38 Notable alumni of
Memorial University of Newfoundland

The Memorial University of Newfoundland is 1139th in the world, 416th in North America, and 26th in Canada by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 38 notable alumni from the Memorial University of Newfoundland sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Robert Joy

    Robert Joy
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorcomposertelevision actor
    Biography

    Robert Joy is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his roles as Dr. Sid Hammerback in CSI: NY, Charlie Houx in Land of the Dead, Lizard in The Hills Have Eyes, Dave in Atlantic City, and Jim in Desperately Seeking Susan.

  2. Jonny Harris

    Jonny Harris
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Jonathan Harris is a Canadian actor and comedian from Newfoundland and Labrador. Harris is best known for his roles in the television series Murdoch Mysteries, Still Standing and Hatching, Matching and Dispatching, as well as the films Young Triffie, Moving Day, and Grown Up Movie Star.

  3. Danny Williams

    Danny Williams
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerentrepreneur
    Biography

    Daniel E. Williams, is a Canadian politician, businessman and lawyer who served as the ninth Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador between November 6, 2003, and December 3, 2010. Williams was born and raised in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Before entering politics Williams was a highly successful lawyer and businessman. After becoming Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2001, he was elected to the House of Assembly in a by-election for the district of Humber West in Corner Brook.

  4. Rick Hillier

    Rick Hillier
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Rick J. Hillier is a retired Canadian Forces general, who served as the chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) from 4 February 2005 to 1 July 2008. He previously served as the chief of the Land Staff from 30 May 2003 until his promotion to CDS.

  5. Scott Oake

    Scott Oake
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    sports journalist
    Biography

    Scott Oake is a Gemini Award-winning Canadian sportscaster for CBC Sports, Sportsnet, and Hockey Night in Canada.

  6. Gwynne Dyer

    Gwynne Dyer
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    journalistscreenwriter
    Biography

    Gwynne Dyer, OC is a London-based independent Canadian journalist, syndicated columnist and military historian.

  7. Judy Foote

    Judy Foote
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Judy May Foote is a Canadian former politician and current Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, the 14th since the province joined Canadian Confederation in 1949. She is the first woman to hold the position.

  8. Heather Bambrick

    Heather Bambrick
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    singervoice actorbroadcasterteacher
    Biography

    Heather Bambrick is a Canadian jazz singer, voice over artist, and radio broadcaster based in Toronto, Ontario.

  9. Brian Tobin

    Brian Tobin
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Brian Vincent Tobin is a Canadian businessman and former politician. Tobin served as the sixth Premier of Newfoundland from 1996 to 2000. Tobin was also a prominent Member of Parliament and served as a cabinet minister in Jean Chrétien's Liberal government.

  10. George Furey

    George Furey
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    George J. Furey is a Canadian Senator representing Newfoundland and Labrador and currently serves as the 45th Speaker of the Senate of Canada.

  11. Michael Crummey

    Michael Crummey
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    novelistpoet
    Biography

    Michael Crummey is a Canadian poet and a writer of historical fiction. His writing often draws on the history and landscape of Newfoundland and Labrador.

  12. Kathy Dunderdale

    Kathy Dunderdale
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kathleen Mary Margaret "Kathy" Dunderdale is a politician and former MHA who served as the tenth Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, from December 3, 2010, to January 24, 2014. Dunderdale was born and raised in Burin; before entering politics she worked in the fields of community development, communications, fisheries and social work. Her first foray into politics was as a member of the Burin town council, where she served as deputy mayor. She was also a Progressive Conservative Party (PC) candidate in the 1993 general election and served as President of the PC Party.

  13. Kellie Loder

    Kellie Loder
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    nursesinger-songwriterpianist
    Biography

    Kellie Loder is an independent singer-songwriter from Newfoundland who plays drums, guitar and piano. She has released three albums: The Way in 2009, Imperfections & Directions in 2010 and Benefit of the Doubt in 2018. With a voice that St. John's-based newspaper The Telegram has described as "powerful yet serene and soulful", she has received critical recognition from Canada, including a nomination at the Juno Awards.

