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

List of famous alumni from Concordia University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Concordia University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Concordia University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Concordia 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 Concordia University.

List is made up of a variety of graduates, including Nathan Fillion and Rufus Wainwright.

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

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Rufus Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Rufus Wainwright Songwriter, Musician, Actor Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer. He has recorded seven albums of original music and numerous tracks on compilations and film soundtracks. He ...more

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Will Arnett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Will Arnett Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter William Emerson "Will" Arnett is a Canadian actor and comedian . He is most well known for his many comedic roles, including George Oscar Bluth II in the Fox series Arrested ...more

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Annabelle Chvostek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Annabelle Chvostek Singer Annabelle Chvostek is a Canadian singer-songwriter based in Montreal. She is known for her rich singing voice, compelling lyrics and genre-spanning musicality, as well as her Juno-nominated work ...more

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Melissa Auf der Maur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Melissa Auf der Maur Bassist, Record producer, Singer-songwriter Melissa Gaboriau Auf der Maur is a Canadian musician, singer-songwriter, photographer and actress. Born and raised in Montréal, Québec, Auf der Maur began performing in 1993 after ...more

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Emily Haines is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Emily Haines Singer-songwriter, Actor, Keyboard player Emily Haines is a Canadian indie rock singer-songwriter. She is the lead singer, keyboardist and songwriter of the band Metric and a member of Broken Social Scene. As a solo artist, she has ...more

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Brendan Beiser is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Brendan Beiser Actor, Voice acting Brendan Joseph Beiser is a Canadian actor best known for his performance as Agent Pendrell in the science fiction television show The X-Files.

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Gary Burns is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Gary Burns Screenwriter, Film Director Gary Burns is a Canadian film writer and director. Burns studied drama at the University of Calgary before attending Concordia University, where he graduated in 1992 from the Fine Arts film ...more

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Alexandre Tristan St-Cyr is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni

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Gordon O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Gordon O'Connor Soldier, Consultant Gordon James O'Connor, PC OMM CD MP is a retired Brigadier-General, businessman, lobbyist, and current Canadian Member of Parliament. He was a cabinet minister from 2006 until his demotion in ...more

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Mordecai Richler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Mordecai Richler Screenwriter, Author, Essayist Mordecai Richler, CC was a Canadian writer. His best known works are The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz and Barney's Version; his 1989 novel Solomon Gursky Was Here was shortlisted for the Man ...more

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Ibi Kaslik is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Ibi Kaslik Poet, Novelist, Writer Ibolya "Ibi" Kaslik is a Canadian novelist, freelance journalist, and teacher of creative writing at the University of Toronto.

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Jonathan Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Jonathan Goldstein Novelist, Author Jonathan Stuart Goldstein is an American-Canadian author, humourist and radio producer. Goldstein is known for his work on the radio programs This American Life and WireTap.

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Martha Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Martha Wainwright Singer-songwriter, Singer Martha Wainwright is a Canadian-American folk-rock singer-songwriter. She is the daughter of American folk singer and actor Loudon Wainwright III and Canadian folk singer-songwriter Kate ...more

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Clark Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Clark Johnson Television director, Film Producer, Actor Clark Johnson, sometimes credited as Clark "Slappy" Jackson, Clarque Johnson, and J. Clark Johnson, is an American actor and director who has worked in both television and film.

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Dave Reichert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Dave Reichert Politician, Sheriff David George "Dave" Reichert is the U.S. Representative for Washington's 8th congressional district, serving since 2005. He is a member of the Republican Party. He previously served as ...more

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Virginia Chow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Virginia Chow Psychologist Virginia Chow is an experienced Montreal Psychologist who provides CBT for the treatment of depression, anxiety, anger management, addictions, chronic pain relationship difficulties.

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Lawrence Bergman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Lawrence Bergman Politician Lawrence S. Bergman is a politician in Quebec, Canada. He was the Member of National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of D'Arcy-McGee in Montreal's West end and Chairperson of the Government ...more

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André Carson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
André Carson Politician, Marketer André D. Carson is the U.S. Representative for Indiana's 7th congressional district, serving since the special election in 2008. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He is the grandson ...more

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Liane Balaban is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Liane Balaban Actor Liane Balaban is a Canadian actress. Her film debut was in New Waterford Girl, playing Agnes-Marie "Moonie" Pottie, and has since appeared in the films Definitely, Maybe, Last Chance ...more

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Peter M. Lenkov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Peter M. Lenkov Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Peter M. Lenkov is a TV and film writer and producer as well as being an occasional writer of comic books. Lenkov's notable work includes the TV series Hawaii Five-0, 24 and CSI: NY and films ...more

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Mario Dumont is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Mario Dumont Politician Mario Dumont is a television personality and former politician in Quebec, Canada. He was a Member of the National Assembly of Quebec, and the leader of the Action démocratique du ...more

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E. Annie Proulx is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
E. Annie Proulx Journalist, Novelist, Author Edna Annie Proulx is an American journalist and author. She has written most frequently as Annie Proulx but has also used the names E. Annie Proulx and E.A. Proulx. Her second novel, The ...more

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Howard Alper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Howard Alper Chemist Howard Alper, OC FRSC is a Canadian chemist. He is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Ottawa. He is best known for his research of catalysis in chemistry. Born in Montreal, Quebec, he ...more

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Marlene Jennings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Marlene Jennings Marlene Jennings, PC, MP is a former Canadian politician. She was a member of the Liberal Party of Canada in the Canadian House of Commons, and represented the riding of ...more

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René Balcer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
René Balcer Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter René Balcer is a television writer, director, and showrunner.

