Dr Thurgur has completed degrees in Science (BSc(hon) - Queen's; Masters of Science – UBC; and Medicine (MD) - Calgary. She undertook her residency in Emergency Medicine with a fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Toronto. She is currently an Emergency Physician at the Ottawa Hospital and an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa. She is Assistant Program Director for the Ottawa Royal College Emergency Medicine Residents. Dr Thurgur is a Clinical Toxicologist at Alberta Poison Information Services and is a cofounder and presenter of the CAEP Toxicology Road Show.