is all about exposing you to some of these amazing minds, our leaders of the future, our experts who are part of the SHAD network.
Published 03/08/17