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Tech, innovation and creativity abound in the new Cenovus Classroom

Cenovus Classroom
Our President & Chief Executive Officer, Alex Pourbaix helping to open the Cenovus Classroom at the Calgary Central Library.

May 2019 – Imagine a classroom where you can make a video complete with 4K resolution and green screen, create art in the Make-it-Messy studio, investigate the automated book handling machine or learn from Indigenous Elders.

Now that the Cenovus Classroom has officially opened its new location at Calgary’s Central Library, teachers and students from across the city will have access to these unique learning tools as part of a week-long program called Library School. Programming for Library School and the Cenovus Classroom were made possible by our $400,000 donation.

“What makes the new location of the Cenovus Classroom truly fantastic is that students will not only have access to all the resources available at the Central Library, but they will also be immersed in the community,” said Leanne Courchesne, Cenovus Group Lead, Community Investment. “Library School enriches the learning experience for children and promotes critical thinking and problem solving.”

Under the umbrella of the Campus Calgary/Open Minds initiative, the Cenovus Classroom plays host to Library School, which is one of four schools that we sponsor including Healthy Living School, Stampede School and Tinker School.

It’s important for us to build strong relationships in the communities where we operate. Through our community investment program, one of our two key focus areas is to give youth a chance by increasing literacy rates, supporting healthy lifestyles, and providing skills and experiences that motivate and inspire youth.