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Alumni: Giving U of T more reasons to be proud


Arbor Award 2008 recipients

Asper, David

David Asper has been an extraordinary ambassador for the Faculty of Law. A 2007 law graduate and member of the Dean’s Strategic Advisory Board, David...

Barrack, Michael

Michael Barrack joined the Commerce Alumni Network as a mentor in 2005. Before long he was helping interested students pursue their law degrees. Mich...

Beal, Deryk S.

Deryk Beal has been a member of the Speech-Language Pathology Alumni Association since 2000 and president since 2003. He has helped organize and admi...

Bishop, Teresa

Since 2005 Teresa Bishop has volunteered in the Used Book Room at U of T’s Robarts Library, where she organizes and sells donated books to support th...

Blendick, Pauline

After earning her doctorate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) in 1996, Pauline Blendick joined the executive of the Alumni Ass...

Blom, Suzette

From 2005 to 2007 Suzette Blom volunteered with University in the Community as a lecturer on the legal rights of women throughout history. The outrea...

Boisvert, Caprice

Caprice Boisvert is involved in every aspect of the Skule Mentorship Program – from the development of application forms to matching alumni mentors w...

Broadhurst, David G.

A 1963 St. Michael’s College graduate, David Broadhurst has furthered the purchase of new music for Faculty of Music ensembles. During the past four ...

Brown, Sandy

This one-time alumni director of Trinity College has worked in many volunteer capacities since retiring. As a member of the Corporation and Senate, S...

Burgar, Robert J.

In the years leading up to the Faculty of Forestry’s centennial in 2007, Robert Burgar helped develop communications and branding materials as a memb...

Centa, Robert A.

A 1999 Faculty of Law graduate, Robert Centa has served as council to the International Human Rights Law Clinic, providing pro bono legal advice on d...

Chamberlin, J. Edward

J. Edward Chamberlin is a former principal of New College and professor of English and comparative literature. He regularly volunteers to give lectur...

Chu, Tenniel

An active contributor to U of T’s vibrant alumni community in Hong Kong, Tenniel Chu provides advice and support to visiting members of the Universit...

Clarke, Ann

Ann Clarke has been a member of the U of T Scarborough Alumni Association for more than eight years and has served on the board of directors. Most re...

Coats, James D.

As secretary of the Faculty of Forestry’s Class of 1952, James D. Coats has helped organize reunions far and wide: in Bermuda, Victoria, Ottawa, Pete...

Coleman, Derek J.

During the planning of the Faculty of Forestry’s centennial celebrations in 2007, Derek J. Coleman volunteered on the Communications Committee and Co...

Crawford, Ron

In 1993, Varsity Blues football alumnus Ron Crawford became a founding member of the Friends of Football Committee. He remains a strong advocate for ...

Cummins, W. Raymond

For 17 years Professor W. Raymond Cummins has volunteered in various leadership roles on Governing Council, its Academic Board and various committees...

Cuthbert, Marie Kathleen

The breadth and duration of Marie Cuthbert’s contribution says so much about her commitment. Since 1991 she has been active with the Senior Alumni As...

Di Giovanni, Caroline Morgan

Since graduating from St. Michael’s College in 1970, Caroline Di Giovanni has been the year representative for her class – that’s a 38-year commitmen...

Dowling, Margaret J.

Margaret Dowling joined the Senior Alumni Association in 1985 and immediately got involved with mailings and other administrative tasks at both Victo...

Duggan, Ken

Ken Duggan was one of the Varsity Blues’ most talented defencemen – ever. He was a major presence on the team – and the ice – in the mid-1980s. A 198...

E. Scane, Professor Ralph

Professor Emeritus Ralph Scane has presided over more than 30 academic appeal hearings on behalf of Governing Council. Since 2002, he has served as S...

Edgar, Warren

Warren Edgar became an alumni volunteer shortly after graduating from University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) in 1987. In 1989 he worked on the Equip...

Fennell, Jean Birkenshaw

Jean Fennell is an ever-welcome volunteer at her alma mater, Victoria College. The permanent class secretary of her graduating class of 1948, Jean, a...

Fenwick, David

Since 2003 David Fenwick has been instrumental in identifying potential guest speakers for the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering’s Class of ...

Gibson, Courtney

Alumni engagement in Hart House’s governance is fundamental to its strength and tradition. During the past 12 years, Courtney Gibson has participated...

Glaze, Dr. Avis

Avis Glaze’s informed insights have helped strengthen and define the direction of the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Ontario Institute for Studies in E...

