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List Rules People 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?”

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David Furnish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Theatrical producer, Film Producer, Film Director David James Furnish is a Canadian/British filmmaker, former advertising executive, and now a film director and producer most known for his documentary Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras.

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Alan Thicke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Master of Ceremonies, Songwriter, Comedian Alan Willis Thicke is a Canadian actor, songwriter, and game and talk show host. He is known for his role as Jason Seaver, the father on the ABC television series Growing Pains. He is the father ...more

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Morley Safer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Journalist, Actor, TV Journalist Morley Safer is a Canadian American reporter and correspondent for CBS News. He is best known for his long tenure on the newsmagazine 60 Minutes, the cast of which he joined in December 1970, ...more

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Roberta Bondar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Neurologist, Educator, Astronaut Roberta Bondar OC O.Ont FRCP FRSC is Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. Following more than a decade as NASA's head of space medicine, Bondar became a consultant ...more

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Bjarni Tryggvason is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer Bjarni V. Tryggvason is an Icelandic-born Canadian engineer and a former NRC/CSA astronaut. He served as a Payload Specialist on Space Shuttle mission STS-85 in 1997, a 12-day mission to study ...more

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Audrey McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Researcher, Author, Teacher Audrey Marlene McLaughlin, OC PC was leader of Canada's New Democratic Party from 1989 to 1995. She was the first female leader of a political party with representation in the Canadian House of ...more

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Shuman Ghosemajumder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Technologist, Entrepreneur Shuman Ghosemajumder is a Canadian technologist, entrepreneur, and author. He is the former click fraud czar at Google, the author of works on technology and business including the Open Music ...more

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Al Waxman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Television director, Screenwriter, Actor Albert Samuel Waxman, CM OOnt was a Canadian actor and director of over 1000 productions on radio, television, film, and stage. He is best known for his starring roles in the television series ...more

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Margaret Chan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Physician Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, OBE MD, DSc, MScPH, FFPHM, JP is the Director-General of the World Health Organization. Chan was elected by the Executive Board of WHO on 8 November 2006, and was ...more

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Sheela Basrur is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Physician Sheela Basrur, OOnt was a Canadian physician and Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health and Assistant Deputy Minister of Public Health. She resigned from these positions late in 2006 to undergo ...more

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Vandana Shiva is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Environmentalist, Physicist, Scientist Vandana Shiva is an Indian environmental activist and anti-globalization author. Shiva, currently based in Delhi, has authored more than 20 books. She received her PhD from the University of ...more

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Michael Geist is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Educator, Lawyer Michael Allen Geist is a Canadian academic, and the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law at the University of Ottawa. Geist was educated at the University of Western Ontario ...more

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Sandy Annunziata is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Politician Sandy Annunziata is a former offensive guard in the Canadian Football League.

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Tom Burgess is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Manager, Baseball player Thomas Roland Burgess was a Canadian baseball player, coach and manager. An outfielder and first baseman, Burgess had two trials in Major League Baseball — a 17-game stint with the 1954 St. ...more

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Jock McKeen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Lecturer, Psychologist, Acupuncture John Herbert Ross McKeen, is a Canadian physician, acupuncturist, author and lecturer who co-founded the Haven Institute with Bennet Wong. He has written on East-West medicine, alternative ...more

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Glenn Stevens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Economist, Banker Glenn Robert Stevens is an Australian economist and the current Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.

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Rachel Sklar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Editor, Lawyer Rachel Sklar CNN contributor is a lawyer and New York-based media blogger.

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Garth Turner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Writer John Garth Turner, PC is a Canadian business journalist, best-selling author, entrepreneur, broadcaster, financial advisor and politician, twice elected as a Member of the House of Commons, ...more

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Stephen Brunt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Sports commentator Stephen Brunt is a Canadian sports journalist, well known as a leading columnist for The Globe and Mail and as co-host to Bob McCown on Prime Time Sports.

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John David Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist, Science writer John David Jackson is a Canadian–American physics professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley and a faculty senior scientist emeritus at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. A ...more

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Christopher Plummer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer CC is a Canadian theatre, film and television actor. After making his film debut in 1958's Stage Struck, Plummer went on to successful film career that has ...more

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John Matheson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer John Ross Matheson, OC CD QC FRHSC was a Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician who helped develop both the maple leaf flag and the Order of Canada.

