• When asked what drives his work on trans rights, 2020-2021 Governor General’s gold medal winner Ido Katri has a simple enough answer. “I believe in research that dares to create change.”  A […]

  • 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 […]

  • Agustin Garza

    I am a mechanical engineer from Mexico with a degree from Monterrey Tech (ITESM Campus Monterrey) and a background in operations. I chose the University of Toronto because I was looking for a university with a great reputation that was recognized for its strength in finance. As one […]

  • Aida Habib

    I was born in Syria where I did my undergraduate studies and got a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy. I have always wanted to get a Master’s degree in Biotechnology. However, as the war […]

  • Alex DeSerrano

    Alex is a PhD candidate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, where she researches the transmission of nongenetic traits across generations. Prior to joining the GCAC, she supported […]

  • 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 […]

  • André Tremblay

    In my previous positions at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, I worked in a large graduate department and in a research centre. I discovered a talent for and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Arturo Reza Ugalde

    I obtained my bachelor and master’s degrees from the Instituto Politecnico Nacional in Mexico City. I decided to pursue my PhD degree abroad because I believe that travelling and living […]

  • Boluwatife Awonaike

    I’m a first-year PhD student in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at UTSC. My research is focused on assessing the impact of urban runoff on the transport and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Calvin Ke

    I am a PhD candidate in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME). I am also enrolled in the Collaborative Specialization […]

  • Catia Corriveau-Dignard

    I am a PhD student in Spanish and specializing in contemporary Cuban literature and culture. My academic background includes prior studies in Economics with specialization in History of Economic Thought. […]

  • Cedric Beaulac

    I completed my undergraduate program in Mathematics and Statistics and my master’s degree in Statistics at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). During grad school, I worked on using […]

  • Chidozie Ojobor

    Experiences surrounding my upbringing made me excited about studying topics related to infectious diseases. This led me to study Microbiology in University of Nigeria, where I obtained my Bachelor’s degree. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Christina Geisen

    I am from Germany, where I completed my undergraduate and master’s studies in Egyptology (major), Islamic Studies (first minor), and Pre- and Early History (second minor) at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität […]

  • 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 […]

  • Clare Nippard

    After studying English, Business, and Psychology in the UK, Clare  travelled extensively, living in cities across the UK, USA and Canada, gaining varied work experience in marketing, advertising, and clinical research along the way. After settling permanently in Toronto, […]

  • Claudio Jaramillo

    I am a Chilean English teacher (EFL) with a MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from the Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación. I have 15 years of experience as an educator and have worked […]

  • 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, […]

  • Criselda Jean Cruz

    I am training to become a Physician-Scientist through the MD-PhD in Molecular Medicine Program of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. After I finished my MD in my home university, I […]

  • 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, […]

  • Diana Burchell

    Growing up with social workers parents, I immersed myself in social justice from a very early age. The more I led initiatives such as Me to We fundraisers, refugee-simulation diets […]

  • Diana Clark

    Graduate students on the whole are motivated, enthusiastic, and a delight to interact with. Three years ago, we began emailing an Annual Newsletter to our graduates and often they write […]

  • Dina Sabie

    I earned a bachelor’s degree majoring in Computer Science and Architectural Studies (Design) followed by a professional Master of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto. My award-winning thesis was […]

  • Dr. Cristina D’Amico

    Cristina D’Amico is the Curriculum Developer at the Teaching Assistants’ Training Program (TATP), where she supports TAs and Course Instructors who want to integrate effective educational approaches into their teaching. […]

  • Dr. Jane Freeman

    Dr. Jane Freeman is the founding Director of the School of Graduate Studies’ the Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC). She established GCAC’s modular curricula of non-credit courses, work​shops, and […]

  • Dr. Katherine Fry

    Katie Fry received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto in 2017. A student of many languages and a professional literary translator (Spanish to English), Katie enjoys […]

  • Dr. Matt Jones

    Dr. Matt Jones is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. He is currently Project Manager of Gatherings Archival and Oral Histories […]

  • Dr. Peter Grav

    Peter is an Associate Professor (teaching stream) and full-time faculty member at GCAC. He teaches a wide range of courses and workshops on both writing and speaking. His current research […]

  • Dr. Peter Sabatini

    Peter is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto and a Clinical Laboratory Geneticist at the University Health Network with an interest […]

  • Dr. Rachael Cayley

    Rachael is an Associate Professor (teaching stream) in the Graduate Cen​tre for Academic Communica​​tion, wher​e she teaches both academic writing and speaking. Before joining the University of Toronto, she worked […]

  • Emily Tonin

    I am currently completing a Master of Management and Professional Accounting (MMPA) graduate degree. It is a two-year program that integrates management courses taken in an MBA setting with specific […]

  • 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 […]

