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

List features people like Alexander Graham Bell and John Kenneth Galbraith.

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

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Adele Diamond is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
Adele Diamond is the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and was ...more
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Ahmed Khadr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
Dec. at 55 (1948-2003)
Ahmed Said Khadr was an Egyptian citizen and terrorist who had ties to a number of militant and Mujahideen leaders in Afghanistan, including Osama bin Laden, founder of al-Qaeda. He was accused ...more
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Alasdair Roberts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
age 58
Alasdair S. Roberts is a Canadian professor at Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, and author of articles and books on public policy issues, especially relating to government ...more
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Albert Bandura is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
age 93
Albert Bandura OC is a psychologist who is the David Starr Jordan Professor Emeritus of Social Science in Psychology at Stanford University. For almost six decades, he has been responsible for ...more
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Alex Tabarrok is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
age 53
Alexander Taghi Tabarrok is a Canadian-American economist and co-author, with Tyler Cowen, of the economics blog Marginal Revolution. Tabarrok and Cowen have also ventured into online education ...more
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Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
Dec. at 75 (1847-1922)
Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and ...more
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Alistair MacLeod is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
Dec. at 78 (1936-2014)
Alistair MacLeod, OC FRSC was a Canadian novelist, short story writer and academic. His powerful and moving stories vividly evoke the beauty of Cape Breton Island's rugged landscape and the ...more
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Allan Nadler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
age 64
Allan L. Nadler is Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Jewish Studies Program at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
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Amir Attaran is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Professors 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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André Gerolymatos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
André Gerolymatos is a Greek-Canadian professor at Simon Fraser University, and holds the Hellenic Canadian Congress of British Columbia Chair in Hellenic Studies. Gerolymatos is the ...more
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Anne Bayefsky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
Anne Bayefsky is a human rights scholar and activist. She currently directs the Touro College Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust and is a barrister and solicitor of the Ontario Bar. Her ...more
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Anne Carson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
age 68
Anne Carson is a Canadian poet, essayist, translator and professor of Classics. Carson lived in Montreal for several years and taught at McGill University, the University of Michigan, and at ...more
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Anthony King is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
age 84
Anthony Stephen King FBA is a Canadian-born British professor of government in the United Kingdom at Essex University, psephologist and commentator. King gained a B.A. in History and Economics ...more
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Arthur Schafer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
age 76
Professor Arthur Schafer is a Canadian ethicist specializing in bioethics, philosophy of law, social philosophy and political philosophy. He is Director of the Centre for Professional and ...more
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Barry Wellman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
age 77
Barry Wellman, FRSC is a Canadian-American sociologist and is the co-director of the NetLab Network at the Faculty of Information of the University of Toronto. His areas of research are ...more
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Bill Waiser is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
Bill Waiser age 66
William Andrew "Bill" Waiser, S.O.M., B.A., M.A., Ph.D., is a Canadian author specializing in western and northern Canadian history.
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Charles Perry Stacey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
Charles Perry Stacey Dec. at 83 (1906-1989)
Colonel Charles Perry Stacey, OC, OBE, CD, FRSC was a Canadian historian and university professor. He was the official historian of the Canadian Army in the Second World War, and has been ...more
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Charles Taylor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
age 87
Charles Margrave Taylor, CC GOQ FRSC is a Canadian philosopher from Montreal, Quebec and professor emeritus at the McGill University best known for his contributions to political philosophy, the ...more
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Christopher Gould is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
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Daniel Pauly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
age 72
Daniel Pauly is a French-born marine biologist, well known for his work in studying human impacts on global fisheries. He is a professor and the project leader of the Sea Around Us Project at ...more
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Danit Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
Danit Brown is an author and professor of Creative Writing at Albion College. She lives in Ann Arbor, MI.
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David A. Weitz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
age 67
David A. Weitz is a Canadian/American physicist and Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics & Applied Physics and professor of Systems Biology at Harvard University. He is the co-director of the ...more
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David Card is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
age 63
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 Charbonneau is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
age 45
David Charbonneau is a Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University. His research focuses on the development of novel techniques for the detection and characterization of planets orbiting ...more
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David F. Noble is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Professors from Canada
Dec. at 65 (1945-2010)
David Franklin Noble was a critical historian of technology, science and education, best known for his seminal work on the social history of automation. In his final years he taught in the ...more