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List of notable or famous educators from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top educators born in Canada and even some popular educators who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian educators then this list is the perfect resource for you. These educators are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known educator from Canada is included when available.

List includes Marshall McLuhan, Charles E. Saunders and more.

This historic educators from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian educators of note?" and "Who are the most famous educators from Canada?" These prominent educators of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian educators.

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Alice Wong is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 69 Alice Siu-Ping Chan Wong, PC, MP is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the electoral district of Richmond. She is a member of the Conservative Party and formerly served as the ...more

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Alison Harvison Young is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Alison Harvison Young is a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario. Prior to her appointment as a judge, Harvison Young was a legal academic in family law. Harvison Young was appointed ...more

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Amir Attaran is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Amir Attaran is a Canadian lawyer and law professor. Currently, Attaran is Associate Professor of Law and Population Health and the holder of the Canada Research Chair in Law, Population Health ...more

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Bertram Brockhouse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Dec. at 85 (1918-2003) Bertram Neville Brockhouse, CC FRSC FRS was a Canadian physicist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics "for pioneering contributions to the development of neutron scattering techniques ...more

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Buffy Sainte-Marie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 77 Buffy Sainte-Marie, OC is a Canadian-American Cree singer-songwriter, musician, composer, visual artist, educator, pacifist, and social activist. Throughout her career in all of these areas, her ...more

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C. S. Holling is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 87 Crawford Stanley Holling, OC is a Canadian ecologist, and Emeritus Eminent Scholar and Professor in Ecological Sciences at the University of Florida. Holling is one of the conceptual founders of ...more

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Carlisle Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Carlisle M. Adams is a cryptographer and computer security researcher. Formerly senior cryptographer at Entrust, he is currently a professor at the University of Ottawa. His notable work ...more

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Cathleen Synge Morawetz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 94 Cathleen Synge Morawetz is a mathematician. Morawetz's research was mainly in the study of the partial differential equations governing fluid flow, particularly those of mixed type occurring in ...more

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Charles E. Saunders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Dec. at 70 (1867-1937) Sir Charles Edward Saunders, FRSC was a Canadian agronomist. He was the inventor of Marquis Wheat. Born in London, Canada West, he received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in ...more

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Clarence Chant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Dec. at 91 (1865-1956) Clarence Augustus Chant was a Canadian astronomer and physicist. He was born in Hagermans Corners, Ontario to Christopher Chant and Elizabeth Croft. In 1882 he attended Markham High School, ...more

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Daniel Woolf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 59 Daniel Robert Woolf is a British/Canadian historian. He is the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, a position to which he was appointed in January 2009 and ...more

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David Allan Bromley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Dec. at 79 (1926-2005) David Allan Bromley was a Canadian-American physicist, academic administrator and Science Advisor to American president George H. W. Bush. His field of research was the study of low-energy ...more

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David Card is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 62 David Edward Card is a Canadian labour economist and Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Card earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen's University in 1978 and ...more

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David M. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
David M.R. Jackson is a professor at the University of Waterloo in the department of Combinatorics and Optimization. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1969. Jackson has been responsible ...more

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Deborah Coyne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 63 Deborah Margaret Ryland Coyne is a Canadian constitutional lawyer, professor, and author.

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Don McKay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 75 Don McKay, CM is a Canadian poet, editor, and educator. Born in Owen Sound, Ontario and raised in Cornwall, McKay was educated at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Wales, ...more

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Donald B. Gillies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Dec. at 46 (1929-1975) Donald Bruce Gillies was a Canadian mathematician and computer scientist, known for his work in game theory, computer design, and minicomputer programming environments.

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Douglas Gordon Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 89 Douglas Gordon Jones is a Canadian poet, translator and educator. Born in Bancroft, Ontario, Jones was educated at a private school in Quebec's Eastern Townships, at McGill University and at ...more

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Douglas Tyndall Wright is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 90 Douglas Tyndall Wright, OC is a Canadian civil engineer, civil servant, and former university administrator. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he received a B.A.Sc. from the University of Toronto in ...more

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Eli Franklin Burton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Dec. at 69 (1879-1948) Eli Franklin Burton, FRSC was a Canadian physicist. Burton was born in Green River, township of Pickering, Ontario, Canada. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1901. From 1904 to 1906 ...more

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Elizabeth Stern is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Dec. at 65 (1915-1980) Elizabeth Stern was a Canadian-born American pathologist, especially well known for her insights on the cell's progression from a healthy to a cancerous state. Stern received her medical degree ...more

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Ernest McCulloch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Dec. at 85 (1926-2011) Ernest Armstrong McCulloch, OC, O.Ont, FRSC was a University of Toronto cellular biologist, best known for demonstrating – with James Till – the existence of stem cells.

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H. B. Mayo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Dec. at 98 (1911-2009) Henry Bertram Mayo, D.Phil, FRSC, was a Canadian political scientist. At the time of his death, he was Canada's oldest living Rhodes Scholar, and professor emeritus at Carleton University, ...more

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H. E. T. Haultain is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Dec. at 92 (1869-1961) Herbert Edward Terrick Haultain was a Canadian engineer and inventor. He was born in Brighton, England and died in Toronto, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in ...more

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Harold E. Johns is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Dec. at 83 (1915-1998) Harold Elford Johns, OC was a Canadian medical physicist, noted for his extensive contributions to the use of ionizing radiation to treat cancer.

