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

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

Examples of graduates on this list include William Shatner and Leonard Cohen.

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

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William Shatner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
William Shatner Spokesperson, Television director, Television producer

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Rufus Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Rufus Wainwright Songwriter, Musician, Actor

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Mia Kirshner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Mia Kirshner Actor, Writer

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Charles R. Drew is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Charles R. Drew Researcher, Physician, Surgeon

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Leonard Cohen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Leonard Cohen Film Score Composer, Poet, Musician

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Robert Thirsk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Robert Thirsk Flight engineer, Astronaut, Physician

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Douglas Coupland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Douglas Coupland Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer

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Charles Krauthammer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Charles Krauthammer Psychiatrist, Commentator, Journalist

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Dafydd Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Dafydd Williams Astronaut, Physician

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Julie Payette is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Julie Payette Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer

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Patrick Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Patrick Allen Actor, Voice acting

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Thomas Neill Cream is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Thomas Neill Cream Physician

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Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Burt Bacharach Conductor, Film Score Composer, Arranger

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Ian Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni

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Laurie Holden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Laurie Holden Film Producer, Actor

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Edgar Bronfman, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Edgar Bronfman, Sr. Businessperson, Film Producer

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James Naismith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
James Naismith Professor, Coach, Teacher

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Donald MacLaren is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni

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Rachelle Lefevre is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni

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Mortimer Zuckerman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Mortimer Zuckerman Editor, Publisher, Businessperson

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Steven Pinker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Steven Pinker Linguist, Cognitive scientist, Professor

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Rudolph A. Marcus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Rudolph A. Marcus Chemist, Scientist

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Stu Nahan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Stu Nahan Journalist, Newsreader, Actor

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Samantha Bee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Samantha Bee Comedian, Actor

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Bernard Nathanson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Bernard Nathanson Physician

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Izabella St. James is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Izabella St. James Actor, Writer

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Gail Simmons is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Gail Simmons Food critic, Chef

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Anand Patwardhan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Anand Patwardhan Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer

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Henry Mintzberg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Henry Mintzberg Professor

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Robert Barsky is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni

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Walter Lincoln Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni

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John Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
John Kennedy Engineer

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Andrea Casiraghi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni

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Sugar Sammy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Sugar Sammy Comedian, Actor

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Samuel Weiss is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Samuel Weiss Chemist

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Ricky Blitt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Ricky Blitt Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor

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Michael I Mills is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Michael I Mills Cognitive scientist

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Lester B. Pearson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Lester B. Pearson College Administrator, Politician, Soldier

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Conrad Black is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Conrad Black Publisher, Businessperson, Investor

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David McCurdy Baird is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
David McCurdy Baird Science writer, Geologist, Photographer

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Zbigniew Brzezinski is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Zbigniew Brzezinski Politician, Political scientist, Author

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Margaret Somerville is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Margaret Somerville Pharmacist, Professor, Law professor

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Howard Irwin Ross is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Howard Irwin Ross Accountant, Educator

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Hubert Reeves is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Hubert Reeves Astrophysicist, Physicist, Science writer

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Raoul Bott is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Raoul Bott Mathematician

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Justin Trudeau is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Justin Trudeau Politician, Critic, Teacher

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S. I. Hayakawa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
S. I. Hayakawa English Studies, Politician, Writer

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F. R. Scott is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
F. R. Scott Poet, Lawyer

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Jack Layton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Jack Layton Activist, Politician, Professor

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Martin Wilk is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous McGill University Alumni
Martin Wilk Statistician