Welcome, Department of Philosophy alumni!

Overhead shot of crowd of graduates in gownsYou are part of U of T’s Arts & Science alumni community, one of over 253,000 alumni living in more than 190 countries. Every day, and in every sector – government, industry, business, scientific research, arts and culture, education, health, human rights and more – our alumni are stepping up to make a far-reaching and positive difference in their communities and around the world.

In fact, results from our 2017 Alumni Impact Survey reveal that U of T alumni help generate economic wealth and prosperity, are respected community volunteers and mentors, and are prolific creators of academic and creative works.

We are grateful for your contributions to the Department of Philosophy, remarkable in many ways: many alumni are active sponsors of the department, whether through donations or through participation in events, mentorship, or networking activities. Explore the benefits, services, and resources available to you on this page:

Featured Alumni

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Hamutal Dotan (BA, 2001)

Hamutal Dotan (BA, 2001) is Senior Editor at The Walrus. As a philosophy student in Innis College, she ran the Philosophy Course Union while also editing Noēsis: the Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy. Hamutal is just one of our outstanding alumni, along with photographer Janieta Eyre, philosopher Stephen Yablo, and musician Sarah Slean.

Get to know our alumni →


Graduate Mentorship Program

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The philosophy Graduate Mentorship Program (GMP) was created to enrich current graduate students’ extra-curricular experiences and provide valuable career advice by matching them with alumni with common interests and relevant career paths (in both academic and non-academic domains).

The GMP also offers alumni mentors an opportunity to connect with current philosophy graduate students and contribute to their alma mater in a meaningful way. Students may receive academic advice, career information and resources, advice on transitioning from graduate studies to the workforce, and opportunities to grow their network of professional contacts.

If you’re interested in volunteering as an alumni mentor, please visit the Volunteer section on the U of T Alumni website.

Philosophy Grads’ Career Paths

Business people in a meetingInterested in learning about careers open to philosophy graduates? Learn more about the sectors and industries philosophy grads occupy, and the particular types of skills employers value in job candidates who have studied philosophy.

Visit U of T’s Career Navigator 

Discover U of T’s alumni resources

Visit the central U of T Alumni page to update your contact information, learn about the benefits and services available to you (including how to access your transcript and set up your alumni email account), see the calendar of alumni events and programs, and access a full listing of recognized alumni groups the University has to offer.

Some of the alumni events, benefits, networks, and services available to you include:

Visit the Faculty of Arts & Science Alumni & Friends page to subscribe to our e-newsletter, learn more about our alumni community, and see upcoming events for Arts & Science alumni.