100 Notable alumni of
Concordia University

Concordia University is 349th in the world, 149th in North America, and 9th in Canada by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Concordia University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Will Arnett

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    Will Arnett
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    voice actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    William Emerson Arnett is a Canadian-American actor, comedian and producer. He is best known for his roles as Gob Bluth in the Fox/Netflix series Arrested Development (2003–2006, 2013, 2018–2019), receiving a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and as BoJack Horseman in the Netflix series of the same name. He has appeared in films such as Let's Go to Prison (2006), Semi-Pro (2008), G-Force (2009), Jonah Hex (2010), and Show Dogs (2018). His performance as Devon Banks in 30 Rock earned him four Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series nominations.

  2. Antoni Porowski

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    Antoni Porowski
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Enrolled in Concordia University
    Graduated with bachelor's degree in psychology
    Occupations
    actortelevision personalitychefmodeltelevision actor
    Biography

    Antoni Janusz Porowski is a Polish-Canadian television personality, actor, author, chef, and model. He is the food and wine expert on the Netflix series Queer Eye.

  3. James Tupper

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    James Tupper
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorscreenwritertelevision actor
    Biography

    James Tupper is a Canadian actor known for his roles as Jack Slattery on the ABC television series Men in Trees, Dr. Chris Sands on the NBC medical drama series Mercy, and David Clarke on ABC's Revenge. He also starred in the post-apocalyptic thriller Aftermath, on Space in Canada and Syfy in the U.S., and in the HBO series Big Little Lies.

  4. Santino Marella

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    Santino Marella
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    professional wrestlerjudokamixed martial artist
    Biography

    Anthony Carelli is a Canadian semi-retired professional wrestler, sports analyst, web series host, trainer, former mixed martial artist and occasional actor. He is known for his 11-year tenure with WWE where he wrestled under the ring name Santino Marella. He is the founder of Canadian martial arts and professional wrestling training facility Battle Arts Academy.

  5. Austin St. John

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    Austin St. John
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorjudokataekwondo athletefirefighter
    Biography

    Jason Geiger, professionally known as Austin St. John, is an American actor, martial artist, and paramedic best known for his portrayal of Jason Lee Scott in the Power Rangers franchise.

  6. Kathleen Zellner

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    Kathleen Zellner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Enrolled in Concordia University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Kathleen Zellner is an American attorney who has worked extensively in wrongful conviction advocacy. Notable clients Zellner has represented include Steven Avery, Kevin Fox (who was falsely accused of murdering his daughter), Ryan W. Ferguson, and 19 exonerees who are listed in the National Registry of Exonerations.

  7. Melissa Auf der Maur

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    Melissa Auf der Maur
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriterphotographerfilm producermusicianblogger
    Biography

    Melissa Gaboriau Auf der Maur is a Canadian musician, singer-songwriter, photographer and actress.

  8. Régine Chassagne

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    Régine Chassagne
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    singermusicianpianistsongwriter
    Biography

    Régine Alexandra Chassagne is a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, and multi-instrumentalist, and is a founding member of the band Arcade Fire. She is married to co-founder Win Butler.

  9. Tasya Teles

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    Tasya Teles
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Tasya Teles is a Canadian actress. She is known for her role as Echo in The CW's The 100. Teles has also played Kendra in DirecTV's Rogue and Daniella in BBC America's Intruders.

  10. Anna Hopkins

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    Anna Hopkins
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorvoice actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Anna Hopkins is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Lilith in Freeform's original series Shadowhunters and documentarian Monica Stuart in The Expanse.

  11. Emily Haines

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    Emily Haines
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    musiciansinger-songwritersingerpianistkeyboardist
    Biography

    Emily Savitri Haines is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She is the lead singer, keyboardist and songwriter of the rock band Metric and a member of Broken Social Scene. As a solo artist, she has performed under her own name and under the moniker Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton. Haines possesses the vocal range of a mezzo-soprano.

  12. Barbara Dunkelman

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    Barbara Dunkelman
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    actorpodcaster
    Biography

    Barbara Julie Dunkelman is a Canadian actress, community manager, and internet personality. She is a Creative Director at the production company Rooster Teeth, where she was formerly the Director of Social and Community Marketing and a Program Director for RTX. She is the voice of Yang Xiao Long in the web series RWBY, Cosmos in Fairy Tail, and ORF in X-Ray and Vav. Her live-action acting credits include roles in Rooster Teeth Shorts, Immersion, Day 5, and Ten Little Roosters, as well as the horror comedy Blood Fest.

