Vice President - Strategic Planning, Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness

Toran Savjord - Vice President - Strategic Planning, Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness - Office of the President

Toran Savjord joined Capilano University in August 2017 in the role of vice president, strategic planning, assessment & institutional effectiveness.

In his role, Savjord promotes the implementation of the University's operational plan through sound administrative oversight and leadership of the planning, assessment and accreditation activities of the University. This contributes to CapU operating effectively as an institution, ensures CapU’s compliance with policy and legislation, and coordinates both the business planning and institution-wide change initiatives to strengthen CapU’s position as British Columbia's leading experiential University.

Savjord’s career began as an educator and administrator specializing in outdoor recreation and adventure tourism. His experience in post-secondary extends to program creation and developing certificates, diplomas and degrees for colleges and universities throughout B.C.

Savjord’s CapU employment connection dates back almost 20 years. He served as an instructor of outdoor recreation programs and adventure tourism program designer at Capilano College between 1998 and 2002. 

Savjord has served as an organizational and leadership consultant to numerous educational institutions and came to CapU from Cornerstone Developments and the Squamish Clean Technology Association, where he was the senior project manager. Prior to this, he was the vice president, operations and development/recreation and athletics for Quest University Canada. As a founding faculty member, Savjord also contributed to the design of Quest's unique curriculum.

Active in community service, Savjord has served on numerous boards and committees including the Squamish Sustainability Corporation; Tourism Squamish; Squamish Official Community Plan Advisory Steering Committee; Coast Mountain Academy; Quest University Canada Foundation and the Squamish Nordic Ski Club.

Savjord began his post-secondary education at Capilano University (then Capilano College) and went on to complete a bachelor’s degree in human kinetics and a master’s degree in business administration at the University of British Columbia.