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Lakeland College opens School of Energy and Environmental Sciences

Lakeland College has announced the creation of a new school.

The college has created the School of Energy and Environmental Sciences, bringing all of Lakeland’s heavy oil programs and environmental studies courses under one roof.

“The two sectors are fully integrated in industry and often work in conjunction,” said Michael Crowe, vice president, academic. “We believe having them integrated to some degree at Lakeland will benefit our students.”

The college’s energy program is mainly focused on upstream production and operations, as well as downstream processing. Lakeland’s environmental sciences graduates, often work in the energy sector through monitoring, reclamation, restoration, remediation, and conservation roles.

The College has appointed Ben Sey the new dean of the school. Sey has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently as a reclamation specialist with Canadian Natural Resources.

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“I’m excited to be at Lakeland College,” said Sey. “It’s a very rich and vibrant college. I’m enjoying working with the people in our school to explore ways we can enhance what we do.”

In addition to working for Canadian Natural, Sey has also been employed by Rescan Environmental Services, Syncrude Canada Ltd., and Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.

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