  13. Angela Tong

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    Angela Tong
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    actormodelfilm actor
    Biography

    Angela Tong is a Hong Kong actress. She was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with family roots in Shunde, Guangdong, China. She was Miss Chinese Montreal 1995. She was educated in Concordia University.

  14. Clark Johnson

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    Clark Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm actortelevision actoractorfilm producer
    Biography

    Clark Johnson, sometimes credited as Clark "Slappy" Jackson, Clarque Johnson, and J. Clark Johnson, is an American-born Canadian actor and director who has worked in both television and film. He is best known for David Jefferson in Night Heat (1985-1988), Clark Roberts in E.N.G. (1989-1994), and as Meldrick Lewis in Homicide: Life on the Street (1993-1999).

  15. Mordecai Richler

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    Mordecai Richler
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1931-2001 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    screenwriterwriternovelistchildren's writer
    Biography

    Mordecai Richler was a Canadian writer. His best known works are The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959) and Barney's Version (1997). His 1970 novel St. Urbain's Horseman and 1989 novel Solomon Gursky Was Here were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He is also well known for the Jacob Two-Two children's fantasy series. In addition to his fiction, Richler wrote numerous essays about the Jewish community in Canada, and about Canadian and Quebec nationalism. Richler's Oh Canada! Oh Quebec! (1992), a collection of essays about nationalism and anti-Semitism, generated considerable controversy.

  16. J. C. MacKenzie

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    J. C. MacKenzie
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    John Charles MacKenzie is a Canadian actor. He is best known for portraying Skip Fontaine on the HBO series Vinyl (2016) and Reagan "Normal" Ronald on the Fox series Dark Angel (2000–2002). He has also appeared in several films directed by Martin Scorsese, including The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and The Irishman (2019).

  17. Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

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    Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
    Born in
    Iceland Flag Iceland
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    writerchildren's writer
    Biography

    Vilborg Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is an Icelandic writer of both crime novels and children's fiction. She has been writing since 1998. Her début crime novel was translated into English by Bernard Scudder. The central character in her crime novels so far is Thóra Gudmundsdóttir (Þóra Guðmundsdóttir), a lawyer. Yrsa has also written for children, and won the 2003 Icelandic Children's Book Prize with Biobörn.

  18. Mila Mulroney

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    Mila Mulroney
    Born in
    Bosnia and Herzegovina Flag Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Biography

    Milica "Mila" Mulroney is the wife of the 18th Prime Minister of Canada, Brian Mulroney. She was notable for taking on a greater role during her husband's tenure than previous spouses of Canadian prime ministers and for the criticism of lavish spending habits.

  19. Ann Chiang

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    Ann Chiang
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ann Chiang Lai-wan, SBS, JP, is the chair of C&L Holdings and a pro-Beijing member of Hong Kong Legislative Council. She is the second daughter of Chiang Chen who is a Hong Kong entrepreneur.

  20. Dave Reichert

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    Dave Reichert
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politicianpolice officer (Beamter)
    Biography

    David George Reichert is an American politician, veteran, and former sheriff who served as the U.S. representative for Washington's 8th Congressional District from 2005 to 2019. He is a Republican and is the former elected sheriff of King County, Washington. In September 2017, Reichert announced that he would retire from Congress after his seventh term.

  21. Milosh

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    Milosh
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Occupations
    musiciansingersongwriter
    Biography

    Mike Milosh, known professionally as Milosh, is a Canadian electronic musician from Toronto, Ontario, who is currently based in Los Angeles, California.

  22. Maziar Bahari

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    Maziar Bahari
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    film directorjournalisthuman rights activist
    Biography

    Maziar Bahari is an Iranian Canadian journalist, film maker and human rights activist. He was a reporter for Newsweek from 1998 to 2011. Bahari was incarcerated by the Iranian government from June 21, 2009 to October 17, 2009, and has written a family memoir, Then They Came for Me, a New York Times best seller. His memoir is the basis for Jon Stewart's 2014 film Rosewater. Bahari later founded the IranWire citizen journalism news site, the freedom of expression campaign Journalism Is Not A Crime and the street art and social justice project Paint the Change.

  23. Peter M. Lenkov

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    Peter M. Lenkov
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    writertelevision producerscreenwriterfilm producershowrunner
    Biography

    Peter M. Lenkov is a Canadian television and film writer, producer, and comic book author. He is best known as the showrunner of the reboot series Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver, and Magnum P.I., all of which aired on CBS.

