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Featured Alum David Ben standing in front of bookshelves
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. 

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.

Fraser Mustard

Faculty of Medicine

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

Fred Kan

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | Faculty of Law

It was 50 years ago, but Fred Kan still has fond memories of the time he helped organize an International Students Festival at U of T.

Frederick Banting

Faculty of Medicine

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.

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.

Gustavo Ramos

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Gustavo Ramos was born near Sao Paulo but has had experiences in Canada that go well beyond what most visitors to this country have.

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.

Hart Hanson

University College | Faculty of Arts & Science

Hart Hanson created Bones, the “darkly amusing procedural” TV series inspired by a real-life forensic anthropologist.

Heather Johnston

Victoria College | Faculty of Arts & Science

When humanitarian Heather Johnston says she loves U of T you know it is heartfelt – her family has been attending for five generations.

Helena Monteiro

Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work | School of Graduate Studies

Principles Helena Monteiro applied at U of T - thinking, learning and leading - have made her a major player in international philanthropy.

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.

Ismat Aziz

University College | Faculty of Arts & Science

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.

James Orbinski

Faculty of Arts & Science | School of Graduate Studies

James Orbinski - physician, scientist and author - is a veteran of many of the world’s complex humanitarian emergencies.

Janice Fukakusa

Victoria College | Faculty of Arts & Science

Canada withstood the world-wide financial crisis in 2008-2009 better than most countries. Janice Fukakusa helped us stay the course.

Jayna Hefford

Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

One of Canada's top hockey players, Jayna Hefford was a U of T student when she scored the winning goal at the 2002 Olympic Games.
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