100 Notable alumni of
Carleton University

Carleton University is 408th in the world, 167th in North America, and 12th in Canada by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Carleton University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Dan Aykroyd

    Dan Aykroyd
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in Carleton University
    In 1969 studied criminology and sociology
    Occupations
    actorscreenwriterfilm actorsingerufologist
    Biography

    Daniel Edward Aykroyd is a Canadian actor, comedian, producer, musician and writer. He was an original member of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on Saturday Night Live (1975–1979). He performed with his friend John Belushi in a musical sketch on SNL, the Blues Brothers, which they turned into an actual performing band and then featured in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers. Aykroyd also conceived the premise for, and starred as Dr. Raymond Stantz in, Ghostbusters (1984), which spawned a sequel and eventually an entire media franchise.

  2. Norm Macdonald

    Norm Macdonald
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1959-2021 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm actorcomedianstand-up comedianvoice actor
    Biography

    Norman Gene Macdonald was a Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, and writer who was known for his style of deadpan humor and interjecting poetic, sometimes old-fashioned turns of phrase. Throughout his career, he appeared in numerous films and was a regular favorite comedian panelist of talk show hosts, with many critics considering him to be the ultimate late-night comedy guest.

  3. Gavin McInnes

    Gavin McInnes
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    film directorentrepreneurtalk show hostscreenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Gavin Miles McInnes is a Canadian writer, podcast host, far-right political commentator, actor and comedian. He is the host of the podcast Get Off My Lawn, on the online video platform Censored.TV, which he founded. He co-founded Vice in 1994 at the age of 24, and relocated to the United States in 2001. In more recent years, he has drawn attention for his far-right political activism and his role as the founder of the Proud Boys, an American far-right neo-fascist organization designated as a terrorist group in Canada. McInnes has been accused of promoting violence against political opponents, but has claimed that he only has supported political violence in self-defense and that he is not far-right or a supporter of fascism.

  4. Rob Ford

    Rob Ford
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1969-2016 (aged 47)
    Enrolled in Carleton University
    Studied political science
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Robert Bruce Ford was a Canadian politician and businessman who served as the 64th mayor of Toronto from 2010 to 2014. Before and after his term as mayor, Ford was a city councillor representing Ward 2 Etobicoke North. He was first elected to Toronto City Council in the 2000 Toronto municipal election, and was re-elected to his council seat twice.

  5. Conrad Black

    Conrad Black
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    politicianpublisherbusinesspersonbiographerautobiographer
    Biography

    Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour KCSG, is a Canadian-born British former newspaper publisher, businessperson, writer and convicted fraudster.

  6. Hary Tanoesoedibjo

    Hary Tanoesoedibjo
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    businesspersonsocialite
    Biography

    Bambang Hary Iswanto Tanoesoedibjo is an Indonesian businessman and politician. He is the President Director of PT MNC Investama Tbk, which he founded in 2009. As the founder of MNC Group, he oversees and develops the strategy of the holding company and its subsidiaries.

  7. Shane Smith

    Shane Smith
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Shane Smith is a Canadian journalist and media executive. He is executive chairman of the international media company Vice Media, operating an international network of digital channels, a television production studio, a record label, an in-house creative services agency, a book-publishing house, and a feature film division. Smith served as CEO of Vice from its founding until March 2018. Former A+E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc was named CEO 13 March 2018. In his role as Executive Chairman, "Smith will now be focused on creating content and strategic deals and partnerships to help grow the company."

  8. Lawrence M. Krauss

    Lawrence M. Krauss
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    physicistuniversity teachernon-fiction writerastronomertheoretical physicist
    Biography

    Lawrence Maxwell Krauss is an American-Canadian theoretical physicist and cosmologist who previously taught at Arizona State University, Yale University, and Case Western Reserve University. He founded ASU's Origins Project, now called ASU Interplanetary Initiative, to investigate fundamental questions about the universe and served as the project's director.

  9. Kayhan Kalhor

    Kayhan Kalhor
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    musiciancomposer
    Biography

    Kayhan Kalhor is an Iranian-Kurdish kamancheh and setar player and vocalist from Iran, composer and master of classical Iranian traditional music.

  10. Claudia Mo

    Claudia Mo
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Claudia Mo, also known as Claudia Bowring, is a Hong Kong journalist and politician, a member of the pan-democracy camp. She was a member of the Legislative Council, representing the Kowloon West geographical constituency, until November 2020 when she resigned along other pro-democrats to protest against the disqualification of four of her colleagues by the government.

