Students at Graduation

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) is the largest of York’s 11 Faculties with over 27,000 students and a robust alumni community made up of over 110,000 LA&PS graduates. Every day in every field — education, politics, journalism, law, entertainment, and the arts — our alumni are making significant impacts in their local communities and around the world. We measure our success through you, our accomplished alumni.

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Notable Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Alumni:

Gordon Ash BA ’74, History — VP and Assistant GM of the Milwaukee Brewers, former GM of the Toronto Blue Jays

Matt Galloway BA ’94, English — Host of Metro Morning on CBC Radio One

Kim Gordon BA ’87, Liberal Studies — Musician and artist

The Honourable Gordon O’Connor BA ’82 Philosophy — Canadian MP, former Minister of National Revenue and the Minister of National Defence

Dina Pugliese BA ’97, Sociology & Mass Communication — co-host of Citytv Toronto’s Breakfast Television

Pat Quinn BA ’72, Economics — Former coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Nino Ricci BA ’81, English — Award winning author

The Honourable Justice Michael Tulloch, BA ’86, Economics — Judge of the Court of Appeal for Ontario

Priscila Uppal BA ’97, English and Creative Writing — Poet, novelist, and playwright