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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.

Adrienne Clarkson

Trinity College | Arts & Science Alumni | Graduate Studies Alumni | Honorary Degree

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

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.

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.

Charles Pachter

University College | Arts & Science Alumni | Honorary Degree

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?

Craig Kielburger

Trinity College | Arts & Science Alumni | Honorary Degree

When Craig Kielburger was 12 years old, he suddenly understood “that a young person can make a difference.”

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 C. Onley

University of Toronto Scarborough | Arts & Science Alumni | Honorary Degree

In 1984, David Onley commenced a 22-year career with CityTV as Canada’s first on-air reporter with a visible disability.

David Peterson

Law Alumni | Honorary Degree

David Peterson was probably recognized more often on campus as U of T's 32nd Chancellor than as the 20th premier of Ontario.

Doris McCarthy

University of Toronto Scarborough | Arts & Science Alumni | Honorary Degree

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

Fraser Mustard

Medicine Alumni | Honorary Degree

There is a picture of Fraser Mustard, 10 years old, paying rapt attention to an exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Frederick Banting

Medicine Alumni | Honorary Degree

If the phrase “the gift that keeps on giving” can be applied anywhere, it can be applied to Frederick Banting and the medical marvel of insulin.

Jeffrey Skoll

Applied Science & Engineering Alumni | Honorary Degree

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

John Mighton

Victoria College | Arts & Science Alumni | Graduate Studies Alumni | Honorary Degree | Philosophy Alumni

Imagine a popular playwright who doubles as an advocate for literacy in mathematics. No need to imagine: John Mighton is for real.

Julie Payette

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

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.

Leslie Dan

Graduate Studies Alumni | Rotman Management Alumni | Honorary Degree

Leslie Dan came to Canada in 1947 with $10 in his pocket. He went on to establish one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies.
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