Carleton University

Discover the notable alumni of Carleton University. The list includes people like Dan Aykroyd, Peter Jennings, Rob Ford, WolfieRaps & Gavin McInnes. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, media personalities, film & theater personalities, scientists and leaders etc.
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Norm MacDonald
(Canadian Stand-Up Comedian, Writer and Cast Member on the TV Show 'Saturday Night Live')
Norm MacDonald
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Birthdate: October 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Died: September 14, 2021
Norm Macdonald began by writing for Roseanne. He then soared to fame as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and became famous for his deadpan style of comedy. His other ventures include the podcast Norm Macdonald Live and the shows The Norm Show and Norm Macdonald Has a Show.
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Dan Aykroyd
(Actor & Comedian)
Dan Aykroyd
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Birthdate: July 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Dan Aykroyd is a Canadian comedian, actor, musician, and filmmaker. He is credited with co-founding the popular blues and soul revivalist band The Blues Brothers along with legendary comedian John Belushi. The Blues Brothers was conceived as a musical sketch for Saturday Night Live; its popularity turned it into an actual band and was later made into a film.

 3 
Peter Jennings
(One of the Most Prominent Television Journalists and the Anchor of 'ABC World News Tonight’)
Peter Jennings
13
Birthdate: July 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: August 7, 2005

Canadian-American journalist Peter Jennings is best remembered for his stint on ABC World News Tonight, as its sole anchor. A high-school drop-out, Jennings became one of the U.S.’s Big Three news anchors, along with Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather. He was known for his meticulous coverage of breaking news stories.

 4 
Gavin McInnes
(Canadian Writer, Podcaster, Political Commentator and Co-Founder of ‘Vice Media’)
Gavin McInnes
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Birthdate: July 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hitchin, England, United Kingdom

Described as a far-right, writer and political commentator Gavin McInnes is said to be anti-Islam, anti-Semitism and a racist. He has also been accused of inciting violence. He is the founder of ‘Proud Boys’, dubbed an extremist group with links to white nationalism. In 2018, he was banned from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for promoting hate speech.

 5 
Shane Smith
(Canadian Journalist and Executive Chairman of 'Vice Media')
Shane Smith
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Vice co-founder and CEO Shane Smith is a renowned journalist and entrepreneur whose work has taken him to remote and war-torn places such as North Korea and Liberia. Listed as one of Canada's Richest People in 2015, he is a self-made millionaire with riches such as an 8-bedroom California mansion.

 6 
Peter MacKay
(50th Minister of Justice Attorney General of Canada)
Peter MacKay
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Glasgow, Canada
 7 
Melody Anderson
(Canadian Former Actress, Public Speaker, and Social Worker)
Melody Anderson
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 3, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
 8 
Michael Scheuer
(Intelligence officer)
Michael Scheuer
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Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
 9 
Rob Ford
(64th Mayor of Toronto (2010 - 2014))
Rob Ford
85
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: March 22, 2016

Canadian politician, Rob Ford, served as the 64th mayor of Toronto from 2010 to 2014. His political career was marred by many personal and work-related controversies and legal proceedings. He suffered from alcoholism and drug addiction, and his involvement in a substance abuse scandal nearly killed his career. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2014 and died in 2016.

 10 
Lawrence M. Krauss
(Astronomer, Physicist, Astrophysicist, Academic, Non-fiction writer, University teacher, Theoretical physicist)
Lawrence M. Krauss
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City

American-Canadian theoretical physicist Lawrence M. Krauss has taught at institutes such as ASU and Yale and also penned several bestselling books. Known for his research on dark energy and zero-energy states, he was later accused of sexual misconduct and thus lost the directorship of the ASU’s Origins Project.

 11 
Graydon Carter
(Journalist who served as the editor of Vanity Fair from 1992 until 2017, co-foundedthe satirical monthly magazine Spy in 1986)
Graydon Carter
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Birthdate: July 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
 12 
Kristen Bicknell
(Canadian Professional Poker Player)
Kristen Bicknell
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
 13 
Nive Nielsen
(Singer-songwriter)
Nive Nielsen
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: Nuuk, Greenland
 14 
Jennifer Hosten
(Diplomat, Author)
Jennifer Hosten
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint George's, Grenada
 15 
Hamza Haq
(Actor best known for his leading role in the television series Transplant.)
Hamza Haq
1
Birthdate: October 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
 16 
Robert MacNeil
(Novelist, journalist, and TV news anchor best known for co-creating The MacNeil/Lehrer Report on PBS)
Robert MacNeil
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
 17 
Norm Kelly
(Politician)
Norm Kelly
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 11, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto
 18 
Tony Cozier
(Journalist, Pundit, Cricket commentator)
Tony Cozier
0
Birthdate: July 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bridgetown, Barbados
Died: May 11, 2016
 19 
Mia Martina
(Canadian Singer and Songwriter)
Mia Martina
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Ignace, Canada
 20 
Niki Ashton
(Politician)
Niki Ashton
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thompson
 21 
Robert Thirsk
(Canadian Engineer, Physician and a Former Canadian Space Agency Astronaut)
Robert Thirsk
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 17, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Westminster, Canada

Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk made history when he became the first person to receive a degree from space when he was awarded an honorary degree while on a space mission. He also boasts of an MIT Sloan MBA. A mechanical engineer, he had initially also studied medicine.

 22 
Maria del Mar
(Actress)
Maria del Mar
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Birthdate: 1964 AD
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 23 
Jacqueline Creft
(Minister of Women's Affairs of the People's Revolutionary Government 1982 - 1983)
Jacqueline Creft
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1946 AD
Birthplace: Samaritan, Grenada Samaritan, Grenada
Died: October 19, 1983
 24 
Ryan North
(Engineer, Programmer, Cartoonist)
Ryan North
1
Birthdate: October 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ottawa

Computational linguistics expert and New York Times bestselling Canadian author Ryan North is known for his award-winning books such as Romeo and/or Juliet and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. He is also the creator of the fixed-art webcomic Dinosaur Comics, which won the Web Cartoonists' Choice Award.

 25 
John Manley
(Lawyer)
John Manley
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
 26 
Paul Calandra
(Politician)
Paul Calandra
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Markham
 27 
Marc Lavoie
(Canadian Olympic Fencer)
Marc Lavoie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 28 
George Brizan
(8th Prime Minister of Grenada)
George Brizan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint David, Grenada
Died: February 18, 2012
 29 
Paul Dewar
(Politician, Trade unionist)
Paul Dewar
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ottawa
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L.R. Wright
(Writer)
L.R. Wright
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 5, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saskatoon, Canada
Died: February 25, 2001
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WolfieRaps
(Canadian Social Media Personality and YouTuber)
WolfieRaps
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: June 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

WolfieRaps is a Canadian social media personality and YouTuber. He is best known for posting challenges, DIY videos, comedic-vlogs, pranks, and music on his YouTube channel Wolfie, which has millions of subscribers. WolfieRaps is also known for being a part of the famous internet group, CloutGang.

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Aisha Fofana Ibrahim
(Sierra Leonean Activist and Researcher)
Aisha Fofana Ibrahim
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Birthplace: Sierra Leone
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Osvaldo Jeanty
(Basketball Player, Basketball Coach)
Osvaldo Jeanty
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belle-Rivière, Haiti

Osvaldo Jeanty was born in Haiti but pursued his sports career in Canada. A legend of the Carleton University Ravens basketball team, he is a five-time CIS Champion and a CIS Male Athlete of the Year. Post-retirement, he has served as a coach and also worked for a brokerage service company.