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Elyse Gasco is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Elyse Gasco Writer Elyse Gasco, MA is a Canadian fiction writer. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Gasco studied Creative Writing first at Concordia University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988, then at ...more

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Jean-Claude Danis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Jean-Claude Danis Political scientist

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Jeannie Lee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Jeannie Lee Journalist, Newsreader Jeannie Lee is a Canadian journalist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reporting on business news and substitute anchor on Saturday Report.

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Dominic D'Alessandro is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Dominic D'Alessandro Dominic D'Alessandro, OC was the President and CEO of Manulife Financial from January 1994, a major Canadian insurance company and financial services provider. Donald Guloien, Senior Executive ...more

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Julian Kytasty is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Julian Kytasty Conductor, Musician, Composer Julian Kytasty is an American composer, singer, kobzar, bandurist, flute player and conductor of Ukrainian descent. He was born January 23, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan, in the family of refugees. ...more

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Gerald T. McCaughey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Gerald T. McCaughey Businessperson, Banker Gerald T. McCaughey B.Comm is the former president and CEO of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

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Lionel Boulet is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Lionel Boulet Engineer Lionel Boulet, OC OQ was a Canadian engineer, academic, and utilities executive. Born in Quebec City, Boulet received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1938 and a Bachelor of Science degree in ...more

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Arsinée Khanjian is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Arsinée Khanjian Actor Arsinée Khanjian is an Armenian-Canadian actress and producer. In addition to her independent work and stage roles, she is regularly cast by her husband, Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan, ...more

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Tara Slone is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Tara Slone Actor, Singer Tara Slone is a Canadian rock vocalist, actor and television personality. Born in Montreal, Quebec, and raised in Nova Scotia, Slone began pursuing classical voice training at the age of 12 with ...more

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Robert Majzels is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Robert Majzels Writer Robert Majzels is a Canadian novelist, poet, playwright and translator.

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Pan Bouyoucas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Pan Bouyoucas Novelist, Writer, Playwright Pan Bouyoucas is a Greek-Canadian author, playwright and translator.

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SHI 360 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
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Roy Halpin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Roy Halpin Roy Andrew Halpin is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played mostly in the United Kingdom. He was inducted into the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1986. Halpin is ...more

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Mutsumi Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Mutsumi Takahashi Journalist Mutsumi Takahashi is a Canadian journalist. Since 1986, she is one of the lead news presenters of CFCF-DT in Montreal, Quebec.

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Régine Chassagne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Régine Chassagne Musician, Singer, Multi-instrumentalist Régine Chassagne is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist musician and singer, and a founding member of the band Arcade Fire. She is married to co-founder Win Butler.

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Bill Haugland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Bill Haugland Newsreader Bill Haugland is a Canadian journalist and former news anchor for CFCF-TV in Montreal, Quebec. A native of Montreal, Haugland studied at Ryerson University and Concordia University. He joined ...more

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Tony Burman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Tony Burman Editor, Journalist, Television producer Tony Burman is TV producer.

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Cammi Granato-Ferraro is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Cammi Granato-Ferraro Catherine Michelle "Cammi" Granato is a retired American female ice hockey player and one of the first women to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November 2010. Granato was ...more

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Sarah Barrable-Tishauer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni

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Pascale Bussières is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Pascale Bussières Actor Pascale Bussières is a French Canadian actress.

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Scott Laurie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Scott Laurie Journalist, Newsreader Scott Laurie is a Canadian news reporter and news anchor for CTV News Channel and CTV News since May 2000. He appears on CTV News Channel during the weekend primetime hours from 8 p.m. to ...more

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Stuart McLean is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Stuart McLean Writer Stuart McLean is a Canadian radio broadcaster, humourist, monologist, and author, best known as the host of the CBC Radio program The Vinyl Cafe. He is often described as a "story-telling ...more

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Todd van der Heyden is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Todd van der Heyden Todd van der Heyden is a Canadian journalist and news anchor with CTV News in Toronto, Ontario.

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Domenic G. Ruccolo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Domenic G. Ruccolo Domenic G. Ruccolo is Senior Vice President, Sales Marketing, Worldwide Construction Forestry Division, a position he has held since August 2007. Ruccolo is responsible for the sales and ...more

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Brian Beattie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Concordia University Alumni
Brian Beattie Brian Beattie joined Synopsys from SupportSoft where he had served as executive vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer since October 1999. Prior to joining ...more