All About Alumni / Summer 2009
Five Grads Named to Top 40 Under 40

Jewison and Cronenberg receive film honours, and Kelly Nelson Doran wins Canada Council for the Arts’ Prix de Rome in Architecture


Five U of T alumni and three faculty members were recently named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 list, established by Caldwell Partners to celebrate the achievements of young Canadians in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

The alumni included on this year’s list are: Michael Cole (MBA 2001), executive vice-president and chief information officer at Bell Canada; Jerome Dwight (BCom 1994 UTM), president and chief executive officer, BNY Trust Canada, the Bank of New York Mellon; Wade Felesky (MBA 2001), managing director of investment dealer GMP Securities; and Cameron Piron (MSc 2001), president and co-founder of Sentinelle Medical, a company that specializes in medical diagnostic imaging. Dr. Sam Daniel, a surgeon and director of pediatric otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, was a research fellow at U of T in 2004-05.

The faculty winners are Ray Jayawardhana, of astronomy and astrophysics, Dr. Michael Taylor (PhD 2002), of surgery and laboratory medicine and pathobiology, and Shana Kelley, of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and director of the division of biomolecular sciences.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art honoured filmmaker Norman Jewison (BA 1949 VIC, LLD Hon. 1985, DSL Hon. 2001 Emmanuel) with a two-day fête in April. Guests celebrated his legendary career and the 20th anniversary of his Canadian Film Centre. Jewison has directed such classics as Fiddler on the Roof, Moonstruck and The Hurricane.

Director David Cronenberg (BA 1967 UC, LLD Hon. 2001) received France’s Légion d’honneur – the country’s highest distinction – in April for his contributions to arts and culture. He has been honoured by France many times including being named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in 1990. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award at Cannes in 2006. Cronenberg’s movies include Eastern Promises, Crash and Naked Lunch.

Kelly Nelson Doran (MArch 2008) is the winner of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners. The $34,000 prize is awarded to a recent graduate of one of Canada’s 10 accredited schools of architecture who demonstrates outstanding potential.


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