February 28, 2008 10:00 ET

Petro-Canada Unveils Scholarship Program to Support Emerging Leaders at the University of Calgary

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 28, 2008) -


Petro-Canada will announce a significant financial commitment to establish the Petro-Canada Emerging Leaders Awards Program™ at the University of Calgary. To address the skill shortage resulting from unparalleled growth in the energy industry, this program will provide scholarship and job placement opportunities for emerging leaders in engineering, science and business.

Petro-Canada has been a long-time supporter of leadership in both athletics and academics. In 1988, Petro-Canada recognized young, emerging leaders in athletics, inviting Canadians to Share the Flame and two decades later they continue to honour young leaders who excel in their studies. Join Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser and University of Calgary students to celebrate the establishment of this program.

Eight University of Calgary students have been selected to receive the inaugural awards, which will be presented at the event. Media are invited to learn more about the program and to meet Hayley Wickenheiser and the recipients of the Petro-Canada Emerging Leaders Awards.

WHAT: Petro-Canada Emerging Leaders Awards announcement and medal

WHEN: Friday, February 29, 2008
11:00 a.m. MST

WHERE: University of Calgary
Rozsa Centre
2500 University Drive NW

WHO: Ron Brenneman, President and CEO, Petro-Canada
Harvey P. Weingarten, President, University of Calgary
Hayley Wickenheiser, Olympic gold medalist, women's hockey
Nathan Fester, Student awardee and event emcee
Kathy Sendall, Senior Vice-President, Petro-Canada

Contact Information

  • Kelly Exner
    Communications, University of Calgary
    (403) 210-9882 or Cell: (403) 803-4647
    Renee Kelly
    Media Relations, Petro-Canada
    (403) 296-6795 or Cell: (403) 470-3759