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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.

Alexander Levy

University College | Faculty of Arts & Science

The apps built by Alexander Levy's company MyVoice literally give a voice to thousands of people with profound speech disabilities.

Allen Lau

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | School of Graduate Studies

When a headline asks whether your company can “save reading”, you know you’ve got it made. Allen Lau’s Wattpad is on fire.

Anand Agarawala

School of Graduate Studies

Sometimes a thesis takes a life of its own. Desktop environment BumpTop earned Anand Agarawala both an MA and a Google deal.

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.

Cameron Robertson

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | School of Graduate Studies

Cameron Robertson learned a lot about team-building at U of T. It started with rugby, but since then his career has literally taken off.

Gimmy Chu

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Gimmy Chu says U of T encouraged him to think "outside and beyond the box" - and help build the most energy-efficient light bulb ever.

Jeffrey Skoll

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

As the first full-time employee and President of eBay, Jeff Skoll helped lead the company's successful initial public offering.

Julie Payette

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | School of Graduate Studies

It would be easy to describe Julie Payette’s career as an astronaut as "flying high". But she takes so many other things to the highest level.

Kirstine Stewart

University of Toronto Mississauga | Faculty of Arts & Science

When Kirstine Stewart says she has worked in the media all her life, she means it: from newspaper delivery to senior Twitter executive.

Laercio Couto

Faculty of Forestry | School of Graduate Studies

Prof. Laércio Couto credits U of T with helping to advance forestry in Brazil. It all began with two soccer games in the late 1970s.

Morgan Wyatt and Jackson Wyatt

Innis College | Faculty of Arts & Science

Lots of people have interesting ideas, said Morgan Wyatt, but entrepreneurs are those individuals who act on them.

Natalie Panek

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

A sense of wonder, plus intellectual excellence, has driven people to call Natalie Panek the Roberta Bondar of her generation.

Norman Bethune

University College | Faculty of Medicine

On the world stage, Dr. Norman Bethune is one of Canada’s most famous, best known for his medical work in China in the 1930s.

Raffaello D’Andrea

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Raffaello D’Andrea's experiments began early. He figured out - or not - aerodynamic stability by jumping from a rooftop with an umbrella.

Suneet Singh Tuli

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of Datawind Ltd., believes low-cost internet holds the key to eliminating illiteracy in developing countries.

TJ Kang

School of Graduate Studies

"Think Free" is not just a philosophical concept to TJ Kang, it is a credo that inspired him to become a major software innovator.
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