List of University of Toronto people

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The following is a list of notable persons affiliated with the University of Toronto, including alumni, chancellors, presidents, and current and former faculty members.

Contents

Alumni[edit]

To avoid redundancy, alumni who hold or have held faculty positions in the University of Toronto are placed on this list of alumni, and do not appear on the list of faculty. Individuals are ordered by the year of their first degree from the university.

For graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Science, college and satellite campus affiliations, if known, are indicated after degree years, with shorthands used for University College (U.C.), University of Trinity College (Trin.), Victoria University (Vic.), University of St. Michael's College (St.M.), Innis College (Innis), New College (New), Knox College (Knox), Regis College (Regis), Wycliffe College (Wyc.), Woodsworth College (Wdw.), Massey College (Massey), Scarborough Campus (UTSC) and Mississauga Campus (UTM).

Government[edit]

International[edit]

Governors-General and Prime Ministers[edit]

Supreme Court judges[edit]

Lieutenant-governors, premiers and mayors[edit]

Ministers, diplomats, party leaders and other political figures[edit]

Natural sciences, mathematics, medicine and engineering[edit]

Mathematics and statistics[edit]

Medicine and dentistry[edit]

Physics, chemistry and astronomy[edit]

Biology and ecology[edit]

Engineering and computer science[edit]

Earth science[edit]

Social sciences[edit]

Anthropology, geography and archaeology[edit]

Sociology[edit]

Psychology and linguistics[edit]

Economics, management and political science[edit]

Humanities[edit]

Philosophy[edit]

Literature[edit]

History[edit]

Law (excluding the Supreme Court judges mentioned above)[edit]

Theology[edit]

Media and arts[edit]

Journalism and publishing[edit]

Film, television and theatre[edit]

Music, fine arts and architecture[edit]

Education[edit]

Business[edit]

Humanitarianism, social work and others[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Faculty[edit]

To avoid redundancy, alumni who hold or have held faculty positions in the University of Toronto are placed on the list of alumni, and do not appear on this list of faculty.

Natural sciences and mathematics[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

Medicine and dentistry[edit]

Physics, chemistry and astronomy[edit]

Biology and ecology[edit]

Engineering and computer science[edit]

Earth science[edit]

Social sciences[edit]

Anthropology and geography[edit]

Sociology and psychology[edit]

Economics, management and political science[edit]

Humanities[edit]

Philosophy and classics[edit]

  • James Mark Baldwin (chair of logic and metaphysics, 1889–92) – American philosopher and psychologist, important contributor to psychology, psychiatry and the theory of evolution
  • Eric A. Havelock (professor of classics, 1929–47) – British classicist; author, History of the Greek Mind
  • Paul Churchland (lecturer of philosophy, 1967–69) – Philosopher, noted for his works in neurophilosophy and the philosophy of mind, major proponent of eliminative materialism.
  • Timothy Barnes (professor of classics, 1970–2007) – Classicist specializing in Christianity in the Later Roman Empire
  • Allan Bloom (professor of political science, 1970–79) – American philosopher and critic of contemporary higher education, best known for authoring The Closing of the American Mind
  • James Allen Graff (professor of philosophy and ethics, 1970–2002) – Founder of the Near East Cultural and Educational Foundation of Canada (NECEF), former vice-chair of the North American Co-ordinating Committee for NGOs on the Question of Palestine
  • Ronald de Sousa (professor of philosophy, 1971–2005) – Scholar in the philosophy of emotions, mind and biology
  • Thomas Goudge (professor of philosophy 1938-1975) served in the Royal Canadian Navy 1943–45 - Scholar in C. S. Peirce and in the philosophy of Biology—awarded the Governor General's Literary Award for academic non-fiction, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
  • Ian Hacking (professor of philosophy, 1982–) – Noted member of the Stanford School of philosophers, known for bringing a historical approach to the philosophy of science, author of Rewriting the Soul: Multiple Personality and the Sciences of Memory
  • John G. Slater (professor of philosophy, 1964-1995) - Russell scholar, donated his large collection of Russell books and papers to the university library; historian of the department at the University of Toronto
  • John T. Stevenson (professor of philosophy, 1969-1998) - Canadian Philosopher, authority in ethics and epistemology, well known as a teacher and mentor
  • Joseph Heath (professor of philosophy) – Philosopher and author, The Rebel Sell
  • James Tully (professor of philosophy, 2001–03) – Distinguished political philosopher, fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
  • James Robert Brown (professor of philosophy) – Philosopher of science, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada since 2007
  • Robert A. Imlay (professor of philosophy - 1963-2002) - works in action theory, and the history of philosophy, Descartes and Leibniz in particular; a student of Emily Dickinson
  • Bas van Fraassen (professor of philosophy) – Philosopher, specializing in the philosophy of science, Laws and Symmetry, The Scientific Image
  • Peter Ludlow (professor of philosophy) – Philosopher, noted for his research in cyberspace, High Noon on the Electronic Frontier and Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias
  • Colin Howson (professor of philosophy, 2008–) – British philosopher, Scientific Reasoning: the Bayesian Approach
  • M. Owen Lee (Father Owen Lee), professor emeritus of classics
  • Jennifer Whiting, Chancellor Jackman Professor of Philosophy, scholar of ancient philosophy
  • Fred Wilson (professor of philosophy 1965-2003) - Canadian positivist philosopher, scholar in Hume, Mill, Freud, British idealism, extensive work in ontology and the philosophy of science, Acquaintance, Ontology and Knowledge,, Logic and the Methodology of Science in Early Modern Thought (Canadian Philosophical Assoc. Book Prize, 2003), The External World and Our Knowledge of It: Hume's Critical Realism, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
  • Robert J. Zydenbos (professor of South Asian studies, philosophy and linguistics) – Dutch-Canadian scholar

