Jason Purdy


I live on a small property South of High River Alberta.

Where do you work?

I work as an Academic Chair at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). I oversee our Crane, Ironworker, RV Technician and Rail Conductor programs.


I’m a dual-ticket tradesman (welder-millwright) who moved into a teaching position in 2007. I taught at both Secondary and Post-Secondary levels and have just recently moved into a leadership role.


I like to blacksmith, fish, hunt, hike and occasionally write. Sometimes curling up with my family on the couch with a movie or book is nice too.

Social Media Accounts

We use D2L (brightspace) at SAIT, but I am open to whatever gets thrown at us. The more options we have, the better we can serve our students. I have a lot to learn about media. I have personal media accounts with Facebook and LinkedIn, and accounts on Twitter and Instagram, but hardly use them.