Dale Hansen is the Dean in the MacPhail School of Energy at SAIT, providing leadership for its academic programs that span across the energy industry.
Prior to joining SAIT, Dale spent 25 years in the oil and gas and mineral resource sectors. Through the course of his career in oil and gas, Dale filled a wide variety of leadership roles across many functions, including time spent infield locations such as the Oil Sands near Fort McMurray. This has provided him with a well-rounded perspective on the industry and an absolute passion for energy in all of its forms. Dale is an experienced facilitator and speaker who holds a Chartered Professional Accounting (CMA) designation and a Master of Arts degree in Leadership from Royal Roads University.
Holding a very strong belief that post-secondary education has a pivotal role to play in ensuring a supply of well educated, talented people across the energy system, Dale spends much of his effort building strong relationships with industry leaders. These relationships support SAIT’s effort to remain current in a rapidly changing environment as the industry seeks to transform itself on the path to decarbonization.