In addition to his career as a rapper, Shad has pursued a variety of interests both within and outside of music. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University (2005) and an M.A. from Simon Fraser University (2011). He participated in the CBC's Canada Reads debates in 2012, successfully defending Carmen Aguirre's memoir Something Fierce, and more recently, Shad hosted CBC's flagship arts and culture show q (2015-2016), and also hosted a 4-part Peabody award-winning and Emmy Award-nominated documentary on the history of hip hop for HBO Canada / Netflix entitled Hip Hop Evolution. Musically, Shad continues to create and explore new territory.