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University of Toronto

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1827 as King's College, changed to University of Toronto in 1849.

Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Founding Date:
15-Mar-1827

Motto:
Velut arbor aevo

Team:
Varsity Blues

Mascot:
True Blue

Enrollment:
63,100

Official Website:
http://www.utoronto.ca/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John R. Alchin
Business
c. 1948   CFO of Comcast, 2002-07
Barbara Amiel
Journalist
4-Dec-1940   Director of The Spectator
Margaret Atwood
Author
18-Nov-1939   The Handmaid's Tale
Alexander T. Augusta
Doctor
8-Mar-1825 21-Dec-1890 First black battlefield surgeon
Jim Balsillie
Business
3-Feb-1961   Co-CEO, Research In Motion, 2010-12
Frederick G. Banting
Scientist
14-Nov-1891 21-Feb-1941 Discovered insulin
Robert Beatty
Actor
19-Oct-1909 3-Mar-1992 2001: A Space Odyssey
Jalynn H. Bennett
Business
12-Mar-1943   Jalynn H. Bennett & Associates
Paul Bernardo
Criminal
27-Aug-1964   Husband/wife serial killer team
Robert J. Birgeneau
Educator
1942   Chancellor, UC Berkeley
Ronald A. Brenneman
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Petro-Canada
Ed Broadbent
Politician
21-Mar-1936   Leader of Canada's NDP, 1975-89
Bertram N. Brockhouse
Physicist
15-Jul-1918 13-Oct-2003 Triple-axis crystal spectrometry
Ernest Buckler
Novelist
19-Jul-1908 4-Mar-1984 The Mountain and the Valley
Gerald Bull
Inventor
8-Mar-1928 22-Mar-1990 Supergun builder
Dillon Casey
Actor
29-Oct-1983   Trevor Lemonde on M.V.P.
John M. Cassaday
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Corus Entertainment
Brock Chisholm
Doctor
18-May-1896 4-Feb-1971 First Director-General of World Health Organization
Michael Chong
Politician
22-Nov-1971   Canadian MP, Wellington--Halton Hills
W. Edmund Clark
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Toronto Dominion Bank
Tony Clement
Politician
27-Jan-1961   Canadian Minister of Health
Marshall A. Cohen
Business
c. 1935   CEO of Molson, 1988-96
Matt Cohen
Novelist
30-Dec-1942 2-Dec-1999 Emotional Arithmetic
F. Anthony Comper
Business
24-Apr-1945   President of Bank of Montreal, 1990-2007
Ralph Connor
Author
13-Sep-1860 31-Oct-1937 Canadian pulp author, Black Rock
Ryan Cooley
Actor
18-May-1988   Degrassi: The Next Generation
Robert D. Coombe
Educator
c. 1948   Chancellor, University of Denver
Father Charles Coughlin
Religion
25-Oct-1891 27-Oct-1979 Radio opponent of FDR
Jonathan Crombie
Actor
12-Oct-1966   Green Gables
David Cronenberg
Film Director
15-Mar-1943   Videodrome
Peter D. Cummings
Business
c. 1947   Ram Realty Services
Roy Daniells
Poet
6-Apr-1902 13-Apr-1979 The Chequered Shade
William G. Davis
Politician
30-Jul-1929   Premier of Ontario, 1971-85
John W. Dick
Business
9-Jan-1938   Chairman of Hooper Industries, 1984-2007
Murray Edwards
Business
c. 1959   Canadian Natural Resources
Atom Egoyan
Film Director
19-Jul-1960   Exotica
Ernie Eves
Politician
17-Jun-1946   Premier of Ontario, 2002-03
Northrop Frye
Author
14-Jul-1912 23-Jan-1991 Fearful Symmetry
John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist
15-Oct-1908 29-Apr-2006 Modern economics renegade
Mavis Gallant
Author
11-Aug-1922   Prolific Canadian short story author
David A. Galloway
Business
1943   CEO of Torstar, 1988-2002
Brian George
Actor
13-Jul-1952   Character and voice actor
Malcolm Gladwell
Columnist
3-Sep-1963   The Tipping Point
Peter C. Godsoe
Business
1938   CEO of Bank of Nova Scotia, 1993-2003
Erving Goffman
Sociologist
11-Jun-1922 19-Nov-1982 The Presentation of Self
John Golding
Critic
10-Sep-1929 9-Apr-2012 Cubism: A History and an Analysis
Robert Goulet
Singer
26-Nov-1933 30-Oct-2007 Baritone star of stage and screen
Laurence S. Grafstein
Business
c. 1960   Managing Director, Lazard
Bill Graham
Politician
17-Mar-1939   Interim Leader, Canada's Liberal Party
Garrick Hagon
Actor
27-Sep-1939   Gavin Jones in The Adventurer
Stephen Harper
Head of State
30-Apr-1959   Prime Minister of Canada
Donald J. Harrington
Educator
2-Oct-1945   President, St. John's University
Arthur Hiller
Film Director
22-Nov-1923   An Alan Smithee Film
James Hillier
Physicist
22-Aug-1915 15-Jan-2007 Electron microscope
Mark Holland
Politician
16-Oct-1974   Canadian MP, Ajax-Pickering
Michael Ignatieff
Author
12-May-1947   Blood and Belonging
Norman Jewison
Film Director
21-Jul-1926   Moonstruck
Guy Gavriel Kay
Author
7-Nov-1954   Silmarillion
Mike Keenan
Hockey
