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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
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
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
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
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 2005. A high-school dropout, he ...more
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Ryan North is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
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
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
Publisher, Businessperson, Investor
Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, KSG is a Canadian-born British former newspaper publisher and writer. Black controlled Hollinger International, once the world's third-largest ...more
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Lawrence M. Krauss is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Carleton University Alumni
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Venture capitalist
Charles Chi is an entrepreneur, venture investor, and current Chancellor of Carleton University.