List of University of British Columbia people
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This is a list of alumni and faculty from the University of British Columbia.
- 1 Alumni
- 2 Faculty (former and current)
- 3 Recipients of honorary degrees
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- Bertram Brockhouse, BA 1947 (math and physics)  - Nobel laureate (Physics, 1994) "for the development of neutron spectroscopy"
- Robert Mundell, BA 1953  -Nobel laureate (Economics, 1999) "for his analysis of monetary and fiscal policy under different exchange rate regimes and his analysis of optimum currency areas"
- Kanti Bajpai, former headmaster of The Doon School
- Amit Chakma, President, University of Western Ontario
- Patricia Churchland, philosopher
- John J. Clague, Geological Survey of Canada scientist and SFU professor
- Thomas Martin Franck, International Law Scholar and NYU Law Professor Emeritus, former Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of International Law
- Rick Hansen, educator and Man In Motion
- Michiel Horn, historian, professor emeritus, Glendon College, York University
- Indira Samarasekera, President, University of Alberta
- William Sauder, contributor to the Sauder School of Business
- David Turpin, President, University of Victoria
- Bing Thom, architect of various urban design projects around Canada and the United States
Main article: Sauder_School_of_Business § Notable_alumni
- Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director of McKinsey & Co.
- Andrew Bibby, BCom 1980, President, Grosvenor Americas
- Dean Bosacki, businessman
- Yael Cohen, non-profit executive and philanthropist. Founder of F**k Cancer
- Herb Dhaliwal, businessman, real estate developer and philanthropist
- Lalith Gamage, CEO of Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
- Martin Glynn, MBA 1972, President and CEO, HSBC Canada
- Lindsay Gordon, MBA 1976, CEO of HSBC Canada
- David Ing, marketing scientist, and senior consultant
- Frank Iacobucci, BCom 1961, Former Puisne Justice, Supreme Court of Canada, and former Dean, University of Toronto's Faculty of Law
- Paul Lee, former President of Electronic Arts
- Brandt C. Louie, President and CEO of H.Y. Louie Co. Limited, and Chairman of London Drugs Limited.
- Kyle MacDonald, blogger and founder of the One red paperclip website
- Henry McKinnell, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Pfizer
- John H. McArthur, BCom 1957, Dean Emeritus, Harvard Business School
- Nadir Mohamed, BCom 1978, CEO, Rogers Communications
- Sarah Morgan-Silvester BCom 1982, Chancellor, University of British Columbia
- Ben Rutledge, BCom 2006, Canadian rower and '08 Olympic gold-medalist
- Gregg Saretsky, MBA 1984, President & CEO, WestJet
- Jim Pattison, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Sole Owner of the Jim Pattison Group, the second largest privately held company in Canada. (did not graduate).
- William Sauder, BCom 1948, Chairman of International Forest Products Ltd. and Sauder Industries
- Peter Wall, property developer in Vancouver, Canada who, in the 1990s and 2000s, played a significant and controversial part in the city's real-estate boom. (Did not graduate). Established the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
- Nolan Watson, co-founder of Sandstorm Resources Ltd. and known for his contribution to finance innovation in the mining industry. Youngest CFO (age 26) of a New York Stock Exchange listed company. Watson helped develop the silver streaming business model and raise over $1 billion in debt and equity to fund Silver Wheaton’s growth into the largest streaming company in the world.
- Brian Wong, internet entrepreneur who co-founded Kiip, a mobile app rewards platform that lets brands and companies give real-world rewards for in-game achievements. Surpassed Facebook founder and American internet entrepreneur, Mark Zuckerberg to become youngest entrepreneur to raise venture capital funding in 2010. 
- Jacki Zehner, BCom 1987, President of Women Moving Millions, Youngest woman to be made a partner in Goldman Sachs in 1996.
Government, politics, and law
- David Anderson, former Cabinet Minister, and former President of the Governing Council of the UN Environment Programme
- Jack Austin, former Cabinet Minister, and former Leader of the Government in the Senate
- Thomas Berger, First Nations's rights advocate, politician, and former Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia
- John Alan Beesley, Canadian Diplomat & former UN Ambassador
- Donald Brenner, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia
- Kim Campbell, former Prime Minister of Canada
- Pat Carney, Canadian senator
- Jim Chu, Chief Constable of the Vancouver Police Department
- Joe Clark, former Canadian prime minister
- Glen Clark, 31st Premier of British Columbia
- Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier.
