Global Cambridge in Singapore

Global Cambridge in Singapore

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  • Alumni and guests at the 2017 event in Singapore
    Alumni and guests at the 2017 event in Singapore
  • Alumni and volunteers at the 2017 event in Singapore
    Alumni and volunteers at the 2017 event in Singapore
  • Singapore by night

Image of Singapore skyline by Sven Scheuemeier via StockSnap

Join Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen J Toope, Professor Richard Gilbertson and Dr Tiffany Seah at Global Cambridge in Singapore.
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 6.45pm to 9.30pm +08
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

Enjoy refreshments on arrival, followed by a panel of speakers hosted by the Vice-Chancellor. After the panel discussion, enjoy networking over drinks and canapés at our reception.

Medicine in the third millennium

Hear your host, Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen J Toope (Trinity 1983), in conversation with Professor Richard Gilbertson, Director of the Cancer Research UK Major Cancer Centre and the Li Ka Shing Chair of Oncology in the University of Cambridge, and Dr Tiffany Seah (Pembroke 2012), winner of the University’s inaugural Gold Medal for Outstanding Performance in Clinical Medicine.

Together they will address how Cambridge is revolutionising the diagnosis and treatment of cancer through the application of new knowledge and techniques and the ways in which Cambridge researchers, clinicians and graduates are shaping the future of patient care.


Professor Stephen J Toope

Professor Stephen J Toope

Professor Stephen J Toope became the 346th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge on 2 October 2017.

Professor Toope joined Cambridge after a distinguished career as a scholar and academic leader. He was Director of the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs (2015-2017), and before that President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia (2006-2014). He served as President of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation (2002-2006), and as Dean of Law at McGill University (1994-1999).

Born in Montreal, Canada (1958), Stephen Toope studied History and Literature at Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude (1979), before earning degrees in common law and civil law at McGill University (1983). He is an alumnus of Trinity College where he completed a PhD under the supervision of Sir Derek Bowett. 

Professor Toope’s academic interests are in international law, human rights, international legal theory and international development.

Alumni information: 
Trinity 1983

Professor Richard Gilbertson

Professor Richard Gilbertson

Director of the Cancer Research UK Major Cancer Centre and the Li Ka Shing Chair of Oncology in the University Cambridge

A world-leading expert in childhood brain tumours, Professor Gilbertson’s pioneering research is transforming our understanding of the origin, development and treatment of paediatric cancer.

Professor Gilbertson completed his clinical medical training and PhD in the UK before accepting a position to start his own lab at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, in 2000. Over the next 15 years he served as the Co-Leader of the Neurobiology and Brain Tumour Program, founding Director of the Molecular Clinical Trials Core, Comprehensive Cancer Center Director, Executive Vice President, Lillian R Cannon Endowed Chair and Scientific Director.

In 2015, Professor Gilbertson returned to the UK to take up his positions in Cambridge, where his current research focuses both on children’s brain tumours and the implications for the understanding of adult cancers. His team aims to deploy its insights into cancer’s origins, biology and development to help develop effective new cures and to reduce patient mortality.

Dr Tiffany Seah

Dr Tiffany Seah

Dr Tiffany Seah is the first winner of the University's new ’Gold Medal for Outstanding Performance in Clinical Medicine.

Born in Singapore, Dr Seah studied medicine at Pembroke College, graduating with a distinction in 2018. While at Cambridge, she developed a keen interest in paediatric oncology, and was given numerous opportunities to pursue her interest both clinically and in research, culminating in a seven-week elective at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

During her time as a clinical medical student, Dr Seah was awarded a number of Clinical School prizes, including: 

  • Distinction in Final MB
  • The William Harvey Studentship - awarded to the top-scoring 20 percent of students in Final MB Part I (during Year 4)
  • The Kermode Prize in Obstetrics and Gynaecology as the top-scoring student in Final MB Part II, Component 3 (Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
  • The Clinical School Prize in Paediatrics - awarded to the second highest-scoring student in Final MB Part II, Component 3 (Clinical Paediatrics)
  • The George Peter Baker Prize as the top-scoring student in Final MB Part III, combined components 1 and 2

Since graduating, Dr Seah has returned to her home country of Singapore to further her career in medicine.

Alumni information: 
Pembroke 2012

Downing College alumni event on Friday 28 September

Downing College shield

Hear the latest news from Downing and network with alumni and friends in Singapore over complimentary drinks with Senior Bursar Dr Susan Lintott and the new Director of Advancement, Ms Jo Finnie Jones.

  • When: 6.30pm-8.30pm, Friday 28 September
  • Where: Intercontinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore, 188966, Singapore
  • Who: you and a guest
  • RSVP: Please email the College by Friday 21 September to register your place(s). Please note, places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

CJBS Celebrates: Singapore (ASEAN)

CJBS logo

Join Cambridge Judge Business School alumni from across the ASEAN region ahead of the University of Cambridge Global Cambridge event in Singapore.

Alumni visiting Singapore will be given a warm welcome by Alumni Council member Penny Pan (MFin 2012). Find out more on the CJBS event webpage.


5pm - CJBS networking drinks
6.45pm - Global Cambridge Singapore
9.30 - CJBS after-party

  • When: 5.30pm-6.45pm and 9.30pm-23.00 Thursday 27 September
  • Where: ANTI:DOTE, Fairmont Hotel, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore, 189560, Singapore

Register for CJBS networking drinks and/or after-party via the Facebook group

Booking information

Booking has now closed for this event.



Raffles City Convention Centre
Fairmont Singapore
80 Bras Basah Road

Location information

This event will take place in the Atrium Ballroom on Level 4.