University of British Columbia President and Vice-Chancellor Stephen J. Toope will take up the post of Director of the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs starting January 1, 2015, U of T announced today.
Toope announced in April 2013 that he would step down from his UBC post to pursue academic and professional interests in international law and international relations. He was named UBC’s 12th president and vice-chancellor in March 2006, and began his second five-year term in July 2011.
“My time at UBC has been transformative,” said Prof. Toope. “My UBC experience and relationships enrich the contribution I hope to make on global issues at the Munk School.”
Toope will remain at UBC until June 30, 2014.
“The months ahead will be important on so many crucial issues for UBC,” said Toope. “My entire focus will be on UBC until the end of my term.”
Toope initiated the Place and Promise: The UBC Plan, which has driven the university’s mandate and focused new investments in transformative learning and research excellence. In 2011, he launched the $1.5 billion start an evolution campaign, one of the largest alumni engagement and fundraising campaigns in Canadian university history. He also oversaw delivery of balanced budgets and streamlined the university’s administration.
Toope played a leading national role, advocating for post-secondary education. He is immediate past chair of the Association of University and Colleges of Canada.
Link to April announcement: http://news.ubc.ca/2013/04/03/stephen-toope-to-leave-ubc-presidency-in-june-2014/