Hall ofFame

The Hall of Fame celebrates U of T alumni who have made exceptional contributions to their areas of work, including intellectuals, artists, scientists, doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects, and those whose careers straddle multiple disciplines. The Hall of Fame will continue to grow alongside the U of T itself, as graduates continue to distinguish themselves in various areas of practice.

One of the best aspects of attending the U of T is being able to count oneself among the distinguished ranks of alumni. We hope that this section of our database will inspire current and future students to take pride in their institution and their studies, and to perhaps one day join our Hall of Fame. Big or small, every alumni’s contributions to their field are important and appreciated.

Here you will find the biographies of notable alumni such as Frederick Banting, Northrop Frye, Margaret MacMillan, Roberta Bondar, and Donald Sutherland, et al. If you know of a notable alumnus that you think we should profile, please let us know on the comment board or via email at info@uths.org.

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Archibald Huntsman

Archibald Gowanlock Huntsman lived from 1883–1973. He entered U of T on a matriculation scholarship in 1901. In his fourth year, he was elected as the Secretary of the Natural Science Association. …

Charles Dubin

Charles Leonard Dubin lived from 1921–2008. As a young adult, he worked as an MC at Burlington Brant’s Inn to pay for his university education. Dubin attended University of Toronto and graduated wi…

David Gauthier

David Pierre Gauthier was born in 1932. In 1950, he entered the University of Toronto with three admission scholarships and subsequently pursued studies in both Philosophy and English. Gauthier ha…

Donald Sutherland
Dorothy Livesay

Dorothy Livesay was a Canadian poet born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Over the course of her career, she published over 25 books of poetry, worked as a writer-in-residence for many Canadian univ…

Escott Reid

Escott Graves Meredith Reid was an eminent Canadian diplomat who served as Deputy Under-Secretary for External Affairs from 1949 to 1952. Born in 1905 to an Anglican minister, Reid spent the earl…

John Beckwith

John Mayhew Beckwith was born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1927. In 1945, he went to Toronto on a Royal Conservatory of Music scholarship to study with pianist Alberto Guerrero. While in To…

Lawrence Morley
Lester Pearson
Margaret MacMillan
Michael Ondaatje

Phillip Michael Ondaatje graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies, after beginning his studies at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec in 1962 where …

Northrup Frye
Roberta Bondar
Rosalie Silberman Abella
Ursula Franklin
Vincent Lam

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