List of University of Toronto alumni

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This list of University of Toronto alumni includes notable graduates, non-graduate former students, and current students of University of Toronto, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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).

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[1][2]
  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

Government[edit]

Heads of state and government[edit]

Name Year Notability
William Des Vœux[3] B.A. 1858 Governor of Fiji, 1880–85; Governor of Newfoundland, 1886–87; Governor of Hong Kong, 1887–91
William Lyon Mackenzie King A.M. 1897 Prime Minister of Canada (1935–48)
Vincent Massey (U.C. 1910) Governor General of Canada (1952–59)
Dame Eugenia Charles B.A. 1946 2nd Prime Minister of Dominica, 1980–95
Noor Hassanali[4] LL.B. 1947 2nd President of Trinidad and Tobago, 1987–97
Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga B.A. 1958, M.A. 1960[5] President of Latvia, 1999–2007
Lester B. Pearson[6] B.A. 1919 Vic., professor of history 14th Prime Minister of Canada
Adrienne Clarkson[7][8] M.A. 1962,[8][9] Ph.D. Vic.,[7] LLD Hon. 2001[8]) B.A. 1960 Trin., M.A. 1962, Ph.D. 26th Governor General of Canada
Paul Martin[10] B.A. 1961 St.M., LL.B. 1965 21st Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper Attended college; did not graduate 22nd Prime Minister of Canada 2006–2015
Julie Payette Master of Applied Science degree in computer engineering 29th Governor General of Canada 2017–Present

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]

See also[edit]

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