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Featured Alumni

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. 

Margaret MacMillan

Trinity College | Faculty of Arts & Science

Margaret MacMillan tells students if they follow their intellectual passions and keep learning, they’ll boldly go across boundaries.

Margaret McCain

Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

Margaret McCain likes people to call her Margie, but thousands of Canadians call her something else - a champion of children.

Mark Rowswell

University College | Faculty of Arts & Science

Mark Rowswell, a.k.a. Dashan, might be the most famous foreigner in China. His fluent Mandarin used to surprise - no longer.

Mark Slade

St. Michael’s College | Faculty of Arts & Science

Mark Slade says U of T is like an ocean. "If you swim, it will provide as many opportunities as you could want to build a global view."

Measha Brueggergosman

Faculty of Music

Soprano Measha Brueggergosman quickly became an international star in opera, classical and contemporary music.

Michael Ondaatje

University College | Faculty of Arts & Science

Michael Ondaatje would probably growl at you if you called him a literary lion. But he would have a hard time denying it.

Michael Wilson

Trinity College

Wilson became U of T’s 33rd Chancellor on July 1, 2012, succeeding David Peterson. He had also served as Chancellor of Trinity College from 2003 until 2006. Michael Wilson is a respected public servant and businessman, but he may be most admired for shining a light on mental illness.

Mike Wilner

New College | Faculty of Arts & Science | Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

Hard work, skill and perseverance have all played their part in Mike Wilner’s success as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball broadcast team.

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.

Mychael Danna

Faculty of Music | Ontario Institute of Studies in Education

From Moneyball to Life of Pi, Mychael Danna has put his composing talents to evocative use in a wide array of acclaimed films.

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.

Norman Jewison

Victoria College | Faculty of Arts & Science

Norman Jewison directed variety shows at U of T in the late 1940s, spawning a career as one of the greatest filmmakers in history.

Pacinthe Mattar

University of Toronto Mississauga | Faculty of Arts & Science

After spending years in far-flung locales such as Saudi Arabia, radio journalist Pacinthe Mattar is exploring Canadian concerns.

Patrick Fung

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | Rotman School of Management

When eighteen-year-old Patrick Fung arrived at U of T in 1967, the warmth of the Canadian people helped him settle in.

Paul Martin

St. Michael’s College | Faculty of Arts & Science | Faculty of Law

When Paul Martin addressed the class of 2011 at Convocation, he joked about the time he lost his case at moot court in law school.
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