Find out how this U of T Cinema Studies grad became a film critic for CBC Radio and an advocate for the representation of Indigenous people.
When the federal government established the Indigenous Screen Office last year, it was the culmination of years of advocacy, something its first director, Jesse Wente (Innis, 1996), is quick to point out.
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 has written about immigrants who struggled and thrived. An immigrant herself, she’s helped transform Canada.
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 is perfectly comfortable being interviewed in a downtown café. After all, she made her first movie in one.
From her early beginnings as a chef to opening her renowned cooking school, Bonnie Stern has become a Canadian culinary guru.
Co-hosting a show for teenagers in 1964, Carole Taylor probably didn’t think she would have a career interviewing prime ministers.
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?
“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.
From DNA swaps to Sigmund Freud, director David Cronenberg has challenged audiences with his vivid view of the world.
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 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 is an award-winning artist and renowned crusader for the visually impaired, as Chairman of the World Eye Organization.
At age 76, renowned landscape painter Doris McCarthy "decided I'd like a BA, and began my studies at Scarborough College."
In the scales of justice, Edward Greenspan carries some weight. But there’s more to Greenspan than courtroom drama.
Erika Savage is a former hip-hop dancer. It was good training for the hot-button issues she faces today as an entertainment lawyer.