Doctor of Social Sciences
Dan Burt is an energy systems and greenhouse gas specialist working with industry, academics and governments to create solutions to energy system challenges like climate change. Burt believes that through deep collaboration, stakeholders can preserve and enhance energy availability and standard of living in a carbon-constrained world. He has spent the last 10 years working in the Canadian energy industry on greenhouse quantification and disclosure, technology evaluation, and life cycle assessment. Prior to that, Burt spent 12 years building and operating petroleum facilities in Western Canada. As a representative on the COSIA GHG environmental priority area, Burt was responsible for liaising with industry peers and presented on fugitive emission remote sensing at the Air and Waste Management Association "Measurements" conference in Long Beach, California. His research interests include the intersection of energy, environment and economy, with emphasis on solutions to fossil fuel emissions. Burt holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland, a Master of Engineering in Petroleum Recovery and Reservoir Engineering and a Master of Science in Energy and Environmental Systems both from the University of Calgary. He was awarded a British Columbia Graduate Scholarship from Royal Roads in 2020.