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 energy.
"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
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.
SOURCE: Syncrude Canada Ltd.
For further information:
Cheryl Robb, Syncrude, 780-717-9638 or Syncrude's website at www.syncrude.com
Mike Steger, TELUS World of Science - Edmonton, 780-452-9100 or www.telusworldofscienceedmonton.com