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Featured Alumni

Ismat Aziz
Featured Alumni

Ismat Aziz

Ismat Aziz’s experiences as a University of Toronto undergraduate formed the basis of her interest in human resources, a field in which she continues to excel.

Adrienne Clarkson

Trinity College | Arts & Science Alumni | Graduate Studies Alumni | Honorary Degree

Adrienne Clarkson has written about immigrants who struggled and thrived. An immigrant herself, she’s helped transform Canada.

Betty Xie

Woodsworth College | Arts & Science Alumni

Betty Xie is perfectly comfortable being interviewed in a downtown café. After all, she made her first movie in one.

Carole Taylor

Victoria College | Arts & Science Alumni

Co-hosting a show for teenagers in 1964, Carole Taylor probably didn’t think she would have a career interviewing prime ministers.

David C. Onley

University of Toronto Scarborough | Arts & Science Alumni | Honorary Degree

In 1984, David Onley commenced a 22-year career with CityTV as Canada’s first on-air reporter with a visible disability.

Lyse Doucet

Arts & Science Alumni | Graduate Studies Alumni | Honorary Degree | Political Science Alumni

Award-winning correspondent and BBC News presenter Lyse Doucet says the best journalism involves “walking in the margin of history.”

Pacinthe Mattar

University of Toronto Mississauga | Arts & Science Alumni

After spending years in far-flung locales such as Saudi Arabia, radio journalist Pacinthe Mattar is exploring Canadian concerns.

Ryan Pyle

New College | Arts & Science Alumni

Ryan Pyle decided to venture to the land he learned so much about in his Chinese history and politics classes.The trip transformed him.

Shelley Saywell

Woodsworth College | Arts & Science Alumni

Shelley Saywell went to university to study theatre arts, but soon realized her political and artistic interests were in competition.

William Lyon Mackenzie King

University College | Arts & Science Alumni | Graduate Studies Alumni | Law Alumni

From 1893 until 1895, future prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King wrote for The Varsity while studying at U of T.