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
David Cronenberg
David Gauthier
Donald Sutherland

Donald Sutherland was born in 1935 in Saint John, New Brunswick. He became interested in the acting career at the age of 10, after seeing a magic show at a church. However, he enrolled in University …

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
Eugenia Charles
Helen MacGill

Helen Gregory MacGill was a notable journalist, musician, suffragist, and self-taught legal expert. As the first female judge in British Columbia, MacGill served on the Juvenile Court of Vancouver fo…

John Beckwith
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

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
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
Norman Bethune

Henry Norman Bethune was born in Gravenhurst, Ontario on March 4, 1890. He enrolled at the University of Toronto in 1909 but took a year off between his first and second years to volunteer as a labou…

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

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