Oxford & Cambridge Society of Toronto - gala dinner with Professor Stephen Toope, incoming Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
Location:The Omni King Edward Hotel Sovereign Ballroom, 37 King Street East, Toronto, M5C 1E9, Ontario, Canada
Date:Friday, 12 May 2017
Time:6.30pm to 11.30pm
The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Toronto invites alumni, their families and friends to their 91st annual gala dinner with guest speaker Professor Stephen Toope, incoming Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.
The black tie event will be held at the Omni King Edward Hotel, with the reception at 6.30pm and dinner at 7.30pm. The society's sixth Canada Scholarship will also be awarded on the evening. All proceeds from the dinner will go towards funding scholarships.
Professor Toope is currently Director of the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs and was previously President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia. His specialism is human rights, international dispute resolution, international environmental law, the use of force and international legal theory.
He graduated from Harvard in 1979 with a degree in history and literature and subsequently completed his PhD at Cambridge's Trinity College in 1987. The international law scholar also represented western Europe and north America on the UN Working Group on enforced or involuntary disappearances from 2002 to 2007.
In his speech, entitled ‘Why Should People in Canada Care about Two Old English Universities?’ he will discuss his time at Cambridge as a student, speak about his time at the Munk Institute and also about his upcoming role as Vice Chancellor of Cambridge