NAIT recognizes exceptional alumni and partners with annual awards

Published on February 21, 2023

NAIT is very pleased to announce the 2022 NAIT Celebrates award winners – the polytechnic’s annual recognition campaign to honor and celebrate distinguished NAIT graduates and supporters for their remarkable contributions to industry and society. 

The 2022 recipients have made great contributions to the Alberta business community, environmental education and climate sustainability; are strong voices for Albertans on issues related to health and health care including creating safe and inclusive environments for marginalized communities; and are enthusiastic supporters of the value of a polytechnic education.  

NAIT congratulates the following recipients and thanks them for their continued support of their communities and the polytechnic. 

Alumni award recipients 

Supporters of the institute recipients 

  • Arnold Rumbold is the 2022 Distinguished Friend of the Institute recipient recognizing his exceptional commitment to NAIT and significant impact in the community. READ MORE
  • ConocoPhillips Canada is the 2022 Distinguished Industry Partner for their long-standing partnership with NAIT, funding applied research projects as well as power engineering and geoscience programs at the polytechnic since 1983, and their role as a leader in industry and the community. READ MORE


“NAIT Celebrates gives us an opportunity to celebrate grads, friends, and partners of NAIT, recognizing their outstanding achievements and thanking them for their continued support of our proudly polytechnic approach to education. Our 2022 award recipients embody our values of respect, creativity, collaboration, and accountability. They are leaders in their fields and their communities, and we’re just so honoured to celebrate their inspiring contributions." - Melanie Rogers, VP External, NAIT 

Learn more 

Nominations for the 2023 NAIT Celebrates awards open on Mar. 6 and run until Mar. 31. Anyone can nominate an inspiring NAIT alumni who is making a meaningful impact in their career, industry or community at

About NAIT

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and skilled trades. With more than 38,000 credit and non-credit students and a 98 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads help fuel the economic engine of the province. NAIT also contributes to Alberta's prosperity by helping businesses and communities become more competitive through industry-driven applied research and corporate training. Recognized as one of Alberta's top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, industry partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

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