Mr. 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 Trans Canada 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.