  24. Liane Balaban

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    Liane Balaban
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    actormodelscreenwriter
    Biography

    Liane Balaban is a Canadian actress. Her film debut was in New Waterford Girl (1999), playing Agnes-Marie "Mooney" Pottie, and has since appeared in the films Definitely, Maybe (2008), Last Chance Harvey (2009), and the independent drama One Week (2008). She has guest-starred on the television series NCIS: Los Angeles, Covert Affairs and Alphas, and joined the cast of Supernatural for its eighth season.

  25. Jonathan Goldstein

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    Jonathan Goldstein
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    novelistradio personalityscreenwriter
    Biography

    Jonathan Goldstein is an American-Canadian author, humorist and radio producer. Goldstein has worked on radio programs and podcasts such as Heavyweight, This American Life, and WireTap. Goldstein's work has been academically examined as representative of "the positioning of Jews and Canadians as potentially overlooked minorities in the late-twentieth- and early twenty-first-century United States".

  26. Aivaras Abromavičius

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    Aivaras Abromavičius
    Born in
    Lithuania Flag Lithuania
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    politicianentrepreneurbankerinvestment banker
    Biography

    Aivaras Abromavičius is a Lithuanian-born Ukrainian investment banker and politician. He was Ukraine's Minister of Economy and Trade starting in December 2014 (Abromavičius announced his resignation on 3 February 2016). He did not retain his post in the Groysman Government that was installed in 14 April 2016. Abromavičius was Director General of Ukroboronprom, Ukraine's biggest defense industry company, from 31 August 2019 until 6 October 2020.

  27. Pascale Bussières

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    Pascale Bussières
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Pascale Bussières is a French Canadian actress.

  28. Mariloup Wolfe

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    Mariloup Wolfe
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Mariloup Wolfe is a Canadian actress and film director. She went to F.A.C.E. School, an art school in Montreal. She holds a major in Film Production from Concordia University (2001) and a minor in Cultural Studies from McGill University (1999). Mariloup Wolfe became famous through her role as Marianne in the popular TV series Ramdam broadcast since 2001 on Télé-Québec.

  29. Mylène Dinh-Robic

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    Mylène Dinh-Robic
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorvoice actor
    Biography

    Mylène Dinh-Robic is a Canadian actress.

  30. Arsinée Khanjian

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    Arsinée Khanjian
    Born in
    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    film directorstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Arsinée Khanjian is an Armenian-Canadian-Lebanese actress and producer.

  31. Alexandre Bilodeau

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    Alexandre Bilodeau
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    freestyle skier
    Biography

    Alexandre Bilodeau is a Canadian retired freestyle skier from Rosemere, Quebec, Bilodeau currently resides in Montreal, Quebec. Bilodeau won a gold medal in the men's moguls at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, becoming the first Canadian to win a gold medal at an Olympic Games held in Canada. At the 2014 Winter Olympics, he became the first Olympian in history to defend his gold medal in any freestyle skiing event as well as the first Canadian to defend an individual title since Catriona Le May Doan at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Bilodeau is a three-time FIS World Champion in dual moguls, and is also a two-time Worlds silver medallist in moguls. He was the FIS World Cup champion for the 2008–09 season winning the moguls and overall freestyle skiing title that season. In his final World Cup race, he retired with a win, and in doing so, surpassed Jean-Luc Brassard for the most World Cup medals by a Canadian.

  32. Kim Nguyen

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    Kim Nguyen
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Kim Nguyen is a Canadian film director and screenwriter, best known for his 2012 film War Witch. The film was the top winner at the 1st Canadian Screen Awards; in addition to being named Best Picture and winning acting awards for two of its stars, Nguyen himself won the awards for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

  33. Martin Villeneuve

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    Martin Villeneuve
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    writerscreenwriterfilm director
    Biography

    Martin Villeneuve is a French Canadian screenwriter, producer, director, actor, and art director. He is known for the Imelda Trilogy of short films, in which he portrays his own grandmother. He was nominated at the Canadian Screen Award (formerly Genie Award) in 2013 for Best Adapted Screenplay, for Mars et Avril, his feature film debut, and Quebec's first true science fiction movie. Villeneuve is the first (and so far, the only), TED speaker to come out of Quebec. He has also worked for Cirque du Soleil as an artistic director for commercials and film.

  34. Timothy Harris

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    Timothy Harris
    Born in
    Saint Kitts and Nevis Flag Saint Kitts and Nevis
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Timothy Sylvester Harris is the current Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis, in office since 2015. He previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 10 August 2001 to 25 January 2008, as Minister for Finance from 2008 to 2010, and as Senior Minister and Minister for Agriculture from 2010 to 2013.

  35. Mauro Biello

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    Mauro Biello
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Mauro Biello is a former Canadian International and professional soccer player who served as the head coach of Montreal Impact from 2015 until 2017. From 2018 he is the assistant coach of the Canada men's national team.

