FORT MCMURRAY, AB, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Aboriginal students attending MacEwan
University will benefit from the new Stephen Mandel Aboriginal Business Award,
established through an endowment from Syncrude Canada Ltd.
The award was created to recognize and support the efforts led by Edmonton's
outgoing mayor. During his nine-year tenure, Mandel established Edmonton as a
benchmark among Canadian cities in the area of Aboriginal Relations, receiving
recognition from the Canadian Federation of Municipalities and UNESCO.
"Mayor Mandel's commitment to ensuring the long-term success of Aboriginal
people living in the Capital Region mirrors Syncrude's long-held vision for
Aboriginal people in Alberta," said Scott Sullivan, President and CEO. "On
behalf of Syncrude, I would like to personally thank Mayor Mandel for his
leadership and all his contributions."
Beginning in 2014, the annual $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one
student who is enrolled full-time or part-time in any program in the School of
Business, who provides proof of confirmed First Nations, Metis or Inuit
heritage, is in good academic standing and who submits a completed application
form including the identification of their community.
For more than 40 years, Syncrude has been working to ensure local Aboriginal
people achieve success in all areas that affect quality of life including
education, employment, leadership and business. Of Syncrude's total workforce,
about 9% of employees are of self-declared First Nations, Metis or Inuit
descent, making the company one of Canada's largest employers of Aboriginal
Over the past six years, Syncrude has invested close to $4.5 million in
Edmonton-based programs that serve northern Alberta. This includes a $250,000
donation to MacEwan University's Bachelor of Science in Engineering Transfer
program in 2012.
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.
SOURCE Syncrude Canada Ltd.
Cheryl Robb, Syncrude, 780-717-9638 or Syncrude's website atwww.syncrude.com
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