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Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 8.7k views142 items

List RulesPeople 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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  • 1
    Peter Masak

    Peter Masak

    Inventor, Writer

    AgeDec. at 47 (1957-2004)

    BirthplaceCanada

    Peter C. Masak (August 17, 1957 – May 22, 2004) was an engineer, inventor, and glider pilot.... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Anne Fleming

    Anne Fleming

    Novelist, Writer

    Age56

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Anne Fleming (born 25 April 1964) is a Canadian fiction writer.
  • 3
    Beckie Scott

    Beckie Scott

    Cross-country skier

    Age46

    BirthplaceVegreville, Canada

    Rebecca "Beckie" Scott, (born August 1, 1974) is a Canadian former cross-country skiing... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Rick Green

    Rick Green

    Television director, Comedian

    Age66

    BirthplaceCanada, Ontario, Toronto, Americas

    Richard or Rick Green may refer to:
  • 5
    Vahid Tarokh

    Vahid Tarokh

    Mathematician, Electrical engineer
    Vahid Tarokh is the Rhodes family professor of electrical and computer engineering, Bass... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Brad Templeton

    Brad Templeton

    Software Architect, Software Engineer

    Age60

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Brad Templeton (born June 1960 near Toronto) is a Canadian software developer, internet... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    David François Huynh

    David François Huynh

    Computer scientist

    Age42

    BirthplaceHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • 8
    Wayne Cao

    Wayne Cao

    Politician, Lecturer

    Age73

    BirthplaceFrench Indochina

    Wayne Cao (born Nguyễn Cảo; December 7, 1946) is a Canadian politician and former member of... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Daria Gaiazova

    Daria Gaiazova

    Cross-country skier, Athlete

    Age36

    BirthplacePushchino, Russia

    Daria Gaiazova is a cross-country skier.
  • 10
    Heather Moyse

    Heather Moyse

    Bobsleigher, Rugby Player

    Age42

    BirthplaceSummerside, Canada

    Heather Moyse (born July 23, 1978) is a Canadian athlete and two-time Olympic gold medalist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Rasmus Lerdorf

    Rasmus Lerdorf

    Programmer, Computer scientist

    Age51

    BirthplaceQeqertarsuaq, Denmark

    Rasmus Lerdorf (born 22 November 1968) is a Danish-Canadian programmer. He co-authored, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Erik Demaine

    Erik Demaine

    Mathematician, Professor

    Age39

    BirthplaceHalifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

    Erik D. Demaine (born 28 February 1981) is a professor of Computer Science at the... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Ian Goldberg

    Ian Goldberg

    Computer scientist, Cryptographer

    Age47

    Ian Avrum Goldberg (born March 31, 1973) is a cryptographer and cypherpunk. He is best known... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Tom Malaher

    Programmer, Software Engineer

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

  • 15
    John Friedlander

    John Friedlander

    Mathematician, Educator
    John Friedlander is a Canadian mathematician specializing in analytic number theory. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Sara Renner

    Sara Renner

    Cross-country skier

    Age44

    BirthplaceGolden, Canada

    Sara Renner (born April 10, 1976) is a Canadian cross-country skier who competed from 1994 to... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Scott Manning

    Scott Manning

    Pilot, Aerobatic Pilot

    AgeDec. at 48 (1958-2006)

    This page is on the Canadian aerobatic aviator. For the former indoor soccer player see Scott... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Doug Stinson

    Doug Stinson

    Mathematician, Computer scientist

    Age64

    BirthplaceGuelph, Canada

    Douglas Robert Stinson (born 1956 in Guelph, Ontario) is a Canadian mathematician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Claire J. Tomlin

    Claire J. Tomlin

    Electrical engineer, Engineer

    Age51

    Claire Jennifer Tomlin (born 1969 Southampton, England) is a British researcher in hybrid... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Jonathan Schaeffer

    Professor, Computer scientist

    Age63

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Jonathan Herbert Schaeffer (born 1957) is a Canadian researcher and professor at the... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Mike Lazaridis
    Mihal "Mike" Lazaridis, OC, O.Ont, FRS (Greek: Μιχαήλ (Μιχάλης) Λαζαρίδης; born March 14,... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Steven Woods

    Entrepreneur

    Age55

    BirthplaceMelfort, Canada

    Steven Gregory Woods (born June 16, 1965) is a Canadian entrepreneur. He is best known for... more on Wikipedia
  • 23

    Age65

    Dianne Louise Haskett (born March 4, 1955) was mayor of London, Ontario, Canada, from 1994 to... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    George Elliott Clarke

    George Elliott Clarke

    Poet, Novelist

    Age60

    BirthplaceThree Mile Plains, Nova Scotia, Canada

    George Elliott Clarke, (born February 12, 1960) is a Canadian poet, playwright and literary... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Gaston Gonnet

    Gaston Gonnet

    Professor, Computer scientist

    Age65

    BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    Gaston H. Gonnet is a Uruguayan Canadian computer scientist and entrepreneur. He is best... more on Wikipedia