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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.

A. Ka Tat Tsang

Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work Alumni | Graduate Studies Alumni

Through his work with the China Project, professor A. Ka Tat Tsang has spread his valuable knowledge of social work throughout the world.

Craig Kielburger

Trinity College | Arts & Science Alumni | Honorary Degree

When Craig Kielburger was 12 years old, he suddenly understood “that a young person can make a difference.”

Edward Greenspan

University College | Arts & Science Alumni

In the scales of justice, Edward Greenspan carries some weight. But there’s more to Greenspan than courtroom drama.

Heather Johnston

Victoria College | Arts & Science Alumni

When humanitarian Heather Johnston says she loves U of T you know it is heartfelt – her family has been attending for five generations.

John Mighton

Victoria College | Arts & Science Alumni | Graduate Studies Alumni | Honorary Degree | Philosophy Alumni

Imagine a popular playwright who doubles as an advocate for literacy in mathematics. No need to imagine: John Mighton is for real.

Joy Fielding

University College | Arts & Science Alumni

Joy Fielding sent a story she wrote to a magazine when she was eight years old. Luckily, being rejected by Jack and Jill didn’t deter her.

Margaret Atwood

Victoria College | Arts & Science Alumni | Honorary Degree

By mid adolescence, Margaret Atwood knew she wanted to be a writer. The world is thankful she came to that awakening early on.

Margaret MacMillan

Trinity College | Arts & Science Alumni

Margaret MacMillan tells students if they follow their intellectual passions and keep learning, they’ll boldly go across boundaries.

Michael Ondaatje

University College | Arts & Science Alumni

Michael Ondaatje would probably growl at you if you called him a literary lion. But he would have a hard time denying it.

Rohinton Mistry

Woodsworth College | Arts & Science Alumni | Honorary Degree

Rohinton Mistry is the only author ever to have all his novels shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Samantha Nutt

Medicine Alumni

If more people were to listen when Dr. Samantha Nutt speaks, the world would be a safer place. Fewer children would suffer.

Sheila Heti

Trinity College | Arts & Science Alumni

Sheila Heti can talk about "how should a person be?" But it's really better for people to read what she writes about it.

Vincent Lam

Medicine Alumni

Vincent Lam wanted to be an author as well as a physician. Turns out you can achieve international acclaim in both fields.
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