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Famous University Of Guelph Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 15.8k views59 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to University of Guelph and be of some renown.

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

List is made up of many different graduates, including John Kenneth Galbraith and Roberta Bondar.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Guelph?” and “Which celebrities are University of Guelph alumni?”
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    John Kenneth Galbraith

    Professor, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 97 (1908-2006)

    BirthplaceDunwich Township, Ontario, Canada

    Alternative NameJ.K. Galbraith, John Kenneth Galbraith

    John Kenneth Galbraith (October 15, 1908 – April 29, 2006), also known as Ken Galbraith, was a Canadian-born economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century...  more

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    Roberta Bondar

    Neurologist, Educator

    Age75

    BirthplaceSault Ste. Marie, Canada

    Roberta Bondar (; born December 4, 1945) is Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. After more than a decade as head of an international space medicine research team...  more

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  • 3

    Vandana Shiva

    Environmentalist, Physicist

    Age68

    BirthplaceEurasia, Uttarakhand, India, Dehradun

    Vandana Shiva (born 5 November 1952) is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, and anti-globalization author. Shiva, currently based in Delhi, has authored more than...  more
  • 4

    Carlisle Adams

    Educator, Computer scientist
    Carlisle M. Adams is a Canadian cryptographer and computer security researcher. Formerly senior cryptographer at Entrust, he is currently a professor at the University of Ottawa. His notable work...  more
  • 5

    Tim Bray

    Computer scientist

    Age66

    BirthplaceAlberta, Canada

    Timothy William Bray (born June 21, 1955) is a Canadian software developer and entrepreneur and one of the co-authors of the original XML specification. He has worked for Amazon Web Services since...  more
  • 6

    Cassie Campbell

    Sports commentator

    Age47

    BirthplaceRichmond Hill, Canada

    Cassie Dawin Campbell-Pascall, (born November 22, 1973) is a former Canadian ice hockey player and broadcaster for Sportsnet. Born in Richmond Hill, Ontario, she was the captain of the Canadian...  more
  • 7

    Jane Siberry

    Record producer, Poet

    Age65

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Jane Siberry ( SIB-ər-ee; née Stewart; born October 12, 1955) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, known for such hits as "Mimi on the Beach", "I Muse Aloud", "One More Colour" and "Calling All Angels"....  more
  • 8

    Laura Bertram

    Actor, Singer

    Age42

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Laura Maureen Bertram (born September 5, 1978) is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Trance Gemini in Andromeda....  more
  • 9

    Piers Nash

    Chemist

    Age51

    BirthplaceExeter, United Kingdom

    Piers David Nash (born 8 August 1969) is an entrepreneur, an evangelist for genomic data-informed Precision Medicine, data strategist, cancer biologist, writer and technology futurist. He is the son...  more
  • 10

    Emma-Jayne Wilson

    Jockey

    Age39

    BirthplaceBrampton, Canada

    Emma-Jayne Wilson (born September 1, 1981) is a Sovereign and Eclipse Award-winning jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing. She began taking riding lessons at age nine, and after finishing high school...  more
  • 11

    Mark Bourrie

    Journalist

    Age64

    BirthplaceOntario, Canada

    Mark Bourrie is a Canadian lawyer, blogger, journalist, author, historian, and lecturer at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. His work has appeared in many Canadian magazines and...  more
  • 12

    Olivia Chow

    Politician

    Age64

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Olivia Chow (born March 24, 1957) is a former Canadian politician who served as federal New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for Trinity-Spadina from 2006–2014, and Toronto city councillor from...  more
  • 13

    Jane Urquhart

    Novelist, Author

    Age72

    BirthplaceOntario, Canada

    Jane Urquhart, Order of Canada OC (born June 21, 1949) is a Canadian novelist and poet born in Geraldton, Ontario. She is the internationally acclaimed author of seven award-winning novels, three...  more
  • 14

    Stephen Hicks

    Philosopher

    Age60

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Stephen Ronald Craig Hicks (born August 19, 1960) is a Canadian-American philosopher. He teaches at Rockford University, where he also directs the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship. Hicks earned...  more
  • 15

    Age46

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Alternative NameKenneth Mitchell, Todd Tetreault

    Kenneth Alexander Mitchell (born 25 November 1974) is a Canadian actor....  more
  • 16

    Kim Parlee

    Journalist, TV Journalist

    Age51

    Kim Parlee (born 1970) is Vice-President at TD Wealth and host of Business News Network's MoneyTalk and MoneyTalk Life (www.tdwealthmedia.com) Before joining TD, Parlee was an anchor on BNN: Business...  more
  • 17
    David W. Giuliano (born May 16, 1960) was the 39th Moderator of the United Church of Canada from 2006 to 2009....  more
  • 18

    Andrew Ford

    Athlete, Swimmer

    Age32

    BirthplaceGuelph, Canada

    Andrew Ford is a Canadian swimmer. He competed in the 200 metre individual medley race at the 2012 Summer Olympics; he placed first in his heat with a time of 2:00.28, but his time of 2:01.58 in the...  more
  • 19
    Marcel Kars (born May 20, 1977 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Dutch/Canadian professional ice hockey player, currently playing for Hys in the Eredivisie. ...  more
  • 20
    Lisa Sarah MacCormack Raitt (born May 7, 1968) is a Canadian politician, currently serving as the Deputy Leader of the Opposition. She is the Conservative Party deputy leader, and Member of...  more
  • 21

    Karen Farbridge

    Karen J. Farbridge is a Canadian politician, the former mayor and a former city councillor of the city of Guelph, Ontario. Farbridge was born in Woking, England the oldest of three siblings. When she...  more
  • 22

    Dan Wicklum

    Dan Wicklum (born February 28, 1965 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a former Canadian Football League (CFL) football player who played for four seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Calgary...  more
  • 23

    Diane Deans

    Politician

    Age63

    Diane Elizabeth Deans is a member of Ottawa City Council, Canada, representing Gloucester-Southgate Ward in the city's southeast, representing more than 49,500 residents.A graduate of the University...  more
  • 24

    Mark Lutz

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    Age51

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Mark Douglas Lutz (born February 14, 1970) is a Canadian actor, who is best known for playing Groosalugg in the television series Angel and for writing and starring in the two-hour film on the life...  more

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    James Earle Fraser (fl. 2000s) is a Canadian historian and Picticist. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto, and did masters work at the University of Guelph. He went on to do his Ph.D on...  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to University of Guelph and be of some renown.