Thor Borgford

VP, Academic & Provost at Douglas College

Thor Borgford is Vice President Academic and Provost, and serves as a member of the College’s Senior Management Team. In this position, Thor is responsible for academic programming and program quality, business development, and academic partnerships.

Thor joined the College in 2009 as Dean of Science and Technology, became Executive Director of Research in 2013, and was appointed Vice President Academic in 2015. Previously, Thor was the Founder, President, and CEO of Twinstrand Therapeutics Inc. He was also an Associate Professor in the Departments of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and Chemistry at Simon Fraser University from 1994 to 2002.

Thor obtained his PhD and BSc degrees from the University of Manitoba and undertook postdoctoral studies in the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College, and Department of Biochemistry at the University of Alberta. He maintains a strong interest in pure and applied research, drug development and the applications of Science and Technology for the benefit of Canadians. Thor is the author or co-author of publications in the areas of enzymology and protein engineering and inventor on five core patents regarding ricin-like therapeutic proteins.


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