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

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

This list is made up of many different graduates, including Nathan Fillion and Paul Gross.

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

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Nathan Fillion is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Nathan Fillion is a Canadian actor best known for his role as Richard Castle on the ABC series Castle as well as his earlier portrayal of the lead role of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the ...more

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David Emerson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Researcher, Economist, Civil servant David Lee Emerson, PC, OBC is a Canadian politician, financial executive, and economist Emerson is a former Member of Parliament for the riding of Vancouver Kingsway. He was first elected as a ...more

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Su Guaning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Professor, Engineer Su Guaning is a Singaporean academic and the President Emeritus of Nanyang Technological University.

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Eric Allan Kramer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Actor Eric Allan Kramer is an American actor. He is known for his role as Bob Duncan in the 2010–2014 TV series Good Luck Charlie. He also co-starred as Dave Rogers in the sitcom The Hughleys.

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Daryl Katz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Businessperson, Philanthropist, Lawyer Daryl Allan Katz is a Canadian businessman. With an estimated net worth of $US 2.6 billion, Katz was ranked by Forbes as the 11th wealthiest Canadian and 554th in the world. The Edmonton-based ...more

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Gwynyth Walsh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Actor Gwynyth Walsh is a Canadian actress best known for her role of the Star Trek character B'Etor, one of the Duras sisters. She also played constable Nimira in the Star Trek Voyager episode ...more

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Anatol Roshko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Engineer Anatol Roshko is a Canadian-born physicist and engineer. He is the Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics, Emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. ...more

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Bennet Wong is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Psychiatrist, Lecturer, Psychologist Bennet Randall Wong, was a Canadian psychiatrist, author and lecturer who co-founded the Haven Institute, a residential experiential learning centre on the west coast of Canada, with Jock ...more

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Grant Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Businessperson, Lecturer, Financial Analyst Grant Mitchell is a Canadian politician and businessman.

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Neville Wright is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Bobsleigher, Athlete, Track and field athlete Neville Wright is an Olympic Bobsleigher from Canada.

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David Bissett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Bobsleigher, Athlete David Bissett is a Canadian bobsledder who has competed since 2005. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the four-man event at Vancouver in 2010 Winter Olympics. He won a ...more

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Bas C. van Fraassen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Philosopher Bastiaan Cornelis van Fraassen is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University and the McCosh Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Princeton University, teaching ...more

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Kevin Taft is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Consultant Kevin Taft is a best-selling author, consultant, speaker, and former provincial politician in Alberta, Canada. He holds a Ph.D. in Business from the University of Warwick. He acquired extensive ...more

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Bartha Knoppers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Lawyer Bartha Maria Knoppers, OC OQ is a Canadian lawyer and an expert on the ethical aspects of genetics, genomics and biotechnology. Born in Hilversum, Netherlands, she received a Bachelor of Arts ...more

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Rona Ambrose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Civil servant Ronalee "Rona" Ambrose, PC, MP is a Canadian politician and a Member of Parliament since 2004. She serves as the Minister of Health, and Vice-Chair of the Treasury Board Cabinet ...more

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W. Michael Gallatin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
W. Michael Gallatin Scientist Dr. Michael Gallatin joined Frazier Healthcare in 2006 as Venture Partner to the Biopharma team. Previously, Dr. Gallatin was Vice President and Scientific Director of ICOS corporation, a former ...more

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Paul Gross is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Film Score Composer, Television producer, Musician Paul Michael Gross, OC is a Canadian actor, producer, director, singer and writer born in Calgary, Alberta. He is known for his lead role as Constable Benton Fraser in the television series Due ...more

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Vincent Dantzer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Economist, Lawyer Vincent Martin Dantzer was a Canadian lawyer, economist, and politician, a member of the Canadian House of Commons, and a mayor of Edmonton.

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Dale C. Thomson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Political scientist Dale Cairns Thomson Ph.D. DFC was a professor and departmental director at the Université de Montréal, professor and Vice-Principal of McGill University and a professor of ...more

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Robert Folinsbee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Geologist Robert "Bob" Edward Folinsbee OC FRSC FGSA was a Canadian geologist, whose work involved geochronology, ore deposits, and meteorites. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, he received a Bachelor ...more

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Joe Clark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Journalist Charles Joseph "Joe" Clark, PC CC AOE is a Canadian statesman, businessman, writer, and university professor, and former journalist and politician. He served as the 16th Prime Minister ...more

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Marc Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Curler Marc Kennedy is a Canadian curler, and Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic gold medalist from St. Albert, Alberta. Kennedy currently plays third for Kevin Koe.

