York is a prestigious university in the world!!

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Subject: York is a prestigious university in the world!!
York University
Noted alumni

John Black Aird - former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Marion Boyd - former Attorney General of Ontario
Michael Bryant - Attorney-General of Ontario
David Collenette - former senior federal cabinet minister
George Drew - 14th Premier of Ontario
Bill Davis - 18th Premier of Ontario
Ernie Eves - 23rd Premier of Ontario
Gordon O´Connor - Minister of National Defence
Jim Flaherty - Minister of Finance
Barbara Hall - former Mayor of Toronto
Charles Harnick - former Attorney General of Ontario
Jack Layton - Leader of the federal New Democratic Party
Floyd Laughren - former Ontario NDP MPP and finance minister
John Robarts - 17th Premier of Ontario
William Ross Macdonald - former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Roy McMurtry - former Attorney General of Ontario
Ian Scott - former Attorney General of Ontario
Greg Sorbara - Ontario Minister of Finance
Robert Stanley Welch - former Deputy Premier of Ontario, Former Attorney General of Ontario
John Tory - Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
Michael Tziretas - Toronto city councillor
Peter Van Loan - President of the Queen´s Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
David Young - former Attorney General of Ontario

Colonel Kim Carter - Chief Military Judge, National Defence Canada
Peter Cory - former puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Canada and current Chancellor of the university
Frank Joseph Hughes - former puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Canada
Wilfred Judson - former puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Canada
Patrick Kerwin - former Chief Justice of Canada
Bora Laskin - former Chief Justice of Canada
John Robert Cartwright - former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
Wishart Spence - former puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Canada

Business Leaders
Moya Greene - President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Post
Janice Fukausa - Chief Financial Officer, Royal Bank of Canada
Ivan Fecan - Chief Executive Officer, CTV
Bernd Christmas - Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Kathleen Taylor - President, Worldwide Business Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Bill Hatanaka - Group Head Wealth Management & Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,TD Waterhouse, TD Bank Financial Group
Paul Tsaparis, President of Hewlett - Packard (Canada) Co.
Colleen Johnston - Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, TD Bank Financial Group
Bharat Masrani - Vice Chair and Chief Risk Officer, TD Bank Financial Group
Richard E. Waugh - President and Chief Executive Officer, Scotiabank
Dina Palozzi - Executive Vice-President, BMO Nesbitt Burns and Senior Vice-President & Chief Privacy Officer, BMO Financial Group
Edward Samuel Rogers - business tycoon, Rogers Communications
Peter Currie - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Nortel
Mark Guibert - Vice-President, Corporate Marketing, Research In Motion
Alex Shnaider - Chairman of Royal Laser Corp. and co-founder of Midland Group Midland Group

Murat Akser - film director, cultural historian
Christian B?k - poet
Amnon Buchbinder - filmmaker
Michael Davey - sculptor and faculty member
Robert Duncan - composer
Michael Sparaga - filmmaker
Kardinal Offishall - rapper
k-os (Kheaven Brereton) - Canadian musician
Ringo Lam - Hong Kong action director
Orville Lloyd Douglas - poet/writer
Rachel McAdams - actress
Steve McCaffery - poet
Paul P. - visual artist (homoerotic drawings inspired Hedi Slimane´s Dior Homme ad campaign)[citation needed]
Steven Page - musician, Barenaked Ladies
Mark Penney - film director
Keanu Reeves - actor (part-time student)
Nino Ricci - writer
Spencer Rice - actor/director (Kenny vs. Spenny)
Peter Robinson - English-born Canadian-based detective novelist
Albert Schultz - actor
Sarah Slean - singer-songwriter
Ron Sparks - comedian/actor/writer, (Video on Trial)
Scott Thompson - comedian/actor, (The Kids in the Hall)

Steve MacLean - astronaut
Gordon Shepherd - Director of York?s Centre for Research on Earth & Space Science(CRESS), known for exceptional contribution to the Canadian Space Program

Karen Cockburn - Olympic Medallist, trampoline (Silver in 2004, Bronze in 2000)
Mathieu Turgeon - Olympic Medallist, trampoline (Bronze in 2000)
Richard Van Huizen - Olympic volleyball player
Trish Stratus - Former professional World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler
Jeff Johnson - Professional Football Player (Currently playing for the CFL´s Toronto Argonauts)

