BREAKING: Cambridge University’s next Vice Chancellor has been announced

It’s not Germaine Greer…

Stephen Toope of the University of Toronto has been nominated to be the University of Cambridge’s next Vice Chancellor.

The Council (the University’s principal executive and policy-making body) has recommended Toope to the position. He is a former Vice Chancellor of the University of British Columbia, human rights specialist and an alumnus of Trinity college.

The appointment is subject to approval of the Regent House, the University’s governing body. Once confirmed, Toope is set to take over from Vice-Chancellor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz on October 1, 2017.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz says: “We are delighted to be welcoming a distinguished leader with such an outstanding record as a scholar and educator to lead Cambridge.”

Professor Toope says: “I am thrilled to be returning to this great university. I look forward to working with staff and students in the pursuit of academic excellence and tremendous international engagement – the very mark of Cambridge.”

The new Vice-Chancellor will be the 346th incumbent of the office.