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Don Tapscott is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Author Don Tapscott is a Canadian business executive, author, consultant and speaker, specializing in business strategy, organizational transformation and the role of technology in business and ...more

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Gerard Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Critic Gerard Michael Kennedy is a Canadian politician in Ontario, Canada. He served as Ontario's Minister of Education from 2003 to 2006, when he resigned to make an unsuccessful bid for the ...more

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Thomas Lukaszuk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Thomas Lukaszuk Politician, Teacher Thomas Adam Lukaszuk is a Canadian politician and the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. He represents the constituency of Edmonton-Castle Downs as a Progressive Conservative. He ...more

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Richard E. Taylor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Physicist Richard Edward Taylor, CC FRS FRSC is a Nobel Prize–winning emeritus professor at Stanford University. In 1990, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Jerome Friedman and Henry Kendall ...more

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Rob Anderson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Lawyer Robert Harmen "Rob" Anderson is a Canadian politician and current Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Airdrie. He was a Progressive ...more

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Roger Hui is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Programmer Roger Hui is a computer scientist and co-developer of the J programming language. He was born in Hong Kong and he immigrated to Canada with his entire family in 1966.

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Roland Michener is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer Daniel Roland Michener PC CC CMM OOnt CD QC FRHSC, commonly known as Roland Michener, was a Canadian lawyer, politician, and diplomat who served as Governor General of Canada, the 20th since ...more

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Jim Prentice is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Lawyer Peter Eric James "Jim" Prentice, PC MLA QC is a Canadian politician, the 16th and current Premier of Alberta. In the 2004 federal election he was elected to the Canadian House of ...more

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Lawrence Pazder is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Psychiatrist, Writer Lawrence "Larry" Pazder was a Canadian psychiatrist and author. Pazder is known for his autobiography, Michelle Remembers, published in 1980, that he co-wrote with his patient Michelle ...more

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Bertram Fraser-Reid is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Chemist Bertram Oliver "Bert" Fraser-Reid is a synthetic organic chemist who has been widely recognised for his work using carbohydrates as starting materials for chiral materials and on the ...more

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Hu Harries is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Politician, Economist Hu Harries was a Canadian economist and politician. Born in Strathmore, Alberta, he received a Bachelor of Science in agriculture from the University of Alberta in 1945. He also received a ...more

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Beverley McLachlin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Beverley McLachlin, PC is the 17th and current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, the first woman to hold this position, and the longest serving Chief Justice in Canadian history. In ...more

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Cory Cross is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Ice Hockey Player Cory Cross is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenceman, who played twelve seasons in the National Hockey League. He is currently an assistant coach for the Calgary Dinos men's ice ...more

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Ivan Head is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Ivan Leigh Head, OC was a Canadian lawyer, legal academic, and civil servant. He was an influential foreign policy adviser of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Born in Calgary, Alberta, he received ...more

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Richard Haskayne is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Richard Francis Haskayne, OC AOE is a Canadian businessman and philanthropist. Raised in Gleichen, Alberta, he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta in 1956 and ...more

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J. Alan George is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Computer scientist J. Alan George, FRSC is a computer scientist and university administrator. In the academic world, George is best known for his intensive research and wide-ranging contributions to the field of ...more

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Maria Klawe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Mathematician Maria Margaret Klawe is a computer scientist and the fifth president of Harvey Mudd College. Although born in Toronto in 1951, she became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2009. She was previously ...more

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James Collip is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
James Bertram Collip, Ph.D. was part of the Toronto group which isolated insulin. He served as the Chair of the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University from 1928–1941 and Dean of ...more

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Peter Lougheed is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Lawyer Edgar Peter Lougheed, PC CC AOE QC, was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He served as the tenth Premier of Alberta from 1971 to 1985 as a Progressive Conservative. Lougheed was the grandson of ...more

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Piers Nash is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Chemist Piers David Nash is the director of business development and outreach University of Chicago's Center for Data Intensive Science. He is the son of academic Roger Nash.

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A. C. Heidebrecht is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Civil engineer, Engineer Arthur C. Heidebrecht is a Canadian professor and civil engineer. He served as a faculty member at McMaster University from, dean of Engineering and Vice-president Academic. Born in Alberta, ...more

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Charles R. Stelck is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Geologist Charles Richard Stelck, OC, FRSC is an award-winning Canadian petroleum geologist, paleontologist, stratigrapher and emeritus professor. His research has yielded many large oil and gas finds in ...more

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Bernard Ebbers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Businessperson, Teacher Bernard John "Bernie" Ebbers is a Canadian-born businessman. He co-founded the telecommunications company WorldCom and is a former chief executive officer of that company. In 2005, he ...more

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George Stanley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Colonel George Francis Gillman Stanley, CC, CD, KStJ, DPhil, DLitt, FRSC, FRHistS, FRHSC was a Canadian historian, author, soldier, teacher, public servant, and designer of the current Canadian

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Pat Binns is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Politician, Diplomat Patrick George Binns, is a Canadian diplomat who was named Ambassador to Ireland on August 30, 2007; serving in that post until November 19, 2010. Binns has a long history of public service, ...more

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Doris Anderson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Novelist, Writer Doris Hilda Anderson, CC OOnt was a Canadian author, journalist and women's rights activist. She was born in Calgary, Alberta as Hilda Doris Buck. She attended Crescent Heights High School and ...more

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Laurence Decore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Lawyer Laurence George Decore, CM was a Ukrainian-Canadian lawyer and politician from Alberta. He was mayor of Edmonton, a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, and leader of the Alberta ...more

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Frank C. Turner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Alberta Alumni
Historian, Actor Frank Turner is an actor.