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Sep. 17, 2019

A family’s dream comes full circle

Scholarship recipient follows in mother’s footsteps

Jun. 21, 2019

NAIT receives national award for donor relations

The award recognizes celebration of record-setting fundraising campaign

May. 10, 2019

Ashif Mawji honoured for supporting entrepreneurship

Mawji Centre founder inducted into the Alberta Business Hall of Fame

Apr. 15, 2019

Student mental health gets a hand up

Donors help students access anxiety reducing fitness program

Apr. 12, 2019

Bursaries a key ingredient for success

Recent graduate gives back to Baking and Pastry Arts students

Apr. 12, 2019

Flight and fight

Emergency bursaries help student overcome loss

Apr. 12, 2019

Scholarships support best in class

NAIT hospitality instructor gives back to her profession with scholarships

An 'Essential' moment in history: NAIT raises record $125M in donations

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.

May. 31, 2018

Former Sinclair Supply president led with a generous heart

Dan Sorochan’s belief in people underpin his business and support for community.

May. 31, 2018

Heavy equipment grad ‘never gave up’ in face of adversity

Megan Shechosky wants to be a role model and help other women succeed in the trades.

May. 31, 2018

Zedi’s technology supports student capstone project

NAIT students create tool to gather data on emerging technology in wireless internet connectivity.

May. 30, 2018

WBM partnership boosts NAIT summer camps

The donation ensures 30 kids enjoy a fun summer of learning.

May. 28, 2018

Education opens doors to a better life

NAIT alum remembers early struggles as a student with donation to bursaries.

May. 28, 2018

Scholarships help new mom pursue dreams

Sadie Holt thankful to the donors who helped her graduate.

May. 28, 2018

Strong ties build community

NAIT alum Jason Gregor supports bursaries for next generation of radio talent.

May. 25, 2018

Partnership to boost career skills

RBC Foundation supports students to thrive in the workforce.

A transformational gift for NAIT

"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

May. 16, 2018

Exercise program strengthens students' mental health

Donation from NAIT alumna Linda Haymour helps students deal with stress and anxiety.

May. 16, 2018

Scholarships help student on his path to convocation

Recent Alternative Energy Technology grad Chris Crevier looks back on how scholarships supported his success.

Community-minded couple supports bright students

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.

Industry trailblazer supports Forestry Technology students

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.

NAIT grads say thanks

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.

ProCura supports next generation of professionals

More than 40 students receive $40,000 in scholarships from ProCura Real Estate Services.

Apr. 30, 2018

McCoy Global invests to move technology forward

Partnership with NAIT helps industry meet evolving technological challenges.

Cisco Canada supports learning innovation

“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

Apr. 25, 2018

Opening doors for residential design

NAIT grads support architectural technology students with scholarships and mentorship.

Apr. 24, 2018

Therapy dogs have a PAWS-itive effect on students

Support confirms how Flynn and assisted animal therapy helps reduce stress and anxiety one student at a time.

Global leader renews support for machinist education

“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

Apr. 19, 2018

Forest reclamation follows nature’s blueprint

NAIT’s Boreal Research Institute teams with industry to transform industrial sites into vibrant forests.

Apr. 12, 2018

Overcoming barriers to academic success

NAIT staffer honours parents' memory with bursaries to help students in need.

NAIT grad supports single parents with bursaries

A year after graduation, Andrew Golbeck created bursaries to help hardworking, single parents. In 2015, Dawit Tesfazghi recieved the bursary and says the support helped him achieve his dreams.

A big boost to scholarships

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.

Mar. 29, 2018

Company invests in NAIT students to help improve lives

Gilead supports students who contribute to the manufacturing of life-saving medicine.

Giving students the tools to learn

Scholarships gave apprentice Kathleen Mahoney the tools to learn. Here's a look back to when she first began her educational journey.

Mar. 28, 2018

Forestry company has deep roots at NAIT

Millar Western supports forestry students to stay on the cutting-edge.

Mar. 28, 2018

Success starts with 'in-your-face training'

How Clark Builders supports NAIT students and invests in the future.

Mar. 26, 2018

Carpentry scholarship builds student success

Patrick A. R. Smith Memorial Endowed Fund established in memory of former instructor.

Life changing support

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.

Mar. 23, 2018

Endowment honours former dean

After Ellen Hughes retired, partner Elaine established scholarships to support the next generation of chefs and restaurateurs.

Making a smooth transition from student to graduate

Since receiving scholarships, Taylor J. Oliwa graduated. Today, he says he’s grateful for the support, which helped him transition into a rewarding career coordinating repairs on fluid moving pumps.

Mar. 22, 2018

Alum creates new venture in custom weather forecasting

How NAIT graduate and storm chaser Nevin deMilliano turned a unique hobby into a business.

Mar. 21, 2018

Water a source of inspiration, cycle of giving

Alumnus sees importance of investing in water resources and students’ learning.

Mar. 20, 2018

Lifelong lessons about generosity

Carpentry alumnus Roger Dootson reflects back on his career and his support for the community.

Mar. 16, 2018

Scholarships help graduate spread her wings and fly

Recipient Sandra Prystupa finds career in the aviation industry to make the skies safer.

Mar. 16, 2018

Auto scholarship part of a proud family tradition

David Lazaruk’s memorial gift celebrates his father’s support of NAIT automotive apprentices

Mar. 16, 2018

Bursary supports the full NAIT student experience

Alumni Georg Wowk encourages students to get involved and pursue learning opportunities outside of the classroom.

Mar. 16, 2018

Partnership connects builder with potential employees

PCL Construction believes NAIT-trained graduates have a valuable role in its growth

Donations a key to student’s success

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.

Mar. 13, 2018

Student goes from automotive shops to world stage

Aaron Taves credits NAIT and industry donors for his world-class performance at WorldSkills in Abu Dhabi.

Mar. 12, 2018

Crane operator soars to new heights

Morgan Bosch proudly serves as a role model for young women in trades.

Mar. 09, 2018

CAE manikins push students’ limits

CAE Healthcare partnership prepares students through simulation.

Gift honours local leader and builds communities

NAIT unveils the Melton Crane and Hoisting Building named for Melcor Developments chairman.

Mar. 08, 2018

Instructor pays it forward to students

NAIT instructor and donor Garry Wilson shares why community is so important.

Mar. 08, 2018

International student seizes opportunity at NAIT

Jagrit Bajwa isn't just living the Canadian dream — he's living proof that opportunity, work ethic and a NAIT education open doors to a better future.

Mar. 08, 2018

Radio grad hopes to create a circle of giving

Radio personality helps students in program where he started his career.

Mar. 08, 2018

Thanks for the gift of giving

Thank-a-thon student caller inspired by donors to make a gift and help fellow students.

A third of staff contribute to NAIT it Forward

Staff raised $112,000 for the NAIT it Forward internal fundraising campaign last year.

Mar. 07, 2018

Cheese-making dreams come true with raw milk donation

How Alberta Milk’s gift-in-kind helps Culinary Arts students make a better quality cheese.

Essential: The NAIT Campaign

This year, we made history thanks to the support of nearly 4,000 donors, alumni, and community partners.

See the Impact