21-Oct-1949   Calgary Flames Head Coach
Hugh Kenner
Critic
7-Jan-1923 24-Nov-2003 The Poetry of Ezra Pound
Michael Kergin
Diplomat
26-Apr-1942   Canadian Ambassador to the US, 2000-05
Brian Kernighan
Computer Programmer
1942   The C Programming Language, awk
William Lyon Mackenzie King
Head of State
17-Dec-1874 22-Jul-1950 Three-time Prime Minister of Canada
Maria M. Klawe
Educator
5-Jul-1951   President, Harvey Mudd College
Naomi Klein
Author
8-May-1970   The Shock Doctrine
Walter Kohn
Chemist
9-Mar-1923   Density-functional theory
Johann Olav Koss
Speed Skating
29-Oct-1968   Norwegian speed skater
Ted Kotcheff
Film Director
7-Apr-1931   The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Stephen Leacock
Author
30-Dec-1869 28-Mar-1944 Literary Lapses
Brian M. Levitt
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Imasco Limited, 1995-2000
Les Lye
Comic
18-Nov-1924 21-Jul-2009 You Can't Do That On Television
Ross Macdonald
Novelist
13-Dec-1915 11-Jul-1983 Creator of P.I. Lew Archer
Gwendolyn MacEwen
Poet
1-Sep-1941 29-Nov-1987 A Breakfast for Barbarians
C. B. Macpherson
Scholar
18-Nov-1911 22-Jul-1987 Political Theory of Possessive Individualism
David Manners
Actor
30-Apr-1901 23-Dec-1998 Dracula
Lorna R. Marsden
Educator
6-Mar-1942   President of York University, 1997-2007
Paul Martin
Head of State
28-Aug-1938   21st Prime Minister of Canada
Raymond Massey
Actor
30-Aug-1896 29-Jul-1983 Things to Come
Vincent Massey
Government
20-Feb-1887 30-Dec-1967 Governor-General of Canada, 1952-59
John S. McFarlane
Business
c. 1948   Former Sun Microsystems executive
Don McKellar
Actor
17-Aug-1963   Last Night
Audrey McLaughlin
Politician
7-Nov-1936   Leader of Canada's NDP, 1989-95
Arthur Meighen
Head of State
16-Jun-1874 5-Aug-1960 Twice Canadian Prime Minister
Lorne Michaels
Film/TV Producer
17-Nov-1944   Producer of Saturday Night Live
Irene R. Miller
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Akim, Inc.
Farley Mowat
Author
12-May-1921   Never Cry Wolf
Peter Munk
Business
8-Nov-1927   Founder of Barrick Gold
David Naylor
Educator
26-Oct-1954   President, University of Toronto
Kate Nelligan
Actor
16-Mar-1950   Frankie and Johnny
Bev Oda
Politician
27-Jul-1944   Canadian MP, Durham
Michael Ondaatje
Novelist
12-Sep-1943   The English Patient
William Osler
Doctor
12-Jul-1849 29-Dec-1919 Father of psychosomatic medicine
Lester Bowles Pearson
Head of State
23-Apr-1897 27-Dec-1972 Prime Minister of Canada, 1963-68
John S. Plaskett
Astronomer
17-Nov-1865 17-Oct-1941 Plaskett's star
E. J. Pratt
Poet
4-Feb-1883 26-Apr-1964 Newfoundland Verse
Bob Rae
Politician
2-Aug-1948   Premier of Ontario, 1990-95
John E. Richardson
Business
c. 1933   Former Partner, Clarkson Gordon & Co.
John D. Roberts
Journalist
15-Nov-1956   Fox News reporter/host
Tony Rosato
Comic
26-Dec-1954   Second City
Michael J. Sabia
Business
1953   CEO of Bell Canada, 2002-08
Arthur L. Schawlow
Physicist
5-May-1921 28-Apr-1999 Laser spectroscopy
Lionel H. Schipper
Attorney
c. 1933   Former Partner, Goodman & Goodman
Caterina Scorsone
Actor
16-Oct-1981   Dr. Amelia Shepherd on Private Practice
Paul Shaffer
Musician
28-Nov-1949   David Letterman's bandleader
Hussain al-Shahristani
Government
1942   Iraqi Minister of Oil
Martin Shubik
Economist
24-Mar-1926   Economist and game theorist
Morton Shulman
Politician
25-Apr-1925 18-Aug-2000 Ontario MPP, iconoclast
Oliver Smithies
Scientist
23-Jun-1925   Knock-out mice
Conn Smythe
Hockey
1-Feb-1895 18-Nov-1980 Longtime owner, Toronto Maple Leafs
Lewis C. Solmon
Economist
17-Jul-1942 17-Dec-2007 Education reformer
Ned Sparks
Actor
19-Nov-1883 3-Apr-1957 Unsmiling character actor
Scott Speedman
Actor
1-Sep-1975   Felicity
David Sutcliffe
Actor
8-Jun-1969   Christopher Hayden on Gilmore Girls
Donald Sutherland
Actor
17-Jul-1935   The Dirty Dozen
Thomas C. Sutton
Business
1942   CEO of Pacific Life, 1990-2007
John H. Tory
Business
28-May-1954   CEO of Rogers Cable, 1999-2003
Lew Urry
Chemist
29-Jan-1927 19-Oct-2004 Inventor of alkaline battery
Peter Van Loan
Politician
18-Apr-1963   Canadian MP, York--Simcoe
Vaira Vike-Freiberga
Head of State
1-Dec-1937   President of Latvia, 1999-2007
Andrew Wakefield
Doctor
1957   Bogus study linked vaccines and autism
John Walters
Government
c. 1951   American Drug Czar, 2001-2009
Michael H. Wilson
Politician
4-Nov-1937   Canadian Ambassador to the US
Douglas T. Wright
Educator
4-Oct-1927   President, University of Waterloo, 1981-93
Graham Yost
Screenwriter
5-Sep-1959   Boomtown, Justified

