For the theologian at Virginia Theological Seminary, see Robert Prichard (theologian)
John Robert Stobo Prichard, OC, O.Ont (born 1949) is a Canadian lawyer, economist, and academic.
Born in London, England, Prichard attended prep school at Upper Canada College before studying economics at Swarthmore College, business at the University of Chicago, and law at the University of Toronto and Yale Law School.
Prichard joined the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto in 1976. He served as Dean of the faculty from 1984 to 1990.
Prichard was appointed the thirteenth president of the University of Toronto in 1990, a position which he held until 2000. During his ten years as president, the U of T's endowment rose to $1.4 billion dollars, the most of any Canadian university. During his term as president, Prichard endured the agony of having his youngest son battle a very dangerous form of cancer. Prichard was also criticized for his handling of the Dr. Chun discrimination case.
Upon leaving the University of Toronto, Prichard became the president of the Star Media Group and chief operating officer of the Torstar Corporation in May 2001. In 2004, Prichard pushed out John Honderich as