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Jan. 20, 2023

Tenacity exemplified

NAIT student award winner shares how her unwavering dedication is producing long-lasting results in career and education.

Dec. 08, 2022

Ledcor Student Awards 2022

Congratulations to 18 deserving NAIT students who recently received Ledcor Group scholarship and awards.

Dec. 01, 2022

Sandvik Coromant and NAIT continue to shape future of machining

NAIT’s machinist students keep ahead of the innovation curve with renewed support from long-standing industry partner, Sandvik Coromant.

Nov. 30, 2022

Touchpoints of influence

Machinist apprentice chats about his journey to a career in trades and the impact of receiving NAIT student awards.

Nov. 28, 2022

NAIT bursary comes through in the clutch

A fateful late-night email helps business management student regain momentum and meet program requirements.

Nov. 15, 2022

PCL Student Awards 2022

Congratulations to 22 NAIT students on receiving PCL Century of Construction Excellence and Vanguard awards for their academic success.

Nov. 03, 2022

Myshak Group of Companies champions hands-on learning

More than $1.2 million in equipment and scholarships supports future crane operators

Oct. 18, 2022

$15 million province-wide investment to fund scholarships for construction careers

Residential homebuilders are laying a strong foundation to help build the next generation of skilled tradespeople, thanks to a $15 million investment campaign.

Sep. 29, 2022

Doug Wotherspoon shares why he gives through NAIT it Forward

NAIT’s director of enterprise CRM, Doug Wotherspoon, shares his thoughts on the importance of philanthropy and how changing simple habits can help students in need.

Sep. 21, 2022

Harnessing the power of education to create a legacy of opportunity

One of NAIT’s most philanthropic individual donors prior to her passing earlier this year, Lucille MacPherson dedicated her life to helping others.

Sandvik Coromant Student Awards

Thanks to a generous gift from Sandvik Coromant, 12 students in Machinist Technology received financial support in their studies. Meet the students and hear what this gift means to them!

PCL award winners celebrated

Congratulations to 16 NAIT students on receiving PCL Century of Construction Excellence awards for their academic success. Thank you to PCL Construction for supporting NAIT students.

Scholarships make goals possible

Thanks to the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, NAIT student athletes have access to scholarships to succeed on the ice and in the classroom.

Apr. 28, 2021

Donor helps people succeed through scholarships and personal fitness

NAIT graduate Mark Kay is committed to giving back to his profession by supporting Personal Fitness Trainer students.

Apr. 22, 2021

Scholarships help student provide a better life for her family

As the sole provider for her family, one of the most difficult – and rewarding – decisions Samantha Richards ever made was taking the leap of faith to make a career change.

Feb. 16, 2021

Partnership built on investments in skilled talent and innovation

Spartan Controls receives the inaugural Distinguished Industry Partner Award.

Nov. 19, 2020

Long-time donor and alumnus recognized for supporting education

Orest Myroon is among donors celebrated for National Philanthropy Day.

Making career success possible

Meet the NAIT student recipients of the PCL Century of Construction Excellence Awards.

Sep. 25, 2020

A well-measured career leads to gift for student awards

Bursary donor honours his life’s work as a surveyor and entrepreneur by supporting geomatics students.

Sep. 22, 2020

Donors respond to the call for help

How the COVID-19 Student Relief Fund came to students’ aid during the pandemic.

Sep. 22, 2020

Remembering a telecom giant

See the enduring impact of long-time friend and the namesake of the JR Shaw School of Business.

Aug. 04, 2020

The miracle maker: Animal health scholarship named for dedicated vet

Carla Cumming Sojonky establishes endowment to improve animal welfare.

May. 15, 2020

A challenge inspires students to think creatively

Students pitch ideas to reimagine home buying

May. 15, 2020

Emergency bursary gives student hope and a home

Willow Shelley is thankful to donors for helping her when she needed it most

May. 15, 2020

Sowing the seeds of social entrepreneurship

Scholarship recipient Jonathan Mui is making a difference in his community - one plant at a time.

May. 15, 2020

Working together to overcome challenges

When NAIT cancelled in-person classes to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the entire campus united in inspiring ways

Nov. 18, 2019

Partnership supports next generation of machinists

Sandvik Coromant helps students practice hands-on skills

Sep. 17, 2019

A family’s dream comes full circle

Scholarship recipient follows in mother’s footsteps

Apr. 12, 2019

Bursaries a key ingredient for success

Recent graduate gives back to Baking and Pastry Arts students

Apr. 12, 2019

Flight and fight

Emergency bursaries help student overcome loss after devastating fire.

Apr. 12, 2019

Scholarships support best in class

NAIT hospitality instructor gives back to her profession with scholarships

May. 31, 2018

Former Sinclair Supply president led with a generous heart

Dan Sorochan’s belief in people underpin his business and support for community.

May. 28, 2018

Education opens doors to a better life

NAIT alum remembers early struggles as a student with donation to bursaries.

May. 28, 2018

Scholarships help new mom pursue dreams

Sadie Holt thankful to the donors who helped her graduate.

May. 28, 2018

Strong ties build community

NAIT alum Jason Gregor supports bursaries for next generation of radio talent.

May. 16, 2018

Scholarships help student on his path to convocation

Recent Alternative Energy Technology grad Chris Crevier looks back on how scholarships supported his success.

Apr. 25, 2018

Opening doors for residential design

NAIT grads support architectural technology students with scholarships and mentorship.

Apr. 12, 2018

Overcoming barriers to academic success

NAIT staffer honours parents' memory with bursaries to help students in need.

Mar. 29, 2018

Company invests in NAIT students to help improve lives

Gilead supports students who contribute to the manufacturing of life-saving medicine.

Mar. 28, 2018

Forestry company has deep roots at NAIT

Millar Western supports forestry students to stay on the cutting-edge.

Mar. 26, 2018

Carpentry scholarship builds student success

Patrick A. R. Smith Memorial Endowed Fund established in memory of former instructor.

Mar. 23, 2018

Endowment honours former dean

After Ellen Hughes retired, partner Elaine established scholarships to support the next generation of chefs and restaurateurs.

Mar. 22, 2018

Alum creates new venture in custom weather forecasting

How NAIT graduate and storm chaser Nevin deMilliano turned a unique hobby into a business.

Mar. 21, 2018

Water a source of inspiration, cycle of giving

Alumnus sees importance of investing in water resources and students’ learning.

Mar. 20, 2018

Lifelong lessons about generosity

Carpentry alumnus Roger Dootson reflects back on his career and his support for the community.

Mar. 16, 2018

Scholarships help graduate spread her wings and fly

Recipient Sandra Prystupa finds career in the aviation industry to make the skies safer.

Mar. 16, 2018

Auto scholarship part of a proud family tradition

David Lazaruk’s memorial gift celebrates his father’s support of NAIT automotive apprentices

Mar. 16, 2018

Bursary supports the full NAIT student experience

Alumnus Georg Wowk encourages students to get involved and pursue learning opportunities outside of the classroom.

Mar. 16, 2018

Partnership connects builder with potential employees

PCL Construction believes NAIT-trained graduates have a valuable role in its growth

Mar. 13, 2018

Student goes from automotive shops to world stage

Aaron Taves credits NAIT and industry donors for his world-class performance at WorldSkills in Abu Dhabi.

Mar. 08, 2018

International student seizes opportunity at NAIT

Jagrit Bajwa isn't just living the Canadian dream — he's living proof that opportunity, work ethic and a NAIT education open doors to a better future.

Mar. 08, 2018

Radio grad hopes to create a circle of giving

Radio personality helps students in program where he started his career.