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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Carleton University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Carleton University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Carleton University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Carleton University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Carleton University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Carleton University.

Examples of graduates on this list: Dan Aykroyd, Norm Macdonald and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Carleton University?” and “Which celebrities are Carleton University alumni?”

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Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Dan Aykroyd Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd, CM is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter and singer. He was an original "Not Ready For Prime Time Player" on Saturday Night Live, an ...more

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Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Norm Macdonald Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer Norman Gene "Norm" Macdonald is a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, producer and actor. He is best known for his five seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, which included ...more

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Robert MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Robert MacNeil Journalist, Newsreader, Author Robert Breckenridge Ware MacNeil, OC, also known as Robin MacNeil, is a Canadian American novelist, and former television news anchor and journalist who had paired with Jim Lehrer to create The ...more

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Peter Jennings is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Peter Jennings Journalist, Newsreader, Screenwriter Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, CM was a Canadian-American journalist and news anchor. He was the sole anchor of ABC's World News Tonight from 1983 until his death in 2005 of ...more

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Ryan North is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Ryan North Programmer, Cartoonist Ryan M. North is a Canadian writer, computer programmer, and occasional songwriter who is the creator and author of Dinosaur Comics, and co-creator of Whispered Apologies and Happy Dog the Happy ...more

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Christina A Gold is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Christina A Gold Businessperson s the president and chief executive officer for The Western Union Company, Christina Gold is responsible for the financial and overall operational performance of the $4.9 billion company - a ...more

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Michelle Douglas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Michelle Douglas Michelle Douglas is a Canadian human rights activist who was involved in a landmark case around lesbian and gay equality rights in the Canadian military. After graduating from Carleton ...more

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Conrad Black is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Conrad Black Publisher, Businessperson, Investor Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, KSG is a Canadian-born British former newspaper publisher and writer. He is a non-affiliated life peer, and a convicted felon in the United ...more

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Lawrence M. Krauss is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Lawrence M. Krauss Physicist, Professor, Film Producer Lawrence Krauss is a screenwriter and film producer.

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Eric C. R. Hehner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Eric C. R. Hehner Computer scientist Eric C. R. Hehner, called Rick, is a Canadian computer scientist. Eric Hehner was born on 16 September 1947 in Ottawa. He studied mathematics and physics at Carleton University, obtaining his ...more

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Michael Prue is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Michael Prue Politician, Critic Michael David Prue is a former 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 ...more

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Paul Ferreira is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Paul Ferreira Politician, Public Relations Executive Paul Ferreira is a Canadian populist 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 ...more

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Tina Srebotnjak is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Tina Srebotnjak Journalist, TV Journalist Tina Srebotnjak is a Canadian radio and television journalist.

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John Manley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
John Manley Politician, Lawyer John Paul Manley, PC, OC is a Canadian lawyer, businessman, and politician. He served as Liberal Member of Parliament for Ottawa South from 1988 to 2004, and was Deputy Prime Minister between ...more

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John Milloy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
John Milloy Politician John Christopher Milloy is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was the Minister of Community and Social Services in the cabinet of Dalton McGuinty, and was a member of the Legislative Assembly ...more

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Thomas Homer-Dixon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Thomas Homer-Dixon Professor, Political scientist Thomas Homer-Dixon currently holds the Centre for International Governance Innovation Chair of Global Systems at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Ontario. He is a ...more

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John Kirton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
John Kirton Professor, Political scientist John James Kirton is a professor of political science and the director and co-founder of the G8 Research Group, co-director and founder of the G20 Research Group, founder and co-director of the ...more

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James A. Bertrand is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
James A. Bertrand Businessperson James A. Bertrand, is a vice president of Delphi Corporation and president of Delphi Automotive Holdings Group as well as president of Delphi Thermal Systems. He is also a member of the Delphi ...more

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Ike Awgu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Ike Awgu Politician, Journalist, TV Journalist Ike Jonathan Awgu is a Canadian politician. At the age of 19 he ran for Mayor in the 2003 municipal election, and finished third out of eight candidates with 2.92% of the vote. He planned on ...more

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Wilbert Keon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Wilbert Keon Physician Wilbert Joseph Keon, OC is a heart surgeon, researcher and was a Canadian Senator. Born in Sheenboro, Quebec, he received a Bachelor of Science from St. Patrick's College, Carleton University ...more

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Paul Okalik is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Paul Okalik Politician Paul Okalik MLA is a Canadian politician. He is the first Inuk member called to the Nunavut Bar, the first Premier of Nunavut and the only multi-term premier elected in consensus-style ...more

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Jim Watson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Jim Watson Politician James Alexander "Jim" Watson is the current mayor of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is a former Ottawa city councillor and mayor, and subsequently represented the riding of Ottawa ...more

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Peter Hume is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Peter Hume Politician, Keyboard player Peter Ernest Hume is a city councillor in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He represents Alta Vista Ward in the south end of the city. He is considered by some to be "the most respected ...more

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Carla Robinson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Carla Robinson Newsreader Carla Robinson is a Canadian television journalist for CBC Newsworld.

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Charles Chi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Charles Chi Venture capitalist Charles Chi is an entrepreneur, venture investor, and current Chancellor of Carleton University.

