Thank you for joining us at virtual Convocation! We were pleased to see so many of our grads joining from home with their families, and using the Socio platform to engage with one another. We hope you enjoyed the ceremony, videos, messages, social media filters and other exciting virtual opportunities to celebrate your accomplishments and connect with your classmates.
Below you'll find links to the ceremony recordings, congratulatory videos, a letter from the Premier and the Edmonton Journal feature so you can experience your favourite parts of Convocation again or share them with loved ones. You can also view information about this year's Honourary Degree recipients.
On June 5, we celebrated
from the 2020 and 2021 classes
Hon Jason Kenny, Premier of Alberta wrote a letter to the NAIT class of 2021, congratulating you on all you have accomplished. Take a moment to read his remarks.
Convocation goes by so quickly, but with these recordings of your virtual ceremonies, you can re-live the experience or share it with family and friends.
Dignitaries, NAIT staff, alumni and more also wanted to extend their congratulations on this important milestone. We stitched their heartfelt messages together for you!
Our 2021 graduating class will be featured in the Edmonton Journal on Monday, June 7, 2021. Our 2020 graduating class was featured on Saturday, June 6, 2020.
On Friday, June 4, the High Level Bridge was lit up in NAIT blue in honour of our grads!
We loved seeing so many grads and their loved ones driving by to check out this beautiful display celebrating their accomplishments.
We set up a Kudoboard where the faculty members you've come to know, your loved ones, and others could share notes and pictures celebrating your time at NAIT.
The selfies and photos you shared using our Convocation filters, as well as the pictures you uploaded of you in your gown made this event so special!
Honorary degrees are awarded to individuals that have provided a significant contribution to the local, national or international community. This year's recipients have made outstanding impacts in our community, which you can read about in their bios.
Read Shane's bio
Read Linda's bio
Read Daryl's bio
Read Dr. Rajotte's bio
Established in 1873, the Governor General's Medal is one of the most prestigious awards for academic achievement in Canada. The collegiate bronze medal is awarded at the post-secondary diploma level.
This year's recipient is Danine Noble, an alum of the Digital Media and IT program, with a focus in Web Design and Development. Join us in congratulating Danine for this incredible achievement!
Read Danine's bio
The classes of 2020 and 2021 should be proud of their accomplishments and the education they received at NAIT, and especially for persevering during the pandemic “when the world ground to a halt,” said president and CEO Laura Jo Gunter.
“As Alberta recovers, there is an opportunity to reimagine its future for the better. This is your time.”
To celebrate a remarkable two years, we’re pleased to share moments captured by our photo team.
When the pandemic put the world on standstill in spring 2020, Megan Culbert was one of the thousands of Albertans left out of work and pondering what was next.
Richard Baty believes that life truly begins outside your comfort zone of routine and familiarity. Little did he know, however, that his own life would start anew in a place of such discomfort.
Conway Belcourt’s love of running propelled him toward Personal Fitness Trainer program
For Levi Lawton, a light switch that’s installed too high on a wall is one more barrier and reminder that some buildings are not designed with him or accessibility in mind.
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