Cambridge University names Toope next vice-chancellor

The Globe and Mail reported that Cambridge University named former UBC President Stephen Toope, its next vice-chancellor.

Toope, currently director of the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, specializes in human rights, international dispute resolution, and environmental law.

He said his success is proof of the weight of Canadian universities.

“I hope it’s a recognition that we are playing at the highest standards of international universities,” he said. “I’ve always said that we have the capacity to do that, and are doing that. This is one little data point, but it is not more than that.”

Cambridge was recently listed fourth in the Times Higher Education world university rankings.

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