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Famous University Of Ottawa Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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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  • 1
    Game Show Host, Actor

    Age81

    BirthplaceGreater Sudbury, Canada

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    George Alexander Trebek (July 22, 1940 - November 8, 2020) was a Canadian-American television personality. He was the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! since it was revived in 1984, and also  ...more

    15 Things You Didn’t Know About Alex Trebek#49 of 243 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities In The World#46 of 97 The Funniest Canadian Comics And Actors of All Time

  • 2
    Politician

    Age53

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Alexander Mathias "Alex" Munter (born April 29, 1968) is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), and a former elected official and  ...more
  • 3
    Max Valiquette is a Canadian culture and media expert and commentators. A marketer by trade, he was the president of Youthography, a Canadian youth marketing agency, which is where he gained renown.  ...more
  • 4

    Age69

    BirthplaceFort Frances, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Howard George Hampton (born May 17, 1952) is a 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  ...more
  • 5
    Comedian, Actor

    Age52

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Samantha Anne Bee (born October 25, 1969) is a Canadian-American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actress, and television host. Bee rose to fame as a correspondent on The Daily Show  ...more

    #380 of 391 The 100+ Funniest People Of All Time#177 of 250 The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time#99 of 101 Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s

  • 6

    AgeDec. at 66 (1943-2009)

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Charles Marvin "Chuck" Dalfen (February 23, 1943 – May 26, 2009) was the chairperson of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) serving from January 1, 2002 to the end  ...more
  • 7
    Judge, Diplomat

    Age74

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Louise Arbour, (born February 10, 1947) is a Canadian lawyer, prosecutor and jurist. She is currently the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for International  ...more
  • 8
    Politician, Lawyer

    Age61

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    David Joseph McGuinty (born February 25, 1960) 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 House of  ...more
  • 9
    Politician, Lawyer

    Age44

    BirthplaceChicoutimi, Canada

    Alexandre Cloutier (born September 1, 1977) is a Canadian politician and lawyer. He was a member of National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Lac-Saint-Jean in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region  ...more
  • 10
    Politician, Lawyer

    Age71

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    John Paul Manley (born January 5, 1950) 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  ...more
  • 11
    Entrepreneur

    Age79

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Gérald Tremblay (born September 20, 1942) is a Canadian former politician and businessman who served as mayor of Montreal from 2002 until his resignation in 2012. He also served as president of the  ...more
  • 12
    Professor, Computer scientist

    Age77

    BirthplaceCairo, Egypt

    NationalityCanada

    Mohamed Elmasry (Arabic: محمد المصري‎) (born December 24, 1943) is a Canadian engineering professor, imam, and has been a leader in the Canadian Muslim community. He was born in Cairo, Egypt and  ...more
  • 13

    Age97

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Phyllis M. Grosskurth, (March 16, 1924 – August 2, 2015) was a Canadian academic, writer, and literary critic. Born in Toronto, Ontario, she received a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in English  ...more
  • 14
    Chartered Accountant, Politician

    AgeDec. at 69 (1931-2001)

    BirthplaceRivière-Bleue, Quebec, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Jean-Maurice Simard (June 21, 1931 – June 16, 2001) was a Canadian Chartered Accountant and politician remembered as a strong promoter of French language rights and defender of Canadian  ...more
  • 15
    Businessperson, Consultant

    Age58

    BirthplaceSaint-Georges

    NationalityCanada

    Maxime Bernier (born January 18, 1963) is a Canadian businessman, lawyer, and politician serving as Member of Parliament for the riding of Beauce since 2006. He is the founder and current leader of  ...more
  • 16
    Businessperson, Politician

    Age83

    BirthplaceWindsor, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Paul Edgar Philippe Martin (born August 28, 1938), also known as Paul Martin Jr., is a Canadian politician who served as the 21st prime minister of Canada from December 12, 2003, to February 6,  ...more
  • 17
    Anthony Rota (born May 15, 1961) is a Canadian politician and political science professor at Nipissing University. A member of the Liberal Party, he currently serves in the House of Commons of  ...more
  • 18
    Politician

    Age57

    BirthplacePangnirtung, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Paul Okalik (Inuktitut: ᐹᓪ ᐅᑲᓕᖅ, IPA: [paːl ukaliq]; born May 26, 1964) is a Canadian politician. He is the first Inuk to have been called to the Nunavut Bar and the first Premier of Nunavut. On  ...more
  • 19
    Journalist, Lawyer

    Age53

    BirthplaceWalton-on-Thames, United Kingdom

    NationalityCanada, England

  • 20

    Age76

    BirthplaceNewfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Avalon Roberts (born August 18, 1945), 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  ...more
  • 21
    Physician

    Age86

    BirthplaceSheenboro, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Wilbert Joseph Keon (May 17, 1935 – April 7, 2019) was a Canadian physician. A heart surgeon and researcher by profession, Keon was a longtime Canadian senator.  ...more
  • 22
    Novelist, Author

    AgeDec. at 68 (1935-2003)

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Carol Ann Shields, (June 2, 1935 – July 16, 2003) was an American-born Canadian novelist and short story writer. She is best known for her 1993 novel The Stone Diaries, which won the U.S. Pulitzer  ...more

    #933 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#230 of 345 The Greatest American Writers of All Time#192 of 241 The Best Female Authors of All Time

  • 23
    Politician

    AgeDec. at 69 (1943-2013)

    BirthplaceKirkland Lake, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Diane Marleau, (June 21, 1943 – January 30, 2013) 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  ...more
  • 24
    Film Producer

    Age69

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Douglas Falconer is a film producer.  ...more
  • 25
    Fatima Houda-Pepin (born December 26, 1951) is a Quebec politician and a former member of the National Assembly of Quebec, Canada. She represented the La Pinière electoral district (the city of  ...more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to University of Ottawa and be of some renown.