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Featured Alumni

Tasha Schumann

Tasha Schumann’s successful career as rap artist Tasha the Amazon comes as no surprise to her. After all, she has planned on being a musician since kindergarten.

Tasha Schumann

Victoria College | Faculty of Arts & Science

Tasha Schumann’s successful career as rap artist Tasha the Amazon comes as no surprise to her. After all, she has planned on being a musician since kindergarten.

Adrienne Clarkson

Trinity College | Faculty of Arts & Science | School of Graduate Studies

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

Atom Egoyan

Trinity College | Faculty of Arts & Science

Movies come and go but the films of Atom Egoyan stay – in the mind. This Canadian director deals with issues contemporary and eternal.

Betty Xie

Woodsworth College | Faculty of Arts & Science

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

Bonnie Stern

New College | Faculty of Arts & Science

From her early beginnings as a chef to opening her renowned cooking school, Bonnie Stern has become a Canadian culinary guru.

Carole Taylor

Victoria College | Faculty of Arts & Science

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

Charles Pachter

University College | Faculty of Arts & Science

Charles Pachter, age 4, was petting a moose at the CNE 65 years ago. Who knew that he would join the moose as a Canadian icon?

David Cronenberg

University College | Faculty of Arts & Science

From DNA swaps to Sigmund Freud, director David Cronenberg has challenged audiences with his vivid view of the world.

David Shore

Faculty of Law

David Shore says it was “idiotic and courageous” at the same time to quit law and move to Los Angeles to start a writing career.

Derek Tsang

University of Toronto Scarborough | Faculty of Arts & Science

Derek Tsang is one of Hong Kong’s bright young filmmakers but when he was a student at U of T he chose to study sociology.

Dominic Lam

Faculty of Medicine

Dominic Lam is an award-winning artist and renowned crusader for the visually impaired, as Chairman of the World Eye Organization.

Doris McCarthy

University of Toronto Scarborough | Faculty of Arts & Science

At age 76, renowned landscape painter Doris McCarthy "decided I'd like a BA, and began my studies at Scarborough College."

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.

Erika Savage

Innis College | Faculty of Arts & Science

Erika Savage is a former hip-hop dancer. It was good training for the hot-button issues she faces today as an entertainment lawyer.

Hart Hanson

University College | Faculty of Arts & Science

Hart Hanson created Bones, the “darkly amusing procedural” TV series inspired by a real-life forensic anthropologist.

Isabel Bayrakdarian

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Isabel Bayrakdarian’s plans for an engineering career took a 180° turn when she won the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions.
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