According to a post on Legal Feeds, UBC president Stephen Toope will resign from his post at the end of the 2014 academic year. He told Legal Feeds, “I do not know what work comes next. I only know that I miss being able to write as much as I would like in my areas of international law, and I miss being in the classroom.” Toope has been president of UBC since 2006.
Toope is a well-known international law scholar, having represented Western Europe and North America on the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances from 2002 to 2007, and conducted the investigation into the BC Rail case, which concluded in 2011.
In addition to a PhD, Toope has degrees in common law and civil law from McGill University.
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