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

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

This list is made up of a variety of graduates, including Agam Darshi and Robert Thirsk.

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

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Robert Thirsk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Robert Thirsk Flight engineer, Astronaut, Physician Robert Brent "Bob" Thirsk, OC OBC is a Canadian engineer and physician, and a former Canadian Space Agency astronaut. He holds the Canadian records for the longest space flight and the ...more

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Gary Burns is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Gary Burns Screenwriter, Film Director Gary Burns is a Canadian film writer and director. Burns studied drama at the University of Calgary before attending Concordia University, where he graduated in 1992 from the Fine Arts film ...more

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Samuel Weiss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Samuel Weiss Chemist Samuel Weiss is a Canadian neurobiologist. Weiss was an undergraduate at McGill University, where he received a B.Sc. in Biochemistry. He then went on to take his Ph.D. in Neurobiology at the ...more

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James Gosling is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
James Gosling Programmer, Inventor, Computer scientist James Arthur Gosling, OC is a Canadian computer scientist, best known as the father of the Java programming language.

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Kristina Groves is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Kristina Groves Speed Skater Kristina Nicole Groves is a Canadian speed skater. She is Canada's most decorated skater in the World Single Distances Championships with 13 career medals in this event. She won four Olympic ...more

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Chris le Bihan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Chris le Bihan Bobsleigher Chris le Bihan is a Canadian bobsledder who has competed since 2004. He won a bronze medal in the four-man event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Bihan's best finish at the FIBT World ...more

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Christine Nesbitt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Christine Nesbitt Athlete, Speed Skater Christine Nesbitt is a Canadian long track speed skater who currently resides in Calgary, Alberta. She won the gold medal in the 1000 metres event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. She had ...more

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Arne Dankers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Arne Dankers Speed Skater Arne Dankers is a Canadian speed skater. Dankers was a member of the Canadian team that set the team pursuit world record of 3:39.69 in Calgary, Canada on November 12, 2005. The Canadian team, ...more

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George Grey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
George Grey Cross-country skier George Grey is a cross-country skier.

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Hayley Wickenheiser is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Hayley Wickenheiser Ice Hockey Player, Athlete Hayley Wickenheiser OC is a women's ice hockey player from Canada. She was the first woman to play full-time professional hockey in a position other than goalie. Wickenheiser is a member of the ...more

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Sharon Carstairs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Sharon Carstairs Teacher Sharon Carstairs, PC is a Canadian politician and former Senator.

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Jessica Gregg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Jessica Gregg Short Track Speed Skater, Athlete Jessica Gregg is a short track speed skater.

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Theo de Raadt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Theo de Raadt Programmer, Software Engineer Theo de Raadt is a software engineer who lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is the founder and leader of the OpenBSD and OpenSSH projects, and was also a founding member of the NetBSD

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Ian Brodie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Ian Brodie Political scientist Ian Brodie, is a Canadian political scientist and was Chief of Staff in Stephen Harper's Prime Minister's Office from Harper's ascension to the position of prime minister until July 1, 2008. The ...more

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Stephen Harper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Stephen Harper Politician, Prime Minister of Canada, Economist Stephen Joseph Harper, PC MP is a Canadian politician who is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and the Leader of the Conservative Party. Harper became prime minister in 2006, forming ...more

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Al Duerr is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Al Duerr Politician Alfred Herman Duerr is a former Canadian politician who served as the 34th Mayor of Calgary, Alberta from 1989 to 2001, and a city alderman from 1983 to 1989. He is the Chief Executive Officer ...more

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Daniel Federkeil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Daniel Federkeil American football player Daniel Hubert Federkeil is a professional Canadian football offensive tackle for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted fifth overall by the Toronto Argonauts in ...more

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Ronald Wright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Ronald Wright Historian, Novelist, Author Ronald Wright is a Canadian author who has written books of travel, history and fiction. His nonfiction includes the bestseller Stolen Continents, winner of the Gordon Montador Award and chosen ...more

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Diane Ablonczy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Diane Ablonczy Diane Ablonczy PC MP is a Canadian Member of Parliament, representing the riding of Calgary—Nose Hill in the Canadian House of Commons as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. She served ...more

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Larissa Lai is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Larissa Lai Novelist, Writer Larissa Lai is an American-born Canadian writer, critic, and professor. Born in La Jolla, California, she grew up in St. John's, Newfoundland. She attended the University of British Columbia ...more

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Gary Mar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Gary Mar Politician Gary Glen Mar QC, is a Canadian politician in Alberta, Canada. Gary Mar was appointed as the Province of Alberta’s Representative in Asia on October 14, 2011. He leads the province’s strategic ...more

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Pierre Poilievre is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Pierre Poilievre Businessperson, Politician, Communications Consultant Pierre Poilievre, PC, MP is a Canadian politician and Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister of State. He is currently a member of the Canadian House of Commons representing ...more

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Warren Kinsella is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Warren Kinsella Politician, Strategist, Lawyer Warren Kinsella is a Toronto-based lawyer, author, musician, political consultant, and commentator. Kinsella has written commentary in most of Canada's major newspapers and several magazines, ...more

