Teens tasked with improving Canada’s food security

CBC News featured the SHAD charity program that brings together exceptional students across Canada each year for one month of lectures and learning. About 60 students have been introduced to the topic of food security for this year’s main project at UBC.

“This year’s theme is to develop a product or service to ensure Canada’s food security going forward,” said UBC engineering professor Daan Maijer. “At the end of the month, they’re responsible for delivering a business plan, a prototype or a mockup of what their product will be, as well as a pitch.”