Aboriginal Scholarship honours Mayor Mandel

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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