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Alumni: Giving U of T more reasons to be proud


Arbor Award 2007 recipients

Allen, Douglas

Douglas Allen has demonstrated a commitment to the next generation of students at the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. He personally s...

Armstrong, Erica

Erica Armstrong has donated her time and talents to Trinity College’s Friends of the Library since the organization’s inception in 1985. She recruite...

Barcham, Anne

A member of the University College Alumni Association since 2003, Anne Barcham has helped restructure and revitalize the association. Since 2004, Ann...

Bergman, Roland A.

For more than 20 years, Roland Bergman has volunteered as an adjunct professor with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. As well as d...

Bissett, Robert M.

Since 1999, Robert Bissett has worked hard to ensure the success of the annual New Millennium Golf Classic. As a supporter and then a committee membe...

Boccia, Aldo

Since 2003, Aldo Boccia has been a driving force behind fundraising for the Faculty of Dentistry’s annual Awards of Distinction Gala, which honours i...

Bohnen, John

John Bohnen has worked with the Education Awards Committee, Department of Surgery to encourage teaching excellence in the Faculty of Medicine by incr...

Booth, David

As a member of the 100th Anniversary Advisory Committee, David Booth was a facilitator to the Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education ...

Bowman, Stephen W.

In 2006, Stephen Bowman, a lead volunteer with the Department of Philosophy, hosted the first gathering where alumni and friends could meet students ...

Boyman, Marc

Marc Boyman shares his love of film with the Cinema Studies Institute at Innis College. A member of the college during his engineering studies, he’s ...

Brereton, Susan

As a member of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing’s Gala Committee, Susan Brereton helped organize the inaugural gala at the Imperial Room ...

Bright, Cathy

A member of the Master of Biotechnology Advisory Board, Cathy Bright is a strong advocate for the University of Toronto at Mississauga. As Senior Man...

Canadian Opera Volunteer Committee, The

In honour of its 60th anniversary, the Canadian Opera Volunteer Committee is being recognized for the support it has given the Faculty of Music’s Ope...

Carl, Cathy

For four years, Cathy Carl has served as an Alumni Representative on the Editorial Board for the Faculty of Physical Education and Health. She volunt...

Cattana, Edward

Since 2003, Edward Cattana has served as a volunteer and committee member with the annual St. Michael’s College New Millennium Golf Classic. Since th...

Chin, Fenton

Since graduating from the Department of Geography and Program in Planning in 1994, Fenton Chin has been an active member of the University of Toronto...

Christodoulou, George

George Christodoulou volunteers on the development of a new home for U of T’s Faculty of Dentistry, Canada’s largest dental school. The President and...

Cooper, Sydney C.

In 1998, Sydney Cooper (BASc Civil 4T5) and his son Richard (BASc Civil 7T3) named one of their thoroughbred racing horses Espee Ess after the School...

Curtis, Laurence

Laurence Curtis has encouraged students to study earth sciences by establishing the Explorers Fund, which offers awards to geology students, supports...

Dale-Harris, Lindsay

This summer, the courtyard at Trinity College was transformed into a medieval knot garden. Lindsay Dale-Harris chaired the Provost’s Quadrangle Commi...

De Luca, Enzo

As a long-time member of the Marketing Advisory Board of the Rotman School of Management, Enzo De Luca has helped design the school’s integrative mar...

Debow, Daniel

A 2000 graduate of the Faculty of Law and Rotman School of Management (JD/MBA program), Daniel Debow has been an enthusiastic Council Member with the...

Dehni, Jason

As President of the University College Alumni Association from 2000 to 2002, Jason Dehni identified the need for a career mentorship program. He advo...

Douglas, Brian

Brian Douglas is a major supporter of the Faculty of Dentistry through his volunteer efforts on the Campaign Advisory Board and the Continuing Dental...

Drummond, Shirley M.

Joining the Soldiers’ Tower Committee in 1989, Shirley Drummond initiated the commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the Battle of Ridgeway, a mil...