- Lance Finch, Chief Justice of British Columbia
- John Fraser, former Speaker of the House of Commons and Progressive Conservative MP
- Garde Gardom, former Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
- Mike Harcourt, former B.C. premier
- Robert Hampton Gray, awarded the Victoria Cross for heroism during World War II
- Nancy Heppner, Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
- Russ Hiebert, Member of Parliament for South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale.
- Frank Iacobucci, former Puisne Justice on the Supreme Court of Canada
- Ted Lee, former Head of the UN Economic and Social Affairs Section, former Ambassador to Israel, South Africa, Austria, former High Commissioner to Cypres, Lesotho, Swaziland, former Governor of Canada to the International Atomic Energy Agency
- Rob Marris, British Labour party MP
- Allan McEachern, former Chancellor of UBC and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia
- Michael Omolewa, historian, diplomat and former President of UNESCO General Conference
- Wally Oppal, former Attorney General of British Columbia
- Stephen Owen, former Canadian Member of Parliament and current UBC V-P of External, Legal & Community Relations
- Richard Peck, Queen's Counsel and frequent Special Prosecutor
- Leslie Peterson, former Attorney General of BC and Chancellor of UBC
- Art Phillips, former mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada served from 1973 to 1977.
- Steven Point, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia 2007–12
- Svend Robinson, former NDP MP
- Mark Satin, political activist and author
- Alfred Scow, the first First Nations judge in BC
- Stanley Schumacher, Canadian Member of Parliament and Speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly
- Bud Smith, former Attorney General of BC
- Andrew Steele, political activist and writer
- Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and former schoolteacher. Eldest son of former Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau.
- Mohd. Masoud Uz Zafer, Professor.
- John Turner, former Canadian prime minister
- Allan Williams, former Attorney General of BC
- John Yap, MBA 1983, Minister of Advance Education and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism, Province of BC
- Stevie Cameron, journalist
- Allan Fotheringham, journalist
- Robin Gill, anchor, Global News Toronto, Weekend Edition
- Nil Köksal, CBC Television journalist
- Duncan McCue, reporter for the CBC
- Lynne McNamara, journalist
- Blake Price, broadcaster
- Zafar Sobhan, Bangladeshi journalist and Editor of the Dhaka Tribune
- Geoffrey Ashe, writer
- Elizabeth Bachinsky, poet and writer
- Pierre Berton, author and historian
- Gary Botting, poet, playwright, lawyer and legal scholar
- Steven Galloway, novelist and playwright
- William Gibson, writer
- Genni Gunn, novelist and translator
- Anosh Irani, novelist and playwright
- Gayla Reid, writer
- Renée Sarojini Saklikar, poet and writer
- Rita Wong, poet and writer
- Sonja Bennett, actress
- Nicola Cavendish, actor
- Linda Chung, actress
- Danica d'Hondt, actress
- Judith Forst, mezzo-soprano
- Jason Gray-Stanford, actor
- Sturla Gunnarsson, Academy Award nominated director
- Stephen Hegyes, film and television producer
- Ben Heppner, tenor
- Anne Heung, former Hong Kong actress
- Kris Holm, unicyclist
- Paul Johansson, actor
- Evangeline Lilly, actress
- Leanne Li, actress
- Bernice Liu, actress
- Kenneth Ma, actor
- Grace Park, actress
- Emily Perkins, actress
- John Ruskin, aka (Nardwuar the Human Serviette), rock musician, radio, and television personality
- Michael Shanks, actor
- Hannah Simone, actress, known as Cece Parekh on the sitcom New Girl.
- Bruce Sweeney, filmmaker
- Eddie Peng, actor
Science and engineering
- Albert Bandura, psychologist
- Peter Borwein, mathematician and pi researcher
- Stewart Blusson, diamond hunter and philanthropist
- Charlotte Froese Fischer, mathematician and chemist
- Robert Langlands, mathematician specializing in automorphic forms and representation theory, Shaw Prize laureate in Mathematics in 2007
- Bjarni Tryggvason, astronaut
- Jeff Francis, Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher
- Bruce Ford, Olympic rower
- Kathleen Heddle, three time Olympic gold medalist in rowing.
- George Hungerford, Olympic Gold Medalist
- Andrea Neil, Canadian women's soccer player and pioneer
- Pat Onstad, Major League Soccer Goalkeeper, Houston Dynamo
- Annamay Pierse, world record-setting breaststroke swimmer
- David Pol, football player
- Ben Rutledge, gold medal-winning Canadian Olympic rower.
- Robert Weitemeyer, gold medal-winning Canadian Olympic rower.