  11. Karim Rashid

    Karim Rashid
    Born in
    Egypt Flag Egypt
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    designerwriter
    Biography

    Karim Rashid is an Egyptian-born and Canadian-raised industrial designer. His designs include luxury goods, furniture, lighting, surface design, brand identity and packaging. Time magazine has described him as the "most famous industrial designer in all the Americas" and the "Prince of Plastic". He is based in New York City, as well as Belgrade, Miami and Mexico.

  12. Nive Nielsen

    Nive Nielsen
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    musicianactorsinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Nive Nielsen is a Greenlandic singer-songwriter and an actress. An Inuk from Nuuk, Greenland, as a singer-songwriter she plays with her band The Deer Children, often using a little red guitar-ukulele, which kickstarted her music career. The first concert she played was for Margrethe II of Denmark.

  13. Rosemary Barton

    Rosemary Barton
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Rosemary Barton is a Canadian political journalist, currently serving as the chief political correspondent for CBC. In this role, she anchors her own Sunday morning news show, Rosemary Barton Live, and leads special coverage for the network including during elections, breaking news and national emergencies.

  14. Graydon Carter

    Graydon Carter
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    editoractorjournalistwriter
    Biography

    Edward Graydon Carter, CM is a Canadian journalist who served as the editor of Vanity Fair from 1992 until 2017. He also co-founded, with Kurt Andersen and Tom Phillips, the satirical monthly magazine Spy in 1986. In 2019, it was announced he was launching a new weekly newsletter called Air Mail, which is for "worldly cosmopolitans".

  15. Norm Kelly

    Norm Kelly
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Norman Kelly is a retired Canadian politician. He represented Ward 40 Scarborough—Agincourt from 2000 to 2018–serving as acting mayor of Toronto for the period November 18, 2013 to July 1, 2014–was a City of Scarborough Councillor from 1974 to 1980 and 1988 to 2000 and served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Scarborough Centre from 1980 to 1984.

  16. Jennifer Hosten

    Jennifer Hosten
    Born in
    Grenada Flag Grenada
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    beauty pageant contestantdiplomatmodel
    Biography

    Jennifer Hosten is a Grenadian radio announcer, development worker, diplomat, author, model and beauty queen who won the Miss World 1970 contest, representing Grenada. She became the first black woman and the first woman from her country to win the title. The whole contest had been controversial even before the result had been announced. Afterwards allegations were made about the influence of the Prime Minister of Grenada, who was on the judging panel.

  17. Mia Martina

    Mia Martina
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Martine Johnson, better known by her stage name Mia Martina, is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She is known for her hit singles "Stereo Love", "Burning", "Latin Moon" and "Beast". Martina has received Juno Awards nominations for "Stereo Love" and "HeartBreaker", as well as a SOCAN award in 2014 for co-writing "Burning".

  18. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    James Alexander Watson is a Canadian politician who has served as the 59th and current mayor of Ottawa since 2010. Previously, he served as an Ottawa city councillor from 1991 to 1997, and as mayor from 1997 to 2000.

  19. Niki Ashton

    Niki Ashton
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Niki Christina Ashton is a Canadian politician. She is the New Democratic Member of Parliament for the federal electoral district of Churchill—Keewatinook Aski in Manitoba, Canada. She was first elected in the 2008 federal election. Ashton announced her intention to run for the leadership of the federal NDP on March 7, 2017. She placed third in the October 1, 2017 election.

  20. Robert MacNeil

    Robert MacNeil
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1931-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    writertelevision presenterjournalist
    Biography

    Robert Breckenridge Ware MacNeil, OC is a Canadian-American journalist and writer. He is a retired television news anchor who partnered with Jim Lehrer to create The MacNeil/Lehrer Report in 1975.

  21. Dino Patti Djalal

    Dino Patti Djalal
    Born in
    Serbia Flag Serbia
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Dr. Dino Patti Djalal is a former Indonesian Ambassador to the United States. He resigned from his ambassador post in September 2013 to pursue a presidential primary bid. He served as Indonesia's Deputy Foreign Minister between July 2014 and October 2014.

  22. Ryan North

    Ryan North
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    programmerengineercartoonistwriter
    Biography

    Ryan North is a Canadian writer and computer programmer.

