Alumni

  • Aastha Sahni

    I think the most incredible thing I experienced during my time at the University of Toronto was that I got to learn from the experts [faculty members], and it was […]

  • Adam Durbin

    ​People at the University of Toronto are extremely passionate about what they do, and that’s why it is a great place to study. What I like about U of T […]

  • Adam Sheldon

    I chose the Master of Environmental Science program at U of T because it was designed to allow flexibility for students with different backgrounds. It offers both a research paper […]

  • Alexandra Lysova

    After considering admission offers from several top American schools, I ultimately chose U of T. As an international student accompanied by my family, I had to make a balanced decision […]

  • Alexandre Paquin-Pelletier

    Alexandre Pelletier is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University. He obtained his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto […]

  • Amir Manbachi

    I am a bioengineer and recent PhD graduate from the University of Toronto, where I also obtained my degrees in Engineering Science (2008), as well as an MASc in Biomedical […]

  • Annieza Mohamed

    My five years at U of T have been phenomenal. I completed my undergraduate degree in physiology and human biology. I loved the experience so much that I decided to […]

  • Art Babayants

    I chose U of T when I learned that my dream professor taught classes here. Years earlier, I had read her book, which made quite an impression on me. My […]

  • Brandon Weigel

    One of the major reasons I chose U of T was its location. I spent a few years outside the province and the country and wanted to be nearer to […]

  • Chirag Variawa

    I’m a first-generation Canadian—my cultural ancestry is from India. I am the first in my family to attend post-secondary education, and am currently in my final year of PhD studies […]

  • Christine Le

    I was raised by a single mother who immigrated to Canada so that her three children could have better opportunities. Coming from a first-generation family, I was the first person […]

  • Cindy Bongard

    I was absolutely delighted to learn from the faculty at U of T when I first returned to school, as each person who taught me helped me move closer to […]

  • Clyde Matava

    I am a practicing anesthesiologist, pursuing a master’s degree in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology‘s Translational Research Program (TRP).  For the longest time, in addition to daily practice, […]

  • Crystal Vincent

    I’m from Toronto and I wanted to stay in Canada for my graduate studies. I wanted to go to the best school and wanted to live in a cool city. […]

  • Daiva Nielsen

    I am passionate about nutrition research. I credit my grandmother. Family meals would include a short lesson about the vitamins and minerals in the foods we were eating. Her influence […]

  • Dan Weaver

    I grew up reading about the stars and planets, planning to become a scientist one day. I completed a BSc in Astronomy and Astrophysics at U of T. I loved […]

  • David Cesar Del Rey Fernandez

    I was born in Spain. When I was a young child, my family moved to Canada to find a better life. My university career has been somewhat atypical: I completed […]

  • David Harary

    Originally from Holliston, MA, I’ve been involved in politics and community engagement since I was young. I’m in the process of completing* the Master of Science in Sustainability Management at […]

  • Dean Carcone

    I grew up in a small town north of Toronto. When I started my undergrad at McMaster University, there were more people living on my dorm floor than on my […]

  • Debra Kriger

    Academically and professionally, my background is in public health. Currently, I study how our sociocultural context relates our bodies to the past, present, and future. I’ll be using innovative, arts-based, […]

  • Erina He

    I have lived in China, Japan, Canada, and the US. I completed my BSc in Neuroscience and Physiology at the University of California – San Diego. For a long time, […]

  • Eugenia Duodu

    The University of Toronto’s stellar reputation clinched it for me. I knew that the PhD program in Chemistry would equip me with the skills and knowledge to become distinguished in […]

  • Fabio Sa Carneiro Sczepanik

    I’m a Brazilian dentist who works specifically in the field of Prosthodontics. I finished my master’s in the year of 2013 and started my PhD in the same year at […]

  • Fernando Caravaggio

    I chose the University of Toronto because its Medical Science program allowed me to have access to the most advanced brain imaging technologies in Canada, coupled with access to state-of-the-art […]

  • Gregory Wentworth

    I have always been interested in understanding how the environment works; my curiosity led me to spend my childhood summers at a nature camp near the Humber River. Fast forward […]

  • Ian Garner

    ​I grew up in London, England, before enrolling for undergraduate studies at the University of Bristol, where I completed my degree in Russian. I also studied classical guitar performance at […]

  • Ilya Sutskever

    For the past 10 years, I have been a member of the University of Toronto community both as an undergraduate and a graduate student. My interest in machine learning and […]

  • James Conquer

    I am in the Master of Music Performance program, studying saxophone. Growing up in Scarborough, Ontario, music was always a large part of my family life. All four brothers took […]

  • Jas Saggar

    I came to Toronto from Winnipeg, Manitoba. I received my BSc degree from the University of Winnipeg. I was drawn to graduate studies at the University of Toronto due to […]

