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
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 Cronenberg
David Gauthier
Donald Sutherland
Dorothy Livesay
Escott Reid
Eugenia Charles
Helen MacGill
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

Lawrence Whitaker Morley was born in 1920 and died in 2013. In 1938 , he was a student at Trinity College, working towards a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Geology. His studies were interrupted i…

Leonard Braithwaite

Leonard A. Braithwaite was a lawyer and politician, who served as a Liberal member of the Ontario Legislature from 1963 to 1975. Braithwaite was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1923. The son of a Bar…

Lester Pearson

Lester Bowles “Mike” Pearson was a Canadian Scholar, Diplomat and the 14th Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968. Among his greatest achievement, was his role in resolving the Suez Canal crisis,…

Lorne Michaels

Lorne Michaels was born Lorne David Lipowitz on November 17, 1944 in Toronto, Ontario. After enrolling at University College he studied literature and became a writer and director for the UC Follies …

Margaret MacMillan

“I like to think of history as an untidy, sprawling house…And in the house of history are those who think in centuries and those who focus on a single moment”. So says Dr. Margaret MacMillan, in the…

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 …

Norman Bethune
Northrup Frye
Roberta Bondar
Romain Pitt
Rosalie Silberman Abella
Ursula Franklin
Vincent Lam

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