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 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
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

“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
Northrup Frye
Roberta Bondar
Ursula Franklin
Vincent Lam

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