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Famous University Of Waterloo Alumni

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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