  36. Spencer Krug

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    Spencer Krug
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    singersongwriter
    Biography

    Spencer Krug is a Canadian musician. He is the singer, songwriter and keyboardist for the indie rock band Wolf Parade and also records under the name Moonface. He has also performed with other Canadian bands including Sunset Rubdown, Swan Lake, Frog Eyes, Fifths of Seven, and ska band the Two Tonne Bowlers, playing various instruments. His involvement in many musical acts has garnered him a noticeably high output of work, being credited on several releases a year. He is known for his distinctive voice and songwriting abilities.

  37. Mario Dumont

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    Mario Dumont
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    television presenterpolitician
    Biography

    Mario Dumont is a Canadian television personality and former politician in Quebec, Canada. He was a Member of the National Assembly of Quebec (MNA), and the leader of the Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ), from 1994 to 2009. After the 2007 Quebec election, Dumont obtained the post of Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly.

  38. Richard Parry

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    Richard Parry
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    songwriterpianistrecord producer
    Biography

    Richard Reed Parry is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, best known as a core member of the Grammy Award-winning indie rock band Arcade Fire, where he plays a wide variety of instruments, often switching between guitar, double bass, drums, celesta, keyboards, and accordion.

  39. Steven Cojocaru

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    Steven Cojocaru
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    diarist
    Biography

    Steven Cojocaru, is a Canadian television fashion critic. He was born in Montreal, Quebec to Romanian parents. Cojocaru started out as a magazine columnist and eventually began working on American television shows as a correspondent and interviewer on Entertainment Tonight, The Today Show, The Insider and Access Hollywood.

  40. Lorena Gale

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    Lorena Gale
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1958-2009 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Lorena Gale was a Canadian actress, playwright and theatre director. She was active onstage and in films and television since the 1980s. She also authored two award-winning plays, Angélique and Je me souviens.

  41. Sarah Hoffman

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    Sarah Hoffman
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sarah Marjorie Hoffman is a Canadian politician who served as the 10th deputy premier of Alberta and Minister of Health in the cabinet of Rachel Notley. Hoffman was previously a member of the Edmonton Public School Board, where she served from 2010 to 2015 and from 2012 onward as chair. Prior to her service on the school board, she was the research director of the Alberta Legislature New Democrat caucus. After stepping down from the School Board, she was elected in the 2015 Alberta general election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-Glenora for the Alberta NDP. On May 24, 2015 she was sworn in as Minister of Health and Minister of Seniors for the province of Alberta. Following a cabinet reshuffle on 2 February 2016, she retained the Health portfolio and became deputy premier, primarily responsible for answering questions to the premier when the premier is not present in the Legislature.

  42. Glen Murray

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    Glen Murray
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Glen R. Murray is a Canadian politician and urban issues advocate who in 2020 sought the leadership of the Green Party of Canada. He served as the 41st Mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba from 1998 to 2004, and was the first openly gay mayor of a large North American city. He subsequently moved to Toronto, Ontario, and was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Toronto Centre in 2010, serving until 2017.

  43. René Balcer

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    René Balcer
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    screenwriter
    Biography

    René Balcer is a Canadian-American television writer, director, producer, and showrunner.

  44. Nicholas Thorburn

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    Nicholas Thorburn
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    singersongwriter
    Biography

    Nicholas Thorburn is a Canadian musician originally from Campbell River. He has fronted numerous bands such as The Unicorns, Th' Corn Gangg, Islands, Reefer, and Human Highway. Thorburn occasionally goes by the stage name "Nick Diamonds".

  45. Anthony Housefather

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    Anthony Housefather
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Anthony Housefather is a Canadian Member of Parliament representing the riding of Mount Royal on the island of Montreal. From 2015 to 2019, Housefather served as the Chair of the Justice and Human Rights Committee. Following the 2019 election, he was named the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour.

  46. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

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    Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
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    Mexico Flag Mexico
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    sculptorpainternew media artist
    Biography

    Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is a Mexican-Canadian electronic artist who works with ideas from architecture, technological theater and performance. He holds a Bachelor of Science in physical chemistry from Concordia University in Montreal. Currently, Lozano-Hemmer lives and works in Montreal and Madrid.

  47. Nadim Kobeissi

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    Nadim Kobeissi
    Born in
    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    cryptographer
    Biography

    Nadim Kobeissi is a Lebanese computer science researcher specialized in applied cryptography. He is the author of Cryptocat, an open-source encrypted web chat client. Kobeissi is also known for speaking publicly against Internet censorship and Internet surveillance.

