• Aastha Sahni

    I think the most incredible thing I experienced during my time at the University of Toronto was that I got […]

  • Adam Durbin

    ​People at the University of Toronto are extremely passionate about what they do, and that’s why it is a great […]

  • Adam Sheldon

    I chose the Master of Environmental Science program at U of T because it was designed to allow flexibility for […]

  • Adrian De Leon

    Adrian De Leon is an Assistant Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, where he […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Alex DeSerrano

    Alex is a PhD candidate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, where she researches the transmission of nongenetic […]

  • Alexandra Lysova

    After considering admission offers from several top American schools, I ultimately chose U of T. As an international student accompanied […]

  • Alexandre Paquin-Pelletier

    Alexandre Pelletier is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University. He obtained […]

  • Amir Manbachi

    I am a bioengineer and recent PhD graduate from the University of Toronto, where I also obtained my degrees in […]

  • André Tremblay

    In my previous positions at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, I worked in a large graduate department 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 […]

  • Annieza Mohamed

    My five years at U of T have been phenomenal. I completed my undergraduate degree in physiology and human biology. […]

  • Art Babayants

    I chose U of T when I learned that my dream professor taught classes here. Years earlier, I had read […]

  • Arturo Reza Ugalde

    I obtained my bachelor and master’s degrees from the Instituto Politecnico Nacional in Mexico City. I decided to pursue my […]

  • Boluwatife Awonaike

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

  • Brandon Weigel

    One of the major reasons I chose U of T was its location. I spent a few years outside the […]

  • Calvin Ke

    I am a PhD candidate in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and […]

  • Catia Corriveau-Dignard

    I am a PhD student in Spanish and specializing in contemporary Cuban literature and culture. My academic background includes prior […]

  • Cedric Beaulac

    I completed my undergraduate program in Mathematics and Statistics and my master’s degree in Statistics at the Université du Québec […]

  • Chidozie Ojobor

    Experiences surrounding my upbringing made me excited about studying topics related to infectious diseases. This led me to study Microbiology […]

  • 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, […]

  • Christina Geisen

    I am from Germany, where I completed my undergraduate and master’s studies in Egyptology (major), Islamic Studies (first minor), and […]

  • Christine Le

    I was raised by a single mother who immigrated to Canada so that her three children could have better opportunities. […]

  • Cindy Bongard

    I was absolutely delighted to learn from the faculty at U of T when I first returned to school, as […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Clyde Matava

    I am a practicing anesthesiologist, pursuing a master’s degree in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology‘s Translational Research Program […]

  • 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 […]

  • Crystal Vincent

    I’m from Toronto and I wanted to stay in Canada for my graduate studies. I wanted to go to the […]

  • Daiva Nielsen

    I am passionate about nutrition research. I credit my grandmother. Family meals would include a short lesson about the vitamins […]

  • Dan Weaver

    I grew up reading about the stars and planets, planning to become a scientist one day. I completed a BSc […]

  • 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 […]

  • David Harary

    Originally from Holliston, MA, I’ve been involved in politics and community engagement since I was young. I’m in the process […]

  • Dean Carcone

    I grew up in a small town north of Toronto. When I started my undergrad at McMaster University, there were […]

  • Debra Kriger

    Academically and professionally, my background is in public health. Currently, I study how our sociocultural context relates our bodies to […]

  • Diana Burchell

    Growing up with social workers parents, I immersed myself in social justice from a very early age. The more I […]

  • Diana Clark

    Graduate students on the whole are motivated, enthusiastic, and a delight to interact with. Three years ago, we began emailing […]

  • Dina Sabie

    I earned a bachelor’s degree majoring in Computer Science and Architectural Studies (Design) followed by a professional Master of Architecture […]

  • 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 […]

  • Dr. Fiona Coll

    Fiona is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream at the Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC) and at the Institute for […]

  • Dr. Jane Freeman

    Dr. Jane Freeman is the founding Director of the School of Graduate Studies’ the Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC). […]

