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Alumnus Rob Jennings and wife, Mieke, used their Climate Action Incentive Payments to create a new bursary for students entering NAIT’s Alternative Energy Technology Program.
NAIT’s Construction Department Head, Colin Ruthven, educates, administrates and gives.
NAIT alumni Daniel W. Yeung and Linda Haymour receive National Philanthropy Day 2022 awards.
NAIT student award winner shares how her unwavering dedication is producing long-lasting results in career and education.
Congratulations to 18 deserving NAIT students who recently received Ledcor Group scholarship and awards.
NAIT’s machinist students keep ahead of the innovation curve with renewed support from long-standing industry partner, Sandvik Coromant.
Machinist apprentice chats about his journey to a career in trades and the impact of receiving NAIT student awards.
A fateful late-night email helps business management student regain momentum and meet program requirements.
Congratulations to 22 NAIT students on receiving PCL Century of Construction Excellence and Vanguard awards for their academic success.
More than $1.2 million in equipment and scholarships supports future crane operators
Residential homebuilders are laying a strong foundation to help build the next generation of skilled tradespeople, thanks to a $15 million investment campaign.
NAIT’s director of enterprise CRM, Doug Wotherspoon, shares his thoughts on the importance of philanthropy and how changing simple habits can help students in need.
One of NAIT’s most philanthropic individual donors prior to her passing earlier this year, Lucille MacPherson dedicated her life to helping others.
NAIT students benefit from $75K endowment, created to celebrate Sinclair Supply Ltd.’s 75 years in business.
MIC Medical Imaging offers the use of MRI space, equipment and staff oversight to give students hands-on experience generating MRI diagnostic images.
Thanks to a generous gift from Sandvik Coromant, 12 students in Machinist Technology received financial support in their studies. Meet the students and hear what this gift means to them!
Congratulations to 16 NAIT students on receiving PCL Century of Construction Excellence awards for their academic success. Thank you to PCL Construction for supporting NAIT students.
TD Bank provides more NAIT students with the opportunity to seek guidance and mentorship to turn their innovative ideas into successful businesses
For his leadership as an entrepreneur and philanthropist, Ashif Mawji is the 2021 Distinguished Friend of the Institute
Dow Canada was named Distinguished Industry Partner for its commitment to polytechnic education, sustainability and diversity and inclusion
The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation has signed a three-year pledge with NAIT to provide student athletes in the polytechnic’s men’s and women’s hockey programs with scholarships.
Calian’s simulation software will help NAIT train students and industry for communicating during emergency situations.
Thanks to geoLOGIC systems ltd., students will learn to use data essential to their success in the oil and gas field.
Thanks to the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, NAIT student athletes have access to scholarships to succeed on the ice and in the classroom.
Schneider Electric’s in-kind donation to help students implement efficient and sustainable solutions for building systems maintenance and management.
We are proud to share the collective impact and stories of how people like you – our industry partners, alumni and friends – are making a difference on our community each and every day.
NAIT graduate Mark Kay is committed to giving back to his profession by supporting Personal Fitness Trainer students.
NAIT's seventh president and CEO Laura Jo Gunter shares a bit about herself and her vision for NAIT.
As the sole provider for her family, one of the most difficult – and rewarding – decisions Samantha Richards ever made was taking the leap of faith to make a career change.
We are proud to celebrate our friends, alumni and industry partners who are doing remarkable things in our community and beyond.
Brent Hesje receives the Distinguished Friend of the Institute Award.
Spartan Controls receives the inaugural Distinguished Industry Partner Award.
Endowment to create eight $5,000 bursaries for science and technology students
Orest Myroon is among donors celebrated for National Philanthropy Day.
Meet the NAIT student recipients of the PCL Century of Construction Excellence Awards.
Bursary donor honours his life’s work as a surveyor and entrepreneur by supporting geomatics students.
Dow Canada provides students with robots to learn about safety and automation.
How the COVID-19 Student Relief Fund came to students’ aid during the pandemic.
Networking platform provides students and alumni with connection to professionals and industry.
See the enduring impact of long-time friend and the namesake of the JR Shaw School of Business.
Carla Cumming Sojonky establishes endowment to improve animal welfare.
Students pitch ideas to reimagine home buying
NAIT has a history of working together with industry, alumni and friends to find solutions and help one another
Willow Shelley is thankful to donors for helping her when she needed it most
Scholarship recipient Jonathan Mui is making a difference in his community - one plant at a time.