Epstein, Gloria

A graduate of the Faculty of Law’s Class of 1977, Madam Justice Gloria Epstein recently helped organize her 30-year reunion. In addition, she serves ...

Fekete, Tibor

Tibor Fekete, President of the Széchenyi Society, helped establish the Faculty of Arts and Science’s Chair of Hungarian Studies in 1978. The Calgary-...

Fitzerman, Rickey

Rickey Fitzerman is former a member of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Gala Committee. As a committee member, Rickey helped organize the...

Follows, Robert

The 1983 University of Toronto at Mississauga graduate reaches out to his fellow alumni and friends. An international leader in corporate philanthrop...

Galipeau, Claude

Claude Galipeau encourages his fellow political science alumni to stay involved with the Faculty of Arts and Science. After earning a PhD in politica...

Goldmintz, Ben

Ben Goldmintz has been a member of the Senior Alumni Association for more than 10 years. He regularly attends the Canadian Perspectives lecture serie...

Grieco, Joseph Paul

Joseph Grieco followed in the footsteps of his father by graduating with an engineering degree from U of T. He also carried on his father’s tradition...

Guan, Scott

As U of T alumni communities have blossomed across China over the past few years, Scott Guan has provided expert leadership, advice and support in U ...

Habal, Flavio M.

Flavio Habal has served on the Medical Alumni Association board for three years. In the last two years, Flavio has taken on the responsibilities of t...

Heath, William B.

Since 1989, Major (retired) William L. B. Heath, CD has served on the Soldiers’ Tower Committee. As secretary, he coordinated the commissioning and c...

Henderson, Robert

Since 2001, Robert Henderson has been an outstanding volunteer with the Faculty of Information Sciences. As a Director on the faculty’s Alumni Associ...

Herman, Michael

For several years, Michael Herman has furthered the success of the highly respected Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Mich...

Karch, Pierre

Pierre Karch is a loyal friend of Woodsworth College. As the husband of past Principal Mariel O’Neill-Karch, Pierre has hosted many college functions...

Kennedy, Claire M. C.

Claire Kennedy has distinguished herself in advancing the objectives of the Engineering Alumni Association. As the association’s vice-president, Clai...

King, Neil

Neil King is a graduate of the Rotman School of Management’s one-year Executive Master’s of Business Administration (EMBA) program. Soon after gradua...

Kontak-Forsyth, Margot

Margot Kontak-Forsyth served as a member of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Gala Committee. It took the committee a full year to plan an...

Kuryluk, Nick

Nick Kuryluk has been a member of the Principal’s Advisory Council at the University of Toronto at Mississauga since 2006. He brought together his co...

Kwan Anderson, Karen

A 1994 graduate of the University of Toronto at Mississauga, Karen Kwan Anderson has helped rejuvenate the campus’ Alumni Association. She joined the...

Ljubisic, Robert

Along with a fellow Rotman graduate, Robert Ljubisic spearheaded the EMBA 25 Graduate Scholarship. Bob and classmate Neil King established the schola...

Lopez, Enrique

Since the 1998 inception of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at University College, Enrique Lopez has helped raise the profile ...

Macijauskas, Jane

Jane Macijauskas helped develop the Department of Geography and the Program in Planning’s first graduate survey, which provides valuable information ...

MacKay Graham, Gillian

A 1975 graduate of the Institute of Child Study’s Lab School (at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education), Gillian MacKay Graham took on a lea...

MacMillan, Eluned

Horticulturalist Eluned MacMillan first designed the front gardens at Trinity College in 2002. She has directed the planting since then, meeting regu...

Magee, Marion

Since 2002, Marion Magee has helped arrange and describe the records of John Wendell Holmes – former diplomat, director of the Canadian Institute for...

Mayer, Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn (Oldham) Mayer, a 1957 graduate of Victoria College, helps co-ordinate the Vic 5T7/5T8/5T9 Study Group. The members have done more than sha...

