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List of University of Toronto people

The following is a list of notable persons affiliated with the University of Toronto, including alumni, chancellors, presidents, and current and former faculty members.

Contents

  • Alumni 1
    • Nobel laureates 1.1
    • Government 1.2
      • Heads of State 1.2.1
      • International 1.2.2
      • Governors-General and Prime Ministers 1.2.3
      • Supreme Court judges 1.2.4
      • Lieutenant-governors, premiers and mayors 1.2.5
      • Ministers, diplomats, party leaders and other political figures 1.2.6
    • Natural sciences, mathematics, medicine and engineering 1.3
      • Mathematics and statistics 1.3.1
      • Medicine and dentistry 1.3.2
      • Physics, chemistry and astronomy 1.3.3
      • Biology and ecology 1.3.4
      • Engineering and computer science 1.3.5
      • Earth science 1.3.6
    • Social sciences 1.4
      • Anthropology, geography and archaeology 1.4.1
      • Sociology 1.4.2
      • Psychology and linguistics 1.4.3
      • Economics, management and political science 1.4.4
    • Humanities 1.5
      • Philosophy 1.5.1
      • Literature 1.5.2
      • History 1.5.3
    • Law (excluding the Supreme Court judges mentioned above) 1.6
    • Theology 1.7
    • Media and arts 1.8
      • Journalism and publishing 1.8.1
      • Film, television and theatre 1.8.2
      • Music, fine arts and architecture 1.8.3
    • Education 1.9
    • Business 1.10
    • Humanitarianism, social work and others 1.11
    • Athletics 1.12
  • Faculty 2
    • Natural sciences and mathematics 2.1
      • Mathematics 2.1.1
      • Medicine and dentistry 2.1.2
      • Physics, chemistry and astronomy 2.1.3
      • Biology and ecology 2.1.4
      • Engineering and computer science 2.1.5
      • Earth science 2.1.6
    • Social sciences 2.2
      • Anthropology and geography 2.2.1
      • Sociology and psychology 2.2.2
      • Economics, management and political science 2.2.3
    • Humanities 2.3
      • Philosophy and classics 2.3.1
      • Literature and linguistics 2.3.2
      • History 2.3.3
      • Law 2.3.4
      • Religious studies 2.3.5
    • Fine arts, music, drama and architecture 2.4
    • Education 2.5
    • Business and public policy 2.6
  • Chancellors 3
  • Presidents 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Alumni

To avoid redundancy, alumni who hold or have held faculty positions in the University of Toronto are placed on this list of alumni, and do not appear on the list of faculty. Individuals are ordered by the year of their first degree from the university.

For graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Science, college and satellite campus affiliations, if known, are indicated after degree years, with shorthands used for University College (U.C.), University of Trinity College (Trin.), Victoria University (Vic.), University of St. Michael's College (St.M.), Innis College (Innis), New College (New), Knox College (Knox), Regis College (Regis), Wycliffe College (Wyc.), Woodsworth College (Wdw.), Massey College (Massey), Scarborough Campus (UTSC) and Mississauga Campus (UTM).

Nobel laureates

  1. Frederick Banting (alumnus and former faculty) – Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1923
  2. John James Richard Macleod (former faculty) – Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1923
  3. William Faulkner (School of Aeronautics, 1918) - Nobel Prize in Literature, 1949[1][2]
  4. Lester B. Pearson (alumnus and former faculty) – Nobel Peace Prize, 1957
  5. Arthur Leonard Schawlow (alumnus) – Nobel Prize in Physics, 1981
  6. John Charles Polanyi (faculty) – Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1986
  7. Bertram Brockhouse (alumnus) – Nobel Prize in Physics, 1994
  8. Walter Kohn (alumnus) – Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1998
  9. James Orbinski (alumnus and faculty) – Nobel Peace Prize, 1999
  10. Oliver Smithies (former faculty) – Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2007

Government

Heads of State

Name Year Notability
William Des Vœux[3] B.A. 1858 Governor of Fiji, 1880–85; Governor of Newfoundland, 1886–87; Governor of Hong Kong, 1887–91
William Lyon Mackenzie King A.M. 1897 Prime Minister of Canada (1935–48)
Vincent Massey (U.C. 1910) Governor General of Canada (1952–59)
Dame Eugenia Charles B.A. 1946 2nd Prime Minister of Dominica, 1980–95
Noor Hassanali[4] LL.B. 1947 2nd President of Trinidad and Tobago, 1987–97
Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga B.A. 1958, M.A. 1960[5] President of Latvia, 1999–2007
Lester B. Pearson[6] B.A. 1919 Vic., professor of history 14th Prime Minister of Canada
Adrienne Clarkson[7][8] M.A. 1962,[8][9] Ph.D. Vic.,[7] LLD Hon. 2001[8]) B.A. 1960 Trin., M.A. 1962, Ph.D. 26th Governor General of Canada
Paul Martin[10] B.A. 1961 St.M., LL.B. 1965 21st Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper Attended College. Did not graduate. 22nd Prime Minister of Canada 2006–current

International

Governors-General and Prime Ministers

Supreme Court judges

Lieutenant-governors, premiers and mayors

Ministers, diplomats, party leaders and other political figures

Natural sciences, mathematics, medicine and engineering

Mathematics and statistics

Medicine and dentistry

Physics, chemistry and astronomy

Biology and ecology

Engineering and computer science

Earth science

Social sciences

Anthropology, geography and archaeology

Sociology

Psychology and linguistics

Economics, management and political science

Humanities

Philosophy

Literature

History

Law (excluding the Supreme Court judges mentioned above)

Theology

Media and arts

Journalism and publishing

Film, television and theatre

Music, fine arts and architecture

Education

Business

Humanitarianism, social work and others

Athletics

Faculty

To avoid redundancy, alumni who hold or have held faculty positions in the University of Toronto are placed on the list of alumni, and do not appear on this list of faculty.

