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Students in front of University College during spring convocation dressed in their gowns

Alumni

The success of University College (UC) is based on the strength of our community: students, faculty, staff, and alumni. More than 50,000 people have become part of the UC alumni community since our founding in 1853. The success of UC alumni is a source of pride and inspiration to us all. Together, we celebrate lifelong learning, embrace diversity, and live out the UC motto: Parum claris lucem dare.  To shed light on that which is obscure.

2017 Alumni of Influence Award Recipient Roland Paris

Featured Alumni

Prof. Roland Paris (BA 1989 UC)

Roland Paris is an expert in international security and peacebuilding. He holds the University Research Chair in International Security and Governance at the University of Ottawa, where he is Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He has held advisory roles with the Privy Council, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Federal-Provincial Relations Office, and the Prime Minister of Canada. A former director of research at the Conference Board of Canada, he is a regular commentator on international affairs, and the recipient of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving the World Order, among other honours.

Alumni Reunion in UC Quad

University of Toronto's Alumni Offerings

You aren't just part of the UC alumni community. Learn more about the events, benefits, networks and services available to all alumni across the university.

Upcoming Events

Sep 19
Please RSVP by Sept 13th
The University College Alumni Association (UCAA) invites you to come learn about the College’s plans for the coming academic year and give your feedback on our programming.

The UCAA’s objective is to promote community among alumni, and between alumni, students, and University College. The UCAA presents the opinions and recommendations of alumni to the administration and faculty of the College, and serves as a resource in advancing the College’s mission.
Sep 26
Lecture
Please RSVP by Sept 17th
When Justin Trudeau won the 2015 federal election, predictions that he’d be prime minister for at least two terms came even before his first had begun. After all, his youth and Canada’s electoral history suggested a mere four years of Liberal government was unlikely. Instead, the 2019 election turns out to be highly competitive. UC Alumnus John Geddes, Maclean’s magazine’s Ottawa bureau chief, will talk about the contest as it gathers steam.    
Nov 13
Reception / Ceremony
The Alumni of Influence awards were established in 2012 in the belief that the success stories of our alumni should be known to current students and fellow graduates.
Nov 20
Please RSVP by Nov 12th
The past 10 years has given us genetically edited babies, machines that can learn, gravitational waves and the Higgs boson. Join Ivan Semeniuk, science reporter for the Globe and Mail as he looks back on one the most consequential decades in the history of science and tries to divine which areas of research are ripe to transform our world in the 2020s and beyond.