  • Dr. Katherine Fry

    Katie Fry received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto in 2017. A student of many languages […]

  • Dr. Katherine Shwetz

    Katherine is a senior PhD candidate in the Department of English, where she researches representations of contagious disease in Canadian […]

  • Dr. Matt Jones

    Dr. Matt Jones is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. He […]

  • Dr. Peter Grav

    Peter is an Associate Professor (teaching stream) and full-time faculty member at GCAC. He teaches a wide range of courses […]

  • Dr. Peter Sabatini

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

  • 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 […]

  • Dr. Vaughn Mangal

    I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Toronto Scarborough where I currently study how carbon moves across forests […]

  • Elena Danilina

    Elena is a PhD student in Language and Literacies Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at […]

  • Emily Tonin

    I am currently completing a Master of Management and Professional Accounting (MMPA) graduate degree. It is a two-year program that […]

  • Erica Dove

    Erica Dove obtained her Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) degree in Kinesiology from Ontario Tech University in 2015, and her […]

  • Erina He

    I have lived in China, Japan, Canada, and the US. I completed my BSc in Neuroscience and Physiology at the […]

  • Eugenia Duodu

    The University of Toronto’s stellar reputation clinched it for me. I knew that the PhD program in Chemistry would equip […]

  • 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 […]

  • Fernando Caravaggio

    I chose the University of Toronto because its Medical Science program allowed me to have access to the most advanced […]

  • 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 […]

  • Gregory Wentworth

    I have always been interested in understanding how the environment works; my curiosity led me to spend my childhood summers […]

  • Gretchen Kerr

    As Vice-Dean of Programs and Innovation, I have the pleasure of working with others to provide graduate students with exceptional […]

  • Ian Buglass

    In the Department of Cell and Systems Biology, many graduate students have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty from other […]

  • Ian Garner

    ​I grew up in London, England, before enrolling for undergraduate studies at the University of Bristol, where I completed my […]

  • Ido Katri

    When asked what drives his work on trans rights, 2020-2021 Governor General’s gold medal winner Ido Katri has a simple enough answer. […]

  • Ilya Sutskever

    For the past 10 years, I have been a member of the University of Toronto community both as an undergraduate […]

  • ​​​​Ivan Semeniuk

    As a science journalist and broadcaster, Ivan covers the science beat for The Globe and Mail. His reporting has taken him from […]

  • Jad Sinno

    Jad Sinno introduces themself saying, “I grew up in Kjipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki.” They hope people will ask, where is that?, because […]

  • James Conquer

    I am in the Master of Music Performance program, studying saxophone. Growing up in Scarborough, Ontario, music was always a […]

  • James Hahn

    James is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Toronto who specializes in the Canadian documentary long poem. […]

  • Jas Saggar

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

  • Jasleen Singh

    Jasleen is a PhD student in the English Department, where she researches the role of humour and satire in African […]

  • Jenna McKellips

    Jenna is a current PhD student in the English Department, whose research focuses on gender in medieval English dramatic literature.  […]

  • Jennie Phillips

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

  • Jennifer Rudder

    I’ve recently completed my Master of Visual Studies degree in Curatorial Studies at U of T, where I was one […]

  • Jielai Zhang

    I am a Chinese-born Australian who fell in love with physics at the age of 16. I completed my BSc […]

  • Joanne Leow

    I am from Singapore and did my BA at Brown University in Rhode Island. I came to the University of […]

  • Joel Goodwin

    Joel was born and raised in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. He completed both his BSc and MSc at Acadia University. […]

  • Jordana Lobo-Pires

    ​​Jordana is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of Toronto, and a recipient of the […]

  • Joseph Bondy-Denomy

    I am from London, Ontario and completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo. Originally, I was in a […]

  • Joseph Sproule

    I was born in Greece and moved to Toronto as a young child. I completed a BA in archaeology at […]

  • Judith Ellen Brunton

    I am an anthropologist of religion in North America based at the Department for the Study of Religion. So, I […]

