NAIT set to commemorate the Class of 2024 with annual Convocation ceremonies

Published on June 19, 2024

NAIT will celebrate the achievements of the graduating class of 2024 during the polytechnic’s annual Convocation ceremonies, taking place June 24, 25 and 26 at the Edmonton Convention Centre. 

More than 4,085 graduates from NAIT’s degree, diploma and certificate programs comprise the Class of 2024.  

The achievements of these graduates were made evident throughout the year in many ways.  

  • Disaster and Emergency Management student Tamara Rose played an integral role in planning and executing NAIT’s first-ever, student-led interdisciplinary emergency response simulation to help School of Health and Life Sciences student prepare for real-world scenarios. LEARN MORE
  • Entrepreneur and soon-to-be Bachelor of Business Administration graduate Mikalya Balfour (Marketing ‘22) is changing the game for inclusive snowboarding apparel with her company Nexarina and its mission to supply women with stylish, functional snowboarding apparel that actually fits them. LEARN MORE.  
  • Jescor Dapat, Rachel Mogg, and Nina van Genderen — three Mechanical Engineering Technology students — completed their program by designing a potentially life-changing device for wheelchair users. LEARN MORE

Like Rose, Balfour, Dapat, Mogg and van Genderen, the Class of 2024 are concluding their student journeys at NAIT equipped with the skills and competencies they need to succeed. NAIT graduates are making a meaningful impact in communities across Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and the world. 

“Convocation marks an important milestone in the student journey and is a special acknowledgement of the hard work and accomplishments of the Class of 2024.” says Peter Leclaire, NAIT vice-president, academic. “The graduates leave NAIT prepared to enter, or return to, a dynamic and changing workforce, carrying with them the knowledge, aptitude and experiences they gained through their high-quality polytechnic education to make an impact in their chosen field. We are proud of each graduate on this remarkable achievement and the bright futures that lie ahead.” 

At convocation, graduates will hear from special guests including the 2024 honorary degree and diploma recipients. Each ceremony will be livestreamed at, so family and friends living anywhere in the world can join the celebration in an accessible way. 

WHAT:        NAIT Convocation 2024 

WHERE:     Edmonton Convention Centre (9797 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB) 

WHEN:        Monday, June 24 - Wednesday, June 26                    


  • Monday, June 24 at 10 a.m. 
    • JR Shaw School of Business programs 
  • Monday, June 24 at 2 p.m. 
    • JR Shaw School of Business programs 
    • Honorary Degree Recipient: Mark McNeill (Marketing '82), Honorary Bachelor of Business Administration  
  • Tuesday, June 25 at 10 a.m. 
    • School of Health and Life Sciences programs 
    • Honorary Degree Recipient: Suzanne McAdam, Honorary Bachelor of Technology 
  • Tuesday, June 25 at 2 p.m. 
    • School of Applied Sciences and Technology and School of Skilled Trades programs 
    • Honorary Diploma Recipient: Arnold Rumbold, Honorary Electrical Installations Technology diploma  
  •  Wednesday, June 26 at 10 a.m. 
  •  Wednesday, June 26 at 2 p.m. 
    • School of Applied Sciences and Technology programs 
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