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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. 

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.

John Cassaday

School of Graduate Studies | Rotman School of Management

As Corus Entertainment’s President and Chief Executive Officer, John Cassaday drives innovation in our rapidly changing media landscape.

John Mighton

Victoria College | Faculty of Arts & Science | School of Graduate Studies

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

Jordan Feilders

Trinity College | Faculty of Arts & Science

Jordan Feilders is expanding the culinary tastes of Parisians with his unique brand of fast casual dining, food truck Cantine California.

Joy Fielding

University College | Faculty of Arts & Science

Joy Fielding sent a story she wrote to a magazine when she was eight years old. Luckily, being rejected by Jack and Jill didn’t deter her.

Judy Goldring

Victoria College | Faculty of Arts & Science

When Judy Goldring was named one of the Most Powerful Women for 2012, the citation highlighted her volunteer activities at U of T.

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.

Keng Lam Ang

School of Graduate Studies | Rotman School of Management

As chairman of the China World Trade Center, Keng Lam Ang is a major player on the world stage. He believes there is room for Canada.

Kenneth Montague

Faculty of Dentistry

In Dr. Kenneth Montague's dental office, large portraits from different cultures illustrate the diversity that is the focus of his remarkable life.

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.

Leslie Dan

School of Graduate Studies | Rotman School of Management

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.

Lester B. Pearson

Victoria College | Faculty of Arts & Science

Many U of T alumni have made their mark internationally, but perhaps only Lester B. Pearson has been described as saving the world.

Linda Schuyler

Innis College | Faculty of Arts & Science

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

Faculty of Arts & Science | School of Graduate Studies

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

Margaret Atwood

Victoria College | Faculty of Arts & Science

By mid adolescence, Margaret Atwood knew she wanted to be a writer. The world is thankful she came to that awakening early on.
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