  • Julie Payette

    Following my undergraduate studies at McGill University, I worked for two years to make sure that I could afford to […]

  • Julie St-Laurent

    I study the representations of the gendered body in contemporary French and Québécois poetry. Following undergraduate study in Québec and […]

  • Julius Haag

    After undergraduate [studies], I spent some time in business before returning to the University of Toronto to complete my master’s […]

  • Karl Fritze

    Karl is a Ph.D. candidate in the U of T Department of English, where he works as a Teaching Assistant […]

  • Kasia Pytlik

    U of T was my top choice as it has a specific specialization for clinical social work and a collaborative […]

  • Kate Addleman-Frankel

    In my twenties, I spent several years working in various capacities in the publishing industry: I interned at The Walrus […]

  • Kayla Preston

    Preston has been a soccer coach, food bank worker and a workplace rights activist, but the volunteer work that’s touched […]

  • Kieran O’Brien

    I am pursuing an MA in the Field of Creative Writing, through the University of Toronto’s English Department. It is […]

  • Kieran Quinn

    Dr. Kieran Quinn was wrapping up a busy day of clinical service on the general medicine ward at Mount Sinai Hospital […]

  • Konstantinos Papazoglou

    I served as a police officer in Athens for almost 14 years, eventually obtaining the rank of police captain. After […]

  • Kristen Pue

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

  • Kylyn Athey

    I have been a member of the U of T community since September 2011, when I chose to pursue my […]

  • Lina Balsamo

    Lina is a recent MA graduate in Language and Literacies Education at OISE. Prior to joining GCAC, she oversaw a […]

  • Lisa Haley

    I arrived at the University of Toronto as a student, completing a BA through New College and later an MA […]

  • Lisa Melymuk

    What really sets U of T apart is the opportunity to collaborate with organizations such as the Ontario Ministry of […]

  • Louis Century

    ​​​​​​ I have been at U of T since 2009, when I began my combined Juris Doctor and Master of […]

  • Madiha Sajid

    I am an MA student at the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) in the Munk School of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Maleeha Ahmad

    I chose U of T because the Master of Biotechnology [MBiotech] program provides a unique mix. It gives students a […]

  • Mariam Olafuyi

    Prior to U of T, I worked in a tier one law firm in Nigeria and the legal department of […]

  • Mark Bloom

    I hold an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, and I’m finishing up my PhD at the University of […]

  • Mark Norman

    I am in my fifth year of studies in the Department of Exercise Sciences in the Faculty of Kinesiology and […]

  • Marlo Burks

    I moved from Dallas, Texas to Fredericton, New Brunswick in 2004 to pursue a BA (St. Thomas University), then fell […]

  • Martine August

    I transitioned easily as a new student to U of T. At orientation, I instantly felt that I was in […]

  • Matthew Genovese

    The best part about the University of Toronto graduate school experience is being able to study at a world-class university […]

  • Matthew Patience

    I began studying Spanish in undergrad (University of Victoria), before spending some time in Spain and eventually moving to Argentina […]

  • Matthew Walls

    I’m from Calgary and just finishing my PhD in Anthropology. My specialty is arctic archaeology, and I’ve been studying the […]

  • Melanie Burger

    I am completing a Master of Science in Biomedical Communications (MScBMC). It’s a professional degree in the visual communication of […]

  • Michael Koslowski

    Michael is a PhD candidate in Languages & Literacies Education at OISE, and his research focuses on the intersection between […]

  • Michel Mersereau

    The latter portion of my undergraduate experience at the University of Toronto was extremely fulfilling. The guidance, support, and encouragement […]

  • Michelle Afkhami

    I completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Rice University in Houston, Texas followed by a […]

  • Milena Music

    I earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at the University of Guelph. I am currently doing a Masters of […]

  • Mingyang Wei

    Mingyang Wei has always wanted his work to have a positive social impact. As an undergraduate student in Physics at Peking […]

  • Mohamed Soliman

    I chose U of T because of its stellar reputation, world-class faculty, and unique graduate environment, all of which would […]