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Peter MacKay is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Peter MacKay Critic, Lawyer Peter Gordon MacKay, PC, QC, MP is a lawyer and politician from Nova Scotia, Canada. He is the Member of Parliament for Central Nova and current Minister of Justice and Attorney General in the ...more

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Trevor Blackwell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Trevor Blackwell Programmer, Entrepreneur, Engineer Trevor Blackwell is a computer programmer, engineer and entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley. Blackwell is a developer of humanoid robots. He is also the inventor of the Eunicycle, essentially a ...more

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Eric Malling is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Eric Malling Journalist, TV Journalist Eric Malling was a Canadian television journalist. Born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan to Danish immigrant John Malling Sorensen, he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a BA ...more

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Karim Rashid is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Karim Rashid Industrial designer, Designer, Architect Karim Rashid is an industrial designer and interior architect. His designs include luxury goods, furniture, lighting, surface design, brand identity and packaging. Time magazine has described ...more

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Ivan Fellegi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Ivan Fellegi Statistician Ivan Peter Fellegi, OC is a Hungarian-Canadian statistician and was the Chief Statistician of Canada from 1985 to 2008. Born in Szeged, Hungary, Ivan Fellegi was in his third year of studying ...more

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Keith Boag is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Keith Boag Journalist, TV Journalist Keith Boag is a Canadian senior journalist with CBC Television. He worked with The National as the chief political correspondent, CBC News: Sunday and other current affairs programs, as chief ...more

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Peter Grünberg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Peter Grünberg Physicist, Professor Peter Andreas Grünberg is a German physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his discovery with Albert Fert of giant magnetoresistance which brought about a breakthrough in ...more

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M. Ram Murty is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
M. Ram Murty Mathematician Maruti Ram Pedaprolu Murty, FRSC is an Indo-Canadian mathematician, currently head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen's University, where he holds a Queen's Research Chair ...more

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Rob Gravelle is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni

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Guy Rubino is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Guy Rubino Chef Guy Rubino is a Canadian chef and host of the Food Network Canada show Made to Order. He is formerly the executive chef and co-owner of Rain, a fine dining restaurant in Toronto, Canada. Rain ...more

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Louise Charron is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Louise Charron Judge Louise Charron, CC is a Canadian jurist. She was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in October, 2004, and is the first native-born Franco-Ontarian Supreme Court judge. Charron received a ...more

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Alex Cullen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Alex Cullen Politician Alexander Shaun Cullen is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a former Member of Provincial Parliament in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and a former member of Ottawa City Council, ...more

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Scott Reid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Scott Reid Journalist, Author 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—Lennox and Addington as a ...more

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David Azrieli is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
David Azrieli Businessperson, Real estate development, Architect David Joshua Azrieli, CM CQ was a Canadian-Israeli real estate tycoon, developer, designer, architect, and philanthropist. With an estimated net worth of $US 3.1 billion, Azrieli was ranked by ...more

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Paul Dewar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Paul Dewar Critic Paul W. Dewar, MP is a Canadian educator and politician from Ottawa, Ontario. He is the New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for the riding of Ottawa Centre. Dewar was first elected to the ...more

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Michael Cowpland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Michael Cowpland Michael Cowpland is a British-born entrepreneur, businessman, and the founder and one-time president, chairman and CEO of Corel, a Canadian software company.

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Gregory Henriquez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Gregory Henriquez Architect Gregory Henriquez is a Canadian architect, best known for the design of complex community-based mixed-use, office, condominium, retail, institutional and social housing projects in Vancouver and ...more

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Michael Colle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Michael Colle Politician Michael Colle is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in 1995. He represents the riding of Eglinton—Lawrence. He served ...more

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Peter L. Hurd is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Peter L. Hurd Peter L. Hurd is an academic specialising in biology. He is an Associate Professor aligned to the Department of Psychology's Biocognition Unit, and the University's Centre for Neuroscience at ...more

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Mark Bourrie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Mark Bourrie Journalist Mark Bourrie is an award-winning Canadian journalist, author, historian, and lecturer at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. He is the author of several books, and his work has ...more

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Susan Wood is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Susan Wood Professor, Author, Writer Susan Joan Wood was a Canadian literary critic, professor, author and science fiction fan and editor, born in Ottawa, Ontario. Wood discovered science fiction fandom while she was studying at ...more

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Kayhan Kalhor is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Kayhan Kalhor Film Score Composer, Musician, Composer Keyhan Kalhor is a film score composer.

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Konrad von Finckenstein is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Konrad von Finckenstein Judge, Bureaucrat Konrad Winrich Von Finckenstein, QC is a Canadian public servant who has worked in the areas of trade, commercial, competition and communications law.

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Merella Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Merella Fernandez Journalist, Newsreader Merella Fernandez is a Canadian reporter andwas an anchor for CityNews in Toronto.

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Rosemary Thompson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
Rosemary Thompson Journalist, TV Journalist Rosemary Thompson is the Director of Communications for Canada's National Arts Centre, located in Ottawa. She is the former deputy bureau chief of the parliamentary bureau for CTV News. She was ...more