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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.

Mike Wilner

New College | Arts & Science Alumni | Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education Alumni

Hard work, skill and perseverance have all played their part in Mike Wilner’s success as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball broadcast team.

Atom Egoyan

Trinity College | Arts & Science Alumni | Honorary Degree

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 | Arts & Science Alumni

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

Bill Buxton

Applied Science & Engineering Alumni | Graduate Studies Alumni | Honorary Degree

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

Applied Science & Engineering Alumni | Graduate Studies Alumni | Honorary Degree | Philosophy Alumni

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 | Arts & Science Alumni

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 | Arts & Science Alumni | Honorary Degree

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

David Shore

Law Alumni

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 | Arts & Science Alumni

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

Music Alumni

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 | Arts & Science Alumni

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

Erika Savage

Innis College | Arts & Science Alumni

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

Graduate Studies Alumni | Medicine Alumni

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

Isabel Bayrakdarian

Applied Science & Engineering Alumni

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 | Arts & Science Alumni

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

Arts & Science Alumni | Graduate Studies Alumni | Honorary Degree | Political Science Alumni

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