Hello, fellow students!
My name is Renata S. Medeiros, and I am thrilled to come back as your Vice President Academic for 2022/2023!
I am an international student from Brazil. I graduated from NAIT’s Photographic Technology program in 2021 and am now pursuing my bachelor’s degree in the BTech program. During my three years at NAIT, I had the chance to volunteer in multiple events and was able to create meaningful connections with peers that I am sure will last for years! And this is a tip for you – if you are looking to engage with campus life and make the most out of your time at NAIT, make sure to participate in our NAITSA events and get some volunteer hours! The time you will spend studying here will pass by fast, so take the opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime.
During these past years, we’ve had some ups and (many) downs, and being able to serve as your VP Academic allowed me to connect with hundreds of students and listen to what they had to say and what you need to be successful. It opened my eyes to what services could be improved to make your experience better at NAIT, and that is why I decided to come back for a second term. There is still a lot to be done, and I believe we can work together to improve your experience while at the institution.
As your VP Academic, I can support you with any academic grievances you may be facing. For example, if you’ve been having an issue with an instructor or a peer, got a grade you believe doesn’t reflect your work, or anything related to your studies that you would like me to know about and advocate for it, feel free to contact me to talk about it. I can provide you with the resources available to you as a student, guide you through them, and be your moral/emotional support person during meetings with NAIT staff that you don’t feel comfortable being by yourself.
Feel free to stop me in the hallway, come to the NAITSA office, or email me at email@example.com if you would like to chat! I am excited to connect with you all, and I hope you have a fantastic year!