In 1962 we built our first two buildings and admitted our first students. Over the last 50 years, we have developed into one of Canada's leading polytechnics and one of Alberta's primary economic drivers.
NAIT has always existed to meet Alberta's current and emerging needs for technical education. In 1962 that meant skilled trades. Fifty years and 172,000 graduates later, our relevant, hands-on approach to education has expanded to include key fields in business, health care, science and technology.
All of this was built on the vision and foresight of those who came before us, the dedication of our staff, and the success of thousands of alumni. There's a lot to celebrate!
What we have planned for NAIT@50
Techlife: the Commemorative Issue
NAIT's award-winning Techlife magazine has published an extra-special issue to celebrate the 50th anniversary. This issue includes the profile of NAIT's Top 50 Alumni from the past 50 years.
Commemorative book captures 50 years of progress
Our keepsake 50th anniversary book captures NAIT’s major milestones over the past five decades, setting them against a backdrop of local, regional and world events.
In an impressive 84-page, over-sized format bursting with photos, We are NAIT@50 chronicles not just NAIT’s many accomplishments, but also the fashions we wore, the music we loved, the politics of the day and the technology that shaped our lives. It’s sure to trigger great memories.
Now available in the NAIT Bookstore on Main Campus, or purchase online. $50.
Take a look at the preview samples.
In April 2013, a time capsule buried in 1963 will be opened in a special ceremony. At the same time, a new capsule will be sealed, to be opened on NAIT's 100th anniversary. Visit Time Capsule for complete details about this initiative and to find out how you can submit an item for the capsule.
- NAIT names Top 50 alumni of the past 50 years - October 15, 2012
- Inuit elder handcrafts new Ook Mascots to mark NAIT's 50th anniversary - May 23, 2012