Dr. Stephen Toope
A scholar specializing in human rights, public international law and international relations, Dr. Toope has just been appointed the 12th president and vice-chancellor of UBC. A former dean of the Faculty of Law at McGill University, he was recently President of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. A Canadian citizen, Dr. Toope received his education at Harvard, McGill and Cambridge universities. He has conducted human rights seminars for government officials in Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia, and was a member of the UN observer delegation to the first post-apartheid South African elections. He has also served as Research Director, Office of the Special Representative concerning the Royal Commission on Aboriginal People in 1991. His service to the community includes serving on the boards of non-governmental organizations that promote human rights and international development, including the Canadian Human Rights Foundation, the World University Service of Canada and the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.
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