  • Jennie Phillips

    I am studying in the Leadership, Higher and Adult Education (LHAE) program at OISE [Ontario Institute for Studies in Education] ​as well as the Dynamics of Global Change program at the Munk […]

  • Jennifer Rudder

    I’ve recently completed my Master of Visual Studies degree in Curatorial Studies at U of T, where I was one of three students in the program. I chose U of […]

  • Jielai Zhang

    I am a Chinese-born Australian who fell in love with physics at the age of 16. I completed my BSc and BEng at the University of Sydney, spending a year […]

  • Joanne Leow

    I am from Singapore and did my BA at Brown University in Rhode Island. I came to the University of Toronto to work with Professor Ato Quayson and to experience […]

  • Joseph Bondy-Denomy

    I am from London, Ontario and completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo. Originally, I was in a program that combined studies in biotechnology with chartered accounting. In […]

  • Joseph Sproule

    I was born in Greece and moved to Toronto as a young child. I completed a BA in archaeology at U of T and then undertook further university studies in […]

  • Julie Payette

    Following my undergraduate studies at McGill University, I worked for two years to make sure that I could afford to acquire the necessary skills and education to fulfil my dreams. […]

  • Julie St-Laurent

    I study the representations of the gendered body in contemporary French and Québécois poetry. Following undergraduate study in Québec and France, coming to the University of Toronto was an occasion […]

  • Kasia Pytlik

    U of T was my top choice as it has a specific specialization for clinical social work and a collaborative specialization in Women’s Health. Working within a health or mental […]

  • Kate Addleman-Frankel

    In my twenties, I spent several years working in various capacities in the publishing industry: I interned at The Walrus and worked as an editor at Hello! Canada; I wrote […]

  • Kieran O’Brien

    I am pursuing an MA in the Field of Creative Writing, through the University of Toronto’s English Department. It is a unique program, in that it requires students to complete […]

  • Konstantinos Papazoglou

    I served as a police officer in Athens for almost 14 years, eventually obtaining the rank of police captain. After obtaining my master’s degree in mental health counselling at New […]

  • Kylyn Athey

    I have been a member of the U of T community since September 2011, when I chose to pursue my interest in accounting after completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree. […]

  • Lisa Melymuk

    What really sets U of T apart is the opportunity to collaborate with organizations such as the Ontario Ministry of Environment or Environment Canada. I love having the flexibility of […]

  • Louis Century

    ​​​​​​ I have been at U of T since 2009, when I began my combined Juris Doctor and Master of Global Affairs program. Like many, I was conflicted between law […]

  • Madiha Sajid

    I am an MA student at the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) in the Munk School of Global Affairs. I focus on issues around migration, and my […]

  • Maleeha Ahmad

    I chose U of T because the Master of Biotechnology [MBiotech] program provides a unique mix. It gives students a strong combination of science and business courses as well as […]

  • Mark Norman

    I am in my fifth year of studies in the Department of Exercise Sciences in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, a multidisciplinary department. My work is situated in […]

  • Marlo Burks

    I moved from Dallas, Texas to Fredericton, New Brunswick in 2004 to pursue a BA (St. Thomas University), then fell in love with German literature and Medieval Studies. This led […]

  • Martine August

    I transitioned easily as a new student to U of T. At orientation, I instantly felt that I was in the right place. I enjoyed my Master of Science in […]

  • Matthew Genovese

    The best part about the University of Toronto graduate school experience is being able to study at a world-class university while also living in a world-class city. Graduate study is […]

  • Matthew Walls

    I’m from Calgary and just finishing my PhD in Anthropology. My specialty is arctic archaeology, and I’ve been studying the long-term relationship between Inuit and their environment in Greenland. In […]

  • Melanie Burger

    I am completing a Master of Science in Biomedical Communications (MScBMC). It’s a professional degree in the visual communication of science. We learn human anatomy with U of T medical […]

  • Milena Music

    I earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at the University of Guelph. I am currently doing a Masters of Science in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology [LMP]. My research is […]

  • Mohamed Soliman

    I chose U of T because of its stellar reputation, world-class faculty, and unique graduate environment, all of which would allow me to become fully immersed in an outstanding research […]

  • Mohammad Rahaman

    I had several offers from graduate schools in the UK, USA, and Canada. Choosing the right school was a difficult decision because all the institutions offered excellent programs. However, my […]

  • Mu-Qing Huang

    What I like the most about U of T is that it has a very collaborative, rather than competitive, research spirit. It is very easy to find support from professors […]

  • Nadine Borduas

    ​​I chose to study Environmental Chemistry because it combines two of my interests: the outdoor environment and chemistry. I grew up in Montreal and attended the Université de Sherbrooke for […]

  • Natan Adelman

    After a childhood spent in Massachusetts and Israel, I earned a Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) from Dalhousie University. The University of Toronto was my top choice for my MSc in […]