  23. David Azrieli

    David Azrieli
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1922-2014 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    businesspersonmanagerarchitectentrepreneurchief executive officer
    Biography

    David Joshua Azrieli, was a Canadian real estate tycoon, developer, designer, architect, and philanthropist. With an estimated net worth of US$3.1 billion as of March 2013, Azrieli was ranked by Forbes as the ninth wealthiest Canadian and 401st in the world.

  24. Arthur Kent

    Arthur Kent
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Arthur Kent is a Canadian television journalist and author. He rose to international prominence during the 1991 Persian Gulf War during which he acquired the nickname "The Scud Stud". He is the brother of Canada's former Minister of the Environment Peter Kent.

  25. James Duthie

    James Duthie
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    sports commentatorjournalist
    Biography

    James Forbes Duthie VI is a Canadian sportscaster for TSN and the host of TSN's hockey coverage. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Carleton University.

  26. Jamie Sinclair

    Jamie Sinclair
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    curler
    Biography

    Jamie Ann Sinclair is an American-Canadian curler from Osgoode, Ontario and is a three-time U.S. National Champion. Her United States Curling Association membership is through the Charlotte Curling Association in Charlotte, North Carolina where she has a number of personal connections. She grew up in Manotick, Ontario, a suburb of Ottawa.

  27. Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke

    Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke
    Born in
    Somalia Flag Somalia
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, popularly known as Omar Sharmarke, is a Somali diplomat and politician. From 2009 to 2010, he was the Prime Minister of Somalia. He subsequently briefly served as Somalia's Ambassador to the United States in 2014. In December 2014, Sharmarke was reappointed Prime Minister of Somalia. His term ended on 1 March 2017, and he was replaced by Hassan Ali Khaire.

  28. John Manley

    John Manley
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    lawyerdiplomatpolitician
    Biography

    John Paul Manley is a Canadian lawyer, businessman, and politician who served as the eighth deputy prime minister of Canada from 2002 to 2003. He served as Liberal Member of Parliament for Ottawa South from 1988 to 2004. From January 2010 to October 2018 he was president and CEO of the Business Council of Canada. He is currently the Chairman of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) and serves on the advisory board of the Leaders' Debates Commission.

  29. Paul Dewar

    Paul Dewar
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1963-2019 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    politiciantrade unionist
    Biography

    Paul Wilson Dewar was a Canadian educator and politician from Ottawa, Ontario. He was the New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Ottawa Centre.

  30. Aaron Doornekamp

    Aaron Doornekamp
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Aaron Rene Doornekamp is a Canadian-Dutch professional basketball player for Iberostar Tenerife of the Liga ACB. He was one of the greatest players in the history of the Carleton University Ravens men's college basketball team. Doornekamp is also a member of the senior Canadian men's national team. At a height of 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) tall, he can play at both the small forward and power forward positions, with power forward being his main position.

  31. Trevor Blackwell

    Trevor Blackwell
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    engineercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Trevor Blackwell is a computer programmer, engineer and entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley.

  32. Shona Brown

    Shona Brown
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    business theorist
    Biography

    Shona L. Brown is a business executive and consultant to non-profits and corporations. She was an executive at Google from 2003 to 2012, where she was senior vice president of business operations.

  33. Gregory So

    Gregory So
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    justice of the peace
    Biography

    Gregory So Kam-leung is the former Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of Hong Kong.

  34. Derek Fildebrandt

    Derek Fildebrandt
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Derek Alexander Gerhard Fildebrandt is a former member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Currently, he is the president of the Western Standard New Media Corp.

  35. Kristen Bicknell

    Kristen Bicknell
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    poker player
    Biography

    Kristen Bicknell is a Canadian professional poker player.

  36. Nahlah Ayed

    Nahlah Ayed
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Nahlah Ayed is a Canadian journalist, who is currently the host of the academic documentary program Ideas on CBC Radio One and a reporter with CBC News. She was previously a foreign correspondent with the network and has also worked as a parliamentary correspondent under The Canadian Press. Her reporting on contemporary Middle Eastern politics has garnered multiple awards, both domestic and international.

