Two giants joined forces today to advance youth innovation and create opportunities for students across Canada. Over 200 people joined us this morning to celebrate the launch of the SHAD program here at Ryerson University, with a fireside chat between the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, and SHAD President and CEO, Tim Jackson.
Students and Ryerson University faculty alike heard inspiring words during the interview, and listened intently to remarks by the Ontario Minister of Education, Mitzie Hunter, as well as Ryerson University President, Mohamed Lachemi, and Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) Executive Director, Sean Mullin.
As Ryerson gears up to become the first campus in the Greater Toronto Area to host this innovative program, there is a great deal of excitement and anticipation among students, faculty, staff and administrators alike. This July, 64 high school students will visit Ryerson to participate in the SHAD program to learn new skills and carve out a better future for themselves. SHAD has announced Ryerson as a campus thanks to a collaboration between the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Ted Rogers School of Management, Student Affairs, the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship and Sandbox by DMZ.