University of Toronto: What alumni are saying about the University of Toronto

University of Toronto: What alumni are saying about the University of Toronto

October 27, 2019 3 By Stanley Isaacs


I loved U of T. I loved, U of T. I would love to be either back in my undergrad,
or even my doctorate program. I loved every minute of it. I’m proud of everything, about being an
alumnus. I get a little thrill when I go back on campus. I try to write scripts that are
set on campus so that I can go back and feel that little rush of being back at school. It’s hard to explain how it feels to be
a University of Toronto graduate, it’s just a feeling of pride. I don’t think I’ve been surrounded by
such smart people, before or since, with all due respect to the people in this … nah
no respect to the people in this town. The people at the University of Toronto Law School
were definitely smarter than the people I’m surrounded with in this industry. The University of Toronto is a fantastic place
of collaboration. There’s an incredible array of scholars, research activities, thinkers.
It really prepared me, in a really profound way. The courses here at U of T were tough and
challenging in many ways but getting my degree is something I’m proud of because I know
I had to work hard for it. I would just say that I think I got a really
good education. I felt that it helped me grow up. By the time I finished university I felt
much more an adult. It was a real time of discovery for me. One
comes out of U of T with way more than your books and learning education. I just remember it in a very romantic way,
I mean I remember having my journal and sitting in cafes or cafeterias and just writing. Thinking. My very first project in film was in my first
year at U of T. It was called “Howard in Particular”. It was black and white shot
on 16mm. I think my time at the University of Toronto
really gave me an advantage over anybody else that was in my field at the time. I quickly realized that the repertoire of
what was available to learn was much broader than I’d ever imagined. The only thing I regret about the University
of Toronto is that I didn’t spend enough time getting to know the facility and all
of the programs. Aside from the great education I got in classes
it was the extracurricular activities and the community that really were my education
at U of T. My time at U of T was a great experience.
It was a time of a lot of growth, for myself, a lot of growing up as well. Going to University of Toronto gave me a lot
of confidence and gave me the confidence to do what I do now. I think in today’s world U of T is a spectacular
example of diversity and dynamism and the university allows you to flourish. You’re
at a time when you’re just like a sponge, soaking up everything. Constantly. A lot of people think of U of T as a massive
institution, which of course it is, campuses spread across the city, multiple programs,
but when you find your department, you create lifelong friends. As an urban campus there’s an enormous opportunity
to make it a rich undergraduate experience, there’s no greater urban experience in the
entire country than U of T. Nor do I think there is in fact a better school, than U of
T. The other thing that I loved about U of T
was, it wasn’t a walk in the park. When you give your best, what you know to be your
best, it’s rewarded. The standards at the school are incredibly
high and so when you do well at U of T that’s really a stamp of approval that you can be
proud of. The University of Toronto helped to shape
my career trajectory by giving me the opportunity to actually take advantage of things that
came my way. Once I completed my degree at the University
of Toronto I was ready to tackle professional jobs. This university is world class, I mean to
even get in, to even get into the University of Toronto to me, is an achievement. But once
you get there, relax and have a good time, try to pull out as much of that university
as you can, because it’s all there for you.