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There’s something about our people that sets them apart. It’s an energy. A drive that streams through our offices, out to our work sites and into our neighbourhoods. It’s what drives us to be leaders in our industry, involved in our community and one of Canada’s most respected workplaces.

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From Syncrude’s United Way to COVID-19 Response Team: Celebrating Women’s History Month

Many roles, tasks and priorities shifted in March when Syncrude placed emphasis on response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Past Syncrude United Way Campaign Chair, and one to dive in to help when needed, Team Leader, Technical, Maria McLean, took charge as Compliance Monitoring Lead for the COVID-19 Response Team (CRT).

Posted on October 13, 2020
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A lasting legacy

The Alexander family has more than a lifetime worth of years-of-service at Syncrude, and that’s a family legacy they are proud to share.
Allison Alexander is a Heavy Equipment Operator for Tailing and Lease Development projects team, and he’s not shy about sharing that his immediate family has about 136 years of service with Syncrude, and even more with extended family members.

Posted on September 24, 2020
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A real Toy Story: Aurora’s new mine demonstration model

When Damien Alexander was a youngster, he would spend hours playing with his backhoes, loaders and dump trucks. Little did he know that many years later, he would be using those same backyard skills to build a training model for new heavy equipment operators in his role as trainer at Aurora.

Posted on January 29, 2020
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Three billion barrels: Employees share their journey

It’s a milestone that has taken 24,000 employees, thousands of contractors and 41 years in the making.

Posted on October 30, 2019
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What does it take to land the “best job ever”?

For Syncrude’s Wal Kur, it took determination and diligence, not to mention some helpful insider guidance.

Posted on September 30, 2019
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A lifetime behind the lens

Chances are if you attend a Fort McMurray Oil Barons hockey or Giants baseball game, you’ve seen Syncrude Inspection Advisor Dan Lines. Not on the ice or field, but on the sidelines snapping photos of the games.

Posted on February 10, 2020
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3BB: Our story through partnerships

Producing three billion barrels of oil takes some help and Syncrude has plenty of it from different communities, businesses and organizations.

Posted on November 10, 2019
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3BB: Our story through the generations

Contributions from two generations helped Syncrude reach a major milestone earlier this month. The company has now produced three billion barrels of oil, making it the largest single source of crude production in Canada’s history.

Posted on October 31, 2019
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Safety top of mind as Syncrude prepares for the biggest project of 2019

Anyone who has helped organize an event, whether big or small, can appreciate the amount of coordination and planning it takes to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Posted on August 13, 2019
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A Look Back: ‘Discovery’ Dragline was a Towering Presence in Syncrude Mine

Lorne Wyatt used to climb to the top of the dragline boom or the mast every dayshift, to a metal grated perch more than 180 feet above the mine.

Posted on July 8, 2019
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Syncrude celebrates Good Neighbours Busing Grant milestone as more than $1 million in transportation provided to Wood Buffalo-based teams and organizations in 10 years

Ten years ago today Syncrude established its Good Neighbours Busing Grant. It was intended to provide youth in the Wood Buffalo region with safe transportation to sporting events, conferences, and workshops. But 515 grants and more than a million dollars later, it’s clear the program has more to offer than a ride from point A to point B.

Posted on May 28, 2019
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