Jeffrey Skoll (ECE 8T7)
A true entrepreneur, Jeffrey Skoll was instrumental in bringing eBay to incredible levels of success.
Over the years, the U of T Electrical Engineer graduate founded the independent film production company, Participant Media — producing films such as An Inconvenient Truth, Syriana
, and North Country
Aside from his entrepreneurial spirit, Skoll is a true philanthropist, earning several awards and accolades for his charitable contributions and global leadership, such as Time Magazine
’s 100 People of the Year (2006) and Outstanding Philanthropist Award (2003).
U of T Engineering and the Rotman School of Management created the Jeffrey Skoll program
, one of the first Engineering-MBA programs in the country. Students in the program can achieve the Bachelor of Applied Science and an Master of Business Administration in only six years and eight months (in comparison to the 10 years it normally takes to complete both degrees separately).