  37. Rathika Sitsabaiesan

    Rathika Sitsabaiesan
    Born in
    Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Rathika Sitsabaiesan is a Canadian politician and activist of Tamil Sri Lankan origin. She was formerly part of the New Democratic Party and represented Scarborough—Rouge River in the House of Commons of Canada as a Member of Parliament between 2011 and 2015. She was the first Tamil to be elected to the Canadian federal parliament as well the first woman and first visible minority to be elected as Member of Parliament for Scarborough—Rouge River. She was also the youngest Member of Parliament in the Greater Toronto Area.

  38. Judy Taguiwalo

    Judy Taguiwalo
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    officialuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Judy Marigomen Taguiwalo is a Filipina social worker, social activist, educator and the former Secretary of the Philippines' Department of Social Welfare and Development. She was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte to replace Corazon Soliman in the secretaryship. She served in an ad interim basis from June 30, 2016 until August 16, 2017, the rejection of her appointment by the Commission on Appointments. She is a former professor at the University of the Philippines Diliman and was one of those nominated by the National Democratic Front to the Duterte Cabinet.

  39. Mark Marissen

    Mark Marissen
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Biography

    Mark Allan Marissen is a Canadian political strategist and principal of Burrard Strategy Inc., a communications company he founded in 1998. Marissen is also a senior advisor to McMillan Vantage Policy Group, affiliated with McMillan LLP, a Canadian business law firm.

  40. Abby Hagyard

    Abby Hagyard
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Abby Hagyard is a Canadian television actress, voice artist, and comedian, best known for her appearances on Nickelodeon's sketch comedy television series You Can't Do That on Television, and her voice work on animated adaptations of The Care Bears and For Better or For Worse.

  41. Scott Reid

    Scott Reid
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politicianhistorian
    Biography

    Scott Jeffrey Reid is a Canadian politician. He has served in the House of Commons of Canada since 2000, and currently represents the Ontario riding of Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston as a member of the Conservative Party.

  42. Gord Brown

    Gord Brown
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1960-2018 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Gordon Keith Brown was a Canadian politician who represented the Ontario riding of Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes in the House of Commons of Canada as a member of the Conservative Party from 2004 until his death.

  43. Paul Calandra

    Paul Calandra
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Paul A. Calandra is a Canadian politician who has served as a minister in the Ontario provincial cabinet since 2019. Calandra has been the government house leader for the Progressive Conservative (PC) Party since 2019, Minister of Legislative Affairs since 2021 and Minister of Long-Term Care since 2022. Calandra represents Markham—Stouffville in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

  44. Paul Okalik

    Paul Okalik
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Paul Okalik is a Canadian politician. He is the first Inuk to have been called to the Nunavut Bar. He was also the first premier of Nunavut.

  45. Garnett Genuis

    Garnett Genuis
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    politiciancolumnist
    Biography

    Garnett Genuis /dʒɛnɪs/ is a Canadian politician who has served as the member of Parliament for the riding of Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan (in Alberta) since 2015.

  46. Janice Charette

    Janice Charette
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Janice Charette is a Canadian public servant serving as the interim clerk of the Privy Council and secretary to the Cabinet since March 9, 2021. She held the role on a permanent basis from 2014 to 2016, before being appointed as the Canadian high commissioner to the United Kingdom in 2016.

  47. Michael Coteau

    Michael Coteau
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Michael Coteau is a Canadian politician who serves as the Member of Parliament for Don Valley East in the House of Commons of Canada. From 2011 to 2021, he was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario representing the provincial district of Don Valley East in Toronto. He served in the Cabinet of Ontario under Premier Kathleen Wynne from 2013 to 2018 in several portfolios, including Citizenship and Immigration, Tourism, Culture and Sport and Community and Social Services. After the 2018 Ontario general election, Coteau was one of seven Liberals re-elected, and he subsequently ran in the 2020 Ontario Liberal Party leadership election, placing second with 16.9% of the vote.

  48. Teddy Wilson

    Teddy Wilson
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Occupations
    screenwritertelevision producertelevision presenter
    Biography

    Teddy Wilson is a Canadian television personality, actor and producer originally from Ottawa, Ontario, best known as host of the interactive real estate show CP24 Hot Property and the documentary series Mighty Trains on Smithsonian Channel, Discovery Canada, and over 100 other international broadcasters; host of the factual entertainment series Never Ever Do This At Home on Discovery Channel in Canada and Spike in the United States, and host/producer on the Canadian daily entertainment talk-show InnerSpace on Space (2008–2018). He was also an actor on the internationally syndicated series You Can't Do That On Television, and a senior producer on the Gemini Award-winning series MTV Live.