Gorjup, Dr. Branko

Since joining the Editorial Advisory Committee of idea&s in 2005, Branko Gorjup has guided the intellectual direction of the Faculty of Arts and Scie...

Grace, James N.

For the past three years James Grace has spoken to parents of students starting St. Michael’s College, sharing his experiences as a father of student...

Grace, Marilyn Frutkin

Marilyn Grace, who earned a BA at St. Michael’s College in 1975, has served on the college’s Kelly Lecture Committee for more than 20 years. Marilyn ...

Han, Susan

Susan Han earned a BA at Victoria College in 1983 and a law degree at U of T in 1986. Since then she has connected alumni with current students in th...

Harvey, Professor Harold H.

For the past 15 years Harold Harvey has spearheaded multiple initiatives to create undergraduate and graduate scholarships as well as endowed lecture...

Hayward, Rick

Rick Hayward earned a BA at St. Michael’s College in 1970 and has since donated a great deal of time and energy to keeping fellow alumni in contact a...

Johnston, Brent

Brent Johnston was an exemplary student volunteer at University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), and now he’s an exemplary alumnus. As a student leader,...

Kalamut, Dr. Frank

Dr. Frank Kalamut has taken his love of golf and turned it into a fundraising vehicle for scholarships at the Faculty of Dentistry. The 1979 dentistr...

Kent, Eva W.

Since joining the Senior Alumni Association’s Volunteer Program in 1999, Eva Kent has undertaken a broad range of volunteer initiatives. She began by...

King, Diana Catherine

To support the Laidlaw Library at University College, as well as student, alumni and academic initiatives, Diana King volunteers at UC book sales. Sh...

Leong, Philip

Philip Leong is a consummate advocate for University of Toronto Mississauga’s (UTM) place in the local, national and world community. A member of U o...

Lindsay, Annette

Annette Lindsay has been a member of Friends of Victoria University Library since 1997. The library supports collections at the E.J. Pratt Library. A...

Long, Jack

Lucky for the Faculty of Music that Jack Long has a long-time passion for jazz. For years Jack and his wife, Carol, both 1952 music grads, have offe...

Longfield, John

Trinity College has depended on John Longfield since 1980 to perform the essential task of picking up boxes of donated books for its annual Friends o...

Macdonald, Adrian Merchant

Adrian Macdonald has served as co-chair of the Advisory Board of the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at University College since 2005. ...

Macdonald, The Honourable Donald S.

For three years Donald Macdonald has co-chaired the Advisory Board of the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at University College. Sharin...

Martin, Coral

Immediately upon her graduation from Emmanuel College in 2002, Coral Martin joined the executive of the college’s Alumni/ae Association. She recently...

Matthew, Rick

Rick Matthew supports the Varsity Blues’ men’s basketball team through game and player review, as well as analysis and statistical insights. For more...

McCarthy, Sharon

Sharon McCarthy was instrumental in moving the Associates of University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) into a new era. The 1987 graduate could see that...

Metcalfe, Murray R.

Murray Metcalfe serves on the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering’s Board of Advisors. Recently the 1977 graduate made significant co...

Mueller, The Rev. Dr. Gerry

For 15 years Gerry Mueller has volunteered with the Faculty of Divinity at Trinity College. As a member of the Divinity Faculty Accreditation Self-St...

Nemat, Marina

Marina Nemat’s internationally acclaimed book, Prisoner of Tehran, started with a creative writing course at the School of Continuing Studies. Marina...

Niedzviecki, Hal

Since the inception of idea&s in 2004, novelist and cultural critic Hal Niedzviecki has been a valued member of the Editorial Advisory Committee for ...

Oliphant, Michael

Since 2005 Michael Oliphant has taken a leading role in the food security initiative for the Equity Studies Program at New College. The director of r...

Packham, Marian A.

Marian Packham, who earned her PhD at the School of Graduate Studies in 1954, has been a cornerstone of excellence in the Department of Biochemistry....

Philp, Lisa

Lisa Philp has served on the Faculty of Dentistry’s annual Awards of Distinction Gala Committee since 2004 and now serves as a co-chair. The gala not...

Pittner, Eniko

Eniko Pittner earned a BA at Woodsworth College in 2003, followed by an MA in 2005. She is currently a PhD candidate at OISE/UT. Since 2004, Eniko ha...

Plumtree, Rebecca H. C.

Rebecca Plumtree served as the community representative for 13 years on the Local Animal Care Committee at U of T Scarborough (UTSC). In this vital r...

Poon Woo, Dr. Carolyn

Dr. Carolyn Poon Woo has volunteered for the Dental Alumni Association since 1988 and has served in every executive position. Carolyn has one year le...

