Prof Stephen TOOPE

Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge

Professor Stephen J. Toope OC, LL.D. is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. Professor Toope joined Cambridge after a distinguished career as a scholar and academic leader. He was Director of the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs (2015-2017), and before that President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia (2006-2014). He served as President of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation (2002-2006), and as Dean of Law at McGill University (1994-1999). Born in Montreal, Canada, Professor Toope studied History and Literature at Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude, before earning degrees in common law and civil law at McGill University. He is an alumnus of Trinity College, Cambridge, where he completed a PhD under the supervision of Sir Derek Bowett.


Governing Board

Research Interest

International law, human rights, international legal theory and international development.

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