  • Mohammad Rahaman

    I had several offers from graduate schools in the UK, USA, and Canada. Choosing the right school was a difficult […]

  • Mu-Qing Huang

    What I like the most about U of T is that it has a very collaborative, rather than competitive, research […]

  • Nadine Borduas

    ​​I chose to study Environmental Chemistry because it combines two of my interests: the outdoor environment and chemistry. I grew […]

  • Natan Adelman

    After a childhood spent in Massachusetts and Israel, I earned a Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) from Dalhousie University. The University […]

  • Nick Fernandez

    Fernandez, who grew up in Halifax, dived into biochemistry research from his first year at Mount Allison University, where he […]

  • Nicole Ricker

    I am from Southampton, Ontario. I worked as a technician at U of T before deciding to return to graduate […]

  • Niklas Schaefer

    I was born in Duesseldorf, Germany. I graduated from the University of Mannheim with a Bachelor of Science in Business […]

  • Nilesh Talele

    The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry has a diverse and interactive multidisciplinary program, especially in the field of bioengineering. […]

  • Nora Tataryan

    I am a first-year PhD student at the Women and Gender Studies Institute. My main areas of interest are aesthetics, […]

  • Noushin Nabavi

    I chose U of T because of its reputation for excellence in research, innovation, diversity, and exciting edgy programs. U […]

  • Oisin Keohane

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

  • Oisin Keohane

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

  • Phil De Luna

    Phil De Luna is currently Program Director, Energy Materials Challenge Program at the National Research Council Canada. He is leading […]

  • Prof. Amrita Daniere

    I have been at U of T since 1995. I started out as Director of the graduate program in Planning […]

  • Prof. Angela Hildyard

    A graduate program is what brought me to Canada in 1970! My husband and I originally intended to stay for […]

  • 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 […]

  • Prof. Avrum Gotlieb

    I have been at U of T since 1978. I have seen the growth of the graduate programs in life […]

  • Prof. Berry Smith

    I have always enjoyed a combination of research, teaching, and academic administration. What I most value about the University is […]

  • Prof. Charmaine Williams

    My first U of T student card was from the ’80s when I took a summer course at the Mississauga […]

  • Prof. Clare Kosnik

    I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, […]

  • Prof. Clifford Orwin

    I was born and raised in Chicago. I headed off to Cornell University in 1964 and to Harvard for graduate […]

  • Prof. Jeanne Watson

    ​​​​​​​Working with students to realize their potential is very important to me. An important goal during my tenure is to […]

  • Prof. John Stinchcombe

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Postdoctoral fellow supervisor (of Michelle Afk​hami​​) Postdoctoral fellows play a crucial role in the research community because they are at […]

  • Prof. Mark Lautens

    Postdoctoral fellows play many roles in my group. They bring diversity of ideas and experiences which provide all group members […]

  • Prof. Mayo Moran

    I became interested in academic administration when I was asked to be Associate Dean very early in my academic career. […]

  • Prof. Ron Leprohon

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

  • Rageen Rajendram

    I have a strong interest in the genomics of neurobehavioural disorders. As part of my graduate studies, I am investigating […]

  • Rana Haidar

    Rana Haidar is a second-year PhD student in the Language and Literacies Education Program at the Ontario Institute for Studies […]

  • Richard Holmes

    I have stuttered all my life. As a result, I struggled with the way I spoke and dreaded any speaking […]

  • Ronnie Su

    I am originally from China and doing a Master of Engineering degree in Materials Science and Engineering. U of T […]

  • Roseen Giles

    I chose U of T for many reasons including the superior reputation of the professors in the Faculty of Music […]

  • Sahar Te Rezazadehtehrani

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

  • Samah El-Tantawy

    ​I completed a BSc in electronics and electrical communications engineering and an MSc in engineering mathematics, both from Cairo University. […]

  • Samra Zafar

    University for me has been a life-changing experience. As a single mother, it was very difficult at times but totally […]