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James Keelaghan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
James Keelaghan Songwriter, Singer-songwriter James Keelaghan is a Canadian folk singer-songwriter. Born in Calgary, Alberta, Keelaghan is now based in Perth, Ontario. Many of the lyrics in his songs display a concern about social problems ...more

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Jan Zwicky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Jan Zwicky Poet, Musician, Writer Jan Zwicky is a Canadian philosopher, poet, essayist, and musician. She received her BA from the University of Calgary and earned her PhD at the University of Toronto in 1981 where her studies ...more

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Ron Stevens is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Ron Stevens Ronald Gordon "Ron" Stevens, Q.C. was a Canadian politician. He was a member of the current Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the constituency of Calgary-Glenmore as a ...more

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Alana DeLong is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Alana DeLong Alana Suzanne DeLong is a Canadian politician and current Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the constituency of Calgary-Bow as a Progressive Conservative. She was first ...more

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Greg Martin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Greg Martin Greg Martin is a Partner with Redpoint Ventures in Los Angeles, focusing on information technology, communications and digital media investments in Southern California. Prior to joining ...more

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Terry Chen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Terry Chen Actor Terry Chen is a Canadian film and television actor.

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Harry B. Chase is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Harry B. Chase Harry Bryce Chase is a Canadian politician. He was a provincial MLA as a member of the Alberta Liberal Party.

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Reginald Bibby is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Reginald Bibby Reginald Wayne Bibby, OC is a Canadian sociologist. He holds the Board of Governors Research Chair in the Department of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, he ...more

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Jessica Zelinka is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Jessica Zelinka Track and field athlete Jessica Zelinka is a Canadian pentathlete, heptathlete, and 100 m hurdler. Her personal best score is 6599 points, the Canadian record for the heptathlon. She was the gold medalist at the 2007 ...more

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Stephen Downes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Stephen Downes Computer scientist Stephen Downes is a designer and commentator in the fields of online learning and new media. Downes has explored and promoted the educational use of computer and online technologies since 1995. ...more

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Tara Hunt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Tara Hunt Entrepreneur, Author, Writer Tara Hunt is an author, speaker and startup founder. She has been called a "pioneer in online marketing and one of the most respected authorities on online communities".

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Rob Anders is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Rob Anders Robert J. "Rob" Anders is a Canadian politician. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada and has represented the riding of Calgary West since 1997. On April 12, 2014, Anders ...more

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Gerald G. Fuller is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Gerald G. Fuller Professor Gerald G Fuller is the Fletcher Jones II Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University.

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Rita Wong is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Rita Wong Poet, Writer Rita Wong is a Canadian poet.

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Lee Richardson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Lee Richardson Lee Richardson is a Canadian politician. Richardson was a member of the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Calgary Centre for the Conservative Party of Canada from 2004 to ...more

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Agam Darshi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Agam Darshi Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Agam Darshi is an English-born actress, now based in Los Angeles.

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Len Webber is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Len Webber Leonard Warren "Len" Webber is a Canadian politician and was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Calgary-Foothills from 2004 to 2014, ...more

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Jill Belland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Jill Belland Jill Belland is a Canadian TV personality based in Calgary, Alberta. She serves as a producer at City Calgary, where she is the "On Location Host" of Breakfast Television.

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Nettie Wiebe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Nettie Wiebe Politician, Philosopher Nettie Wiebe is a Canadian professor, born January 22, 1949. She grew up near Warman, Saskatchewan. She has a BA and MA in Philosophy from the University of Saskatchewan and a Ph.D in Philosophy ...more

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Thomas Wharton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Thomas Wharton Novelist Thomas Wharton, PhD, is a Canadian novelist.

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Hiromi Goto is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Hiromi Goto Author, Writer Hiromi Goto is a Japanese-Canadian editor, fiction writer, cultural critic, arts advocate, youth organizer, and teacher of creative writing.

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Charles Battershill is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Charles Battershill Charles Battershill, was briefly the nominated Green Party of Canada candidate for the Toronto--Danforth federal electoral riding. He stepped down not long after his nomination for personal ...more

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Zsuzsi Gartner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Zsuzsi Gartner Journalist, Writer Zsuzsi Gartner is a Canadian author and journalist. Gartner was born in Winnipeg and moved to Calgary in early childhood. She earned a BA in political science at the University of Calgary, later ...more

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Stu Laird is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Stu Laird Stuart Laird is a former professional Canadian football defensive tackle who played thirteen seasons for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He is a graduate of the ...more

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Kelly Bechard is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Kelly Bechard Kelly Paige Bechard is a women's ice hockey player. Bechard competed for Canada at the World Championships in 2000 and 2001. In 2002, she competed for Canada at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake ...more

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Vic Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Vic Stevenson Victor Stevenson is a former professional Canadian football offensive lineman who played 17 seasons in the Canadian Football League for five different teams. He was named CFL All-Star in 1992 ...more

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Erin Mouré is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Calgary Alumni
Erin Mouré Poet, Translator, Writer Erín Moure is a writer, poet and translator.