  • Nicole Ricker

    I am from Southampton, Ontario. I worked as a technician at U of T before deciding to return to graduate studies, but I specifically chose to study at UTSC because […]

  • Nilesh Talele

    The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry has a diverse and interactive multidisciplinary program, especially in the field of bioengineering. The constant collaborations across disciplines give rise to brilliant scientific […]

  • Noushin Nabavi

    I chose U of T because of its reputation for excellence in research, innovation, diversity, and exciting edgy programs. U of T thrives on excellence; its unique ideas set it […]

  • Phil De Luna

    Phil De Luna is currently Program Director, Energy Materials Challenge Program at the National Research Council Canada. He is leading a $21 M multi-disciplinary program to develop innovative Canada-made clean […]

  • Rageen Rajendram

    I have a strong interest in the genomics of neurobehavioural disorders. As part of my graduate studies, I am investigating the genetics of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder using next-generation sequencing technologies. My […]

  • Richard Holmes

    I have stuttered all my life. As a result, I struggled with the way I spoke and dreaded any speaking situation throughout my childhood and adolescence. Before starting my undergraduate […]

  • Ronnie Su

    I am originally from China and doing a Master of Engineering degree in Materials Science and Engineering. U of T was my first choice to continue my studies in material […]

  • Roseen Giles

    I chose U of T for many reasons including the superior reputation of the professors in the Faculty of Music and my positive audition and interview experience. With one of […]

  • Sahar Te Rezazadehtehrani

    I graduated from Alberta College of Art and Design in 2017. My artworks are research based, meaning the artwork is the result of a research on certain topics, in my […]

  • Samah El-Tantawy

    ​I completed a BSc in electronics and electrical communications engineering and an MSc in engineering mathematics, both from Cairo University. In 2007, I embarked on a PhD in Intelligent Transportation […]

  • Samra Zafar

    University for me has been a life-changing experience. As a single mother, it was very difficult at times but totally worth it. I have completed my undergrad in Financial Economics […]

  • Sandra Barbosu

    I completed undergraduate studies at the University of Rochester, specializing in economics and mathematics. This gave me a solid background to pursue a PhD in Strategic Management. In my dissertation, […]

  • Sara Mazrouei

    I have been interested in outer space since an early age. To pursue my passion, I enrolled in the Space Science program at York University and continued to do my […]

  • Sarah Gagliano

    When I was considering graduate study, I knew I wanted to perform research that challenges traditional boundaries: cracking the genetic code responsible for “complex” diseases — those caused by an […]

  • Sarah Jane Steele

    I came to the University of Toronto to complete a Master of Health Science degree in Community Health and Epidemiology — a practicum-based program. This offered me the opportunity to […]

  • Sean McCurdy

    In high school, I had a keen interest in mechanical engineering; my dream was to build robots that could cure cancer. By chance, I heard about U of T’s Da […]

  • Senjuti Saha

    My research focuses on developing novel therapeutics against the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which causes multidrug-resistant infections. The infections are often fatal in immunocompromised patients, including burn victims, cancer and AIDS […]

  • Stewart Lyons

    I chose to do my MBA at U of T primarily because of the reputation of the Rotman School of Management in terms of both faculty and accomplishments of the […]

  • Tammara Soma

    I am a PhD candidate and Pierre Elliott Trudeau doctoral scholar in Planning in the Department of Geography and Planning. My field of specialization is food systems planning, which looks […]

  • Tariq Harb

    I am originally from Amman, Jordan, born to parents of Palestinian origin. Following high school, I moved to Canada to pursue university studies. I started playing classical guitar halfway through […]

  • Taylor Schmitz

    The University of Toronto is a world-renowned school so I knew I was applying to a leading graduate institution [Psychology program]. When I applied, I knew that there would be […]

  • Ting-Hin Ho

    During the final year of my undergraduate study at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), I was given an opportunity to do a research project in the department of Biochemistry, […]

  • Tristan Sharp

    The Medieval Studies program at U of T offered a collegial atmosphere from the first day of my studies. My classmates and professors were very knowledgeable and supportive. Even though […]

  • Valentina Fulginiti

    I have always been fascinated by the complexity of multilingual literature. I am completing a doctoral thesis on self-translation between standard Italian and regional dialects in 19th-century theatre. My dissertation […]

  • Vincent Cheung

    ​I had to choose between two graduate schools: U of T and Stanford. I chose U of T because I already had a thesis advisor — a top researcher — […]

  • Ximena Berecochea

    The University of Toronto was my one and only choice; a friend in her PhD program in Spanish highly recommended the program. My field of interest is Literature and Visual […]

  • Yuriy Baglaenko

    The graduate school experience at the University of Toronto is what you make of it. With a vast campus and the many affiliated research and teaching hospitals, the array of […]