NAIT’s world-class facilities provide students and faculty the opportunity to experience
state-of-the-art learning environments.
Centre for Applied Technology
The largest capital project in NAIT's history
Completed in 2016, the Centre for Applied Technology (CAT) is one of the largest simulation-based learning facilities in Canada. This new learning space is used by over 5,000 full-time students, an increase of 1,700 students in our four program areas:
- health & life sciences
- applied sciences & technology
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Award-Winning Sustainable Design
CAT has received gold certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) rating system.
This is the first building on campus to achieve this milestone, due, in part, to the polytechnic’s broader, campus-wide commitment to environmental protection and sustainable buildings and operations.
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Centre for Advanced Medical Simulation
The state-of-the-art interactive and interdisciplinary centre, gives students in the School of Health and Life Sciences the opportunity to practice clinical situations in a safe and controlled environment. The Centre for Advanced Medical Simulation offers over 6,000 square feet of learning space in nine theatres with designated debriefing rooms.
The theatres have the ability to use removable soundproof walls to stage emergency room situations, and can be customized to feature the following settings:
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- emergency rooms
- operating rooms
- office settings
- hospital wards
- dental rooms
Making space for learning and research innovation
Boreal Research Institute
The Boreal Research Institute is a 9,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art research facility located in Peace River, 500 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.
The Institute is staffed by a team of research scientists and technicians with professional designations in forestry, biology and agrology and houses an outdoor growing space and a three-bay greenhouse that features computer-controlled humidity, temperature and lighting.
The Boreal Research Institute is an Approved Seed Testing Facility and a leader in applied research relating to forest and peatland reclamation.
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Spruce Grove Campus
The Spruce Grove campus is the new home for NAIT’s Crane & Hoisting Equipment Operator apprentice programs. The campus includes a 12,600 square-foot facility with an advanced simulation training lab and seven cranes all on 134 acres of land.
The campus, which was opened in 2016 will allow NAIT to train crane operators in a variety of industries including the oil and gas sector, construction
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