Faculty (former and current)
- Hans G. Dehmelt, Nobel laureate in Physics in 1989; visiting researcher in 1955 
- Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate (Economics, 2002); faculty member (1978–1986)
- Har Gobind Khorana, Nobel laureate (Medicine, 1968); faculty member (1952-1960)
- Michael Smith, Nobel laureate (Chemistry, 1993);professor of medicine (1966-2000)
- Carl E. Wieman, Nobel laureate (Physics, 2001); professor of physics (2007-2013)
- Arthur Erickson, architect
Business and economics
- Brian Burke, former President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs
- Rogemar Mamon, mathematician
- George F.G. Stanley, Canadian historian, designer of Canadian flag, Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick
- Kim Campbell, former Canadian Prime Minister
- Catherine Dauvergne, holds the Canada Research Chair in Migration Law
- Norman MacKenzie
- Michael Ignatieff, academic, Canadian politician, and former Leader of the Opposition
- Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada; professor (1974-1981) at the University of British Columbia
- Joel Bakan, creator of The Corporation
- Sara Davis Buechner, pianist, recording artist, Koch International
- Meryn Cadell, writer and performance artist
- James Fankhauser, conductor
- Peter W. Klein, Emmy Award–winning journalist and filmmaker
- Barbara Pentland, composer
- Randy Raine-Reusch, composer and ethnomusicologist
- Lynne Stopkewich, film director
Science and engineering
- Neil Bartlett, prepared the first known noble gas compound
- Vijay Bhargava, electrical engineer
- Frank E. Buck, Professor of Horticulture.
- Brian Christie, neuroscientist
- David Dolphin, biochemist
- J. B. Gunn, semiconductor device physicist, and discoverer of the Gunn Effect
- John Friedmann, urban theorist
- William S. Hoar, zoologist and author, head of zoology department 1964–71
- C.S. Holling, ecologist and co-founder of adaptive management
- Patrick J. Keeling, protistologist
- Pat McGeer, neuroscientist and politician
- Peter Oberlander, Canada's first professor of urban and regional planning and founder of UBC's School of Community and Regional Planning
- Sarah Otto, evolutionary geneticist and MacArthur Fellow
- Daniel Pauly, fisheries scientist
- William Rees, planning professor and originator of the ecological footprint
- Gordon Walter Semenoff, physicist, Majorana Prize (2006)
- David Suzuki, biologist and environmental activist
- Bill Unruh, physicist, discoverer of the Unruh effect
- Erich Vogt, physicist
- Rudolf Vrba, Holocaust survivor and pharmacologist
- Steven Galloway, novelist and playwright
- Roy Kiyooka, Canadian artist and poet
- Larissa Lai, Canadian writer
- Margaret Atwood, Canadian novelist, poet, and literary critic
- Ken Lum, noted Canadian artist. Represented Canada at the Sydney Biennale, the São Paulo Art Biennial, the Shanghai Biennale and at Documenta XI
- Jeff Wall, photographer. Tate Gallery Retrospective, MOMA, Hasselblad Award, key figure in the photoconceptualist Vancouver School.
Recipients of honorary degrees
- The 14th Dalai Lama
- Louise Arbour, Justice
- Rosemary Brown, first black Canadian woman elected to a provincial legislature
- Emily Carr, Artist
- Raffi Cavoukian, Musician
- Robertson Davies, Author
- John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada
- David A. Dodge, Economist
- Tommy Douglas, former Premier of Saskatchewan
- Shirin Ebadi, Lawyer and Peace Noble Prize Winner
- Atom Egoyan, Filmmaker
- Judith Forst, Mezzo-soprano
- Michael J. Fox, Actor
- Mike Harcourt, former Premier of British Columbia
- Ben Heppner, Operatic tenor
- Clara Hughes, Olympic cyclist and speedskater
- Finn E. Kydland, Economist
- Grace McCarthy, former premier of British Columbia
- Beverley McLachlin, first woman to be Chief Justice of Canada
- Lester B. Pearson, 14th Prime Minister of Canada and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
- Oscar Peterson, Jazz Pianist
- Bill Reid, Artist
- Carol Shields, Author
- Adlai Stevenson II, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations
- Pierre Trudeau, 15th Prime Minister of Canada
- John Turner, 17th Prime Minister of Canada
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu
- George Woodcock, anarchist philosopher and founding editor of Canadian Literature (journal)
- Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
- Amartya Sen, an Indian economist awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
- Lance Finch, Chief Justice of British Columbia
- Peter Wall, Real estate developer and philanthropist
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- List of Presidents of the University of British Columbia
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I had built my first electron impact tube during a brief interlude in 1955 in George Volkoffs laboratory at the University of British Columbia.