2022 Distinguished Lecturer: Myron Stadnyk (BE'85)

We are honoured to have Myron Stadnyk (BE'85) as our C.J. Mackenzie Distinguished Lecturer for 2022, the 45th anniversary of the gala.

Myron M. Stadnyk has over 35 years of oil and gas experience and is the former President and CEO of ARC Resources Ltd., retiring in 2020. Mr. Stadnyk was the first operations employee at ARC after the company’s initial public offering to progress to COO (2005), President (2009) and CEO (2013). Prior to ARC, Mr. Stadnyk worked with a major oil and gas company in both domestic and international operations.

Mr. Stadnyk holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and served as a Governor for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers for over 10 years. He also holds numerous board positions with organizations like Prairie Sky Royalty, STARS Ambulance, The Mancal Group, a director at Crescent Point Energy and is Chair for the College of Engineering's Engineering Advancement Trust (EAT). 

About the C.J. Mackenzie Distinguished Lecturer

Each year, disciplines rotate hosting the C.J. Mackenzie Gala where an alumnus who has achieved prominence in their profession is honouring as the evening’s Distinguished Lecturer and inducted to the College of Engineering Alumni Wall of Distinction. The host department and a panel committee choose an alumnus who graduated from their program. In 2020, the host department was Electrical and Computer Engineering and celebrated the achievements of Dr. Brad Polischuk. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is proud to host the 2022 C.J. Mackenzie Gala and honour Myron Stadnyk.

Past Distinguished Lecturers

2021 – postponed due to COVID-19
2020 - Dr. Brad Polischuk, Electrical Engineering, 1988, MSc 1990, PhD 1993
2019 - Joe Deutscher, Chemical Engineering, 1985
2018 - Michael Marsh, Mechanical Engineering, 1979
2017 - Dr. Karim (Kay) Nasser, Civil Engineering, PhD 1965
2016 - Marvin F. Romanow, Electrical Engineering, 1977
2015 - Gilbert LeDressay, Chemical Engineering, 1989
2014 - Charles Till, Engineering Physics, 1956
2013 - Jim MacNeill, Mechanical Engineering, 1958
2012 - Ronald (Ron) L. Graham, Civil Engineering, 1962
2011 - Don Bateman, Electrical Engineering, 1956
2010 - David Manz, Agricultural Engineering, 1972
2009 - Tom Anselmi, Civil Engineering, 1985
2008 - W. Brett Wilson, Civil Engineering, 1979
2007 - Andrea A. Cherkas, Chemical Engineering, 1983
2006 - Morrel Bachynski, Engineering Physics, 1952
2005 - Al Schreiner, Mechanical Engineering, 1963
2004 - Paul Gagnon, Geological Engineering, 1959
2003 - Donald J. Listwin, Electrical Engineering, 1980
2002 - Harry M. Hill, Agricultural Engineering, 1956
2001 - Russel J. Renneberg, Civil Engineering, 1976
2000 - Cecil F. Shewchuk, Chemical Engineering, 1971
1999 - James A. Serak, Engineering Physics, 1983
1998 - Arthur E. Dumont, Mechanical Engineering, 1967
1997 - Thomas L. Davis, Geophysical Engineering, 1969
1996 - John S. Webb, Electrical Engineering, 1973
1995 - Gregory (Greg) J. Clark, Agricultural Engineering, 1964
1994 - J. D. (Jack) Mollard, Civil Engineering, 1945
1993 - Charles R. Tittemore, Chemical Engineering, 1942
1992 - Dennis W. Johnson, Engineering Physics, 1957
1991 - Byron J. Seaman, Mechanical Engineering, 1945
1990 - John A. Cherry, Geological Engineering, 1962
1989 - H. Douglas Barber, Electrical Engineering, 1959
1988 - Charles (Glenn) E. Downing, Agricultural Engineering, 1940
1987 - James P. Hutch, Civil Engineering, 1961
1986 - James M. Hay, Chemical Engineering, 1950
1985 - Gustav O. P. Handegord, Mechanical Engineering, 1946
1984 - Allan Crawford, Electrical Engineering, 1955
1983 - Clinton D. A. Dahlstrom, Geological Engineering, 1949
1982 - Herbert (Bert) T. Hargrave, Agricultural Engineering, 1942
1981 - Lorne G. W. McConnel, Engineering Physics, 1945
1980 - John (Jack) W. Poole, Civil Engineering, 1954
1979 - John L. Stoik, Chemical Engineering, 1947
1978 - C. Bruce Campbell, Mechanical Engineering, 1948
1977 - John Shewchuk, Mechanical Engineering, 1960