  49. Christian Bök

    Christian Bök
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    poetphotographer
    Biography

    Christian Bök, FRSC is an experimental Canadian poet. He is the author of Eunoia, which won the Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize.

  50. Thomas Scrubb

    Thomas Scrubb
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Thomas Ryan Scrubb is a Canadian professional basketball player for Monbus Obradoiro of the Liga ACB.

  51. Joe Cressy

    Joe Cressy
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Joseph Cressy is a former Canadian politician and activist who served on the Toronto City Council from 2014 to 2022. Cressy represented Ward 10 Spadina—Fort York, and was the chair of the Toronto Board of Health. He resigned from city council, effective April 30, 2022, to accept an appointment as Senior Vice President, External Relations, Communications, and Real Estate Development at George Brown College

  52. Tom Clark

    Tom Clark
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1950s
    Occupations
    political journalistjournalist
    Biography

    Tom Clark is a Canadian former television journalist. A longtime reporter and anchor for CTV National News and CTV News Channel, he moved to Global News in 2011 before retiring from journalism in 2016. Currently, he serves as Chair, Public Affairs and Communications at Global Public Affairs.

  53. Thomas Homer-Dixon

    Thomas Homer-Dixon
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    authorecologistprofessorpolitical scientistscientist
    Biography

    Thomas Homer-Dixon is a Canadian political scientist and University Research Chair at the University of Waterloo in the Faculty of Environment, and the executive director of the Cascade Institute at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia.

  54. Chris Bailey

    Chris Bailey
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    blogger
    Biography

    Chris Bailey is a Canadian writer and productivity consultant, and the author of The Productivity Project (2016) and Hyperfocus (2018).

  55. Kellylee Evans

    Kellylee Evans
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    jazz musiciansingersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Kellylee Evans is a Canadian jazz and soul music vocalist.

  56. Michelle Douglas

    Michelle Douglas
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    activist
    Biography

    Michelle D. Douglas is a Canadian human rights activist who launched a landmark legal challenge in the Federal Court of Canada against the military's discriminatory policies against LGBTQ+ service members. Douglas herself served as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1986 to 1989. She was honourably discharged from the military in 1989 under the military's discriminating "LGBT Purge".

  57. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

    Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    judgelawyer
    Biography

    Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is a Canadian lawyer, judge, and legislative advocate for children's rights. She was appointed in 2006 as British Columbia's first Representative for Children and Youth, an independent position reporting to the Legislative Assembly. She was re-appointed to a second 5-year term in 2011. Turpel-Lafond was earlier the first Treaty Indian to be appointed to the judicial bench of the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan.

  58. Anne Lagacé Dowson

    Anne Lagacé Dowson
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Anne Lagacé Dowson is a Canadian radio journalist.

  59. David Chariandy

    David Chariandy
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Enrolled in Carleton University
    Graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    David Chariandy is a Canadian writer.

  60. Mike de Jong

    Mike de Jong
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mike de Jong, is a provincial politician and was cabinet minister of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

  61. Linda Thom

    Linda Thom
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    sport shooter
    Biography

    Linda Mary Alice Thom,, née Malcolm, is a Canadian Olympic gold medal-winning shooter.

  62. Marc Lavoie

    Marc Lavoie
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    fencereconomistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Marc Lavoie is a Canadian professor in economics at the University of Ottawa and a former Olympic fencing athlete.

  63. Kerry Diotte

    Kerry Diotte
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Kerry Thomas Diotte is a former Canadian politician who was the member of Parliament (MP) for Edmonton Griesbach from 2015 to 2021 and sat on the Edmonton City Council from 2010 to 2013. A Conservative, Diotte was elected to the House of Commons twice–in the 2015 and 2019 elections–but would lose his seat to New Democratic Party (NDP) candidate Blake Desjarlais in 2021. He ran for mayor of Edmonton in 2013, placing third.

  64. Kevin S. MacLeod

    Kevin S. MacLeod
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Kevin Stewart MacLeod is a former Canadian Secretary to the Queen of Canada, former Usher of the Black Rod for the Canadian Senate, and the author of the historical fiction novel, A Stone on Their Cairn / Clach air An Càrn.