  • Geith Maal-Bared

    I’m a PhD candidate at the Institute of Medical Science, studying how the brain produces motivated behaviours (i.e., the drive to approach rewarding stimuli such as food and drugs or […]

  • 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 […]

  • Gretchen Kerr

    As Vice-Dean of Programs and Innovation, I have the pleasure of working with others to provide graduate students with exceptional educational experiences through innovative program development across the three campuses […]

  • Ian Buglass

    In the Department of Cell and Systems Biology, many graduate students have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty from other graduate departments, which is an advantage of being part of […]

  • 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 […]

  • ​​​​Ivan Semeniuk

    As a science journalist and broadcaster, Ivan covers the science beat for The Globe and Mail. His reporting has taken him from mountaintop observatories and underground labs to the east room of […]

  • Jad Sinno

    Jad Sinno introduces themself saying, “I grew up in Kjipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki.” They hope people will ask, where is that?, because then they can explain: these are the Indigenous names for […]

  • 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 […]

  • James Hahn

    James is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Toronto who specializes in the Canadian documentary long poem. His research focuses on the ethical dimensions of the genre’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • Jenna McKellips

    Jenna is a current PhD student in the English Department, whose research focuses on gender in medieval English dramatic literature.  She received her B.A. in English and Theatre in the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Joel Goodwin

    Joel was born and raised in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. He completed both his BSc and MSc at Acadia University. During his MSc, Joel collaborated with the Canadian Forest Service […]

  • Jordana Lobo-Pires

    ​​Jordana is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of Toronto, and a recipient of the SSHRC doctoral scholarship. Her research focuses on the political assumptions […]

  • 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 […]

  • Judith Ellen Brunton

    I am an anthropologist of religion in North America based at the Department for the Study of Religion. So, I am interested in religion, spirituality, and meaning making in people’s […]

  • 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 Prior

    Julie Prior is preparing to submit her SSHRC-funded PhD dissertation in early modern and eighteenth-century drama at the University of Toronto. Her research explores adaptations of Shakespeare’s The Taming of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Julius Haag

    After undergraduate [studies], I spent some time in business before returning to the University of Toronto to complete my master’s degree in Sociology. I met Prof. Scot Wortley and began […]

  • 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 […]

  • Katherine Shwetz

    Katherine is a senior PhD candidate in the Department of English, where she researches representations of contagious disease in Canadian literature. The interdisciplinary focus of her dissertation research has been […]

  • Kayla Preston

    Preston has been a soccer coach, food bank worker and a workplace rights activist, but the volunteer work that’s touched her most was the time she spent at a nursing […]

  • 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 […]

  • Kristen Pue

    I hold a BA in Political Science from the University of Alberta. For a summer, I worked as a researcher at the Centre for Constitutional Studies in the University of […]

  • 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. […]

  • Lauren Pais
  • Lina Balsamo

    Lina is a recent MA graduate in Language and Literacies Education at OISE. Prior to joining GCAC, she oversaw a writing and tutoring centre at a private university college. With […]

  • Lisa Haley

    I arrived at the University of Toronto as a student, completing a BA through New College and later an MA in the Department of English. I realized during the course […]

  • 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 […]

  • Majed Karam

    I grew up in Lebanon and moved to Montreal to study at McGill University. After completing my Bachelor of Engineering, I decided to apply to the University of Toronto to pursue graduate studies. I am part of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mariam Olafuyi

    Prior to U of T, I worked in a tier one law firm in Nigeria and the legal department of a multinational telecommunications company. I earned an LLB from the […]

  • Mark Bloom

    I hold an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, and I’m finishing up my PhD at the University of Toronto as well, in the Department of Cell and Systems […]

  • 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 Patience

    I began studying Spanish in undergrad (University of Victoria), before spending some time in Spain and eventually moving to Argentina for almost five years. During my time there, I studied […]

  • 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 […]

  • Michel Mersereau

    The latter portion of my undergraduate experience at the University of Toronto was extremely fulfilling. The guidance, support, and encouragement I received through my colleagues in the Aboriginal Studies department […]

  • Michelle Afkhami

    I completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Rice University in Houston, Texas followed by a PhD in Population Biology at University of California, Davis. Throughout […]

  • 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 […]

  • Monica Gagnon

    Monica is a SSHRC-funded PhD candidate in the Division of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. She is a critical qualitative researcher focusing […]

  • 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 […]

  • Nick Fernandez

    Fernandez, who grew up in Halifax, dived into biochemistry research from his first year at Mount Allison University, where he also made waves in musical theatre and with the university’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • Niklas Schaefer

    I was born in Duesseldorf, Germany. I graduated from the University of Mannheim with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2017. I am now in my second year […]

  • 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 […]

  • Nora Tataryan

    I am a first-year PhD student at the Women and Gender Studies Institute. My main areas of interest are aesthetics, race studies, and feminist philosophy. My current work is on […]