When NAIT cancelled in-person classes to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the entire campus united in inspiring ways
IR Supplies and Services donates equipment for non-destructive testing
Sandvik Coromant helps students practice hands-on skills
Bursary honours Edmonton paramedic for his compassion and perseverance
Mel Gowda creates a bequest in her will to support future students
Scholarship recipient follows in mother’s footsteps
The award recognizes celebration of record-setting fundraising campaign
Mawji Centre founder inducted into the Alberta Business Hall of Fame
Donors help students access anxiety reducing fitness program.
Recent graduate gives back to Baking and Pastry Arts students
Emergency bursaries help student overcome loss after devastating fire.
NAIT hospitality instructor gives back to her profession with scholarships
Mental health support a critical resource to student success.
Three-and-a-half years and more than 4,200 supporters added up to a record-breaking $125 million in donations for NAIT students, applied research and campus growth.
Dan Sorochan’s belief in people underpin his business and support for community.
Megan Shechosky wants to be a role model and help other women succeed in the trades.
NAIT students create tool to gather data on emerging technology in wireless internet connectivity.
The donation ensures 30 kids enjoy a fun summer of learning.
NAIT alum remembers early struggles as a student with donation to bursaries.
Sadie Holt thankful to the donors who helped her graduate.
NAIT alum Jason Gregor supports bursaries for next generation of radio talent.
RBC Foundation supports students to thrive in the workforce.
We believe collaboration and innovation go hand in hand in solving today’s industry challenges, creating a bright future for the communities where we work and live. – Grant Wilde, Spartan Controls
Donation from NAIT alumna Linda Haymour helps students deal with stress and anxiety.
Recent Alternative Energy Technology grad Chris Crevier looks back on how scholarships supported his success.
Arnold and Grace Rumbold have been part of the Edmonton community for 60 years. Now they want to help students gain access to rewarding, lifelong careers.
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Al Owen wanted to contribute to the forest industry that he built his career upon, so he established a scholarship endowment at NAIT. Lucas was the 2015 recipient.
This year, NAIT students received $6 million in scholarships and bursaries. Celebrating convocation, recipients were thankful for the Essential Effect donors have had on their education.
More than 40 students receive $40,000 in scholarships from ProCura Real Estate Services.
Partnership with NAIT helps industry meet evolving technological challenges.
“Our partnership with NAIT is a critical part of our commitment to improving educational experiences for students and catalyzing innovation both here and around the world.”
- Al Amiri, Cisco Canada
NAIT grads support architectural technology students with scholarships and mentorship.
Support confirms how Flynn and assisted animal therapy helps reduce stress and anxiety one student at a time.
“Technology has changed at a faster pace and the manufacturing industry is in need of skilled, qualified employees that will drive innovation.” - Tom Henry, Sandvik Coromant
NAIT’s Boreal Research Institute teams with industry to transform industrial sites into vibrant forests.
NAIT staffer honours parents' memory with bursaries to help students in need.
A year after graduation, Andrew Golbeck created bursaries to help hardworking, single parents. In 2015, Dawit Tesfazghi received the bursary and says the support helped him achieve his dreams.
As one of NAIT’s biggest scholarship boosters, Argus Machine helped more than 300 machinist and business students. Here’s a look back at what Kris Mauthe had to say in 2015 about why they support.
Gilead supports students who contribute to the manufacturing of life-saving medicine.
Scholarships gave apprentice Kathleen Mahoney the tools to learn. Here's a look back to when she first began her educational journey.
Millar Western supports forestry students to stay on the cutting-edge.
How Clark Builders supports NAIT students and invests in the future.
Patrick A. R. Smith Memorial Endowed Fund established in memory of former instructor.
Since receiving scholarships, Taylor J. Oliwa graduated. Today, he says he’s grateful for the support, which helped him transition into a rewarding career.
Anna Hammermeister captures diagnostic images that help patients during potential emergencies. The scholarships she received during her time as a student has made her career possible.
After Ellen Hughes retired, partner Elaine established scholarships to support the next generation of chefs and restaurateurs.
How NAIT graduate and storm chaser Nevin deMilliano turned a unique hobby into a business.
Alumnus sees importance of investing in water resources and students’ learning.
Carpentry alumnus Roger Dootson reflects back on his career and his support for the community.
Recipient Sandra Prystupa finds career in the aviation industry to make the skies safer.
David Lazaruk’s memorial gift celebrates his father’s support of NAIT automotive apprentices
Alumnus Georg Wowk encourages students to get involved and pursue learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
PCL Construction believes NAIT-trained graduates have a valuable role in its growth
Back when he was a NAIT business student, Daniel Petty says scholarships unlocked doors that boosted his career. Today he works as a sales professional for an international business.
Aaron Taves credits NAIT and industry donors for his world-class performance at WorldSkills in Abu Dhabi.
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