Carleton University to Hold 2017 SHAD Energy Simulation Project

Carleton University is hosting top high school students from across Canada this July as they take part in the SHAD program – where students work with university faculty to explore innovative solutions in support of this year’s theme of tackling climate change by reducing Canadians’ energy footprint. As part of this program, SHAD Carleton will be running an Ottawa Energy Simulation event.

When: Thursday, July 6, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Common Room 124, Leeds House, Carleton University

Media are invited to attend the event.

The extended role-playing scenario is designed to assist Ottawa city councillors in making decisions about which sources of energy to support in order to meet the projected energy demand for a new subdivision development. The stakeholder roles in the scenario will include sustainable energy supplier firms, the provincial government and a renewable energy co-operative.

Carleton faculty members Alexandra Mallett and Craig Merrett will be leading the students participating in the event.

About Shad

SHAD produces leaders for Canada through its award-winning, life-changing, pan-Canadian enrichment platform for high school students. Every year, SHAD helps 800 young Canadians tap into their full potential through an innovative month-long program at one of 13 partner university campuses. There, students apply STEAM (science-tech-engineering-arts-math) disciplines to real-life public policy and entrepreneurial challenges, forging insights and valuable relationships for life. Among its thriving global network of close to 16,000 SHAD Fellows and innovators are 32 Rhodes Scholars, 80 Loran Scholars, and 43 Schulich Leaders.  For more information, visit

Media Contacts:

Steven Reid
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718


Teddy Katz
Vice President, Communications and Media Relations
(647) 505-8095