NAIT group award winners, achievers and group developers – 2023

NAIT group award winners, achievers and group developers – 2023

Leaders, innovators, creators and extra!

4 instances a yr, we percentage information of the winners of awards, earners of acknowledgement, and different group developers amongst NAIT alumni, scholars and body of workers. Please sign up for us in congratulating them!

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October – December 2022

Science, era and crops

The thirty third annual ASTech awards have been held final November at NAIT’s Productiveness and Innovation Centre, the place NAIT body of workers took place to be recipients. Dr. Amanda Schoonmaker, Dr. Jean-Marie Sobze (pictured above) and Dr. Bin Xu have been identified for his or her paintings as researchers on the Centre for Boreal Analysis within the Peace River area. The awards exhibit development in science and era throughout Alberta.

Excelling in entrepreneurship

NAIT group award winners, achievers and group developers – 2023

Trade in Edmonton mag introduced its annual management awards in October 2022. As standard, numerous grads have been some of the recipients:

  • Rob Jennings (Advertising ’88), president and founding father of FKA, a advertising and marketing and communications company with places of work in Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto
  • Douglas Kinsella (Mechanical Engineering Era ’98), president of Impulse Downhole Gear, a company devoted to innovation in oilfield drilling
  • Mickie Poon (Digital Provider Technician ’86), CEO of Karlen Crew, an Edmonton-based basic contractor with 5 many years of revel in
  • Mike Schoenberger (Telecommunications Engineering Era ’90), CEO of Sunco, a family-owned communications and set up corporate
  • Hubert Lau (Laptop Techniques Era ’91, pictured above), president and CEO of TrustBix, which tracks and verifies provide chain data within the agrifood sector

Dennis Sheppard, dean of NAIT’s JR Shaw Faculty of Trade, served as a contest pass judgement on.

She’s were given grit

JR Shaw Faculty of Trade Advertising pupil Mikayla Balfour took best spot on the Pitch it to Me festival held through Mawji Centre for New Undertaking and Pupil Entrepreneurship final December. Balfour is the founding father of Grit Snow, an outerwear clothes corporate aiming to empower and encourage girls.

The win follows first-place finishes at different contemporary pitch competitions the place Balfour bested pupil marketers from post-secondary institutes throughout Alberta.

Younger and gifted

peter keith, nait grad and cofounder of meuwly's deli

Every yr, Edify mag broadcasts its prestigious Best 40 Underneath 40 roster – and, every yr, it contains NAIT grads. In 2022, we have been proud to look 3 indexed some of the newest staff of group developers:

  • Peter Keith (Cook dinner ’12, pictured above), cofounder of Meuwly’s, an artisanal deli simply west of downtown Edmonton
  • Jake Kubiski (Electrician ’10), CEO and founding father of Kuby Renewable Power
  • Bruno Schiavon (Graphic Signal Arts ’04), proprietor and Realtor at The Foundry Actual Property Co.

Easiest in development

A number of grads earned honours on the 2022 Development Trade and Land Construction Alberta Affiliation awards, which acknowledge excellence some of the design, renovation and construction group.

Amongst them have been Tyler McNaughton (Architectural Era ’05), design supervisor for Aquarian Renovations, winner of the renovator’s selection and external renovation classes. Impact House Developers took the house reno $400,000-$750,000 class. The Impact workforce contains grads basic supervisor Les Wold (Implemented Banking and Trade ’92) and venture managers Dave Brettelle (Wood worker ’05) and Dominic Emmelkamp (Wood worker ’09).

An Edmonton first

Take a excursion of Impact House Developers headquarters, Edmonton’s first off-grid place of work!

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Congrats to the automobile painter

On Oct. 22, Dorien Lozeau (Auto Frame Technician ’22) earned a medallion of excellence and a distinct award for sustainability for his efficiency at WorldSkills 2022 in Denmark. Lozeau was once certainly one of 3 NAIT apprentices to compete within the tournament, ceaselessly billed because the Olympics of the trades. He competed towards 11 different apprentices from all over the world.

The WorldSkills  3

Meet NAIT’s 2022 WorldSkills competition, the 3 apprentices we interviewed prematurely in their competitions final fall.

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An oustanding studio

An Edmonton photograph studio just lately changed into one of the celebrated in Canada. Robert Bray Portrait Design is the pro house of its founder Robert Bray (Photographic Era ’79) and  Railene Hooper (Photographic Era ’16). Each  have been large winners on the 2022 Skilled Photographers of Canada awards.

Bray earned the honor of being named Alberta Photographer of the 12 months (his sixth time, along with being a three-time winner of the Canadian identify).  Hooper is Alberta’s first wedding ceremony photographer of the yr. She additionally gained perfect in school for photojournalistic wedding ceremony and for wedding ceremony staff.

“I’m over-the-moon honoured to be the primary recipient of this award,” Hooper instructed the Grove Examiner. “This has made me wish to be much more inventive.”

A wild contribution

chris kallal, nait grad and founder of wild and pine

Wild + Pine founder Chris Kallal (Woodland Era ’10) was once named an rising chief for 2023 as a part of the Blank 50, a popularity program for Canadian leaders in sustainability. Clean50 rising leaders are 35 and beneath and come with the ones “whose contribution is oversized in comparison to their age.”

The award recognizes Kallal’s distinctive efforts towards wooded area recovery, construction of novel greenhouse era, and Wild + Pine’s personal efforts at company environmental sustainability and responsibility.

Within the identify of the Queen

ashif mawji, nait grad and tech entrepreneur

To mark the seventieth anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne, the Alberta executive started awarding remarkable Albertans with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee medal in 2022. Regardless of the Queen’s dying, recipients will proceed to be named till February.

Lately, medals got to serial tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Ashif Mawji (Laptop Techniques Era ’92, pictured above), Monita Chapman (Advertising ’06), author of Lemonade Stand Day, an initiative that has raised greater than $355,000 for the Stollery Youngsters’s Health facility, and Benveet Gill (Clinical Radiologic Era ’03), founding father of ReYu Paralysis Restoration Centre, which is helping purchasers thru activity-based coaching.

NAIT president and CEO Laura Jo Gunter was once previous named a recipient of the award.

A beautiful proposition

In November 2022, the Sherwood Park and District Chamber of Trade identified Kingsley Occasions with its Group Appeal award. Kingsley is owned through Vanessa Antoniuk (Advertising ’00), and is the organizer of the Nosh Meals Fest and the Wholly Hand-crafted artisanal marketplace. After weathering pandemic restrictions that interfered with each occasions, Antoniuk is seeing renewed luck.

“Now we’re again having in-person occasions and they’re busier and higher than ever,” she mentioned upon receiving her award.

For discerning diners

ernest's dining room at NAIT

In 2022, Ernest’s was once honoured with a Diners’ Selection award from on-line reservation platform OpenTable. The on-campus eating place gives buyers a fine-dining revel in whilst offering a hands-on studying revel in to its body of workers of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Control scholars. 

Consistent with, the awards “acknowledge remarkable eating places in response to comments from hundreds of native diners.”

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