Convocation 2022

Thank you for joining us at Convocation 2022! We were pleased to see so many of our grads celebrating with their families, friends, and fellow classmates. We hope you enjoyed the ceremony, special remarks, videos, and messages to celebrate your accomplishments. 


Below you'll find links to the ceremony recordings, congratulatory messages, a letter from the Premier and the Convocation booklet 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 May 5 -7, we celebrated

6,587 students

from the 2022 classes

Congratulations from the Premier

Hon Jason Kenny, Premier of Alberta wrote a letter to the NAIT class of 2022, congratulating you on all you have accomplished. Take a moment to read his remarks. 

Ceremony recordings

Convocation goes by so quickly, but with these recordings of your ceremonies, you can re-live the experience or share it with family and friends. 

Convocation Booklet

Congratulations class of 2022! As a special memento, NAIT’s 2022 graduating class is showcased in the special Convocation booklet.

Notes from family, friends and more

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. 

High level bridge lit up for Convocation

High Level Bridge lighting

On Thursday, May 5, 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. 


NAIT Retrospective Slideshow

Watch this slideshow as it takes you through decades of NAIT student life using a selection of images from our archive.

Convocation Alumni Stories

Listen and watch as Alumni tell their NAIT story and offer congratulations to the class of 2022!

Honorary Degree Recipients

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. 


Angela Armstrong

Edmonton business leader Angela Armstrong receives honorary degree for championing women in industry and entrepreneurship.

Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe

NAIT alum Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe receives honorary degree for spotlighting Black music and culture.

Kelsey Mitchell

NAIT grad Kelsey Mitchell receives honorary degree for unwavering dedication and determination.

Mauro Chies

NAIT alum Mauro Chies receives honorary degree for a unique focus on the well-being of Albertans.

Governor General's Academic Medal

The Governor General’s Academic Medal was first awarded in 1873 by the Earl of Dufferin, and has since become one of the most prestigious awards that a student in a Canadian educational institution can receive. The Governor General of Canada continues this tradition of encouraging scholarship across the nation and recognizing outstanding students.

Notable past recipients include prime ministers Kim Campbell and Pierre Trudeau, premiers Robert Bourassa, Tommy Douglas and Robert Stanfield, and author Gabrielle Roy. The Collegiate Bronze medal is awarded to the student who achieves the highest overall average upon graduation from a diploma level, post-secondary program.

The latest recipient at NAIT is Justine Gargula (Magnetic Resonance Imaging ’21).“I would like to thank my instructors and clinical coordinator who were pivotal to my success,” says Gargula. “I also would like to thank my friends and family for their unwavering support all these years.”

Grad stories and more

NAIT Convocation 2022: The year in pictures

A look back on a successful year of resilience and perseverance – recognizable with or without PPE.

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The biology of the brewery (and beyond)

A search for microbial bugs in beer points to opportunities for students

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From underdogs to overachievers

Ooks women’s basketball team scores polytechnic’s first national championship in a women’s league sport

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Like son like father

Network Engineering Technology students Bill and Taylor Knopp lived, studied and graduated together

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The Tokyo Connection

How Erdem Guner earned his Hospitality Management diploma from half a world away

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Blazing a trail in the trades

Solome Lwanga paves the way for women apprentices to follow in her footsteps

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