Featured Alumni Featured Alumni David Ben “I believe that to be an artist, you need great technique, a great understanding of the past and a vision for the future,” says conjuror and former lawyer David Ben. Play Video BreadcrumbHomeNews & Stories Featured Alumni Name Industry - Any -Arts & CultureAthleticsBusinessCity BuildingCivil & Political RightsDiplomacyEducationEntertainmentHumanitarianismJournalismLawLiteratureMedicineMilitaryPoliticsScience & Technology Faculty or College - Any -Campuses-University of Toronto Mississauga-University of Toronto ScarboroughColleges-Innis College-New College-St. Michael’s College-Trinity College-University College-Victoria College-Woodsworth CollegeFaculties-Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering-Faculty of Arts & Science-Dalla Lana School of Public Health-Faculty of Dentistry-Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work-Faculty of Forestry-School of Graduate Studies-Faculty of Information-John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design-Faculty of Law-Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing-Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy-Faculty of Medicine-Faculty of Music-Ontario Institute of Studies in Education-Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education-Rotman School of Management-School of Continuing Studies-Toronto School of Theology A. Ka Tat Tsang Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work | School of Graduate Studies 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 | Faculty of Arts & Science When Craig Kielburger was 12 years old, he suddenly understood “that a young person can make a difference.” David Ben University College | Faculty of Arts & Science “I believe that to be an artist, you need great technique, a great understanding of the past and a vision for the future,” says conjuror and former lawyer David Ben. Edward Greenspan University College | Faculty of Arts & Science In the scales of justice, Edward Greenspan carries some weight. But there’s more to Greenspan than courtroom drama. Heather Johnston Victoria College | Faculty of Arts & Science 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 | Faculty of Arts & Science | School of Graduate Studies 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 | Faculty of Arts & Science 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 | Faculty of Arts & Science 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 | Faculty of Arts & Science Margaret MacMillan tells students if they follow their intellectual passions and keep learning, they’ll boldly go across boundaries. Michael Ondaatje University College | Faculty of Arts & Science 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 | Faculty of Arts & Science Rohinton Mistry is the only author ever to have all his novels shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Samantha Nutt Faculty of Medicine 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 | Faculty of Arts & Science 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 Faculty of Medicine Vincent Lam wanted to be an author as well as a physician. Turns out you can achieve international acclaim in both fields.