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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. 

Sky Gilbert

Faculty of Arts & Science | School of Graduate Studies

By his own account, professor and artistic director Sky Gilbert's evolution from stage to classroom was driven by a love of learning.

Sophie Milman

Victoria College

Sophie Milman was half way through U of T when she realized she was more singer than student. Now, she’s at the top of her class.

Suneet Singh Tuli

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of Datawind Ltd., believes low-cost internet holds the key to eliminating illiteracy in developing countries.

Sywa Sung

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

Sywa Sung is not the first in his family to get an architecture degree. But his career has taken a radically different path.

Tassie Cameron

Trinity College | Faculty of Arts & Science

Tassie Cameron returns as often as she can to the U of T campus. She brings with her cops, criminals and their guns – all fake, of course.

Tenniel Chu

University of Toronto Scarborough | Faculty of Arts & Science

Tenniel Chu once played a round of golf with Prince Andrew. These days, he's busy expanding the game throughout China.

TJ Kang

School of Graduate Studies

"Think Free" is not just a philosophical concept to TJ Kang, it is a credo that inspired him to become a major software innovator.

Todd Reichert

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | School of Graduate Studies

Todd Reichert credits U of T for allowing him to explore so many different interests, including film studies, athletics and flight.

Tom Rodinger

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | School of Graduate Studies

When Tom Rodinger found his mom had trouble replacing burned out light bulbs, he helped build the most energy-efficient bulb ever.

Vicky Sunohara

Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

In a country that worships hockey, there is no greater praise - Vicky Sunohara is called the "Wayne Gretzky of women's hockey.”

Vincent Lam

Faculty of Medicine

Vincent Lam wanted to be an author as well as a physician. Turns out you can achieve international acclaim in both fields.

William Lyon Mackenzie King

University College | Faculty of Arts & Science | School of Graduate Studies | Faculty of Law

From 1893 until 1895, future prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King wrote for The Varsity while studying at U of T.