Jan 10, 2019 New Syncrude VP credits predecessor for establishing career path Syncrude’s newly appointed Vice President of Strategic Planning, Ken Bell, has a long history with the company and the community. In fact, during his first year of Engineering at Keyano College, it was a Syncrude guest speaker, Peter Read, who helped shape his career path. Now, more than 22 years later, Ken steps into his new role as Peter’s successor.
Jan 31, 2019 Syncrude employees continue to inspire each other to make safety personal Sometimes a simple gesture can have a big impact. For Angela Yarkie, her safety inspiration came from seeing fellow employee Mike Caldwell write the names of his family members on his work gloves as a personal reminder to work safe.
Feb 14, 2019 Syncrude Good Neighbours grants assist Fort McMurray traveling soccer team Jo-Jo Hill is proud to be born and raised in Fort McMurray. She's also happy to raise her family here. A second generation Syncrude employee, Jo-Jo is aware of the benefits available to employees, such as Good Neighbour volunteer and busing grants.
Feb 21, 2019 New vice president brings safety experience from around the world When Eddie Rollinson began his career as a chemical engineer in South Africa, he likely didn’t foresee one day living in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Eddie joined Syncrude on February 1, 2019 as our new Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE). He brings with him years of experience in the industry in areas such as technical, operations, HSE, and projects.
Mar 08, 2019 International Women's Day Feature: MLX panel demonstrates progress in leadership On International Women's Day, we're proud to share the story of Isabelle Shelvey, who helped lead Syncrude's Mildred Lake Extension (MLX) regulatory hearing panel, of which eight of 14 employees were female.
Mar 12, 2019 Celebrating our mining history: 20th anniversary of first bucketwheel reclaimer retirement Big trucks and shovels – that’s usually what comes to mind when you think of mining at Syncrude today. However, looking back 20 years ago, Syncrude’s mining machines were even bigger. Standing at about 30 metres above ground and 120 metres in length (longer than a football field), Syncrude’s bucketwheel reclaimers were first-generation oil sands equipment and are remembered as giants of mining. On March 11, 1999, Bucketwheel Reclaimer No. 2 was retired, marking a shift in mining at Syncrude.
Mar 20, 2019 Syncrude VP and son learn survival skills in outdoor overnight campout fundraiser Most of us take a warm bed and a roof over our head for granted, especially when winter weather arrives. To experience first-hand harsh northern Alberta conditions, the Centre of Hope recently held an outdoor winter survival fundraiser. Martin Carter, Syncrude's Vice President, Production – Upgrading, participated in the 24-hour event along with his 12-year-old son, Nathan.
Apr 01, 2019 Indigenous-directed films among award-winning features coming to Fort McMurray Lights, camera, action! From April 4-6, the Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) will bring “A Slice of EIFF” to the Keyano Theatre and Arts Centre in Fort McMurray. Sponsored by Syncrude, the festival highlights films from across the globe, including an opportunity for the community to learn more about Indigenous perspectives and reconciliation.
Apr 16, 2019 CEO Nicole Bourque-Bouchier to receive impressive award from CCAB Syncrude values our association with organizations such as the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and the recognition they provide companies and individuals. We also greatly appreciate the relationships with our Aboriginal neighbours and business community members that are an instrumental part of our organization.
Apr 17, 2019 Syncrude researchers trek through kilometres of snow as part of annual survey Syncrude annually conducts a variety of reclamation research studies and one of the largest is our snow survey. The Snow Survey Field Program quantifies snow depth, snow quality and snow chemistry across reclaimed sites. With snow shoes and sample jars in hand, Syncrude staff and contractors head out to collect snow samples and record snow measurements just before the start of spring.
Apr 18, 2019 Environmental student earns award for researching reclaimed land at Syncrude Learning in a classroom and applying that knowledge in the workplace can be a daunting task for some students, but Stephanie Over proved it was a seamless transition. Stephanie was the recent recipient of the Trace Associates Lakeland College Capstone Award, which she received for work completed during her co-op placement at Syncrude.
Apr 30, 2019 Fort McMurray votes for the Hub to receive $10,000 Syncrude donation Thousands of Fort McMurray residents left last weekend’s Spring Show & Market not only with new products and accessories, but the feeling they helped out a worthy cause. Syncrude was proud to promote three local non-profit organizations as well as give attendees the chance for vote for which should receive a $10,000 donation.
May 17, 2019 Syncrude preparing to commission full-scale closed circuit water return treatment demonstration project Syncrude’s full-scale closed circuit water return demonstration project will start operating this summer, 14 years after initial research began on treating mine water using petroleum coke.
May 21, 2019 Colouring contest reminds Syncrude employees of importance of being safe at work and home Colourful and creative drawings done by children have inspired Syncrude employees to think of safety in new ways. Myra Chippett, Senior Administrative Assistant, Maintenance Services, orchestrated a contest which involved children submitting illustrations of what safety means to them. The images serve as reminders that safety is not just contained at work, as well as ways to think think outside the box.
May 28, 2019 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.
Jun 05, 2019 Make Syncrude’s Project Falcon Turnaround your first choice We’ll complete our 2019 Fall Maintenance Turnaround safely and effectively with the support of the Building Trades unions and professional skilled tradespeople. For more than 50 years, Syncrude has been one of Canada’s most trusted, stable, reliable and respected oil sands operators.
Jul 17, 2019 Syncrude set to mark 55 years of advancing oil sands science The Syncrude Research and Development Centre in Edmonton is celebrating its 25th birthday in 2019. While truly a time for celebration, this milestone is also an opportunity to reflect on R&D's contributions to advancing science, technologies and innovation behind Canada’s oil sands industry over more than five decades.