  48. Nathalie Petrowski

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    Nathalie Petrowski
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    journalistcriticscreenwriter
    Biography

    Nathalie Petrowski is a French-born Canadian journalist and writer living in Quebec.

  49. Harley Finkelstein

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    Harley Finkelstein
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Harley Finkelstein is a Canadian businessperson, entrepreneur and public speaker. He is best known as the president of Shopify. He is a board member of CBC, and an advisor to both OMERS Ventures and Felicis Ventures. He is also a Dragon on CBC Dragons' Den, Next Gen Den.

  50. Rawi Hage

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    Rawi Hage
    Born in
    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    photographernovelistwriter
    Biography

    Rawi Hage is a Lebanese-Canadian writer and photographer based in Canada.

  51. Michelle Latimer

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    Michelle Latimer
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    actoranimatorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Michelle Latimer is a Canadian actress, director, writer, and filmmaker. She initially rose to prominence for her role as Trish Simkin on the television series Paradise Falls, shown nationally in Canada on Showcase Television. Since the early 2010s, she has directed several documentaries, including her feature film directorial debut, Alias (2013), and the Viceland series, Rise, which focuses on the 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline protests; the latter won a Canadian Screen Award at the 6th annual ceremony in 2018.

  52. Jennifer Hollett

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    Jennifer Hollett
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Jennifer Hollett is a Canadian television personality and political activist. She was the 2015 New Democratic Party's candidate in the new riding of University—Rosedale. Hollett has a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Journalism and Communications from Concordia University in Montreal, and a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

  53. Édouard Lock

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    Édouard Lock
    Born in
    Morocco Flag Morocco
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    choreographer
    Biography

    Édouard Lock is a Canadian dance choreographer and the founder of the Canadian dance group, La La La Human Steps.

  54. Jana Sterbak

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    Jana Sterbak
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    artistvisual artistphotographer
    Biography

    Jana Sterbak is a Canadian artist best known for her conceptual sculptures that are made about and in relation to the body.

  55. Sarah Thornton

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    Sarah Thornton
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    sociologist
    Biography

    Sarah L. Thornton is a writer, ethnographer and sociologist of culture. Thornton has authored three books and many articles about artists, the art market, technology and design, the history of music technology, dance clubs, raves, cultural hierarchies, subcultures, and ethnographic research methods.

  56. Dimitri Soudas

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    Dimitri Soudas
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Biography

    Dimitri Soudas is the former Director of Communications to the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, former Executive Director of the Canadian Olympic Committee and former Executive Director of the Conservative Party of Canada. He is currently the Vice-President of Groupe Selection, the largest privately owned retirement home planners, builders, owners and operators in Canada. He is also the Honourary Consul General of the Republic of Cyprus in Toronto. As Vice-President of Groupe Selections, he is responsible for Investments, Acquisitions and Partnerships. Dimitri is the former the Managing Partner of Stampede Group, former Advisory Board Member and Senior Advisor to the President of Cavalia and is a member of several Boards of Directors including as Chairman of the Board of Letho Resources which trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX-V: LET) and Merry Montreal.

  57. Gordon O'Connor

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    Gordon O'Connor
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Gordon James O'Connor, is a retired Brigadier-General, businessman, lobbyist, and was a Conservative Member of Parliament from 2004 to 2015.

  58. Patrick Kwok-Choon

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    Patrick Kwok-Choon
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Patrick Kwok-Choon is a Canadian actor, best known for his role as Lt. Gen Rhys on Star Trek: Discovery and Perry Crofte on Wynonna Earp.

  59. Jacques Chagnon

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    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Jacques Chagnon is a Canadian politician, who served in the National Assembly of Quebec from 1985 to 2018. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Concordia University and graduate degrees in political science and in Law from the Université de Montréal. He is a former school board commissioner, former president of the Chambly regional school board and the former president of the Fédération des commission scolaires catholiques du Québec. He represented the electoral districts of Saint-Louis from 1985 to 1994 and Westmount–Saint-Louis from 1994 to 2018 as a member of the Quebec Liberal Party (QLP).

  60. Cecil Castellucci

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    1969-.. (age 52)
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    film directorwriterchildren's writer
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    Cecil C. Castellucci, also known as Cecil Seaskull, is an American-born Canadian young adult novelist, indie rocker, and director. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California

  61. Yung Chang

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    Canada Flag Canada
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    1977-.. (age 44)
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    film director
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    Yung Chang is a Chinese Canadian film director and was part of the collective member directors of Canadian film production firm EyeSteelFilm.

