The Natural Science and Energy Research Council (NSERC) is a funding agency that invests in research and innovation and supports postsecondary students and postdoctoral fellows in their studies. It promotes discovery by funding research conducted by postsecondary professors and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research and training.


Cenovus Energy is a Canadian oil company committed to applying fresh, progressive thinking to safely and responsibly unlock energy resources the world needs. Operations include oil sands projects in northern Alberta that use specialized methods to drill and pump the oil to the surface and established natural gas and oil production in Alberta and Saskatchewan. In addition, Cenovus has 50 percent ownership in two U.S. refineries.


Alberta Innovates is a board-governed research agency of the Government of Alberta that works with partners to identify, coordinate, and fund research projects designed to help solve industry challenges with solutions that deliver economic, environmental, and social benefits. Through this investment in science and innovation.


Suncor Energy is Canada's leading integrated energy company. Suncor's operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing and trading of crude oil, natural gas, byproducts, refined products and power.

ECCC informs Canadians about protecting and conserving our natural heritage and ensuring a clean, safe and sustainable environment for present and future generations.


Future Energy Systems develops the energy technologies of the near future, examines their integration into current infrastructure, and considers their social, economic, and environmental impacts. We also contribute to the development of solutions for challenges presented by current energy systems.

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Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) works to ensure the responsible development of Canada's natural resources, including energy, forests, minerals and metals. NRCan also uses its expertise in earth sciences to build and maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of our landmass and resources.




The University of Alberta discovers, disseminates, and applies new knowledge through teaching and learning, research and creative activity, community involvement, and partnerships. within a vibrant and supportive learning environment. The U of A gives a national and international voice to innovation in our province, taking a lead role in placing Canada at the global forefront.

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Alberta Energy and Mineral's mission is to assure sustained prosperity in the interests of Albertans through the stewardship of energy and mineral resource systems, responsible development and wise use of energy.