McGrath, John

Since 1968, John McGrath has volunteered on the St. Michael’s College Senate. From 1999 to 2001, he served on the Collegium, St. Mike’s governing bod...

McGregor, Ellen

As the CEO of Fielding Chemical Technologies Inc., Ellen McGregor brings strong community connections and a valuable external perspective to her role...

Millar, Anne

This former Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto provided histo...

Mills, Frank

Frank Mills has served Victoria College in many roles: as Chair of the Board of Regents since 2005, as a member since 1991, and as a volunteer on the...

Mulongo, Joseph

Joseph Mulongo was kept busy as a member of the 100th Anniversary Advisory Committee for the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the Univer...

Murchison, Peter

A 1974 graduate of the Faculty of Social Work, Peter Murchison has served with the faculty’s Alumni Association for more than 11 years. He first volu...

Newman, Richard

Richard Newman has volunteered at Victoria College in a variety of roles for more than 25 years. He has been Vice-President of the Alumni of Victoria...

Nusbaum, Mark

Since graduating from the Faculty of Dentistry in 1960, Mark Nusbaum has been an active volunteer. As a past member of the Alumni Association Executi...

O'Mara, Mechtilde

Sister Mechtilde O’Mara has been a classics professor at St. Michael’s College for more than 30 years. In that time, she has stayed in regular contac...

Opera Advisory Committee, The

Members of the Opera Advisory Committee have provided ongoing support to the Faculty of Music’s Opera Division. In addition to awarding substantial p...

Ou, Ermo

Ermo Ou was President of the University of Toronto Scarborough Management Alumni Association (MAA) from 2004 to early 2007. In that time, he transfor...

Philp, Jacqueline

Since joining the Senior Alumni Association in 2000, Jacqueline Philp has assisted the association in many different ways. She has greeted guests at ...

Poy, Neville G.

Dr. Neville G. Poy proudly supported The Honourable Vivienne Poy in all University of Toronto related activities during her time as Chancellor. Dr. ...

Price, Richard J. B.

Richard Price, a lawyer with Shearman and Sterling in London, England, has played an important role in reaching out to alumni who are practising law ...

Rajczak, Emmanuel

A 1956 graduate of the Faculty of Dentistry, Emmanuel Rajczak participates in the faculty’s annual Awards of Distinction Gala, and is a past voluntee...

Rampersaud, Raja

Since 1999 when he joined the Toronto Western Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine in Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery, Dr. Yoga Raja Rampersaud has bee...

Reid, Barbara

Barbara Reid served on the 2004 committee that organized the first-ever gala for the newly named Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. More than ...

Rogers, John A.

From 1996 to 2005, John Rogers was President and CEO of MDS Inc., an international health and life sciences company. The 1968 commerce graduate helpe...

Rudge, Christopher

A 1969 grad of what is now called the Faculty of Physical Education and Health, Christopher Rudge is a member of the Varsity Centre Campaign Advisory...

Ruhnke, Craig

For 15 years, Craig Ruhnke has volunteered with the Victoria College Book Sale, which has raised over $1 million since its inaugural sale in 1992. He...

Ryan, Loretta

Since joining the Planning Alumni Committee of the University of Toronto Association of Geography Alumni in 1999, Loretta Ryan has helped raise the p...

Sabiston, Elizabeth Anne

Elizabeth Sabiston has served as a Member-at-Large on the Emmanuel College Alumni Association Executive since 2001. Her advocacy helped create the Un...

Salmon, Barbara

Since 1996, Barbara Salmon has served in several roles on the Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Alumni Association. As Treasurer, the 1975 ph...

Schuyler, Linda

With her award-winning Degrassi TV series, Linda Schuyler opened lines of communication between adults and youth. Now Linda is continuing to...

Seeley, Larry E.

Larry Seeley has provided outstanding leadership on various advisory and planning groups with the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. From 19...