  65. Mathieu Chantelois

    Mathieu Chantelois
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    editorjournalist
    Biography

    Mathieu Chantelois is a Canadian television personality, journalist, magazine editor, and marketing executive.

  66. Steve Chao

    Steve Chao
    Years
    20th Century
    Enrolled in Carleton University
    1993-1997 graduated with bachelor's degree in journalism
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Steve Chao is a Canadian journalist and the senior Asia correspondent for Al Jazeera English. He was the Far East and Asia Bureau Chief for CTV News. He is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  67. Terry Duguid

    Terry Duguid
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1950s
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Terry Duguid is a Canadian politician and executive in Manitoba, Canada, and is currently the MP for Winnipeg South in the House of Commons of Canada. He has campaigned for elected office at the municipal, provincial and federal levels, and served as a city councillor in Winnipeg from 1989 to 1995. He is the son of two time world and Canada curling champion Don Duguid.

  68. Michael Colle

    Michael Colle
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Michael Colle is a Canadian politician who has represented Ward 8 Eglinton—Lawrence on Toronto City Council since the 2018 election. Colle served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1995 to 2018 and was a Cabinet minister during Premier Dalton McGuinty's tenure. He was formerly a York city councillor and Metro Toronto councillor, where he sat as the chair of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) from 1991 to 1994.

  69. Rick Mofina

    Rick Mofina
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    writerauthorjournalist
    Biography

    Rick Mofina is a Canadian author of crime fiction and thriller novels. He grew up in Belleville, Ontario, and began writing short stories in school, selling his first short story at the age of fifteen. As a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the International Thriller Writers, the International Crime Writers Association, and the Crime Writers' Association and Crime Writers of Canada, Rick continues to be a featured panelist at mystery conferences across the United States and Canada.

  70. Lynn Miles

    Lynn Miles
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    singerguitaristsongwritermusician
    Biography

    Lynn Miles is a Canadian singer-songwriter. She has won the Juno Award and three Canadian Folk Music Awards.

  71. Pierre Sané

    Pierre Sané
    Born in
    Senegal Flag Senegal
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    human rights activistpolitician
    Biography

    Pierre Sané is the Founder & President of Imagine Africa Institute was UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences from May 2001 - June 2010. He was Secretary General of Amnesty International from October 1992 to April 2001.

  72. Saša Petricic

    Saša Petricic
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Saša Petricic is a Canadian journalist. He is currently the Asia Correspondent and videojournalist for CBC Television's The National and other CBC News programs, based in Beijing, China. He previously spent four years covering the Middle East.

  73. Mark Oldershaw

    Mark Oldershaw
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    canoeist
    Biography

    Mark Oldershaw is a Canadian sprint canoeist. Oldershaw won the bronze medal in the C-1 1000 m at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He is a third generation Canadian Olympic canoer, fifth family member to compete at the Olympics and the first member of the family to win an Olympic medal. He was a double Junior World Champion in the C-1 500 m and C-1 1,000 m in 2001.

  74. Clive Doucet

    Clive Doucet
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    poetnovelistpolitician
    Biography

    Clive Doucet is a Canadian writer and politician. He served as the Ottawa City Councillor for Capital Ward from 1997 to 2010 and ran unsuccessfully for Mayor of Ottawa in the 2010 Ottawa municipal election, finishing third with 15 per cent of the vote. Eight years later, he again ran unsuccessfully for Mayor of Ottawa, this time finishing second with 22 per cent of the vote.

  75. Chungsen Leung

    Chungsen Leung
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Chungsen Leung (Chinese: 梁中心) (born July 14, 1950) is a Taiwanese-born Canadian businessman and Conservative politician who was formerly the MP for Willowdale. After his election in the 2011 federal election, Leung was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism, a role he held until his defeat in the 2015 federal election.

  76. Lynn Coady

    Lynn Coady
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    novelistwriter
    Biography

    Lynn Coady is a Canadian novelist and journalist.

  77. Bernie Farber

    Bernie Farber
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    administrator
    Biography

    Bernie M. Farber is a writer, commentator, and the former chief executive officer of the Canadian Jewish Congress and a social activist. He has testified before the Canadian courts as an expert witness on hate crime.