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Dan Senor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Spokesperson, Businessperson, Author Daniel Samuel "Dan" Senor is an American columnist, writer, and political adviser. He was chief spokesman for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and senior foreign policy ...more

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Janice MacKinnon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Educator, Historian, Professor Dr. Janice MacKinnon, Ph.D, C.M., S.O.M., FRSC is a Canadian historian and former Minister of Finance for the Province of Saskatchewan under NDP Premier Roy Romanow. She is currently a professor ...more

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Ravi Baichwal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Newsreader Ravi Baichwal is a news anchor and reporter at WLS-TV in Chicago. In 2008 he won the Chicago Emmy Award for best anchor from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He was a CTV ...more

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Joe Krol is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Canadian football player, American football player Joe "King" Krol was a Canadian football quarterback, running back, defensive back, and placekicker/punter from 1942 to 1953 and 1955. Considered as possibly the most versatile player ...more

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Kevin Newman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader Kevin Newman is a Canadian journalist and news anchor. From 2001 to 2010, he was the chief anchor and executive editor of Global National, and hosted Global's weekly newsmagazine series Global ...more

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Dianne Haskett is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario 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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Carla Robinson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Newsreader Carla Robinson is a Canadian television journalist for CBC Newsworld.

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Eddie Francis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Edgar "Eddie" Francis is the former mayor of Windsor, Ontario. He was 29 years old when he was elected mayor in 2003, the youngest mayor in Windsor's history and one of the youngest ...more

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Harley Pasternak is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Author, Personal trainer Harley Samuel Pasternak is a Canadian-American personal trainer, motivational speaker, author and television host. Pasternak is known for his books The Body Reset Diet and The 5-Factor Diet, ...more

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Jerry Grafstein is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Lawyer Jerry S. Grafstein, B.A., J.D., Q.C., is a Canadian lawyer, businessman and former politician, who served in the Senate of Canada from 1984 to 2010. Grafstein was the longest serving member of ...more

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David Peterson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Politician, Lawyer David Robert Peterson, PC, O.Ont was the 20th Premier of the Province of Ontario, Canada, from June 26, 1985 to October 1, 1990. He was the first Liberal premier of Ontario in 42 years. Peterson ...more

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Clare Bice is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Curator Clare Bice, CM was a Canadian artist, curator, and children's book author/illustrator. Born in Durham, Ontario and raised in London, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English ...more

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Jamie Lim is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Jamie Lim was Mayor of Timmins from 2000 to 2003. She was educated at the University of Western Ontario; she holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degree. Lim was an elected school ...more

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John Wendell Holmes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
John Wendell Holmes, OC FRSC was a Canadian diplomat and academic. Born in London, Ontario, Holmes attended the University of Western Ontario and received a Master of Arts degree from the ...more

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Jonathan Larmonth Meakins is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Surgeon Jonathan Larmonth Meakins, OC is a Canadian surgeon, academic, and expert in immunobiology and surgical infections. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill ...more

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Rob MacIsaac is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario 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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Tracy Moore is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Journalist, TV Journalist, Presenter Tracy Moore is a Canadian television journalist and host of lifestyle magazine Cityline on City since October 2008. She previously served as news anchor on Citytv Toronto's Breakfast Television ...more

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Stan Dromisky is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Stanley Peter Dromisky was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 2004. By career, he has been a professor and a director of the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. He first ...more

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Eleanor Clitheroe-Bell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Lawyer Eleanor Ruth Clitheroe, M.B.A., M.Div., LL.M. is a Canadian cleric and former businesswoman. She was president and CEO of Hydro One, a successor company to Ontario Hydro owned by the Province of ...more

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Steve Peters is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Politician Stephen J. "Steve" Peters is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1999 to 2011. He served as Speaker from 2007 to ...more

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J. Carson Mark is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Mathematician Jordan Carson Mark was a Canadian-born mathematician best known for his work on developing nuclear weapons for the United States at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Mark joined the Manhattan ...more

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Thalia Assuras is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader Thalia Assuras is a veteran television journalist and the principal of a consulting practice focused on media relations, media training, strategic planning and executive coaching.

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Elliotte Friedman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Journalist, Sports commentator Elliotte Friedman is a Canadian sports journalist. He currently serves as a hockey reporter for Sportsnet.

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Lloyd St. Amand is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Lloyd St. Amand is a Canadian politician and a former Member of Parliament for the riding of Brant. He is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada. Born in Sarnia, Ontario, he received his ...more

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James Bartleman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
James Bartleman Politician, Diplomat, Writer James Karl Bartleman, OC OOnt is a Canadian diplomat, author, and was the 27th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 2002 to 2007. Bartleman grew up in the Muskoka town of Port Carling, and is a ...more

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Madeline Sonik is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Novelist, Writer Madeline Sonik is a Canadian author. Born in Detroit, Michigan, of mixed English-Russian parentage, she was educated at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and at the University of ...more

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John M. Cassaday is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Businessperson Mr. John M. Cassaday has been president and chief executive officer of Corus Entertainment Inc. since September, 1999. His career started to a various leading packaged goods companies, including ...more

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Diane Finley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Western Ontario Alumni
Businessperson Diane Finley, PC, MP is a Canadian politician. As of July 15, 2013 she serves as Minister of Public Works and Government Services in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. She was ...more