  14. Lorraine Michael

    Lorraine Michael
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lorraine Michael is a social-democratic Canadian politician from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. From May 2006 until March 2015, Michael was the leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador New Democratic Party (NDP). She is a former nun, teacher, and social activist.

  15. Darrell Power

    Darrell Power
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    musician
    Biography

    Darrell Power is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, music producer, and former member of Canadian folk rock band Great Big Sea (1993–2003). He is a guest host of VOCM Nightline and Open Line. Power currently works as a substitute teacher. He lives in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland.

  16. Scott Andrews

    Scott Andrews
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Scott Andrews is a Canadian politician. He represented the Newfoundland and Labrador electoral district of Avalon from his election in the 2008 Canadian federal election until his defeat in the 2015 federal election. Originally a member of the Liberal Party, he most recently sat as an independent.

  17. Wayne Johnston

    Wayne Johnston
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    authoruniversity teacherwriter
    Biography

    Wayne Johnston is a Canadian novelist. His fiction deals primarily with the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, often in a historical setting. In 2011 Johnston was awarded the Writers' Trust Engel/Findley Award in recognition of his overall contribution to Canadian Literature.

  18. Frank Fagan

    Frank Fagan
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    businesspersonpolitician
    Biography

    Frank Frederick Fagan, is a Canadian businessman and dignitary, who served as the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador from 2013 to 2018. He was appointed by Governor General of Canada David Lloyd Johnston on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper on 2 February 2013. Fagan was sworn in on 19 March 2013, succeeding John Crosbie. He is the viceregal representative of Queen Elizabeth II of Canada in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

  19. Siobhán Coady

    Siobhán Coady
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Siobhán Coady is a Canadian businesswoman and politician who represents the riding of St. John's West in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly as a Liberal. Coady previously served as the Liberal Member of Parliament for the riding of St. John's South–Mount Pearl from 2008 to 2011. She served as Minister of Natural Resources in the Ball government. She is currently Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier in the Furey government.

  20. Gulzar Singh Cheema

    Gulzar Singh Cheema
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Gulzar Singh Cheema is an Indian-born Canadian physician and politician. Cheema was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1988 to 1993, and a member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 2001 to 2004, making him one of only a few Canadian politicians to sit in two provincial legislatures since Confederation. He is the first Indian-born person to be elected MLA in Canada. He was also a cabinet minister in the government of Premier of British Columbia Gordon Campbell from 2001 to 2004, and was a candidate of the Liberal Party of Canada in the federal election of 2004.

  21. Margaret Bennett

    Margaret Bennett
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    ethnologistmusicologistsongwriter
    Biography

    Margaret Bennett is a Scottish writer, folklorist, ethnologist, broadcaster, and singer. Her main interests lies in the field of traditional Scottish folk culture and cultural identity of the Scots in Scotland and abroad. The late Hamish Henderson, internationally distinguished poet and folklorist, said about her: Margaret embodies the spirit of Scotland.

  22. Steve Kent

    Steve Kent
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Stephen “Steve” Kent, MHA, is a former Canadian politician in Newfoundland and Labrador. Kent served as the deputy premier, Minister of Health and Community Services, Minister Responsible for the Office of Public Engagement in the cabinet of Paul Davis. Previously he served as the Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services – Newfoundland and Labrador, and Registrar General in the cabinets of Kathy Dunderdale and Tom Marshall. He served as the Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly for the District of Mount Pearl North from 2007 until 2017.

  23. Alison Coffin

    Alison Coffin
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Alison Coffin is a Canadian politician, who is currently the leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador New Democratic Party (NL NDP). She is a former member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly. In her professional life, she has developed policy and strategic plans for the provincial government, taught at Memorial University, and consulted on public policy, pension plans, and the provincial budget. For several years, she also ran a successful consulting company.

  24. Tom Harrington

    Tom Harrington
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Tom Harrington is a Canadian radio and television journalist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He is currently the anchor of CBC Radio One's afternoon news program The World This Hour.

