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Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 7.2k views234 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to University of Western Ontario and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates in it, like Christopher Plummer and Alan Thicke.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Western Ontario?” and “Which celebrities are University of Western Ontario alumni?”
  • 1
    David Furnish

    David Furnish

    Theatrical producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceCanada, Ontario, Toronto, Scarborough, Americas

    David James Furnish (born 25 October 1962) is a Canadian filmmaker and former advertising... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Alan Thicke

    Alan Thicke

    Master of Ceremonies, Songwriter


    BirthplaceKirkland Lake, Canada

    Alan Thicke (born Alan Willis Jeffrey; March 1, 1947 – December 13, 2016) was a Canadian... more on Wikipedia

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    #68 of 97 The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time#66 of 155 The Best Talk Show Hosts Of Daytime, Late Night, and All Time

  • 3
    Morley Safer

    Morley Safer

    Journalist, Actor


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Morley Safer (November 8, 1931 – May 19, 2016) was a Canadian-American broadcast journalist, ... more on Wikipedia

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    #21 of 49 The Most Trustworthy Newscasters on TV Today#12 of 30 Celebrities Who Died in 2016

  • 4
    Roberta Bondar

    Roberta Bondar

    Neurologist, Educator


    BirthplaceSault Ste. Marie, Canada

    Roberta Bondar (; born December 4, 1945) is Canada's first female astronaut and the first... more on Wikipedia


    #83 of 319 The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models#4 of 43 Female Space Travelers: A Complete List

  • 5
    Bjarni Tryggvason

    Bjarni Tryggvason

    Astronaut, Engineer


    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland

    Bjarni Valdimar Tryggvason (born September 21, 1945) is an Icelandic-born Canadian engineer... more on Wikipedia
  • 6

    Audrey McLaughlin

    Researcher, Author


    BirthplaceDutton, Ontario, Canada

    Audrey Marlene McLaughlin (née Brown; born November 8, 1936) was leader of Canada's New... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Shuman Ghosemajumder

    Shuman Ghosemajumder

    Technologist, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceStuttgart, Germany

    Shuman Ghosemajumder (born 1974) is a Canadian technologist, entrepreneur, and author. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Al Waxman

    Al Waxman

    Television director, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 66 (1935-2001)

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Albert Samuel Waxman, (March 2, 1935 – January 18, 2001) was a Canadian actor and director of... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Margaret Chan

    Margaret Chan



    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    This is a Chinese name; Fung is the maiden name and Chan is the married name.Margaret Chan... more on Wikipedia
  • 10

    Sheela Basrur


    AgeDec. at 52 (1956-2008)

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Sheela Basrur, (October 17, 1956 – June 2, 2008) was a Canadian physician and Ontario Chief... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Vandana Shiva

    Vandana Shiva

    Environmentalist, Physicist


    BirthplaceEurasia, Uttarakhand, India, Dehradun

    Vandana Shiva (born 5 November 1952) is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Michael Geist

    Michael Geist

    Educator, Lawyer


    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Michael Allen Geist (born 11 July 1968) is a Canadian academic, the Canada Research Chair in... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Sandy Annunziata


    BirthplaceFort Erie, Canada

    Sandy Annunziata (born October 11, 1969) is a former offensive guard and Centre in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Tom Burgess

    Tom Burgess

    Manager, Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 81 (1927-2008)

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    Thomas Roland Burgess (September 1, 1927 – November 24, 2008) was a Canadian baseball player,... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Jock McKeen

    Jock McKeen

    Lecturer, Psychologist


    BirthplaceOwen Sound, Canada

    John Herbert Ross McKeen (born October 19, 1946), is a Canadian physician, acupuncturist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Glenn Stevens

    Glenn Stevens

    Economist, Banker


    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Glenn Robert Stevens (born 23 January 1958) is an Australian economist who was the Governor... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Rachel Sklar

    Rachel Sklar

    Editor, Lawyer


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Rachel Sklar (born December 8, 1972) is a Canadian lawyer, CNN contributor, and media blogger.
  • 18
    Garth Turner


    BirthplaceCanada, Ontario, Americas, Woodstock

    John Garth Turner, (born March 14, 1949) is a Canadian business journalist, best-selling... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Stephen Brunt

    Sports commentator


    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

    Stephen Brunt (born March 20, 1959) is a Canadian sports journalist, well known as a current... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    John David Jackson

    Mathematician, Physicist


    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    J.D. Jackson may refer to: John David Jackson (physicist) (1925–2016), Canadian–American... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Christopher Plummer

    Christopher Plummer

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer (born December 13, 1929) is a Canadian actor whose career has... more on Wikipedia

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    #122 of 272 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today#65 of 1,030 The Best Actors in Film History

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    John Matheson

    Judge, Politician

    AgeDec. at 96 (1917-2013)

    BirthplaceArundel, Quebec, Canada

    John Ross Matheson, (November 14, 1917 – December 27, 2013) was a Canadian lawyer, judge, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Dan Senor

    Dan Senor

    Spokesperson, Businessperson


    BirthplaceUtica, New York, USA

    Daniel Samuel Senor (; born November 6, 1971) is an American-Canadian columnist, writer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Janice MacKinnon

    Janice MacKinnon

    Educator, Historian


    BirthplaceKitchener, Guelph, Canada

    Dr. Janice MacKinnon, Ph.D, C.M., S.O.M., FRSC (born January 30, 1947) is a Canadian historian... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Ravi Baichwal

    Ravi Baichwal


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Ravi Baichwal () is a news anchor and reporter at WLS-TV in Chicago. In 2008 he won the... more on Wikipedia