Stephen Toope has been chosen as the subsequent vice-chancellor of the College of Cambridge.
He’s at the moment director of the College of Toronto’s Munk College of World Affairs.
The Canadian educational, with an experience in worldwide legislation, was a postgraduate scholar at Cambridge within the 1980s.
Prof Toope will take over in October 2017, when the present vice-chancellor, Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, steps down.
The brand new Cambridge head, whose appointment should be accredited by the college’s governing physique, is a former vice-chancellor of the College of British Columbia.
His educational work has specialised in human rights and worldwide dispute decision, and he has labored for the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.
Prof Toope would be the 346th particular person to carry the workplace, in a task courting again to 1412.
He stated: “I’m thrilled to be returning to this nice college.
“I stay up for working with employees and college students within the pursuit of educational excellence and large worldwide engagement.”