  62. Stacey Jackson

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    1963-.. (age 58)
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    singersongwriter
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    Stacey Liane Jackson, is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter and entrepreneur, who is the founder and executive producer of 3B1G Records and founder of StaeFit workout apparel.

  63. Daniel Blaikie

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    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    trade unionistpolitician
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    Daniel Blaikie is a Canadian politician who was elected to represent the riding of Elmwood—Transcona in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 Canadian federal election. He is a member of the New Democratic Party and serves as the party's critic for the Treasury Board and the deputy critic for Ethics in the 42nd Canadian Parliament. He is the son of former NDP deputy leader Bill Blaikie, who held the riding from 1979 to 2008, and brother of former NDP President Rebecca Blaikie.

  64. Alex Tyrrell

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    1988-.. (age 33)
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    politician
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    Alex Tyrrell is a Canadian politician who has served as the leader of the Green Party of Quebec since 2013. Elected party leader at 25 years old, he is presently the youngest leader of a provincial political party in Canada.

  65. Nino Ricci

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    1959-.. (age 62)
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    writernovelist
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    Nino Pio Ricci is a Canadian novelist who lives in Toronto, Ontario. He was born in Leamington, Ontario to Italian immigrants, Virginio and Amelia Ricci, from the province of Isernia, Molise.

  66. Michael Thompson

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    politician
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    Michael Thompson is a city councillor in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as well as the current Deputy Mayor for the east area of the City. He represents Ward 21 (formerly Ward 37) Scarborough Centre. Raised in Scarborough, Thompson is a Jamaican Canadian. He is a past member (December 8, 2010 - December 1, 2014) of the Toronto Police Services Board.

  67. Rebecca Blaikie

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    Canada Flag Canada
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    1978-.. (age 43)
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    politician
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    Rebecca Blaikie is a Canadian politician, who served as president of the New Democratic Party from 2011 to 2016.

  68. Louise Archambault

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    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
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    Louise Archambault is a Canadian film director and screenwriter. She is best known for her films Familia, which won the Claude Jutra Award in 2005, and Gabrielle, which won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Picture in 2014.

  69. Peter Schiefke

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    Canada Flag Canada
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    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Peter Schiefke is a Canadian environmentalist and Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Vaudreuil—Soulanges in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election. On December 2, 2015, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister for Youth affairs. Since December 2019, he has been Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

  70. Tim Baker

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    singer-songwriter
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    Tim Baker is a Canadian singer-songwriter from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The longtime lead singer of the indie rock band Hey Rosetta!, his debut solo album Forever Overhead was released on April 19, 2019 on Arts & Crafts.

  71. Rene Paredes

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    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    Canadian football player
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    Rene Paredes is a professional Canadian football placekicker for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. Paredes attended training camp with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2010 and 2011 and after being released, was signed by the Stampeders on July 4, 2011. He played CIS Football with the Concordia Stingers. He was born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Pierrefonds, Quebec.

  72. Mohamed Hashish

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    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    engineer
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    Mohamed Hashish is an Egyptian-born research scientist best known as the father of the abrasive water jet cutter.

  73. Paul Hartal

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    1936-.. (age 85)
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    authorpainterwriterpoet
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    Paul Hartal is a Canadian painter and poet, born in Szeged, Hungary. He has created the term "Lyrical Conceptualism" to characterize his style in both painting and poetry.

  74. Todd Swift

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    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    poet
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    Todd Swift, also known as Stanley T. Swift, is a British-Canadian poet, university teacher, editor, critic, and publisher based in the United Kingdom.

  75. David Birnbaum

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    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
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    David Birnbaum is a Canadian politician, activist, and former journalist. Birnbaum was elected to the National Assembly of Quebec in the 2014 election. He represents the electoral district of D'Arcy-McGee as a member of the Quebec Liberal Party. He is currently the Opposition Critic for Indigenous Affairs, and was formerly the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education and Higher Education, and was the Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier of Quebec. He sits on the Committee on Citizen Relations.

  76. Gina Cody

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    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    engineer
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    Gina Parvaneh Cody is a Canadian-Iranian engineer and business leader.

  77. Kyle Thomas

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    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    actorscreenwriter
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    Kyle Thomas is a Canadian screenwriter, director, producer, and actor. His first feature film, The Valley Below, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014. It garnered two Canadian Screen Award nominations in the categories of Best Supporting Actor for Kris Demeanor and Best Original Song for Dan Mangan's "Wants". The film received largely positive reviews from the Canadian media, including The Globe and Mail and the National Post, who called the film a "superb first feature".

  78. Pietro Amato

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    jazz musicianmusicianhorn player
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    Pietro Amato is a French horn player with the rock bands Torngat, Bell Orchestre, and The Luyas. He has also performed with Arcade Fire.