Ken Daniels - former Hockey Night in Canada host, current Detroit Red Wings commentator on FSN Detroit
Jian Ghomeshi - CBC host, musician, writer and producer
Beatrice Politi - political specialist on CP24 in Ottawa
Sandie Rinaldo - CTV news anchor
Paula Todd - host of TVOntario´s Studio 2

Michael Eisen - Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft Canada
Ward P.D. Elcock - former Director of the Canadian Security & Intelligence Service
Cecil Foster - novelist, essayist, sociologist
Edmund Ho - Chief Executive of Macau
Richard Leblanc - named to Canada´s "Top 40 Under 40"[11], York University Professor
Sheldon Levy - President & Vice-Chancellor of Ryerson University
Susan McGrath - past President of the Canadian Bar Association
John McNee - Canadian ambassador to United Nations
B.W. Powe - novelist, poet, essayist, columnist
David Rocco - celebrity chef [12]
Tom Traves - President & Vice-Chancellor of Dalhousie University
Zain Verjee - CNN writer and producer, anchor of Situation Room on CNN
Felix Chee - President, University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation
Victoria Pratt- Actress, Fitness Model, Fitness Writer

Noted faculty
Irving Abella, history
Christopher Armstrong, history
Harry Arthurs, law
Paul Axelrod, education
H?di Bouraoui, French and English literature
Rob Bowman, ethnomusicology
Castelo Branco, Professor of Theology
Ed Broadbent (1960s) - former leader of the federal New Democratic Party
Jerome Ch´en - Professor Emeritus of History
Lorraine Code - Professor of Philosophy
G. Ramsay Cook - Professor Emeritus of History
Robert W. Cox - political scientist, founder of Neo-Gramscianism
Andrea Davis - Professor of Humanities, Latin American Caribbean Studies, History, English
Christopher Dewdney - author, Professor of English Literature
Stephen Gill - Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science, theorist of International Political Economy
R. Darren Gobert - Professor of Drama in the Department of English.
Barbara Godard - Professor of English and the Avie Bennett Historica Chair in Canadian Literature.
Jack Granatstein - Professor Emeritus of History
Leslie Green, Professor, Law, Philosophy, and Social and Political Thought
John Greyson - film director
Stephen Hellman - author, Professor of European Politics
Phil Hoffman - independent experimental filmmaker
Michiel Horn - Professor Emeritus of History, University Historian
Carl E. James - Professor, Faculty of Education
Ali Kazimi - filmmaker
Gabriel Kolko - Professor Emeritus of History
Paul Laurendeau - Professor, Department of French Studies, linguist and language philosopher
James Laxer - author, columnist and commentator, Professor of Canadian Politics
Jack Layton - leader of the New Democratic Party
Lee Lorch - Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, civil rights activist
Bernard Luk - Professor of History and Vice-President of Hong Kong Institute of Education
Edelgard Mahant, political science
Kenneth McRoberts - Professor of Political Science and current Principal of Glendon College
H. Vivian Nelles - Professor Emeritus of History
David F. Noble - Historian of Technology
Michael Ondaatje - author and filmmaker, Professor of English Literature
Ferdinand Ouellet - Professor Emeritus of History
John O´Neill - Distinguished Research Professor, Sociology
Michael D. Ornstein - Professor of Sociology
Leo Panitch - Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science, editor of the Socialist Register
Andreas Papandreou - Greek Prime Minister, Economics Professor (1969-1974)
Sergei M. Plekhanov - Professor of Political Science
B. W. Powe - Professor of English
Fahim Quadir - Professor of International Development Studies
Anthony Richmond - Professor Emeritus of Sociology
John Ridpath - Objectivist philosopher and retired Associate Professor of Economics and Intellectual History
Paul Roazen - Professor Emeritus of Social and Political Science, founder of meta-psychotherapy
L. S. Rosen - Professor Emeritus of Accounting, one of Canada´s leading forensic accountants
J.T. Saywell - Professor Emeritus of History
Paul Stevens - Professor of History
Orest Subtelny Professor of History
John K. Tsotsos - Director, Centre for Vision Research, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Computational Vision
Livio (Livy) Visano - Associate Professor of Sociology
Ellen Wood - historian and critic of political theory
Robin Wood - Professor Emeritus of Film and Video, famous film critic
Alan Young - Professor of Law
Edward Hagerman - Military Historian


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