High school students at SHAD show their solutions to food security

After an entire month of brainstorming, high school students attending SHAD camp at the University of Waterloo presented their solutions to the global issue of food security.

High school students at the University of Waterloo Campus showcased their solutions to food security

About 700 high school students from Canada and abroad are chosen to participate in the SHAD program each year to tackle issues on a national and global scale. (Courtesy of

Throughout university campuses across this country, 700 of the country's brightest high school students have put their heads together to find answers to a problem that affects communities on a global scale.

This year's topic was food security.

The SHAD program gives students the resources and mentors they need to work towards solutions to the problem as a team.

"It's really about unlocking potential," said Tim Jackson, president and CEO of SHAD. "It's saying to these talented young people, 'You can actually make a difference and change the world.'"

Last week, the students at the University of Waterloo campus showcased their ideas.

Listen to what they suggested:


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