Building better bridges to post-secondary education
Connections either big or small, direct or indirect, matter. For one Fort McMurray Catholic Schools student, a connection Syncrude made means his future is looking up and bright.
Robbie Buffalo, a Grade 11 student at Holy Trinity Catholic High School, says he’s looking forward to going to university to pursue his dream.Learn More
Syncrude investigates fatality at its Aurora site
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on June 6, Syncrude emergency crews responded to an incident involving an employee operating an excavator at its Aurora site. Unfortunately, the employee was fatally injured despite emergency response efforts. No other workers were injured.
Posted on June 7, 2021
When a lake is more than a lake
When Rochelle Young first started working at Syncrude 20 years ago, she heard about plans to turn the west in-pit tailings pond into a lake. “I remember wondering, ‘How is that actually possible? I was working as an environmental scientist and it was hard to imagine.”Learn More
Being a mother, being a leader
Driving a vehicle where the steering wheel sits two storeys off the ground while carrying a payload of close to one million pounds might intimidate some people. But Nicole Rymes, who had never even driven a pickup truck growing up in the Ottawa Valley, isn’t one of them.Learn More
A new partnership delivers benefits to Syncrude and McMurray Métis Local 1935
From clear blue summer skies to darkened, snowy winter days, Glen Noseworthy has made the same daily commute on Highway 63 between Fort McMurray to Syncrude’s Mildred Lake site for the past 17 years.Learn More
Home-grown leader returns to Syncrude as SVP
For new Senior Vice President Production Andrew Rosser moving to Fort McMurray and working with Syncrude feels like returning “home.”
“We’ve lived in a lot of different places but Fort McMurray is where I will always call home. It was my home for more than 30 years,” says Andrew.
‘Cake’ truck rolls to 100,000-hour milestone
When Liebherr’s new T 282 truck 17-139 first started rumbling down the haul roads in the Syncrude’s North Mine on March 24, 2005, 50 Cent’s Candy Shop topped the charts while moviegoers in Fort McMurray were flocking downtown to see the animated hit Robots at the Landmark Cinema.Learn More
Pathways 2021 magazine launches
There are many pathways to success. It can come from reconnecting ourselves with traditions through song and dance, from building outreach programs that connect students with communities, or from reflecting on the legacy of our parents and celebrating their impact on an entire community.Learn More
Skills Canada’s Try-a-Trade® program adds take-out to the menu
Syncrude would not exist without thousands of skilled trade workers who’ve built the company into what it is today. To continue attracting a young, diverse workforce, Syncrude supports organizations and programs that educate students about career opportunities in the trades.Learn More
Finding the footsteps of her ancestors
Growing up in Fort McMurray, Rochelle Young never celebrated her Indigenous roots, largely because her family didn’t talk about their heritage.
“I always knew I was Indigenous but there was no cultural practices in our home when I was growing up,” she says. “We just didn’t really talk about it very much.”
Syncrude employee run to promote the beauty of Wood Buffalo
It all started for Syncrude employee Jessica Leska as a way to keep fit during the winter months in Fort McMurray. Now, her passion for running will attempt to gain attention to the beauty of the area.Learn More
Micro-organism ‘hunter’ sees signs of progress in Base Mine Lake’s microbial communities
Peter Dunfield has spent a long and distinguished career poking around rice paddies, peatlands, volcanoes and tailings ponds searching for nature’s tiniest grazers, single-celled micro-organisms that chew up methane.Learn More
Helping prevent COVID-19 spread at work: a testimonial
Noah Brown, Process Operator – Conversion, had a full week off before Christmas. He decided to take a trip down to Edmonton to spend it with his girlfriend, as they both live alone.Learn More