Monday, October 10, 2016

Stephen ToopeProfessor Stephen Toope, Director of the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and cross-appointed to the Faculty of Law, has been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. The Vice-Chancellor is the full-time, resident head of the University and its most senior academic officer.

Prof. Toope is a scholar specialising in human rights, international dispute resolution, international environmental law, the use of force, and international legal theory. He was President and Vice-Chancellor, the University of British Columbia, from 2006-14. A former President of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, and Dean of Law, McGill University, Professor Toope also served as Law Clerk to the Rt. Hon. Brian Dickson of the Supreme Court of Canada. He has published articles and books on change in international law, and the origins of international obligation in international society. Prof. Toope has often co-authored publications with Prof. Jutta Brunnée, Metcalf Chair in Environmental Law at the Faculty of Law. 

Prof. Toope holds degrees in common law (LLB) and civil law (BCL) with honours from McGill University (1983). Professor Toope is also an alumnus of Trinity College Cambridge, where he completed his PhD in 1987. He graduated from Harvard with a degree (AB) in history and literature in 1979.

Read the announcement on the Cambridge University website.