New dean named for School of Applied Sciences and Technology

Published on March 16, 2017

Stewart Cook has been named dean of NAIT’s School of Applied Sciences and Technology, a role he filled as interim dean since September 2016

Cook began his NAIT career more than 20 years ago as an instructor in the Machinist program, holding progressively more senior positions including associate chair and chair of the program. He became an associate dean in the School of Skilled Trades in 2012. Cook has also represented NAIT in Havana as an instructor for Corporate and International Training.

In addition to being a long-serving academic staff member, Stewart is an alumnus, having completed the Machinist apprenticeship program in 1989.

NAIT’s School of Applied Sciences and Technology offers degrees, two-year diplomas and one-year certificate programs to prepare learners for a wide range of in-demand careers in science and technology. There are more than 40 programs in the school that include the natural sciences, environmental management, sustainable design, digital media and graphics, photography and broadcasting, mechanical and electrical engineering technology, and information systems technology.


Kevin Shufflebotham, vice-president academic (interim) 
“We’re thrilled to recognize the talent and commitment Stewart brings from within the NAIT community. We were impressed not only by his leadership skills, but by his dedication to this institution and its values.”

Stewart Cook, dean, School of Applied Sciences and Technology
“This is a great group of people to work with, from the instructors and support staff to the leadership team. I see huge potential here and I look forward to being part of it.”


School of Applied Sciences and Technology

About NAIT

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With nearly 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to Alberta’s prosperity. Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

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