Literature and linguistics[edit]

History[edit]

Law[edit]

Religious studies[edit]

  • Donald Coggan (professor of theology, 1937–44) – 101st Archbishop of Canterbury, 1974–80
  • Gregory Baum (professor of theology and sociology, 1959–86) – Roman Catholic theologian, Religion and Alienation, Officer of the Order of Canada
  • Jakób Jocz (professor of theology, 1960–76) – Hebrew Christian theologist; author, The Jewish People and Jesus Christ, The Jewish People and Jesus Christ After Auschwitz
  • Bernard Lonergan (professor of theology, 1965–75) – Jesuit priest, economist, Insight: A Study of Human Understanding
  • Mary Jo Leddy (professor of theology, Regis College). Writer, theologian, social activist, founder of Catholic New Times
  • Willard G. Oxtoby (professor of comparative religion, 1971–99) – Founding director of the graduate centre for religious studies; author, World Religions: Western Traditions, World Religions: Eastern Traditions
  • Julia Ching (professor of religion and philosophy, 1978–2001) – Expert on the neo-Confucian philosophy of China
  • Arti Dhand (professor of religion) - Specialist in the Mahabharata and the Ramayana Hindu epics, Hindu ethics, gender issues in Hinduism, and religion and sexuality.[75]

Fine arts, music, drama and architecture[edit]

Education[edit]

Business and public policy[edit]

Nobel laureates[edit]

  1. Frederick Banting (alumnus and former faculty) – Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1923
  2. John James Richard Macleod (former faculty) – Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1923
  3. William Faulkner (School of Aeronautics, 1918) - Nobel Prize in Literature, 1949[77][78]
  4. Lester B. Pearson (alumnus and former faculty) – Nobel Peace Prize, 1957
  5. Arthur Leonard Schawlow (alumnus) – Nobel Prize in Physics, 1981
  6. John Charles Polanyi (faculty) – Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1986
  7. Bertram Brockhouse (alumnus) – Nobel Prize in Physics, 1994
  8. Walter Kohn (alumnus) – Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1998
  9. James Orbinski (alumnus and faculty) – Nobel Peace Prize, 1999
  10. Oliver Smithies (former faculty) – Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2007

Chancellors[edit]

Order Name Years in office
1 Sir Peregrine Maitland 1827–1828
2 Sir John Colborne 1828–1835
3 Sir Francis Bond Head 1836–1838
4 Sir George Arthur 1838–1841
5 Charles Poulett Thomson, 1st Baron Sydenham 1841
6 Sir Charles Bagot 1842–1843
7 Charles Metcalfe, 1st Baron Metcalfe 1843–1845
8 Charles Cathcart, 2nd Earl Cathcart 1846–1847
9 James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin 1847–1849
10 Peter Boyle de Blaquière 1850–1852
11 William Hume Blake 1853–1856
12 Robert Easton Burns 1856–1863
13 George Skeffington Connor 1863
14 Joseph Curran Morrison 1863–1876
15 Edward Blake 1876–1900
16 William Ralph Meredith 1900–1923
17 Sir Edmund Walker 1923–1924
18 Sir William Mulock 1924–1944
19 Henry John Cody 1944–1947
20 Vincent Massey 1947–1953
21 Samuel Beatty 1953–1959
22 François Charles Archile Jeanneret 1959–1965
23 Omond Solandt 1965–1971
24 Pauline Mills McGibbon 1971–1974
25 Eva Waddell Mader Macdonald 1974–1977
26 Arthur Bruce Barbour Moore 1977–1980
27 George Ignatieff 1980–1986
28 John Black Aird 1986–1991
29 Rose Wolfe 1991–1997
30 Henry N. R. Jackman 1997–2003
31 Vivienne Poy 2003–2006
32 David Peterson 2006–2012
33 Michael Wilson 2012-

Presidents[edit]

Order Name Years in office Title
1 John Strachan 1827–1848 President of King's College
2 John McCaul 1848–1850 President of King's College
1850–1853 President of the University of Toronto
1853–1880 Principal of University College
3 Sir Daniel Wilson 1880–1889 Principal of University College
1889–1892 President of the University of Toronto
4 James Loudon 1892–1906 President of the University of Toronto
5 Sir Robert Falconer 1907–1932 President of the University of Toronto
6 Henry John Cody 1932–1945 President of the University of Toronto
7 Sidney Earle Smith 1945–1957 President of the University of Toronto
8 Claude Bissell 1958–1971 President of the University of Toronto
9 John Robert Evans 1972–1978 President of the University of Toronto
10 James Milton Ham 1978–1983 President of the University of Toronto
11 David Strangway 1983–1984 President of the University of Toronto
12 George Connell 1984–1990 President of the University of Toronto
13 Robert Prichard 1990–2000 President of the University of Toronto
14 Robert Birgeneau 2000–2004 President of the University of Toronto
interim Frank Iacobucci 2004–2005 President of the University of Toronto
15 David Naylor 2005– 2013 President of the University of Toronto
16 Meric Gertler 2013– President of the University of Toronto

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