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As Dean for the MacPhail School of Energy at SAIT, Dale Hansen provides leadership to academic programs spanning the energy industry.

Prior to joining SAIT, Dale spent 25 years in the oil and gas and mineral resource sectors, through which his career saw a wide variety of leadership roles across multiple functions. His time spent in field locations, including the oilsands near Fort McMurray, provided Dale with a well-rounded perspective on the energy industry and developed his absolute passion for energy in all forms. Dale is an experienced facilitator and speaker who holds a Chartered Professional Accounting (CMA) designation and a Master of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University.

Holding a strong belief in the pivotal role post-secondary education plays to ensure the supply of a robust talent pool, Dale spends much of his effort building vital relationships with industry leaders which inform SAIT’s ability to remain current in a rapidly changing environment.

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SAIT is located on the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of Treaty 7 which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Îyârhe Nakoda of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Goodstoney.

We are situated in an area the Blackfoot tribes traditionally called Moh’kinsstis, where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. We now call it the city of Calgary, which is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.