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 Cronenberg is one of cinema’s most celebrated auteurs. He is known as an innovator in the science fiction and horror film genres. David Cronenberg was born on May 15, 1943, in Toronto. In h…

David Gauthier
Donald Sutherland
Dorothy Livesay
Escott Reid
Eugenia Charles

Eugenia Charles was born Mary Eugenia Charles on May 15, 1919 in Pointe Michel, Dominica. The granddaughter of slaves, Charles moved north and graduated in 1947 with her LLB, or Bachelor of Laws, fro…

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
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

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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