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

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

A factual list, featuring graduates like Alex Trebek and Samantha Bee.

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

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Alex Trebek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Alex Trebek Game Show Host, Actor, Presenter George Alexander "Alex" Trebek is a Canadian American television personality. He has been the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! since 1984, and has also hosted a number of ...more

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Alex Munter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Alex Munter Politician Alexander Mathias Munter is a former politician and journalist in Ottawa, Canada's capital city. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

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Max Valiquette is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Max Valiquette Max Valiquette is one of Canada's best known culture and media experts and commentators. A marketer by trade, he was the president of Youthography, a Canadian youth marketing agency, which is ...more

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Howard Hampton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Howard Hampton Lawyer Howard George Hampton is a former politician who was a Member of Provincial Parliament for the province of Ontario. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Canada, from 1987 to 2011 as ...more

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Samantha Bee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Samantha Bee Comedian, Actor Samantha Bee is a Canadian comedic actress and author best known as a cast member on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2012, Bee surpassed Stephen Colbert as The Daily Show '​s longest-serving ...more

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Charles Dalfen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Charles Dalfen Lawyer Charles Marvin "Chuck" Dalfen was the chairperson of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission serving from January 1, 2002 to the end of his term on December 31, ...more

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Louise Arbour is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Louise Arbour Judge, Diplomat, Jurist Louise Arbour, CC GOQ was the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, a former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Court of Appeal for Ontario and a former Chief Prosecutor of the ...more

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David McGuinty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
David McGuinty Politician, Lawyer David Joseph McGuinty, MP is a Canadian lawyer and politician from Ontario, Canada. He is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Ottawa South and sits in the Canadian House of Commons as the ...more

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Alexandre Cloutier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Alexandre Cloutier Politician, Lawyer Alexandre Cloutier is a Quebec politician and lawyer. He is the current Member of National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Lac-Saint-Jean in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. He ...more

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John Manley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
John Manley Politician, Lawyer John Paul Manley, PC, OC is a Canadian lawyer, businessman, and politician. He served as Liberal Member of Parliament for Ottawa South from 1988 to 2004, and was Deputy Prime Minister between ...more

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Gérald Tremblay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Gérald Tremblay Entrepreneur Gérald Tremblay is a former Canadian politician and businessman who served as mayor of Montreal from 2002 until his resignation in 2012. He also served as president of the Montreal ...more

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Mohamed Elmasry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Mohamed Elmasry Professor, Computer scientist Mohamed Elmasry is a Canadian engineering professor, imam, and has been a leader in the Canadian Muslim community. He was born in Cairo, Egypt and received his Bachelor of Science in 1965 from ...more

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Phyllis Grosskurth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Phyllis Grosskurth Writer Phyllis M. Grosskurth, OC OOnt is a Canadian biographer. Born in Toronto, Ontario, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree, honours English from the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts ...more

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Jean-Maurice Simard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Jean-Maurice Simard Chartered Accountant, Politician Jean-Maurice Simard was a Canadian Chartered Accountant and politician remembered as a strong promoter of French language rights and defender of Canadian bilingualism. He was born in ...more

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Maxime Bernier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Maxime Bernier Businessperson, Consultant, Lawyer Maxime Bernier, PC, MP is a Canadian politician currently serving as the Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Bernier is the Member ...more

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Paul Martin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Paul Martin Businessperson, Politician, Lawyer Paul Edgar Philippe Martin PC CC, also known as Paul Martin Jr., is a Canadian politician who was the 21st Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Liberal Party of Canada after being the ...more

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Anthony Rota is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Anthony Rota Anthony Rota is a Canadian politician and political science professor at Nipissing University. He was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 2004 to 2011, representing the riding of ...more

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Paul Okalik is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Paul Okalik Politician Paul Okalik MLA is a Canadian politician. He is the first Inuk member called to the Nunavut Bar, the first Premier of Nunavut and the only multi-term premier elected in consensus-style ...more

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Paul Sheehan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Paul Sheehan Journalist, Lawyer

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Avalon Roberts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Avalon Roberts Physician Avalon Roberts, MD, is a prominent Alberta healthcare advocate and political activist. She was born in Newfoundland, has lived in six of Canada's provinces, and has resided in Calgary since ...more

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Wilbert Keon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Wilbert Keon Physician Wilbert Joseph Keon, OC is a heart surgeon, researcher and was a Canadian Senator. Born in Sheenboro, Quebec, he received a Bachelor of Science from St. Patrick's College, Carleton University ...more

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Carol Shields is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Carol Shields Novelist, Author, Writer Carol Ann Shields, CC OM FRSC was an American-born Canadian author. She is best known for her 1993 novel The Stone Diaries, which won the U.S. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the Governor ...more

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Diane Marleau is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Diane Marleau Politician Diane Marleau, PC, MP was a Canadian politician. She represented the riding of Sudbury in the House of Commons of Canada from 1988 to 2008, and was a cabinet minister in the government of Jean ...more

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Douglas Falconer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Douglas Falconer Film Producer Douglas Falconer is a film producer.

