Mark Torchia named first Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning)
Dr. Mark Torchia, a creative problem-solver and collaborator, has been named the University of Manitoba’s first Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning).
Concurrently, Dr. Torchia will continue to serve as Executive Director of The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at the U of M. In these roles, he will provide leadership and expertise to fulfill the University’s teaching and learning mission, develop initiatives that support and recognize high quality teaching, and advance the practice of teaching and scholarship of teaching in higher education.
An alumnus of the U of M, Dr. Torchia became a faculty member in 1999. With a strong reputation for innovation and finding bold solutions to complex problems, he received the Manning Principal Award in 2015 and in 2016, the inaugural Governor General’s Innovation Award for NeuroBlate®, an alternative for inoperable brain tumours.
The University of Manitoba is pleased to have such a visionary leader assume this important strategic role.