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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

Jan 23
Lecture
Please RSVP by January 16th
This presentation will focus on the results of various collaborative performance projects:  scenes from Shakespeare’s The Tempest and other plays incorporating the production aspect of rain and related weather conditions on stage.The presented scenes are the outcome of interdisciplinary graduate courses exploring the collision of the arts and emerging technologies. These courses bring together scientists, scholars, artists and students from Drama/Theatre, Visual Studies, Music, Comp. Literature, Engineering and Computer Science and are part of the newly established BMO Lab for Creative Research in AI, the Arts and Performance. 
Feb 4
Screening
A documentary about human interaction with water around the world. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013 and was a box office success in Canada. It won the Toronto Film Critics Association Prize for Best Canadian Film in Jan 2014 and Best Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards 2014.  
Feb 13
Screening
A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet. From concrete seawalls in China that now cover 60% of the mainland coast, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, to psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains, to metal festivals in the closed city of Norilsk, to the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia and surreal lithium evaporation ponds in the Atacama desert, the filmmakers have traversed the globe using high end production values and state of the art camera techniques to document evidence and experience of human planetary domination. The documentary has received multiple awards and honours, including Rogers Best Canadian Film (Toronto Film Critics Association), Best Canadian Documentary (Vancouver Film Critics Circle), the Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary (DCG Awards) and the Best Film Award, Testimony on Nature (Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival).  
Feb 20
Lecture
Please RSVP by February 13th
The International Olympic Committee took two further steps towards the realization of human rights at the time of the Rio Olympics, establishing anti-discrimination protections for LGBT athletes and creating the first-ever Refugee Olympic Team. But other serious challenges remain, especially with respect to other aspects of gender equity and the rights of workers and citizens in host cities. In this presentation, former Olympian, UC grad and professor of kinesiology and physical education Bruce Kidd will discuss the issues surrounding the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.