Excerpt from “The Syncrude Story” Published December 1990


Writers: Lois Bridges, Marg Pullishy, Jody MacPherson Editor: Barb Bellemare Excerpt from The Syncrude Story, Published December of 1990: Hundreds of millions of years ago, there were seas where there is now land, swamps where there is now frozen tundra, deserts where there are now seas. The ocean was home to a multitude of tiny … Continue reading Excerpt from “The Syncrude Story” Published December 1990

Slaying a cement dragon, TIP employee newsletter, Syncrude, November, 1987


By Jody MacPherson Originally appeared in TIP (Things, Ideas, People) Syncrude Canada's employee newsletter. The elevator creaks and moans as it ascends the huge cement monster. Up, up, up it climbs to the mid-way point--the point of no return. Inside the tiny compartment, two technologists are squished together throughout the three-minute ascent.  When the elevator … Continue reading Slaying a cement dragon, TIP employee newsletter, Syncrude, November, 1987