  78. Tamar Beruchashvili

    Tamar Beruchashvili
    Born in
    Georgia Flag Georgia
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Tamar Beruchashvili is a Georgian diplomat and politician who has been the Georgian Ambassador to the United Kingdom since March 2016, and previously was the Minister of Foreign Affairs, a position she held from November 11, 2014 until September 1, 2015. She had previously served as Minister of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations from 1998 until 2000 and Minister of Euro-Atlantic Integration in 2004. She also worked as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2000 to 2003 and again from 2013 until her appointment as minister in 2014. Beruchashvili also worked as a professor at Tbilisi State University from 2000 until 2010. She was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs on November 11, 2014, and held that post until September 1, 2015 when she was replaced by Giorgi Kvirikashvili. Beruchashvili was later appointed the new Georgian Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2016 to 2020.

  79. Alima Mahama

    Alima Mahama
    Born in
    Ghana Flag Ghana
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in Carleton University
    Graduated with diploma in public administration
    Occupations
    barristerpolitician
    Biography

    Hajia Alima Mahama is Ghana's first female ambassador to the US. She is a lawyer and was from January 2005 to January 2009 Minister for the affairs of women and children in Ghana under President John Kufuor. She was also the Ghanaian Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, appointed into office by President of Ghana Nana Akuffo-Addo on 10 January 2017 to 7 January 2021. Hajia Alima also served as the Member of Parliament for Nalerigu/Gambaga constituency and a member of the New Patriotic Party in the 7th Parliament of the 4th Republic.

  80. Matthew Teitelbaum

    Matthew Teitelbaum
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    exhibition curator
    Biography

    Matthew D. Teitelbaum is a Canadian art historian, who is currently the director of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.

  81. Lise Anne Couture

    Lise Anne Couture
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Lise Anne Couture is an architect and educator. She is co-founder of Asymptote Architecture, in partnership with Hani Rashid. She is based in Brooklyn, New York.

  82. Jessica Scorpio

    Jessica Scorpio
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Jessica Scorpio is a founder and Former Chief Marketing Officer at Getaround, a peer-to-peer carsharing company. Scorpio previously founded IDEAL, a non-profit network for entrepreneurs and young leaders.

  83. Yazmeen Jamieson

    Yazmeen Jamieson
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1998-.. (age 24)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Yazmeen Alexis Jamieson is a footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Simcoe County Rovers in League1 Ontario. Born in Canada, she represents the Jamaica women's national team.

  84. V. Kumar Murty

    V. Kumar Murty
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    university teachermathematician
    Biography

    Vijaya Kumar Murty is an Indo-Canadian mathematician working primarily in number theory. He is a professor at the University of Toronto and is the Director of the Fields Institute.

  85. Franz Baumann

    Franz Baumann
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Franz Baumann is a German former United Nations official, who served as Assistant Secretary-General and United Nations Special Adviser on Environment and Peace Operations at the United Nations Secretariat in New York until the end of 2015. Since 2017 he has been visiting research professor at New York University (Graduate School of Arts and Science, Program in International Relations).

  86. Evan Woolley

    Evan Woolley
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Biography

    Evan Woolley is a municipal politician who currently serves as Councillor of Ward 8 in Calgary, Alberta. He was first elected in 2013, becoming the city's youngest councillor.

  87. Sulekha Ali

    Sulekha Ali
    Born in
    Somalia Flag Somalia
    Occupations
    musician
    Biography

    Sulekha Ali is a Somali-Canadian musician. Based in Ottawa, she attended Carleton University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) degree in Human Rights. Her choice of tertiary studies has significantly influenced her music, which is noted for its thoughtful, socially conscious lyrics.

  88. Robert Chisholm

    Robert Chisholm
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politiciantrade unionist
    Biography

    Robert Lawrence Chisholm is a former trade unionist and politician from Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented the Halifax Atlantic riding in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1991 to 2003. He succeeded Alexa McDonough as leader of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party (NDP) in 1996. He served as the leader of the Official Opposition in the Nova Scotia Legislature from 1998 to 1999. He subsequently founded a consulting firm, was co-chair of the 2010–11 United Way of Halifax Region campaign, and sat on the Board of Governors of Dalhousie University. On May 2, 2011, Chisholm was elected as the Member of Parliament for the Dartmouth—Cole Harbour riding in Nova Scotia. As a member of the Official Opposition, he served as the Critic for Fisheries and Oceans and Deputy Critic for Employment Insurance until his defeat in the 2015 election.

  89. Larisa Galadza

    Larisa Galadza
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Larisa Galadza is a Canadian diplomat who has served as Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine since 2019.

