Jay earned the SHAD Fellow designation after being nominated to attend
the award-winning enrichment and entrepreneurship program, SHAD, which
brings together top youth from across Canada every July. Students go
through an intense experiential learning program that empowers them to
become leaders, innovators, and change makers.
He is a member of the lifelong SHAD network which includes numerous
Rhodes Scholars, Top 30 under 30 award winners, Loran Scholars, and
leaders in many different fields in Canada and around the world.
The theme for SHAD 2018 was finding resilient solutions to natural
disasters in Canada. Jay’s business group was an award-winning group
for their project, Resourcify. Jay worked collaboratively with his
team to design a prototype of an app for their business model.
Jay had the opportunity to take the initiative to design 3D printed
keychains for all members of the SHAD program at Western University.
Some of the key highlights of his summer experience was to operate the
simulator of the Da Vinci Surgical Machine, build a robot in the
Mechatronics Lab, interpret patient MRI/CT scans, watch a controlled
tornado, and meet professionals!