Student Focus: Robert Mahnic – D.Phil. in Business Research

MAHNIC-Robert-Photo-15-175Mr. Robert Mahnic is a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Research Candidate. He holds a Master of Arts From the University of Saskatchewan, an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Regina and Certificate of Management from SAIT Polytechnic in Alberta. Mr. Mahnic has participated in many academic, consulting and professional research projects, workshops and presentations and has been either the sole, principal, joint or contributing author of numerous journal articles, consulting and management reports. He has also presented at, moderated, or facilitated large group discussions at more than 30 conferences, seminars and regional/national workshops. At present, he holds a professional position at TransCanada Corporation and was previously with the National Energy Board, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, AMEC Earth & Environmental, Communiplan Inc., Enbridge Pipelines, the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Municipal Affairs.

Academic Credentials
  • D.Phil. in Business Research, Monarch Business School Switzerland (in progress)
  • Master of Arts in Geography, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Rural & Urban Planning, University of Regina, Saskatchewan
Academic Positions Held
  • Research Assistant, Norman Wells Socio-Economic Monitoring Program, University of Saskatchewan
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Saskatchewan
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Regina
Professional Positions Held
  • Manager Facilities Applications, TransCanada Corp., Calgary, Alberta
  • Hearing Manager, National Energy Board, Calgary, Alberta
  • Manager, Petroleum Development & Benefits, Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada, Yellowknife, NWT
  • Senior Consultant, AMEC Earth & Environmental, Edmonton, Alberta
  • General Manager & Director, Communiplan Inc., Edmonton, Alberta
  • Senior Public Affairs Advisor, Enbridge Inc., Edmonton, Alberta
  • Planning Assistant, Qu’Appelle Valley Land Use Program, Saskatchewan Municipal Affairs
Awards & Honors
  • Honors Graduate, University of Regina.
Main Academic Interests
  • Energy Policy
  • Community Relations
  • Urban Planning
Conferences
  • TransCanada – Canadian Gas Pipelines Leader’s Workshop, Calgary. April 2017.
  • Canadian Association of Members of Public Utility Tribunals (CAMPUT) – Annual
    Conference, Montreal. May 16–18, 2016.
  • TransCanada – Canadian Gas Pipelines Leader’s Workshop, Calgary. April 2016.
  • TransCanada – Leading Change Workshop, Calgary. October 2015.
  • Canadian Association of Members of Public Utility Tribunals (CAMPUT) – Annual
    Conference, Niagara Falls, ON. May 15-17, 2014.
Publications
  •  Mahnic, R.J. (2017). “Project Delivery Standard: Regulatory Management Procedure” in- person and web-ex presentations to TransCanada management and staff (Calgary: TransCanada Corporation).
  • Principal author (2016). “Project Delivery Standard: Regulatory Management Procedure” (Calgary: TransCanada Corporation).
  • Mahnic, R.J. (2015). “National Energy Board 101: An Introduction to the Federal Regulator and the Pipeline Review Process” in person presentations to TransCanada management and staff (Calgary: TransCanada Corporation).
  • Mahnic, R.J. (2014). “An Overview of the Alberta Energy Regulator” in person presentations to TransCanada management and staff (Calgary: TransCanada Corporation)
  • Mahnic, R.J. (2013). “TransCanada’s Socio-Economic Program: Framework and Implementation Plan” unpublished report (Calgary: TransCanada Corporation).
  • Mahnic, R.J. (2012). “Gaining and Maintaining the Social License to Operate” presentation to TransCanada Corporation management at the October 2012 Stakeholder Forum, Chicago.
  • Mahnic, R.J. (2012). “An Assessment of Emerging Social and Environmental Issues” unpublished project statement (Calgary: TransCanada Corporation).
  • Mahnic, R.J. (2012). “TransCanada PipeLines: Socio-Economic Program Benefits Management Plan” unpublished manuscript for MGMT 205 – Program Management – An Overview (Calgary: SAIT Polytechnic).
  • Mahnic, R.J. (2012). “Northern British Columbia: Economic and Social Pressures” presentation on Socio-Economics at TransCanada management workshop, August 2012 (Calgary: TransCanada Corporation).
  • Mahnic, R.J. (2011). “An Insider’s Outside View of the National Energy Board” presentation to TransCanada Corporation management and stakeholder engagement staff at the October 2011 Stakeholder Forum, Las Vegas.
  • Mahnic, R.J. (2011). “Building a Socio-Economic Program at TransCanada: Choices for Change” unpublished presentation. (Calgary: TransCanada Corporation).