  90. Gerald McMaster

    Gerald McMaster
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    exhibition curatorpainterwriterdrawer
    Biography

    Gerald Raymond McMaster is a curator, artist, and author and a Plains Cree member of the Siksika Nation. McMaster is a professor at OCAD University and is the adjunct curator at the Remai Modern in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

  91. John Milloy

    John Milloy
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John Christopher Milloy is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2003 to 2014 who represented the riding of the Kitchener Centre. He served as a cabinet minister in the government of Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne.

  92. Paul Ferreira

    Paul Ferreira
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Paul Ferreira is a Canadian politician and one of the first openly gay politicians elected to provincial office in Canada. He also has the distinction of being the very first Azorean-Canadian MPP. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a member of the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) in the February 8, 2007 York South–Weston by-election, but was narrowly defeated in the 2007 general election. He subsequently served as chief of staff to party leader Howard Hampton until Hampton's retirement from that position in 2009. He later worked as a special assistant to leader Andrea Horwath. On Feb. 8, 2011, Ferreira was acclaimed as the Ontario NDP's candidate in York South-Weston in the 2011 provincial election.

  93. William Sweet

    William Sweet
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    philosopheruniversity teacher
    Biography

    William Sweet is a Canadian philosopher, and a past president of the Canadian Philosophical Association and of the Canadian Theological Society.

  94. James Byron Bissett

    James Byron Bissett
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    James Byron Bissett is a Canadian former diplomat. He was high commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago and later ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Yugoslavia, Albania, and Bulgaria.

  95. Saleema Nawaz

    Saleema Nawaz
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    novelistwriter
    Biography

    Saleema Nawaz is a Canadian author whose works of short fiction have been published in literary journals such as Prairie Fire, PRISM International, Grain, The Dalhousie Review, and The New Quarterly. Nawaz was born in Ottawa, Ontario and later moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba in order to study English at the University of Manitoba, where she received her M.A. with a creative writing thesis. Her first complete collection of short fiction, entitled Mother Superior, was published by Freehand Books in 2008. Nawaz completed her first novel, Bone and Bread, published by Anansi Press in 2013, while residing in Montreal, Quebec.

  96. Michael Prue

    Michael Prue
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Michael David Prue is a politician in Ontario, Canada. Prue was mayor of East York, Ontario from 1993 to 1997 and subsequently represented the riding of Beaches—East York in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2001 to 2014 as member of the New Democratic Party (NDP)'s Queen's Park caucus. He was a candidate in the 2009 Ontario NDP leadership election, finishing in fourth place. In 2018, he was elected to the town council of Amherstburg, Ontario where he now lives.

  97. Frances Guy

    Frances Guy
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Frances Mary Guy is a British former ambassador and UN Women's representative, now head of Middle East region at Christian Aid.

  98. Lyal S. Sunga

    Lyal S. Sunga
    Occupations
    international lawyerinternational humanitarian lawInternational Criminal Lawinternational human rights lawhuman rights activist
    Biography

    Lyal S. Sunga is a well-known specialist on international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law.

  99. John Kirton

    John Kirton
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    political scientistresearcher
    Biography

    John James Kirton is a professor of political science and the director and co-founder of the G7 Research Group, co-director (with Alan Alexandroff and Donald Brean) and founder of the G20 Research Group, founder and co-director (with James Orbinski) of the Global Health Diplomacy Program, and founder and co-founder (with Marina Larionova of the National Research University - Higher School of Economics) of the BRICS Research Group, all housed at the Munk School of Global Affairs at University of Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Since 2016, he has served as interim director of the International Relations Program at Trinity College in the University of Toronto.

  100. Rosemary Thompson

    Rosemary Thompson
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Rosemary Thompson is executive director of the Coalition for a Better Future, a broad based organization bringing together more than 131 organizations in the private, public and not-for-profit spheres that support a long-term plan to address economic growth, inequality and climate change in Canada. The Coalition is co-chaired by former Liberal Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan and former Conservative Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt. Thompson is a former senior executive with the National Gallery of Canada, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and Canada's National Arts Centre. She worked as deputy bureau chief of the parliamentary bureau for CTV News. She was a reporter and frequent guest host on CTV programs including Question Period and Mike Duffy Live. A veteran political correspondent, she covered 7 election campaigns in the United States, Quebec and Canada.