Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Alumni of the Department of English can be found across Canada and around the globe in such fields as politics, teaching, the creative arts, law, academia, the non-profit sector, and myriad other professions. This diverse network retains its connection to the department in a variety of ways—from attending the Departmental Speakers’ Series to participating in annual Homecoming events, from reading the departmental newsletter to supporting the Department’s various funding initiatives.

Among the annual events of special interest to Alumni are "Re/Connect," our Homecoming reception where students past and present have an opportunity to reminisce with professors and to forge new bonds, and “Ask the Alumni,” a panel discussion featuring graduates of the program from a variety of sectors, who share stories about how their degree in English has enhanced their career path.

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Michael Ondaatje: World renowned author of the Booker Prize winning novel The English Patient and graduate of the Department of English