Dr. Mark G. Torchia

Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), Executive Director
Room 313, 65 Dafoe Road


Mark provides oversight to The Centre through the development of overall strategy and tactics for the enhancement of the teaching and learning mission across the university.


Mark is the Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) and the Executive Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, a role he has had since 2011. Previous to that, Mark had a 30-year career as a clinical scientist in the Department of Surgery with St. Boniface General Hospital, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, and the Health Sciences Centre.

He was also the Director of the Medical Pre-clerkship Program for the Max Rady College of Medicine and continues as an associate professor of Surgery.

Mark has founded three successful medical device companies, including Monteris Medical. He is the author of numerous academic papers, three medical textbooks, and holds many patents.Mark is a winner of the prestigious Earnest C. Manning Principal Prize and also the inaugural Governor General of Canada’s Award for Innovation.


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