Imperial stories

People

Meet the women and men of Imperial driving innovation and expanding our support for communities and the environment.

From the CFL to Imperial

Meet Patrick Kabongo, safety coordinator at Kearl

One to watch

During his 10 day rotation at Kearl, Imperial’s oil sands mining operation, you can find Oliver Isaac helping out on a number of projects – “whatever needs to get done,” says Isaac, an electrical engineer on secondment from Magna IV engineering.

Employee discovers deepest Canadian cave

Kathleen Graham breaks records, diving 670 metres down Canada’s deepest cave

Living large at Kearl and beyond

It takes people with big hearts to tackle big projects, and Kathy Tuccaro has one of the largest. She gives her all behind the wheel of the biggest truck in the world as a heavy equipment operator at Imperial’s Kearl oil sands operation.

A dynamic Imperial career: ‘It fascinates me’

Lara Pella came to Imperial with more than 10 years of international legal practice. As an experienced hire, she had plenty to offer, as well as some criteria of her own – mainly interesting, challenging work; amazing colleagues; and the opportunity to continue learning and developing.

The full co-op student experience: ‘Work hard, play hard’

Third-year mineral engineering student Adarsh Khokal had high expectations that a 12-month student work term would complement his University of Toronto studies with practical skills.

Thinking student work term? Consider culture as well as practical opportunities

“Imperial was definitely one of the top companies I had in mind for a student work term,” says Lana Toews, who researched her options extensively to seek out the best fit for her academic and career goals, as well as personal values.

You’ve got the degree. Now what?

The thrill of accomplishment at graduation can quickly fade to bewilderment and intimidation at the prospect of, ‘now what?’ Turning that degree into a career vision was a snap for Tyrel Sulzer when he landed in Imperial’s Engineer in Training program for new university graduates.