  • Sandi Wemigwase

    I was born and raised in Michigan and I am a citizen of Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians […]

  • Sandra Barbosu

    I completed undergraduate studies at the University of Rochester, specializing in economics and mathematics. This gave me a solid background […]

  • Sara Mazrouei

    I have been interested in outer space since an early age. To pursue my passion, I enrolled in the Space […]

  • Sarah Gagliano

    When I was considering graduate study, I knew I wanted to perform research that challenges traditional boundaries: cracking the genetic […]

  • Sarah Jane Steele

    I came to the University of Toronto to complete a Master of Health Science degree in Community Health and Epidemiology […]

  • Sean McCurdy

    In high school, I had a keen interest in mechanical engineering; my dream was to build robots that could cure […]

  • Senjuti Saha

    My research focuses on developing novel therapeutics against the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which causes multidrug-resistant infections. The infections are often […]

  • Seshu Iyengar

    I was born and raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick, which was where I stayed for my undergraduate degree at the […]

  • Sophia Chan

    I am Sophia and I am from Macao SAR, China.  This is my fifth year in Canada (or in Toronto […]

  • 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 […]

  • Stephanie Redekop

    Stephanie Redekop is a PhD Candidate in the Department of English, where she is writing a SSHRC-funded dissertation about the […]

  • Stewart Lyons

    I chose to do my MBA at U of T primarily because of the reputation of the Rotman School of […]

  • Tammara Soma

    I am a PhD candidate and Pierre Elliott Trudeau doctoral scholar in Planning in the Department of Geography and Planning. […]

  • Tanuja Persaud

    In my former position as the Chair’s Executive Assistant in the Department of English, I had the opportunity to work […]

  • Tara Gralnick

    I have always been moved by the complexity, struggle, and resilience of the human experience. I completed my master’s degree […]

  • Tariq Harb

    I am originally from Amman, Jordan, born to parents of Palestinian origin. Following high school, I moved to Canada to […]

  • Taylor Schmitz

    The University of Toronto is a world-renowned school so I knew I was applying to a leading graduate institution [Psychology […]

  • Teresa Valentini

    I was born in Fano, a small seaside town on the Adriatic coast in Italy. I have always been passionate […]

  • Ting-Hin Ho

    During the final year of my undergraduate study at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), I was given an opportunity […]

  • Trenton Johanis

    I grew up in a small town called Orangeville, Ontario. I did my undergrad at McMaster University in Psychology, Neuroscience […]

  • Trevor Stirling

    I completed my BASc in Electrical Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Throughout my undergrad, my interest was most caught by […]

  • Tristan Sharp

    The Medieval Studies program at U of T offered a collegial atmosphere from the first day of my studies. My […]

  • Valentina Fulginiti

    I have always been fascinated by the complexity of multilingual literature. I am completing a doctoral thesis on self-translation between […]

  • Vardit Lightstone

    My PhD is a Joint Educational Placement (JEP) program, with the University of Toronto (where I did my undergraduate in […]

  • Verena Kozmann

    As an International Visiting Graduate Student (IVGS) at the University of Toronto’s Department of Anthropology, I am hosted by a […]

  • Vincent Cheung

    ​I had to choose between two graduate schools: U of T and Stanford. I chose U of T because I […]

  • Ximena Berecochea

    The University of Toronto was my one and only choice; a friend in her PhD program in Spanish highly recommended […]

  • Yalun Zhang

    The University of Toronto is a prestigious university with Nobel Prize Laureates and great scientists. What attracted me most is […]

  • Yimu Zhao

    Yimu Zhao is an NSERC Post-doctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic at Columbia University. Her primary research […]

  • Yongshan He

    I’m a PhD student in the Department of East Asian Studies [EAS], studying the material culture of pre-modern China. My […]

  • Yuliya Desyatova

    Yuliya has been teaching English as a second language in Toronto for over a decade, working with diverse learners from […]

  • Yuriy Baglaenko

    The graduate school experience at the University of Toronto is what you make of it. With a vast campus and […]