News Release

REF NO.: 192

SUBJECT: PSA: Speaking of Engineering Lecture Series

DATE: January 11, 2010

         Have you ever wondered what impact Canada’s oil sands have on Newfoundland and Labrador, and on you?
         On Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, Marcel Coutu, CEO of Canadian Oil Sands and Chair of the Board of Syncrude, Canada’s largest oil sands mining operation, will be in St. John’s to talk about the impact of Canada’s oil sands on Newfoundland and Labrador and on you.
         More than sharing what he thinks, Mr. Coutu wants to hear what people in Newfoundland and Labrador think – questions or concerns about Canada’s oil sands. Join Mr. Coutu for a frank and honest dialogue as he provides an update on recent developments in the oil sands, talks about their economic impact to both Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador, and speaks to continual improvements the industry is making on their environmental performance. He’ll also provide his audience with a window on opportunities for business and industry in Atlantic Canada.
         This Speaking of Engineering lecture series, hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University and the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., in the S. J. Carew Building’s Angus Bruneau Engineering Lecture Theatre, Room EN2006, on Memorial’s St. John’s campus. Admission is free. Parking is available in Lot 16. All are welcome. Reception will follow.

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