Gordon Winkel

Gordon Winkel is Chair and Industrial Professor for the Safety and Risk Management Program in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta. In this capacity, he provides safety and risk management education to final year engineering students and is working to make this a core competency for all engineering disciplines. Gord has worked extensively in the oil sands mining industry, where he held positions as Vice President, Aurora Bitumen Production for Syncrude Canada Ltd., General Manager of Extraction for Syncrude Canada Ltd., Manager of Extraction Operations for Syncrude Canada Ltd., Manager of Mine Maintenance/Operations for Syncrude Canada Ltd., and as Vice President on Loan from Syncrude Canada Ltd. to Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil. Gord has received multiple awards through the Canadian Institute of Mining for his work to improve workplace safety in the mining industry.