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Harold Tafler Shapiro is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 82 Harold Tafler Shapiro, Ph.D is a former president of Princeton University and of the University of Michigan.

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Herbert Alexander Bruce is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Dec. at 95 (1868-1963) Herbert Alexander Bruce FRCS, served as the 15th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Canada, from 1932 to 1937. Born in Blackstock, Ontario near Port Perry, Bruce was educated as a surgeon at the ...more

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Howard Charles Clark is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 88 Howard Charles Clark, FRSC FCIC is a Canadian chemist and university administrator. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Clark was educated at Takapuna Grammar School and received a Bachelor of ...more

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Howard Irwin Ross is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Dec. at 67 (1907-1974) Howard Irwin Ross was a Canadian accountant, academic administrator, and Chancellor of McGill University. Born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of John Wardrop and Gertrude Holland Ross, he attended ...more

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Israel Halperin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Dec. at 96 (1911-2007) Israel Halperin, CM FRSC was a Canadian mathematician and social activist.

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James Edwin Hawley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Dec. at 68 (1897-1965) James Edwin Hawley was an award winning Canadian geologist and distinguished Professor of Mineralogy at Queen's University. Hawley was raised in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He earned both a ...more

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James Randi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 89 James Randi is a Canadian-American retired stage magician and scientific skeptic best known for his challenges to paranormal claims and pseudoscience. Randi is the co-founder of Committee for ...more

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Janice MacKinnon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 71 Dr. Janice MacKinnon, Ph.D, C.M., S.O.M., FRSC is a Canadian historian and former Minister of Finance for the Province of Saskatchewan under NDP Premier Roy Romanow. She is currently a professor ...more

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John Friedlander is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
John Friedlander is a Canadian mathematician specializing in analytic number theory. He received his B.Sc. from the University of Toronto in 1965, ammmn M.A. from the University of Waterloo in ...more

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John Rafferty is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 64 John Rafferty is a Canadian politician, who was first elected to represent the electoral district of Thunder Bay—Rainy River in the 2008 Canadian federal election. He is a member of the New ...more

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Larry Goldenberg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 65 S. Larry Goldenberg, CM OBC is an award-winning Canadian researcher in the field of medicine and a pioneer in the treatment of prostate cancer. Goldenberg is recognized around the world as being ...more

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Louis LeBel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 78 Louis LeBel was a puisne justice on the Supreme Court of Canada from 2000 to 2014. LeBel was born in Quebec City. He was the son of lawyer Paul LeBel, Q.C. He went to school at the ...more

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Lyman Duff is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Dec. at 90 (1865-1955) Sir Lyman Poore Duff, GCMG, PC, QC was the eighth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, was the longest serving justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, and briefly served as Acting ...more

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Mark B. Wise is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 64 Mark Brian Wise is a Canadian-American theoretical physicist. He has conducted research in elementary particle physics and cosmology. He is best known for his role in the development of heavy ...more

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Marshall McLuhan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Dec. at 69 (1911-1980) Herbert Marshall McLuhan, CC was a Canadian philosopher of communication theory and a public intellectual. His work is viewed as one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory, as well as ...more

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Michael Geist is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 49 Michael Allen Geist is a Canadian academic, and the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law at the University of Ottawa. Geist was educated at the University of Western Ontario ...more

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Nima Arkani-Hamed is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 45 Nima Arkani-Hamed is an American-Canadian theoretical physicist with interests in high-energy physics, string theory and cosmology. Arkani-Hamed is now on the faculty at the Institute for ...more

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Olaf von Ramm is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 74 Olaf von Ramm is the Thomas Lord Professor of Engineering at Duke University. He is best known for his work in the development of medical instruments, particularly ultrasound systems. He holds ...more

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Ravi Vakil is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 48 Ravi D. Vakil is a Canadian-American mathematician working in algebraic geometry.

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Raymond Heimbecker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Dec. at 92 (1922-2014) Raymond O. Heimbecker, OC OOnt was a Canadian cardiovascular surgeon who performed the world’s first complete heart valve transplant in 1962, and Canada’s first modern heart transplant in 1981 ...more

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Richard K. Guy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 101 Richard Kenneth Guy is a British mathematician, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Calgary. He is best known for co-authorship of Winning Ways for your ...more

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Robert Ackman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Dec. at 86 (1927-2013) Robert George Ackman, OC was a Canadian chemist and professor. He was best known for his pioneering work on marine oils and Omega-3 fatty acid. Born in Dorchester, New Brunswick, his education ...more

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Robert B. Salter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
Dec. at 86 (1924-2010) Robert Bruce Salter, CC OOnt FRSC FRHSC was a Canadian surgeon and a pioneer in the field of pediatric orthopaedic surgery. Born in Stratford, Ontario, he graduated in medicine from the ...more

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Robert J. LeRoy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 74 Dr. Robert J. LeRoy is one of Canada’s leading chemists and is currently a University Professor at the University of Waterloo. LeRoy received the BSc and MSc degrees from University of Toronto ...more

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Roberta Bondar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Educators from Canada
age 72 Roberta Bondar OC O.Ont FRCP FRSC is Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. Following more than a decade as NASA's head of space medicine, Bondar became a consultant ...more