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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.

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.

Bill Buxton

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | School of Graduate Studies

Bill Buxton at any moment can be quoting Jimmy Hendrix, or Oscar Wilde, and the next moment talking about building birch bark canoes.

Bill Reeves

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | School of Graduate Studies

Bill Reeves can be immensely proud of the award-winning movies he helped create as a co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios.

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.

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.

Edward Choi

Faculty of Music

Edward Choi is a successful musician in Korea but because of his U of T experience, in his heart "I will always be a Torontonian."

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.

Harley Pasternak

School of Graduate Studies | Faculty of Medicine

Give you five? Harley Pasternak will oblige. His 5-Factor Diet and fitness regimen has made him a widely-recognized health authority.

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.

Linda Schuyler

Innis College | Faculty of Arts & Science

Linda Schuyler personifies the “if no one else is doing it, I’ll roll up my sleeves and do it myself” approach to getting things done.

Lyse Doucet

Faculty of Arts & Science | School of Graduate Studies

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

Mark Rowswell

University College | Faculty of Arts & Science

Mark Rowswell, a.k.a. Dashan, might be the most famous foreigner in China. His fluent Mandarin used to surprise - no longer.
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