New Vice-Chancellor's alumni message

New Vice-Chancellor's alumni message

The Vice-Chancellor: A message to alumni

On the morning of Monday, 2 October 2017, Professor Stephen Toope was formally admitted as the University’s 346th Vice-Chancellor, succeeding Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz.

As an alumnus himself, Professor Toope wanted to share a special message with his fellow alumni. He expresses his delight in returning to Cambridge and talks about the central importance of the alumni community as Cambridge’s advocates, donors, supporters and ambassadors.

Professor Toope was previously Director of the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs between 2015 and 2017. Before that, he was President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia from 2006 to 2014.

You can also read his inaugural address to the Regent House, in which he reflects on the University’s remarkable past, and sets out his ambition to ensure that in an increasingly complex world Cambridge remains a force for tackling society’s most challenging problems.

Read the speech