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
David Cronenberg
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…

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
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
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
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

Northrop Frye was a graduate of Victoria College, a literary critic, a university professor, an author and an editor who was associated with Victoria College almost continually until his death in 199…

Roberta Bondar
Romain Pitt
Rosalie Silberman Abella
Ursula Franklin
Vincent Lam

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