Mike MacSween, Suncor EVP, speaks on oil sands at Responsible Leadership Speakers Series

Posted on March 01, 2013

Certificate in Socially Responsible Leadership candidates Naman Agarwal, Gaurav Gupta, Yuting Pan, Vanesa Cotlar and Rachel Ha with guest speaker Mike MacSween, third from right.
Certificate in Socially Responsible Leadership candidates Naman Agarwal, Gaurav Gupta, Yuting Pan, Vanesa Cotlar and Rachel Ha with guest speaker Mike MacSween, third from right.

KINGSTON, ON – Feb. 27, 2013      Mike MacSween, EMBA 2007, Executive Vice-President, Major Projects with Suncor Energy, spoke to students, faculty and staff at Goodes Hall as part of the QSB Centre for Responsible Leadership’s Speaker Series on Feb. 27.

During his talk “Creating Energy for Today and Tomorrow,” he addressed the many challenges Canada faces in producing reliable sources of energy while taking into account environmental and stakeholder concerns regarding the oil sands industry. 

He also stressed the oil sands’ value to the Canadian economy and its capacity to help meet global energy demand. Technology, energy conservation, stakeholder engagement, transparency, strong leadership and values all play a role in responsibly managing Canada’s oil resources, he said.

Following the presentation, he met informally with a smaller group of Commerce and MBA students enrolled in Centre’s Certificate in Socially Responsible Leadership program.


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