Syncrude Canada Ltd.
Edmonton, AB T6N 1H4
M. MacKinnon has retired recently after spending 30 years as
an environmental scientist with Syncrude Canada Ltd. at their Edmonton Research
Centre. His research focused on understanding the properties of and assessing
potential reclamation options for process affected waters associated with oil
sands development. Having completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Oceanography at
Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S., the challenge of applying his skills to
Syncrude’s oil sands operations in northeastern Alberta attracted him to this
new resource development where many opportunities were provided to study the
unique environmental issues facing the oil sands.