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

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

Items here include everything from Evangeline Lilly to Grace Park.

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

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Grace Park is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Model, Actor
Grace Park is an American-born Canadian actress. She gained recognition as Sharon "Boomer" Valerii and Sharon "Athena" Agathon on Battlestar Galactica, as well as Shannon Ng ...more

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Evangeline Lilly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Spokesperson, Model, Actor
Nicole Evangeline Lilly is a Canadian actress and author. She won multiple Saturn Awards and Teen Choice Awards and a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Kate Austen in the ABC series Lost. ...more

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Patrick Soon-Shiong is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Businessperson, Surgeon
Patrick Soon-Shiong is a South African-born American surgeon, medical researcher, businessman, philanthropist, and professor at University of California at Los Angeles. He is currently chairman ...more

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Irshad Manji is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Journalist, Writer
Irshad Manji is a Canadian author, educator at New York University, and advocate of a "reformist" interpretation of Islam. Manji is the founder and director of the Moral Courage ...more

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Bjarni Tryggvason is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer
Bjarni V. Tryggvason is an Icelandic-born Canadian engineer and a former NRC/CSA astronaut. He served as a Payload Specialist on Space Shuttle mission STS-85 in 1997, a 12-day mission to study ...more

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William Gibson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Novelist, Author, Actor
William Ford Gibson is an American-Canadian speculative fiction novelist and essayist who has been called the "noir prophet" of the cyberpunk subgenre. Gibson coined the term ...more

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Wayson Choy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Wayson Choy, CM is a Canadian writer.

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Emily Haines is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
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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Assia Wevill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Assia Wevill was a German-born woman who escaped the Nazis, living in Mandate Palestine and later in Britain, where she had a relationship with the English poet Ted Hughes. She killed herself ...more

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Catriona H. M. Jamieson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Professor
Catriona Jamieson is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology, and Director for Stem Cell Research, Moores UCSD Cancer Center at the University of California, San

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C. S. Holling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Educator, Scientist, Ecologist
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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Robert Mundell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Professor, Economist
Robert Alexander Mundell, CC is a Nobel Prize-winning Canadian economist. Mundell is a professor of economics at Columbia University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received the ...more

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Kim Campbell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Professor
Avril Phædra Douglas "Kim" Campbell PC CC OBC QC is a Canadian politician, lawyer, university professor, diplomat, and writer. She served as the 19th Prime Minister of Canada, ...more

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Justin Trudeau is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Politician, Critic, Teacher
Justin Pierre James Trudeau PC MP (born December 25, 1971) is a Canadian politician serving as the 23rd and current Prime Minister of Canada since 2015 and Leader of the Liberal Party since ...more

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Ashleigh McIvor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Freestyle skier
Ashleigh Mcivor is a freestyle skier.

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Charlotte Froese Fischer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist, Chemist
Charlotte Froese Fischer is a Canadian-American applied mathematician and computer scientist who gained world recognition for the development and implementation of the Multi-Configurational ...more

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Ujjal Dosanjh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Ujjal Dev Singh Dosanjh PC QC, is a Canadian lawyer and politician. He served as 33rd Premier of British Columbia from 2000 to 2001 and as a Liberal Party of Canada Member of Parliament from ...more

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Bill Mathews is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Geologist
William Henry Mathews was a Canadian geologist, volcanologist, engineer, and professor. He is considered a pioneer in the study of subglacial eruptions and volcano-ice interactions in North ...more

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Steve Deering is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Computer scientist
Stephen Deering is a former Fellow at Cisco Systems, where he worked on the development and standardization of architectural enhancements to the Internet Protocol. Prior to joining Cisco in ...more

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William Kaye Lamb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Librarian, Archivist, Historian
William Kaye Lamb, OC FRSC was a Canadian historian, archivist, librarian, and civil servant. Born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Lamb received his B.A. in 1927 and M.A. in 1930 from the ...more

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Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Diplomat
Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside, CC was a Canadian university professor, diplomat, and civil servant. He was the Canadian ambassador to Mexico from 1944 to 1947, and Commissioner of the Northwest ...more

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Tamsyn Waterhouse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni

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James E. Gill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Chemist, Geologist
James Edward Gill was a scientist, teacher, explorer and mine developer. Along with William R. James, Sr. he discovered the high-grade iron ore deposits of Quebec and Labrador. He is remembered ...more

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William Richard Peltier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Physicist, Educator, Scientist
William Richard Peltier, Ph.D., D.Sc, is a university professor of physics at the University of Toronto. He is director of the Centre for Global Change Science, principal investigator of the ...more

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John J. Clague is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of British Columbia Alumni
Professor, Geologist
John Joseph Clague PhD FRSC is an award-winning Canadian authority in Quaternary and environmental earth sciences. He is a Professor of Earth Sciences at Simon Fraser University and an Emeritus ...more