Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

NAIT convocation: Classes of 2020 and 2021 in pictures

Graduates show resilience through challenges

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.

“Many of you have done much – if not all – of your learning at NAIT virtually or in a blended format,” Gunter said. “You worked together to stay safe and keep each other safe while you continued to learn in NAIT labs and shops. These are significant achievements.

“Nothing has stopped you.”

Gunter made the remarks during virtual convocation ceremonies on June 5. Convocation was postponed last year because of COVID-19 health restrictions so this year’s festivities celebrated graduates from both academic years.

“As Alberta recovers, there is an opportunity to reimagine its future for the better. This is your time.

Gunter reinforced with graduates that, although the pandemic was a major challenge for students and staff alike, “do not discount the fact that you gained a unique skill set during this time.”

“NAIT graduates are valued by industry for their job-readiness. You have technical and employability skills that are in demand – and this alone makes you stand out,” she said. “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.

Ook wings mural in Feltham Centre

walking on Main Campus at NAIT

woman outfitted in PPE

raising a tipi on campus

inside Feltham Centre

Student pitch competition

friends on campus during the fall

NAIT students react to snow storm

Student blows snow from her hand

A Glazier student works in the shop at NAIT

Students built a lean-to shelter

Students skating in winter

students surveying

Researchers take water samples in the North Saskatchewan River

Research chef in NAIT's Centre for Culinary Innovation

Feltham Centre on Main Campus

A closed atrium at NAIT's Main Campus

physical distancing sign

Combined Lab and X-Ray Technology students

Female student conducts field work

Student conducts field work

Auto Body apprentice in the shop

Student competes at Skills Canada Alberta

Instructor monitors competitors at Skills Canada Alberta at NAIT

Culinary Arts student prepares dessert with a pastry piping bag

Radio and TV student in the TV studio at NAIT

An Electrical Engineering student in the lab

mechatronics equipment at NAIT

Edmonton's High Level Bridge lit up in NAIT blue


Board of Governors chair Ray Pisani prepares for a convocation speech


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