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Featured Alumni

David Ben

“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. 

Brian Greenspan

University College | Faculty of Arts & Science

If lawyer Brian Greenspan had a motto it might well be: Passion is the genesis of genius.

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.

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.

Charles Pachter

University College | Faculty of Arts & Science

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 | Faculty of Arts & Science

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

Daisy Ho

School of Graduate Studies

Daisy Ho credits much of her perseverance and strength of character to her experience at the University of Toronto.

David Ben

University College | Faculty of Arts & Science

“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.

David Berkal

University College | Faculty of Arts & Science

David Berkal is an entrepreneur, who got his start with a unique travel company.

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 C. Onley

University of Toronto Scarborough | Faculty of Arts & Science

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

David Peterson

Faculty of Law

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

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.

Dominic Lam

Faculty of Medicine

Dominic Lam is an award-winning artist and renowned crusader for the visually impaired, as Chairman of the World Eye Organization.

Doris McCarthy

University of Toronto Scarborough | Faculty of Arts & Science

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

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."
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