Natural sciences and mathematics

Mathematics

Medicine and dentistry

Physics, chemistry and astronomy

Biology and ecology

Engineering and computer science

Earth science

Social sciences

Anthropology and geography

  • Edmund Snow Carpenter (professor of anthropology, 1948–57) – Anthropologist known for his work on tribal art and visual media
  • Isaac Schapera (visiting professor of anthropology, 1953) – Academic from the London School of Economics and leading scholar in the anthropology of South African tribesmen
  • Iranologist and translator of Persian literature; founding chair of the university's department of Near and Middle Eastern civilizations
  • Cole Harris (assistant professor of geography, 1964–71) – Geographer, winner of the Massey Medal, fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
  • Lee Maracle (professor of Aboriginal studies) – First Nations poet and author, recipient of the American Book Award
  • Marcel Danesi (professor of semiotics and linguistic anthropology) – Italian-Canadian semiotician
  • David H. Turner (professor of anthropology) – Anthropologist who focuses on comparative religion and the role of music in the indigenous societies of Australia, North America, Africa, and India

Sociology and psychology

Economics, management and political science

Humanities

Philosophy and classics

Literature and linguistics

History

Law

Religious studies

  • Donald Coggan (professor of theology, 1937–44) – 101st Archbishop of Canterbury, 1974–80
  • Gregory Baum (professor of theology and sociology, 1959–86) – Roman Catholic theologian, Religion and Alienation, Officer of the Order of Canada
  • Bernard Lonergan (professor of theology, 1965–75) – Jesuit priest, economist, Insight: A Study of Human Understanding
  • Mary Jo Leddy (professor of theology, Regis College). Writer, theologian, social activist, founder of Catholic New Times
  • Willard G. Oxtoby (professor of comparative religion, 1971–99) – Founding director of the graduate centre for religious studies; author, World Religions: Western Traditions, World Religions: Eastern Traditions
  • Julia Ching (professor of religion and philosophy, 1978–2001) – Expert on the neo-Confucian philosophy of China
  • Arti Dhand (professor of religion) - Specialist in the Mahabharata and the Ramayana Hindu epics, Hindu ethics, gender issues in Hinduism, and religion and sexuality.[74]

Fine arts, music, drama and architecture

Education

Business and public policy

Chancellors

Order Name Years in office
1 Sir Peregrine Maitland 1827–1828
2 Sir John Colborne 1828–1835
3 Sir Francis Bond Head 1836–1838
4 Sir George Arthur 1838–1841
5 Charles Poulett Thomson, 1st Baron Sydenham 1841
6 Sir Charles Bagot 1842–1843
7 Charles Metcalfe, 1st Baron Metcalfe 1843–1845
8 Charles Cathcart, 2nd Earl Cathcart 1846–1847
9 James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin 1847–1849
10 Peter Boyle de Blaquière 1850–1852
11 William Hume Blake 1853–1856
12 Robert Easton Burns 1856–1863
13 George Skeffington Connor 1863
14 Joseph Curran Morrison 1863–1876
15 Edward Blake 1876–1900
16 William Ralph Meredith 1900–1923
17 Sir Edmund Walker 1923–1924
18 Sir William Mulock 1924–1944
19 Henry John Cody 1944–1947
20 Vincent Massey 1947–1953
21 Samuel Beatty 1953–1959
22 François Charles Archile Jeanneret 1959–1965
23 Omond Solandt 1965–1971
24 Pauline Mills McGibbon 1971–1974
25 Eva Waddell Mader Macdonald 1974–1977
26 Arthur Bruce Barbour Moore 1977–1980
27 George Ignatieff 1980–1986
28 John Black Aird 1986–1991
29 Rose Wolfe 1991–1997
30 Hal Jackman 1997–2003
31 Vivienne Poy 2003–2006
32 David Peterson 2006–2012
33 Michael Wilson 2012-

Presidents

Order Name Years in office Title
1 John Strachan 1827–1848 President of King's College
2 John McCaul 1848–1850 President of King's College
1850–1853 President of the University of Toronto
1853–1880 Principal of University College
3 Sir Daniel Wilson 1880–1889 Principal of University College
1889–1892 President of the University of Toronto
4 James Loudon 1892–1906 President of the University of Toronto
5 Sir Robert Falconer 1907–1932 President of the University of Toronto
6 Henry John Cody 1932–1945 President of the University of Toronto
7 Sidney Earle Smith 1945–1957 President of the University of Toronto
8 Claude Bissell 1958–1971 President of the University of Toronto
9 John Robert Evans 1972–1978 President of the University of Toronto
10 James Milton Ham 1978–1983 President of the University of Toronto
11 David Strangway 1983–1984 President of the University of Toronto
12 George Connell 1984–1990 President of the University of Toronto
13 Robert Prichard 1990–2000 President of the University of Toronto
14 Robert Birgeneau 2000–2004 President of the University of Toronto
interim Frank Iacobucci 2004–2005 President of the University of Toronto
15 David Naylor 2005– 2013 President of the University of Toronto
16 Meric Gertler 2013– President of the University of Toronto

See also

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  • Nobel Laureates who were based at the University of Toronto at significant points in their careers
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