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Tim Jackson returning to Waterloo Region to head up SHAD

Image from SHAD.

A mover and shaker in the tech industry is coming home to Waterloo Region.

Tim Jackson will become CEO at Waterloo’s SHAD. It’s a non-profit which provides high school students with summer enrichment programs in science, technology, engineering, as well as arts and math.

Most recently, Jackson was the Executive Vice President at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs.

“SHAD is like walking into a room and turning on a giant light for the whole country. By transforming these youth through the SHAD program, it makes Canada’s future brighter.”

“Tim is the perfect leader to take us forward from the strong position we currently have,” said David Hay, Chair of SHAD’s Board of Directors.

“You look at our athletes. We invest in them early and give them a support network so they can be world beaters. We have to do the same for our best and brightest young minds.” added Jackson.

Jackson takes over for Barry Bisson in July. Bisson is retiring after 11 years as president.