McGill University

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Discover the notable alumni of McGill University. The list includes people like Christopher Plummer, Mackenzie Davis, Burt Bacharach, Cameron Mathison & Jessalyn Gilsig. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as film & theater personalities, musicians etc.
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 1 
Jordan Peterson
(Canadian Clinical Psychologist and Author)
Jordan Peterson
76
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 2 
Zbigniew Brzezinski
(9th United States National Security Advisor)
Zbigniew Brzezinski
5
Birthdate: March 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: May 26, 2017
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 3 
Mackenzie Davis
(Canadian Actress Known for Her Films: ‘Smashed’, ‘Breathe In’, ‘The F Word’ and ‘That Awkward Moment’)
Mackenzie Davis
18
Birthdate: April 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 4 
Rachelle Lefevre
(Actress known for her portrayal of the vampire Victoria in the Twilight Saga)
Rachelle Lefevre
5
Birthdate: February 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 5 
Charles Krauthammer
(Political Columnist Who Won the Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his columns in 'The Washington Post')
Charles Krauthammer
4
Birthdate: March 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 21, 2018
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 6 
James Naismith
(The Inventor of the Game of 'Basketball')
James Naismith
5
Birthdate: November 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Almonte, Mississippi Mills, Canada
Died: November 28, 1939
 7 
Laurie Holden
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Andrea’ in the TV Series ‘The Walking Dead’)
Laurie Holden
0
Birthdate: December 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 8 
Mia Kirshner
(Actress)
Mia Kirshner
8
Birthdate: January 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 9 
Jessalyn Gilsig
5
Birthdate: November 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 10 
Steven Pinker
(Cognitive Psychologist and Advocate of Evolutionary Psychology and the Computational Theory of Mind)
Steven Pinker
5
Birthdate: September 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
 11 
Samantha Bee
(Comedienne, Actress, Writer and Television Host)
Samantha Bee
4
Birthdate: October 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 12 
Hume Cronyn
(Canadian-American Actor and Writer)
Hume Cronyn
4
Birthdate: July 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, Canada
Died: June 15, 2003
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 13 
Sophie Grégoire
(Former TV Host & Wife of 23rd Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau)
Sophie Grégoire
7
Birthdate: April 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 14 
Wilfrid Laurier
(7th Prime Minister of Canada (1896 -1911))
Wilfrid Laurier
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 20, 1841
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Lin-Laurentides, Canada
Died: February 17, 1919
 15 
Cameron Mathison
(Actor and Television Host Known for His Role as ‘Ryan Lavery’ in TV Series ‘All My Children’)
Cameron Mathison
4
Birthdate: August 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sarnia, Canada
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 16 
Moshe Safdie
(Architect, urban designer, educator, theorist, and author who designed Habitat 67, a model housing complex and landmark in Montreal)
Moshe Safdie
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: July 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel
 17 
Edgar Bronfman Sr.
(Businessman)
Edgar Bronfman Sr.
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: December 21, 2013
 18 
Gad Saad
(Professor of marketing at Concordia University 1994 - 2020)
Gad Saad
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
 19 
Cas Anvar
(Actor known for roles as Dr Singh in The Tournament, Alex Kamal in The Expanse)
Cas Anvar
0
Birthdate: March 15, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Regina, Canada
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 20 
Justin Trudeau
(23rd Prime Minister of Canada)
Justin Trudeau
76
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 21 
David Berry
0
Birthdate: January 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 22 
Douglas Coupland
(Known for First Novel, the 1991 International Bestseller ‘Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture’)
Douglas Coupland
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: CFB Baden–Soellingen, Germany
 23 
Frances Oldham Kelsey
(Canadian-American Pharmacologist Known for Preventing 'Thalidomide' From Being Marketed in the United States)
Frances Oldham Kelsey
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 24, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada
Died: August 7, 2015
 24 
Michael Latifi
(Owner, Chairman and CEO of Sofina Foods Inc.)
Michael Latifi
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Imperial State of Iran
 25 
Claire Elise Boucher
(Pop Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Album 'Visions')
Claire Elise Boucher
41
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 26 
Rufus Wainwright
(Opera Singer & Son of Musicians Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle)
Rufus Wainwright
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rhinebeck, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 27 
Colin Ferguson
(Actor, Director)
Colin Ferguson
0
Birthdate: July 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 28 
Jade Raymond
(Canadian Video Game Creator Best Known for Helping Create the 'Assassin’s Creed' and 'Watch Dogs' Franchises)
Jade Raymond
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 29 
Suroosh Alvi
(Journalist and filmmaker known for co-founder of VICE Media)
Suroosh Alvi
0
Birthdate: March 26, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
 30 
Jack Layton
(Canadian Politician and Former Leader of the New Democratic Party)
Jack Layton
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: August 22, 2011
 31 
Gail Simmons
(Writer)
Gail Simmons
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 32 
Alessandro Juliani
0
Birthdate: July 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 33 
Athena Karkanis
1
Birthdate: May 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 34 
Irving Layton
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 12, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Targu Neamt, Romania
Died: January 4, 2006
 35 
Chilly Gonzales
(Musical Polymath Known for His Rap Albums and Collaborations With Musicians 'Feist' and 'Drake')
Chilly Gonzales
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
 36 
Evan Goldberg
(Screenwriter, Producer, Comedian, and Director)
Evan Goldberg
2
Birthdate: September 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 37 
Yoshua Bengio
(Computer scientist, and Artificial intelligence researcher)
Yoshua Bengio
0
Birthdate: March 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
 38 
Kirsten Prout
(Actress)
Kirsten Prout
1
Birthdate: September 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 39 
Dick Pound
(Lawyer, First president of the World Anti-Doping Agency and vice-president of the International Olympic Committee)
Dick Pound
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Catharines, Canada
 40 
Daliso Chaponda
(Comedian)
Daliso Chaponda
0
Birthdate: November 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zambia
 41 
Alexandre Trudeau
(Canadian Journalist, Author and Second Son of Canada's Former Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau)
Alexandre Trudeau
7
Birthdate: December 25, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa
 42 
George Genereux
(Sport shooter)
George Genereux
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: April 10, 1989
 43 
Autumn Phillips
(Peter Phillips' ex-wife, Actress)
Autumn Phillips
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
 44 
Sam Roberts
(Rock singer-songwriter)
Sam Roberts
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westmount, Quebec, Canada
 45 
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
(Football player)
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Canada
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 46 
D. A. Carson
(Author and Theologian)
D. A. Carson
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
 47 
Paul Desmarais
(Financier)
Paul Desmarais
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Greater Sudbury, Canada
Died: October 8, 2013
 48 
Simcha Jacobovici
(Three-time Emmy winner for Outstanding Investigative Journalism)
Simcha Jacobovici
0
Birthdate: April 4, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Petah Tikva, Israel
 49 
Donald O. Hebb
(Psychologist best known for his theory of Hebbian learning, which he introduced in his classic 1949 work The Organization of Behavior)
Donald O. Hebb
0
Birthdate: July 22, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: August 20, 1985
 50 
David H. Hubel
(Neurophysiologist)
David H. Hubel
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Windsor, Canada
Died: September 22, 2013