  25. Dennis O'Keefe

    Dennis O'Keefe
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Biography

    Dennis "Doc" O'Keefe served as the 14th mayor of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

  26. Fergus O'Byrne

    Fergus O'Byrne
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    singermusicianteacherguitarist
    Biography

    Fergus O'Byrne is an Irish-Canadian folk musician, best known as a member of the popular Irish-Newfoundland band trio Ryan's Fancy, and as a banjo, concertina and bodhrán player.

  27. Jim Payne

    Jim Payne
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    singeractorsongwriterrecord producercomposer
    Biography

    Jim Payne is a Newfoundland folk singer, best known for performing and recording many of the traditional sea shanties of Newfoundland culture. He also composed the song "Wave Over Wave" with Janis Spence and founded the record label SingSong Inc.

  28. Todd Russell

    Todd Russell
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Todd Norman Dwayne Russell is a Canadian politician and was the Liberal member of Parliament for the riding of Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador from 2005 to 2011.

  29. Eddy Campbell

    Eddy Campbell
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Eddy Campbell is a Canadian mathematician, university professor, and university administrator. He served as the president of the University of New Brunswick from 2009 - 2019.

  30. Scott Reid

    Scott Reid
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Scott Reid is a Canadian politician. He was elected to represent the district of St. George's-Stephenville East in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly in a 2014 by-election; in the 2015 election, he was reelected in the new district of St. George's-Humber. He is a member of the Liberal Party.

  31. Greg Power

    Greg Power
    Years
    1909-1997 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Gregory J. Power was a politician, office holder, farmer, poet and athlete, who was born in Dunville, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. Power represented Placentia and St. Mary's from 1951 to 1956 and Placentia East from 1956 to 1959 in the Newfoundland House of Assembly.

  32. Loyola Sullivan

    Loyola Sullivan
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Loyola Sullivan served as Canada's Ambassador for Fisheries Conservation from 2007 until 2011 and is a former Member of the House of Assembly in Newfoundland and Labrador. Sullivan represented the district of Ferryland from 1992 till 2006.

  33. Bill Gillespie

    Bill Gillespie
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Bill Gillespie, is a Canadian journalist and author. He was security correspondent for CBC News and a former bureau chief of CBC Radio's Moscow bureau. As a foreign correspondent, Gillespie reported extensively from Afghanistan, Iraq, Chechnya and the Russian Caucuses, relaying information on the fall of the Taliban, the dismantling of Saddam Hussein's statue in Baghdad's central square, and the deadly siege of Beslan School Number One.

  34. Dominique Clément

    Dominique Clément
    Occupations
    historian
    Biography

    Dominique Clément is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Alberta and a member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. He is a Canadian historical sociologist who specializes in human rights and social movements including the use of digital tools for research in the humanities and social sciences. His is an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of History and Classics as well as Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta and the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University. He has also been a visiting scholar at the University of Sydney in Australia, Beijing Normal University in China, KU-Leuven University in Belgium, and NUI Galway in Ireland.

  35. Stephen Rowe

    Stephen Rowe
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    bloggerpoet
    Biography

    Stephen Rowe is a Canadian poet.

  36. Gerald Mars

    Gerald Mars
    Years
    1933-.. (age 89)
    Occupations
    criminologistanthropologist
    Biography

    Gerald Mars is a British social anthropologist who works across disciplines to understand the nature and problems of modern industrial society. His work draws on the grid-group theory of Mary Douglas, on his fieldwork in Canada, Britain, Israel, and the former Soviet republics, and on his own experience. His work has often centred on workplace crime, and his best-known book, still often discussed, is Cheats at Work (1982).

  37. William Crosbie

    William Crosbie
    Occupations
    lawyerdiplomat
    Biography

    William Crosbie is a Canadian diplomat. He is the former ambassador to Afghanistan, appointed June 15, 2009.

  38. Alex Bond

    Alex Bond
    Occupations
    researcher
    Biography

    Alexander L. Bond is a Canadian conservation biologist, ecologist, and curator. He is a senior curator at the Natural History Museum at Tring and a researcher at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies.