Welcome to NAIT!

Published on August 24, 2022

Welcome to NAIT!

I’m Gerard Hayes, NAIT’s vice-president of Students & Campus Life. I’m so pleased to welcome you to the start of a new school year. 

For some of you, this is your first year of post-secondary—an exciting time as you start preparing for your career. For others, this is the continuation of your learning journey, and we’re thrilled to welcome you back. 

My role is all about enhancing the student experience and ensuring you are supported and that you succeed. We know that life often presents us with challenges that can impact us in various ways, and that’s why we offer a wide range of services and support for students. 

We’re here to support you

Whether you need support with your mental health, learning or finances, or you’re looking for ways to meet your physical, emotional and spiritual needs, or you want to build cultural connections, there is something for everyone, virtually and in person. 

I encourage you to explore what we offer and reach out when you need support. You don’t need to be struggling to reach out; connect early and often. That’s why we’re here.

Over the next few weeks, you’ll have an opportunity to participate in several events and activities to help introduce you to NAIT. I encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities to connect with your peers and NAIT staff. I also encourage you to check the MyNAIT portal often, as staff post important information and resources that you’ll find helpful. 

On behalf of the Students & Campus Life team, I wish you the very best as you start this school year and thank you for choosing NAIT. I look forward to meeting you as I’m out and about on our campuses.

Gerard Hayes
Vice-President, Students & Campus Life

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