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

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

List features graduates like Anne Fleming, Beckie Scott and more!

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

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Peter Masak is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Inventor, Writer Peter C. Masak was an engineer, inventor, and glider pilot. He graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in May 1981 from the University of Waterloo, Ontario ...more

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Anne Fleming is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Novelist, Writer Anne Fleming is a Canadian fiction writer. Born in Toronto, Ontario, she attended the University of Waterloo, first enrolling in a geography program then moving to English studies. In 1991, she ...more

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Beckie Scott is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Cross-country skier Rebecca "Beckie" Scott, MSM is a retired Canadian cross-country skiing athlete and as of February 23, 2006, an International Olympic Committee member by virtue of being elected to the ...more

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Rick Green is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer Rick Green, OOnt is a Canadian comedian, satirist, and writer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo. From 1975 until 1979, he worked as a presenter at the ...more

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Vahid Tarokh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Mathematician, Electrical engineer, Engineer Vahid Tarokh is an electrical engineer who has contributed to telecommunication, specifically to signal processing for wireless communications.

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Brad Templeton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Software Architect, Software Engineer, Entrepreneur Brad Templeton is a software architect, civil rights advocate, and entrepreneur. He graduated from the University of Waterloo. Templeton is considered one of the early luminaries of Usenet, and ...more

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David François Huynh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Computer scientist

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Wayne Cao is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Politician, Lecturer, Information Technologist Wayne Cao is a Canadian politician and current member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, where he represents the district of Calgary-Fort as a Progressive Conservative. He was first elected ...more

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Daria Gaiazova is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Cross-country skier, Athlete Daria Gaiazova is a cross-country skier.

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Heather Moyse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Bobsleigher, Rugby Player, Athlete Heather Moyse is a Canadian athlete and two-time Olympic gold medalist, representing Canada in international competition as a bobsledder, rugby union player, and track cyclist and competing at ...more

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Rasmus Lerdorf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Programmer, Computer scientist, Scientist Rasmus Lerdorf is a Greenlandic programmer with Canadian citizenship. He created the PHP scripting language, authoring the first two versions of the language and participated in the development ...more

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Erik Demaine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Mathematician, Professor, Computer scientist Erik D. Demaine is a professor of Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a former child prodigy.

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Ian Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Computer scientist, Cryptographer Ian Avrum Goldberg is a cryptographer and cypherpunk. He is best known for breaking Netscape's implementation of SSL, and for his role as chief scientist of Radialpoint, a Canadian software ...more

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Tom Malaher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Programmer, Software Engineer

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John Friedlander is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Mathematician, Educator, Lecturer John Friedlander is a Canadian mathematician specializing in analytic number theory. He received his B.Sc. from the University of Toronto in 1965, ammmn M.A. from the University of Waterloo in ...more

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Sara Renner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Cross-country skier Sara Renner is a Canadian cross-country skier who competed from 1994 to 2010. With Beckie Scott, she won the silver medal in the team sprint event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin and earned ...more

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Scott Manning is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Pilot, Aerobatic Pilot Scott Manning was a Canadian athlete and aerobatic pilot of the world's smallest jet, the BD-5J. He grew up in Kitchener, Ontario, and earned a degree in Environmental Studies at the University ...more

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Doug Stinson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Mathematician, Computer scientist Douglas Robert Stinson is a Canadian mathematician and cryptographer, currently a professor at the University of Waterloo and a member of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research. Stinson ...more

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Claire J. Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Electrical engineer, Engineer Claire Jennifer Tomlin is a British researcher in hybrid systems, distributed and decentralized optimization and control theory.

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Jonathan Schaeffer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Professor, Computer scientist Jonathan Herbert Schaeffer is a Canadian researcher and professor at the University of Alberta and the Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence. He led the team that wrote Chinook, the ...more

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Mike Lazaridis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Mihal "Mike" Lazaridis, OC, O.Ont, FRS is a Greek - Canadian businessman, investor in quantum computing technologies, and founder and Vice Chairman of BlackBerry, which created and ...more

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Steven Woods is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Entrepreneur Steven Gregory Woods is a Canadian entrepreneur. He is best known for co-founding Quack.com, the first popular Voice portal platform, in 1998.