Primerano, Anthony V.

Anthony Primerano is a champion of University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). He has advanced the campus’ vision, mission and goals through community a...

Rae, Arlene Perly

Arlene Perly Rae served on the Editorial Advisory Committee of idea&s – the Faculty of Arts and Science’s semi-annual publication since 2004. A found...

Rahilly, Tom

A three-time U of T graduate, Thomas Rahilly has been a devoted volunteer for Trinity College, where he earned his first degree in 1966. Tom became a...

Robb, Pattie

A 1975 physical education and health graduate, Pattie Robb is a valuable member of the faculty’s Restricted Funds Committee. She draws on her extensi...

Robinson, Sidney P. H.

In 2004, after practising law for 35 years, Sidney Robinson renewed his connection with the Faculty of Arts and Science and its philosophy department...

Roher, Eric M.

Since joining the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) in 2006, Eric Roher has helped shape OISE’s future. ...

Sakarya, Dr. Agopik Jack

Dr. Jack Sakarya has been a member of the Dental Alumni Association since 1995 and has served as chair of the Constitution Committee. The 1977 dentis...

Samuel, David G.

For six years David Samuel has been a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Rotman School of Management. As a volunteer, he has also worked with...

Schepok, Rita

An involved Victoria College student, Rita Schepok kept her enthusiasm alive after graduating in 1991. In 2000, she joined the Vic 90s Pub Organizing...

Schwartz, Dr. Barry

Dr. Barry Schwartz has been a dedicated volunteer on U of T’s research ethics committees for the past seven years. He reviews the protocols for studi...

Shulman, Rhona

Rhona Shulman worked with the External Research Review Committee for the Toronto District School Board, reviewing protocols from university staff, st...

Silk, Kimberly

Since receiving her Master of Information Studies degree in 1998 Kimberly Silk has served on the Faculty of Information Faculty Council, first as a r...

Stevenson, John T.

Professor Emeritus John (Jack) T. Stevenson has served as a member of the University Tenure Appeal Committee for several decades. By identifying area...

Still, Professor Ian W. J.

Ian Still (Sr.) has been a valued member of the executive of the Associates of the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) since the group’s inceptio...

Sullivan, Ann

Ann Sullivan has been a board member of the St. Michael’s College Alumni Association for six years. Since 2004, she has also belonged to the Friends ...

Tintor, Nick

Since 2006, Nick Tintor has been a key member of the Department of Geology’s Industry Steering Committee, where he helped spearhead the Explorers Fun...

Tonisson, Dr. Peter T.

In 1988 Dr. Peter Tonisson joined the Dental Alumni Association, which represents an international community of nearly 10,000 dentists and some of th...

Toporoski, Richard

Richard Toporoski, who earned the degrees of Master of Arts in 1965 and Doctor of Philosophy in 1969, has assisted with Latin texts at Convocation an...

Tremblay, Susan

Susan Tremblay is past-president of the Society of Graduates in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation – an association of alumni, students and fac...

Troost, Bill

Bill Troost is a committed, active supporter of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Sciences and its dedicated Board of Advisors. For ...

Underwood, Nora

Nora Underwood is committed to education. She has served as president of the Parents’ Association and a member of the Parents Building Committee at t...

Ungerleider, Charles

As an educator and former B.C. Deputy Minister of Education, Charles Ungerleider brings a wealth of experience to the Ontario Institute for Studies i...

Varaleau, Darlene

In 1996 Darlene Varaleau graduated with degrees from both the Faculty of Law and the Rotman School of Management. She joined the Rotman Alumni Board ...

Vivash, John

John Vivash is a fervent believer in the ability of motivated individuals to transform their lives and their prospects through post-secondary educati...

Waite, Peter

The Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at University College (UC) could not have grown as quickly without the energy and enthusiasm of commun...

Wasmund, Bert

Bert Wasmund completed his PhD in chemical engineering in 1966 and has been a committed member of the Chemical Engineering Board of Advisors since 20...

Williamson, Jim

A career mentor to University College students since 2006, Jim Williamson has provided invaluable advice to undergraduates interested in broadcast jo...

Wilson, Michael

In 2003 Michael Wilson was installed as Trinity’s 11th chancellor, serving both as a member of the Board of Trustees and the Corporation. Michael, a ...

Wong, Percy Chi Hung

Percy Wong fundraises in China for the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work’s China-Canada Collaborative Project. A social worker and Toronto busi...

Wong, Robert C.

Robert Wong has served on Victoria University’s Board of Regents since 2000, providing valuable advice on maximizing financial resources. The 1963 Vi...

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.