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frederick G. Banting
Scientist
14-Nov-1891 21-Feb-1941 Discovered insulin
Edward Bullard
Physicist
21-Sep-1907 3-Apr-1980 Continental drift, magnetic fields
Jill Ker Conway
Educator
9-Oct-1934   President of Smith College, 1975-85
Purdy Crawford
Business
7-Nov-1931   CEO of Imasco Limited, 1985-95
Robertson Davies
Author
28-Aug-1913 3-Dec-1995 Fifth Business
Ralph Flenley
Historian
2-Jan-1886 21-Mar-1969 Modern German History
Northrop Frye
Author
14-Jul-1912 23-Jan-1991 Fearful Symmetry
Bill Graham
Politician
17-Mar-1939   Interim Leader, Canada's Liberal Party
Ian Hacking
Philosopher
18-Feb-1936   The Taming of Chance
Chris Hedges
Journalist
18-Sep-1956   War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
David L. Johnston
Educator
c. 1942   President, University of Waterloo
Seymour M. Lipset
Sociologist
18-Mar-1922 31-Dec-2006 American Exceptionalism
Robert Morrison MacIver
Sociologist
17-Apr-1882 15-Jun-1970 The Web of Government
John Macleod
Scientist
6-Sep-1876 16-Mar-1935 Helped discover insulin
C. B. Macpherson
Scholar
18-Nov-1911 22-Jul-1987 Political Theory of Possessive Individualism
Jay Macpherson
Poet
13-Jun-1931   O Earth Return
Jacques Maritain
Philosopher
18-Nov-1882 28-Apr-1973 Interpreter of St. Thomas
Lorna R. Marsden
Educator
6-Mar-1942   President of York University, 1997-2007
Marshall McLuhan
Author
21-Jul-1911 31-Dec-1980 Understanding Media
David Naylor
Educator
26-Oct-1954   President, University of Toronto
Lester Bowles Pearson
Head of State
23-Apr-1897 27-Dec-1972 Prime Minister of Canada, 1963-68
John C. Polanyi
Chemist
23-Jan-1929   Infrared chemiluminescence
E. J. Pratt
Poet
4-Feb-1883 26-Apr-1964 Newfoundland Verse
George Will
Columnist
4-May-1941   Conservative pundit, baseball lover

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert J. Birgeneau
Educator
1942   Chancellor, UC Berkeley
John M. Cassaday
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Corus Entertainment
F. Anthony Comper
Business
24-Apr-1945   President of Bank of Montreal, 1990-2007
Ralph Flenley
Historian
2-Jan-1886 21-Mar-1969 Modern German History
Northrop Frye
Author
14-Jul-1912 23-Jan-1991 Fearful Symmetry
Lorna R. Marsden
Educator
6-Mar-1942   President of York University, 1997-2007
Vincent Massey
Government
20-Feb-1887 30-Dec-1967 Governor-General of Canada, 1952-59
David Naylor
Educator
26-Oct-1954   President, University of Toronto
Bob Rae
Politician
2-Aug-1948   Premier of Ontario, 1990-95
Michael H. Wilson
Politician
4-Nov-1937   Canadian Ambassador to the US

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mike Keenan
Hockey
21-Oct-1949   Calgary Flames Head Coach
Frank J. Selke
Hockey
7-May-1893 3-Jul-1985 Montreal Canadiens GM, 1946-64


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