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Dianne Haskett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Lawyer Dianne Louise Haskett was mayor of London, Ontario, Canada, from 1994 to 2000. She served two, three-year mayoral terms, making a priority of downtown revitalization, heritage preservation, ...more

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George Elliott Clarke is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Playwright George Elliott Clarke, OC ONS is a Canadian poet and playwright. His work largely explores and chronicles the experience and history of the Black Canadian communities of Nova Scotia and New ...more

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Gaston Gonnet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Professor, Computer scientist Gaston H. Gonnet is a Uruguayan Canadian computer scientist and entrepreneur. He is best known for his contributions to the Maple computer algebra system and the creation of an electronic ...more

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Keith Beavers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Swimmer Keith Beavers was born in London, Ontario, and grew up in the town of Orangeville, Ontario, attending Mono and Amaranth Public School. He is a backstroke and medley swimmer from Canada who ...more

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Rob MacIsaac is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Lawyer Robert Scott Alexander "Rob" MacIsaac is the president and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences, a medical group composed of six unique hospitals and a cancer centre located in Hamilton.

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Andrew Telegdi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Politician Andrew Telegdi, PC is a Canadian politician. He was a Liberal Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 2008, representing Waterloo and the successor riding of ...more

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Colin Carrie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Politician Colin Carrie is a Canadian politician. He is a current member of the House of Commons of Canada, representing the riding of Oshawa in the province of Ontario for the Conservative Party of

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Gordon Agnew is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Computer scientist Gordon B. Agnew is an engineering professor at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada. Agnew's primary research interests are in the fields of encryption and data security. He received ...more

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Paul van Oorschot is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Computer scientist Paul C. van Oorschot is a cryptographer and computer security researcher, currently a professor of computer science at Carleton University, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in ...more

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Andrew S. Brandt is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Politician, Entrepreneur Andrew S. "Andy" Brandt is a former politician and public administrator who has served in a number of roles in the province of Ontario, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of ...more

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Mark Bourrie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
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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Heather Dale is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Singer Heather Dale is a Canadian Celtic music recording artist and touring musician. She records and performs primarily her own original songs, which draw their inspiration from the folklore, ...more

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Karen Redman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Karen Redman, PC is a Canadian politician. She was a member of the House of Commons of Canada from 1997 to 2008, representing the riding of Kitchener Centre for the Liberal Party. She served as ...more

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David Morrell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Writer David Morrell is a Canadian-American novelist, best known for his debut 1972 novel First Blood, which would later become the successful Rambo film franchise starring Sylvester Stallone. He has ...more

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Humayun Akhtar Khan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Politician, Actuary, Entrepreneur Humayun Akhtar Khan is a Pakistani politician. He has been elected as a member of the National Assembly four times and served as the Commerce Minister of Pakistan from 2002–2007 and as Chairman ...more

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Kevin O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Entrepreneur, Venture capitalist, Actor Kevin O'Leary is a Canadian entrepreneur, investor, journalist, writer, financial commentator and television personality. As a television personality, he is a "Shark" investor on ABC's

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Gary Goodyear is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Gary T. Goodyear, PC, MP is a Canadian politician. He is a current member of the Canadian House of Commons, having been elected to represent the riding of Cambridge as a Conservative in 2004. On ...more

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François Marier is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni

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James G. Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
James George "Jim" Mitchell is a Canadian computer scientist. He has worked on programming language design and implementation, interactive programming systems, dynamic interpretation ...more

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Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter Steven "Steve" Smith, Jr., CM is a Canadian actor, writer and comedian.

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Ian Clark is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Professor, Geologist Ian D. Clark is a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Ottawa, who has been writing about geoscience and geochemistry since at least 1982. His graduate work in ...more

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Reihaneh Safavi-Naini is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Computer scientist, Scientist Reihaneh Safavi-Naini is the AITF Strategic Chair in Information Security at the University of Calgary, Canada. Before joining University of Calgary in 2007, she was a Professor of Computer ...more

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Don Boudria is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Politician Donald "Don" Boudria, PC is a former Canadian politician. He served in the Canadian House of Commons from 1984 to 2005 as a member of the Liberal Party of Canada, and was a cabinet ...more

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Elizabeth Witmer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Teacher Elizabeth Witmer is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. She was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 until 2012, representing Waterloo North and later Kitchener—Waterloo ...more

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Romesh Batra is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Mechanical engineer, Engineer Romesh C. Batra is a professor in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech. He has made contributions to Continuum Mechanics and Nonlinear Elasticity and has ...more

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Michele Mosca is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Physicist Michele Mosca is co-founder and deputy director of the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, researcher and founding member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical ...more

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Václav Chvátal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Václav Chvátal Mathematician Václav Chvátal is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, where he holds the Canada Research Chair ...more

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Neil Robertson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni
Neil Robertson Mathematician George Neil Robertson is a mathematician working mainly in topological graph theory, currently a distinguished professor emeritus at the Ohio State University. He earned his Ph.D. in 1969 at the ...more