Seif, Som

This 1999 engineering grad played for the Varsity Blues men’s water polo team from 1995 to ’99, serving as captain in his final two years. In 2002, S...

Selke, Gary

By identifying potential donors, Gary Selke has played a critical role in fundraising initiatives within the Faculty of Arts and Science. The 1978 co...

Shaul, Edward H.

Edward Shaul has spent 12 years with the mentoring program offered by the Faculty of Social Work’s Alumni Association. Once coordinated by the late B...

Spoel, Cathy

Since graduating from the Faculty of Law in 1981, Cathy Spoel has become passionate about running. Cathy’s love of running prompted her to establish ...

Straub Watkins, Beverley

The 1967 Victoria College graduate was President of the University of Toronto Alumni Association, Ottawa Branch from 1983 to 1987. In 2004, Beverley ...

Sturgess, William A.

William Sturgess has been a volunteer with the University College Book Sale for more than 10 years. By working 12 months of the year, year after year...

Sullivan, Jordan G.

A 1960 graduate of St. Michael’s College and 1963 grad of the Faculty of Law, Jordan Sullivan has served as Chair of the college’s Finance Committee ...

Tabrizi, Arshia

A 1995 computer engineering graduate, Arshia Tabrizi has fostered an entrepreneurial spirit at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. After ...

Tator, Charles

Charles Tator has served as President of the Surgical Alumni Association since 2000, playing a central role in reconnecting with alumni and strengthe...

Terry, Elizabeth

Since 2001, Elizabeth Terry has been a valued executive member of the Alumni Association of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the Uni...

Thompson, Daniel

A 1981 graduate of the Faculty of Physical Education and Health, Daniel Thompson was a member of two Varsity Blues Canadian Championship teams. He wa...

Tucker, William

Despite a busy schedule at St. Michael’s Hospital, William Tucker has generously donated his time to co-chair the Department of Surgery’s Education A...

Vihant, Alan

Alan Vihant has supported a number of enrichment initiatives for students in the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design since graduating in 1...

Visscher, Josy

Josy Visscher volunteers as a Tour Guide for Robarts Library, showing incoming and prospective students the vast collections and explaining how to ac...

Vohryzek, Mary

Since 2002, Mary Vohryzek has been a dedicated member of the Alumni Association of Woodsworth College. She has helped organize many of the associatio...

Walters, Paul

About eight years after graduation, Paul Walters became President of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering’s Class of 1956. Since then, he h...

Watson, Cicely

As a member of the 100th Anniversary Advisory Committee of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), Cicely Watson provided thoughtful i...

Williams, Owen

Since 1991, retired Naval Lieutenant Owen Williams was a dedicated member of the Soldiers’ Tower Committee. The Chair from 2004 to 2007, Owen oversaw...

Wilson, Richard Tinning

Since 1991, retired Naval Lieutenant Owen Williams was a dedicated member of the Soldiers’ Tower Committee. The Chair from 2004 to 2007, Owen oversaw...

Winegard, William C.

William Winegard is a member of the Metallurgy and Materials Science External Advisory Board. In this capacity, the 1949 engineering graduate was ins...

Winkler, Doreen M.

For more than four years, Doreen Winkler has been a member of the Faculty of Social Work’s Alumni Association, and for two years has served as Vice-P...

Woodman, Marion and Ross G.

Marion and Ross Woodman helped develop the Jungian Studies courses that form an integral part of New College’s signature minor program, Paradigms and...

Wright, Cornell

Cornell Wright has volunteered with Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) since its inception in 2005. LAWS uses legal education to assist high-school ...

Please note that the Alumni website does not include a comprehensive list of names, photographs, and/or citations for all Arbor Award, Award of Excellence, and Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award recipients. We are in the process of digitizing our historic award data and appreciate your patience during this process. Although we strive to ensure the information on the website is accurate, errors may occasionally occur. Please inform us of any inaccuracies by emailing us at support@alumni.utoronto.ca.