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Help us Recognize Outstanding Alumni

Do you know a NAIT grad who's doing great things? Tell us about their achievements and the work they are doing for their community.

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2022 Award Nominations

Do you know an inspiring NAIT alumni who’s making a meaningful impact in their career, industry, or community? Make your nomination today for next year's NAIT Celebrates Awards!

Distinguished Alumni Award

Awarded to alumni recognized for their truly outstanding professional accomplishments, leadership and demonstrated service to NAIT and the community.


Alumni Award of Excellence

This award recognizes the significant contributions made by NAIT alumni to their profession or community. This can be a recent one-time contribution or contributions made over a period of time.


Spirit of NAIT Alumni Award

This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of NAIT alumni early in their careers. This award is presented to alumni within 12 years of graduating from NAIT.


2021 NAIT Celebrates Award Recipients

Leaders in respiratory therapy and mental health initiatives, devoted industry partners, entrepreneurs in technology, machining, hospitality, and advertising, and community builders in culinary arts make up the 2021 NAIT Celebrates award recipients. Read more about the impact each has made through their spirit, dedication, and generosity.

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Ashif Mawji

For his leadership as an entrepreneur and philanthropist, Ashif Mawji (Computer Systems Technology '92) is the 2021 Distinguished Friend of the Institute.

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Dow Canada

A longstanding supporter of NAIT, Dow Canada was named Distinguished Industry Partner for its commitment to polytechnic education, sustainability and diversity and inclusion. 

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Dallas Schroeder 

Dallas Schroeder (Respiratory Therapy '80) received the Distinguished Alumni Award for more than four decades of contributions to advancing the field of respiratory therapy in Alberta. 

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Rob Jennings

President of FKA Agency Rob Jennings (Business Administration-Marketing '98) received the Alumni Award of Excellence for leadership in the marketing industry and community building. 

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Steven Brochu

Steven Brochu

Chef and owner of MilkCrate, a downtown Edmonton café, Steven Brochu (Culinary Arts ’06) received the Alumni Award of Excellence for being an industry innovator and advocate for mental health.

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Mike Oostenbrink

As the owner of Exakt Industries, Mike Oostenbrink (Machinist ’13) received the Spirit of NAIT Alumni Award for determination and resolve as a tradesperson and entrepreneur during the pandemic. 

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Erick Estrada

Erick Estrada (Business Administration – Management ’18), tech expert and entrepreneur, is the Spirit of NAIT Alumni Award recipient for his intentional approach to giving back to a variety of communities. 

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Thank you to TD Insurance Meloche Monnex for supporting NAIT Celebrates! As a NAIT affinity program partner, TD Insurance provides preferred insurance rates to NAIT alumni.

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