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MSc Eric NEWELL Chancellor, University of Alberta, Edmonton


 Holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Science in Management Studies from the University of Birmingham, England.
1989-2003 Served as Chief Executive Officer of Syncrude Canada Ltd. and Chair of the Board beginning in 1997. Prior to this
  work he worked with Imperial Oil Ltd. and Esso Petroleum Canada Ltd.
1995 As Past President of the Alberta Chamber of Resources, he spearheaded the creation of the National Oil Sands
  Task Force, which developed a comprehensive new energy vision for Canada.
2003 Retired as Chair of the Board and CEO of Syncrude Canada Ltd.


Director, Nexen Inc.
Board Member, Alberta Energy Research Institute
Chair, CAREERS: The Next Generation Foundation
Policy Advisor, The Learning Partnership


Officer of the Order of Canada
Member of the Alberta Order of Excellence
Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering
Conference Board of Canada Honorary Associate Award
Energy Council of Canada Energy Person of the Year