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 […]

  • Adrian De Leon

    Adrian De Leon is an Assistant Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, where he serves on the steering committee of the Center for Transpacific […]

  • 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 […]

  • Andrew H. Proppe

    Born and raised in in Montréal, Québec, Andrew Proppe received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Concordia University in 2014. He began his doctoral studies in the Department of Chemistry at […]

  • 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 […]

  • Yimu Zhao

    Yimu Zhao is an NSERC Post-doctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic at Columbia University. Her primary research focus is to develop vascularized functional tissues in Organ-on-a-Chip platform. […]

  • 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 […]