  • 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 […]

  • Oisin Keohane

    I came to Toronto from the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, and before that, from the Philosophy Department at the University of Johannesburg. […]

  • Oisin Keohane

    I came to Toronto from the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, and before that, from the Philosophy Department at the University of Johannesburg. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Prof. Amrita Daniere

    I have been at U of T since 1995. I started out as Director of the graduate program in Planning based on the St. George campus. I also served as […]

  • Prof. Angela Hildyard

    A graduate program is what brought me to Canada in 1970! My husband and I originally intended to stay for two years but came to love the city, the people, […]

  • Prof. Arthur Ripstein

    As Graduate Chair, I oversee the world’s largest and intellectually most diverse philosophy department. The size of the department enables us to offer our graduate students unparalleled breadth and depth. As chair […]

  • Prof. Avrum Gotlieb

    I have been at U of T since 1978. I have seen the growth of the graduate programs in life sciences and the successful efforts of faculty and departments to […]

  • Prof. Berry Smith

    I have always enjoyed a combination of research, teaching, and academic administration. What I most value about the University is that it allows and even encourages its members, both faculty […]

  • Prof. Charmaine Williams

    My first U of T student card was from the ’80s when I took a summer course at the Mississauga campus. I later returned to do my master’s degree in […]

  • Prof. Clare Kosnik

    I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, where I had an excellent doctoral journey. I have worked […]

  • Prof. Clifford Orwin

    I was born and raised in Chicago. I headed off to Cornell University in 1964 and to Harvard for graduate school in 1968. I’m very much a child of the […]

  • Prof. Jeanne Watson

    ​​​​​​​Working with students to realize their potential is very important to me. An important goal during my tenure is to enhance the student experience at OISE overall. To this end, […]

  • Prof. John Stinchcombe

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Postdoctoral fellow supervisor (of Michelle Afk​hami​​) Postdoctoral fellows play a crucial role in the research community because they are at the important interface between idea generation and implementation. Postdoctoral fellows […]

  • Prof. Mark Lautens

    Postdoctoral fellows play many roles in my group. They bring diversity of ideas and experiences which provide all group members with a different perspective on research topics and approaches. We […]

  • Prof. Mayo Moran

    I became interested in academic administration when I was asked to be Associate Dean very early in my academic career. I have always loved to be in the classroom and […]

  • Prof. Ron Leprohon

    ​​​​​​​Postdoctoral fellow supervisor (of Christina Geisen) I received my BA from Loyola College (now part of Concordia University) in Montreal in 1971 and my PhD in Egyptology from the University […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sandi Wemigwase

    I was born and raised in Michigan and I am a citizen of Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians located in Harbor Springs, Michigan. I travel home as often […]

  • 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 […]

  • Seshu Iyengar

    I was born and raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick, which was where I stayed for my undergraduate degree at the University of New Brunswick. There, I completed a Bachelor of […]

  • Sophia Chan

    I am Sophia and I am from Macao SAR, China.  This is my fifth year in Canada (or in Toronto to be specific), and I like it so far (except […]

  • Stefania Galbiati

    I was born in Milan, Italy. I am a graduate in Communication, Media and Advertising and now I’m studying Publishing and Communication Theories in University of Milan. I worked in Milan and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Tanuja Persaud

    In my former position as the Chair’s Executive Assistant in the Department of English, I had the opportunity to work closely with graduate students. My curiosity was piqued and there […]

  • Tara Gralnick

    I have always been moved by the complexity, struggle, and resilience of the human experience. I completed my master’s degree in U of T’s Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Teresa Valentini

    I was born in Fano, a small seaside town on the Adriatic coast in Italy. I have always been passionate about reading and studying literary texts, allowing me to build […]

  • 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, […]

  • Trenton Johanis

    I grew up in a small town called Orangeville, Ontario. I did my undergrad at McMaster University in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour with a Music Cognition specialization. My original dream was to go to […]

  • Trevor Stirling

    I completed my BASc in Electrical Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Throughout my undergrad, my interest was most caught by quantum mechanics, electromagnetics, and semiconductor devices, so I chose to […]

  • 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 […]

  • Vardit Lightstone

    My PhD is a Joint Educational Placement (JEP) program, with the University of Toronto (where I did my undergraduate in Celtic Studies and Jewish Studies) as my lead institution and […]

  • Verena Kozmann

    As an International Visiting Graduate Student (IVGS) at the University of Toronto’s Department of Anthropology, I am hosted by a leading expert in the field of sociocultural anthropology. In my […]

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  • 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 […]

  • Yalun Zhang

    The University of Toronto is a prestigious university with Nobel Prize Laureates and great scientists. What attracted me most is the world-renowned research team studying neurological diseases in U of […]

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    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 […]