KWF NEWS TOURS
Photos and text by Suzette Hackney '13
The Knight-Wallace Fellows class of 2012-2013 traveled to Edmonton and Fort McMurray, Alberta, in October to visit two oil sand production mines, Suncor Energy and Syncrude Canada Ltd. and a research facility owned by CanmetENERGY. Canmet employs more than 450 scientists, engineers and technicians to research clean energy technology and development.
Because of the oil sands, Canada has become the third largest oil-producing nation, behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. Oil sands production offers employment to nearly 250,000 people with an average income of $80,000