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Fatima Houda-Pepin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Fatima Houda-Pepin Fatima Houda-Pepin was a Quebec politician and a member of the National Assembly of Quebec, Canada. She represented the La Pinière electoral district between 1994 and 2014, and was a ...more

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Monique Frize is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Monique Frize Engineer Monique Frize, OC, née Aubry is a Canadian academic and biomedical engineer knowledgeable in medical instruments and decision support systems. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Frize received a ...more

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Lisa LaFlamme is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Lisa LaFlamme Journalist, Newsreader Lisa LaFlamme is a Canadian television journalist, and currently the chief anchor and senior editor of CTV National News. She replaced Lloyd Robertson in this role on September 5, 2011. LaFlamme ...more

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Dalton McGuinty, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Dalton McGuinty, Sr. Politician Dalton James Patrick McGuinty, Sr. was a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1987 to 1990. He represented the riding of Ottawa South. He ...more

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Louise Charron is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Louise Charron Judge Louise Charron, CC is a Canadian jurist. She was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in October, 2004, and is the first native-born Franco-Ontarian Supreme Court judge. Charron received a ...more

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Bernard Drainville is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Bernard Drainville Newsreader Bernard Drainville is a Canadian politician, television host and journalist. He is the current Member of National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Marie-Victorin in Longueuil and represents ...more

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Marc Godbout is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Marc Godbout Marc Godbout is the former Canadian Member of Parliament for the Ottawa—Orléans riding. He was first elected in the 2004 Canadian federal election, representing the Liberal Party of ...more

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Katherine Barber is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Katherine Barber Editor, Lexicographer Katherine Patricia Mary Barber is a Canadian lexicographer and was previously Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary. Born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, she received a Bachelor of ...more

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Rahim Jaffer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Rahim Jaffer Businessperson, Entrepreneur Rahim Nizar Jaffer is a former Canadian politician and a former Member of Parliament. He served in the Canadian House of Commons from 1997 to 2008, representing the Alberta riding of ...more

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Francis Alexander Anglin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Francis Alexander Anglin Judge, Lawyer Francis Alexander Anglin PC was the seventh Chief Justice of Canada from 1924 until 1933. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, one of 9 children of Parliamentarian Timothy Anglin, and elder ...more

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John Joseph Connolly is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
John Joseph Connolly Lawyer John Joseph Connolly, PC, OBE, QC was a Canadian parliamentarian. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, he graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1927. He received a Doctorate of Philosophy from the ...more

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Daniel Turp is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Daniel Turp Daniel Turp is a professor of constitutional and international law at the Universite de Montreal, Canada. He served as a Bloc Québécois Member of Parliament and as a Parti ...more

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Peggy Butts is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Peggy Butts Mary Alice "Peggy" Butts served as a Canadian Senator from September 23, 1997 to August 15, 1999. Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on the Feast of the Assumption, Peggy was a Roman ...more

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Roland Michel Tremblay is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Roland Michel Tremblay Screenwriter, Writer Roland Michel Tremblay is a French Canadian author, poet, scriptwriter, development producer and science-fiction consultant. He has been living in London since 1995.

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Bob Chiarelli is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Bob Chiarelli Politician, Lawyer Robert "Bob" Chiarelli is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Liberal member in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who served from 1987 to 1997, and then was subsequently ...more

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Denis Coderre is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Denis Coderre Critic Denis Coderre, PC is a Canadian politician from Quebec, Canada. On November 14, 2013, he was sworn in as the 44th Mayor of Montreal. Coderre was the Liberal Member of Parliament for the Montreal ...more

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Paul-André Crépeau is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Paul-André Crépeau Paul-André Crépeau, CC OQ FRSC was a Canadian legal academic who led the reforms of the Civil Code of Quebec and the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. Born in ...more

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Maureen McTeer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Maureen McTeer Author, Lawyer Maureen Anne McTeer is a Canadian author and a lawyer, married to Joe Clark, the 16th Prime Minister of Canada.

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Lionel Boulet is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Lionel Boulet Engineer Lionel Boulet, OC OQ was a Canadian engineer, academic, and utilities executive. Born in Quebec City, Boulet received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1938 and a Bachelor of Science degree in ...more

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Dale Potter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Dale Potter Fiddler Dale Potter was a star linebacker for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. Potter played his university football with the University of Ottawa Gee Gees, of whom he was made ...more

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Dalton McGuinty is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Dalton McGuinty Politician, Lawyer Dalton James Patrick McGuinty, Jr., is a Canadian politician. He was the 24th Premier of Ontario, Canada, from 2003 to 2013. McGuinty is generally regarded as holding moderately center to left ...more

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Francis George is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Francis George Francis Eugene George, OMI is an American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago. He was the eighth Archbishop of Chicago and previously served as Bishop of ...more

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Marc Lalonde is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Marc Lalonde Politician, Lawyer Marc Lalonde, PC OC QC is a retired Canadian politician and Cabinet minister.

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Mark Bourrie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Mark Bourrie Journalist Mark Bourrie is an award-winning Canadian journalist, author, historian, and lecturer at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. He is the author of several books, and his work has ...more

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Neil Lumsden is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Neil Lumsden Sports commentator Neil Lumsden is a former Canadian Football League player who played mostly as a fullback and also as a running back for the Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Edmonton Eskimos from 1976 ...more

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Pierre Claude Nolin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni
Pierre Claude Nolin Pierre Claude Nolin is a Canadian politician and Senator. He is the Speaker of the Senate.