  79. Anissa Khelfaoui

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    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    fencer
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    Anissa Khelfaoui is an Algerian female fencer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics she competed in the Women'en's foil, defeated in the first round 4-15.

  80. Geof Isherwood

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    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    painter
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    Geof Isherwood is an American painter, sculptor and comic book illustrator.

  81. Russell Copeman

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    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Russell Copeman is a Canadian politician. He was a Montreal City Councillor and was the borough mayor for Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace from November 14, 2013 to November 16, 2017. He also sat on the Montreal Executive Committee, and was responsible for housing, urban planning, buildings, real estate transactions and strategies, and the Office of Public Consultation.

  82. Janet Perlman

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    1954-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in Concordia University
    Studied in 1974-1976
    Occupations
    animatorschool teacherwriterillustratorchildren's writer
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    Janet Laurie Perlman is a Canadian animator and children's book author and illustrator whose work includes the short film The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 54th Academy Awards and received a Parents' Choice Award. Her 13 short films have received 60 awards to date. She was married to the late animation producer Derek Lamb. After working with Lamb at the National Film Board of Canada in the 1980s, they formed their own production company, Lamb-Perlman Productions. She is currently a partner in Hulascope Studio, based in Montreal. Perlman has produced animation segments for Sesame Street and NOVA. Working with Lamb, she produced title sequences for the PBS series Mystery!, based on the artwork of Edward Gorey, and was one of the animators for R. O. Blechman's adaptation of The Soldier's Tale for PBS's Great Performances. She has also taught animation at Harvard University, the Rhode Island School of Design and Concordia University. She and Lamb were divorced but remained creative and business partners until his death in 2005.

  83. Yasser Harrak

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    20th Century
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    writerhuman rights activist
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    Yasser Harrak is a Canadian writer, commentator and founder of the Middle East Seminar forum. He has written dozens of peer reviewed articles in Arabic published by Almothaqaf Political Daily and Annabaa Institution for Media and Culture, in addition to a book titled: The Predicators, and another titled: Shiaphobia and the Iranianization of Shiism, both published in Arabic. In 2016, Yasser Harrak appeared in the Oximity News list of selected writers joining some of the world's most respected authors and human rights activists like Noam Chomsky and Robert Reich. He wrote and edited articles on Middle Eastern culture, security issues and current affairs for Oximity until its acquisition by reading subscription service Scribd in November 2016. The author is also listed as top contributor to Unpublished Ottawa, Canada's only social media website dedicated to current affairs. In a study published by the Center of Studies for Arab Unity, Dr. Abdelatif Hannachi cited Harrak'a article "Salafi Revisionism" in his research on Islamic movements in the Arab world. The Moroccan Al Aan weekly magazine qualified Harrak's analysis of Shi'ism in the country as most scientific and elaborate after his interview with journalist Aziz El Hor. In his study of Sunni extremism, Iraqi leftist journalist Saeb Khalil cited Harrak's work on Shiaphobia and its sociopolitical manifestations in the Arab world. In an article on Moroccan popular culture, philanthropist Ali Issa Alwabari, from the International Center for Research and Studies, relied heavily on Harrak's essay regarding the role of Fatima Zahra in the Moroccan popular culture.

  84. Jon Paul Fiorentino

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    novelistpoet
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    Jon Paul Fiorentino is a Canadian poet, novelist, short story writer, editor, and professor.

  85. Royce Vavrek

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    librettist
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    Royce Vavrek is a Canadian-born Brooklyn-based librettist, playwright, dance scenarist, musical theatre writer and filmmaker known for his collaborations with composers David T. Little, Missy Mazzoli, Mikael Karlsson, Ricky Ian Gordon, Paola Prestini and Du Yun, soprano Lauren Worsham, producers Beth Morrison and Lawrence Edelson, and conductors Steven Osgood, Julian Wachner and Alan Pierson.

  86. Lee Mellor

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    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    singer
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    Lee Mellor, Ph.D. is an Anglo-Canadian author, scholar, criminologist and alternative country musician distinguished by his intricate lyrics and growly vocal stylings.

  87. Johanna Skibsrud

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    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
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    poetnovelistwriter
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    Johanna Shively Skibsrud is a Canadian writer, whose debut novel The Sentimentalists won the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

  88. Dina Butti

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    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    television presenter
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    Dina Butti is an Egyptian/Canadian TV presenter, writer, and artist. She is most known for having presented on the United Arab Emirates’ English television channel, Dubai One, where she co-hosted the channel's celebrity program, That's Entertainment. Upon the end of local production at the station, Dina joined a host of other former Dubai One presenters to launch an online channel called "Dubai ON Demand" and is currently hosting a new series #MommyMaterial alongside her one-year-old son. On the side, Dina is recognized as an emerging artist in the UAE as well as an emcee and writer. She is married to former Dubai One Emirati/American television presenter and filmmaker, Omar Butti.

