Syncrude invests $500,000 in Environment Gallery at TELUS World of Science -
NORTHERN ALBERTA, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Syncrude's $500,000 investment will
support science education through the operations of the Syncrude Environment
Gallery at the TELUS World of Science - Edmonton.
The Syncrude Environment Gallery encourages dialogue about energy solutions
and the complex issues surrounding environmental science by giving visitors
first-hand experience with oil sands and information on the role of science in
addressing environmental impacts. The gallery also features information on
topics that include recycling, weather, geological sciences and alternative
"Our new Syncrude Environment Gallery combines the latest technology with
interactive experiences. Our visitors are immersed in the scientific process
and can develop their own understanding of how we know what we know about the
environment," says George Smith, President and CEO, TELUS World of Science -
Edmonton. "To inspire life-long learning, we have developed an experience that
builds critical thinking skills and embraces the thrill of scientific
discovery. The gallery helps to build the skills and knowledge needed for
understanding the complex system of environmental science."
The gallery opened in October 2012 following a $2-million investment by the
science centre to build an interactive gallery focused on Alberta connections
and understanding the complexity of environmental science.
"Science and innovation have fueled Syncrude since day one," says Syncrude
President and CEO Scott Sullivan. "We are proud to support this environment
gallery that gives visitors an opportunity to learn first-hand how science is
key to addressing the environmental impacts in our world."
Syncrude began with a research department in Edmonton nearly half a century
ago in 1964. Today, more than half of the company's research spending and
programs are directed toward improving its environmental performance.
Syncrude has been a long-time supporter of programs and facilities for
northern Alberta residents. In the last five years, Syncrude has invested
close to $6 million in a variety of Edmonton-based programs.
The Syncrude Project is a Joint Venture undertaking among Canadian Oil Sands
Limited, Imperial Oil Resources, Mocal Energy Limited, Murphy Oil Company
Ltd., Nexen Oil Sands Partnership, Sinopec Oil Sands Partnership and Suncor
Energy Ventures Partnership.
TELUS World of Science - Edmonton is a broad-based science centre inspiring
and motivating people to learn about and contribute to science and technology.
The centre is a leader in providing high quality, interactive programs and
exhibits for the Alberta community, and attracted more than 500,000 visitors
in 2012. The centre provides an avenue for both learning and entertainment
which sparks the imagination of people of all ages. The Edmonton Space &
Science Foundation is a non-profit organization that operates TELUS World of
Science - Edmonton.
Cheryl Robb, Syncrude, 780-717-9638 or Syncrude's website atwww.syncrude.com
Mike Steger, TELUS World of Science - Edmonton, 780-452-9100
SOURCE: Syncrude Canada Ltd.
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