  89. Michel de Broin

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    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    sculptor
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    Michel de Broin is a Canadian sculptor. De Broin has created numerous public artworks in Canada and Europe, including the Salvador Allende monument in Montreal. He was the recipient of the 2007 Sobey Art Award.

  90. Vittorio Rossi

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    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    playwrightscreenwriteractor
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    Vittorio Luciano Rossi is a playwright, actor and screenwriter born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He grew up in the district of Ville Emard. Graduating from Concordia University in 1985 with a B.F.A. specializing in theatre performance, Rossi has earned the respect of the national theatre community with his award-winning plays. Mr. Rossi stormed the Montréal theatre scene with two consecutive Best New Play Awards at the Quebec Drama Festival in 1986 and 1987 with Little Blood Brother and Backstreets. His plays have been produced in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, New York City, Boston, Syracuse and The Stratford Festival in Ontario.

  91. Diane Obomsawin

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    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    comics artistfilm directorscreenwriteranimator
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    Diane Obomsawin is a Quebec-based author, illustrator and animated filmmaker, often known by her pseudonym, Obom. Some of her notable works have explored the issue of lesbian first love, including a 2014 graphic novel, published in French as J'aime les filles by L'Oie de Cravan and in English as On Loving Women by Drawn & Quarterly. J'aime les filles was adapted as a 2016 National Film Board of Canada animated short, I Like Girls (J'aime les filles), which received the Nelvana Grand Prize for Independent Short at the 40th Ottawa International Animation Festival.

  92. Nadia Myre

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    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    artist
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    Nadia Myre is a contemporary visual artist from Quebec and an Algonquin member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinaabeg First Nation, who lives and works in Montreal. For over a decade, her multi-disciplinary practice has been inspired by participant involvement as well as recurring themes of identity, language, longing and loss. Of the artist, Canadian Art Magazine writes, "Nadia Myre’s work weaves together complex histories of Aboriginal identity, nationhood, memory and handicraft, using beadwork techniques to craft exquisite and laborious works."

  93. Steven Woloshen

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    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    film directoranimator
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    Steven Woloshen is a Canadian film animator and a pioneer of drawn-on-film animation.

  94. Scott L. King

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    lawyerpolitician
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    Scott L. King was mayor of Gary, Indiana from 1996 to 2006, when he resigned.

  95. Kalle Laanet

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    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Kalle Laanet is Estonian politician and police officer. He is member of XIV Riigikogu. Since 2014 he belongs to Estonian Reform Party.

  96. Krikor Agopian

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    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    painter
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    Krikor Agopian is a Canadian-Armenian painter.

  97. Mireille Gingras

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    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
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    entrepreneurneuroscientistneurobiologist
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    Lady Mireille Gingras Gillings is a US-based Canadian neurobiologist and entrepreneur. She founded HUYA Bioscience International, a biotech consulting firm in 2004, and is the San Diego, California company's CEO and Executive Chair. The company has offices in Pudong, Shanghai, China.

  98. David Orton

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    1934-2011 (aged 77)
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    ecologist
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    David Keith Orton was a Canadian writer, thinker and environmental activist who played a leading role in developing "left biocentrism" within the philosophy of deep ecology. Orton and his collaborators added the word "left" to biocentrism to indicate their anti-industrial, anti-capitalist orientation and their concern for social justice. Their 10-point Left Biocentrism Primer, published in 1998, accepts the idea that the natural world belongs to all living things, but it also calls for the ethical principles of deep ecology to be applied to sensitive political issues such as working for a reduction in the human population, achieving justice for aboriginal peoples, struggling for workers' rights and redistributing wealth. Orton, however, frequently asserted that the rights of nature had to come first. "Social justice is only possible in a context of ecological justice," he wrote. "We have to move from a shallow, human-centered ecology to a deeper all-species centered ecology." Elsewhere he added: "There is no justice for people on a dead planet."

  99. Alice Johnson

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    1941-.. (age 80)
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    politician
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    Alice M. Johnson is a Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), she represented District 37 in the northern Twin Cities metropolitan area.

  100. Jennifer Alleyn

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    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
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    film directorscreenwriterwriter
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    Jennifer Alleyn is a Canadian artist, filmmaker, writer and photographer who lives and works in Montreal.