List of Carleton University people

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This is a list of notable people associated with Carleton University, such as faculty members and alumni.

Lineage and establishment[edit]


Lester B. Pearson, Chancellor, Prime Minister, Nobel Laureate


Chairs of the Board of Governors[edit]

Notable alumni and faculty[edit]







Notable honorary degree recipients[edit]

  • Dag Hammarskjöld, United Nations Secretary-General (1953–1961), Nobel Peace Prize laureate; awarded a Legum Doctor, honoris causa in 1954[7]
  • U Thant, United Nations Secretary-General (1961–1971); awarded a Legum Doctor, honoris causa in 1962[7]
  • Kurt Waldheim, United Nations Secretary-General (1972–1981); awarded a Legum Doctor, honoris causa in 1972[7]
  • Tommy Douglas, 7th Premier of Saskatchewan; led the first socialist government in North America and introduced universal public health care to Canada; awarded a Legum Doctor, honoris causa in 1980[7]
  • Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, United Nations Secretary-General (1982–1992); awarded a Legum Doctor, honoris causa in 1985[7]
  • Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union; awarded a Legum Doctor, honoris causa in 1993[7]
  • Boutros Boutros-Ghali, United Nations Secretary-General (1992–1997); awarded a Legum Doctor, honoris causa in 1995[7]
  • Romano Prodi, 79th Prime Minister of Italy; awarded a Legum Doctor, honoris causa in 2001[7]
  • Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General (1997–2007), Nobel Peace Prize laureate; awarded a Legum Doctor, honoris causa in 2004[7]
  • Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada (2005–2010); awarded a Legum Doctor, honoris causa in 2012[8]

Other people[edit]

Name Known for Relationship to Carleton
Timothy J. Anderson Opera singer, writer Graduate
Ike Awgu Mayoral candidate, television host, columnist Graduate
Dan Aykroyd Actor Studied at Carleton, honorary D.Litt. 1994
David Azrieli Architect, businessman Graduate
Rosemary Barton Political journalist, host of Power & Politics on CBC News Network Graduate
Georges Bédard Ottawa City Councillor Graduate
Conrad Black Financier and newspaper magnate Graduate
Alan Bones Diplomat Graduate
Walter Douglas Boyd Heart surgeon Graduate
Patrick Boyer Member of Parliament Graduate
George Brizan Former Prime Minister of Grenada Graduate
Gord Brown Politician Graduate
Shona Brown Google's VP, Business Operations Graduate
Rita Celli Ottawa anchor for CBC TV's Canada Now program Graduate
Louise Charron Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Graduate
Mike Colle Politician Graduate
Michael Cowpland Former CEO and founder of Corel Graduate
Alex Cullen Ottawa City Councillor Graduate
Allan Cutler Public servant, politician Graduate
Hans Daigeler Politician Graduate
Barry Devolin Conservative Member of Parliament Graduate
Paul Dewar New Democratic Party Member of Parliament Graduate
Michelle Douglas Human rights activist Graduate
James Duthie TSN sportscaster Graduate
Bruck Easton Politician Graduate
Ward P.D. Elcock Public servant Graduate
Phil Eyler Politician Graduate
Ivan Fellegi Chief Statistician of Canada Graduate
Marc Garneau Former President of the Canadian Space Agency, Member of Parliament Former Chancellor
Evelyn Gigantes Former New Democrat Ontario cabinet minister Graduate
Frank Graves President of EKOS Research Associates Graduate
Herb Gray Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Former Chancellor
Edward Greenspon Editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail Graduate
Peter Grünberg Nobel laureate in Physics, 2007 Research Faculty
Thomas Homer-Dixon Author of The Ingenuity Gap; Director of Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies Graduate
Peter Hume Ottawa City Councillor Graduate
Peter L. Hurd Evolutionary biologist Graduate
Marianne Illing Olympian (Canadian Olympic water polo team) Graduate
Peter Jennings Journalist Studied briefly at Carleton, honorary D.Litt. 1997
Pauline Jewett Politician Taught at Carleton; was chancellor 1990–1992
Leo Jordan Politician Graduate
Wilbert Keon Senator, heart surgeon Graduate
Lawrence M. Krauss Author of The Physics of Star Trek Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Arthur Kroeger Civil servant Chancellor (1993–2002)
Warren Kinsella Politician, author, weblogger Graduate
Alison Korn Olympic medalist Graduate
Shawn Little Ottawa City Councillor Graduate
Robert MacNeil Journalist and television news anchor Graduate
Maestro (Wes Williams)[9] Musician Studied at Carleton
John Manley Politician, former Deputy Prime Minister Graduate
Randal Marlin Author Professor
Trevor Matthews Producer, actor Studied at Carleton
Gerald McMaster Author, artist, and curator Graduate
John Milloy Politician Graduate
Bruce Milne Vice President of Product Management, CA Technologies Graduate
Emma Miskew Olympic Curler Graduate
Tom Nevakshonoff New Democrat Manitoba MLA Graduate
Ryan North Comic author Graduate
Paul Okalik Former Premier of Nunavut Graduate
Ernie Parsons Politician Graduate
Michael D. Prue Politician Graduate
W. Wesley Pue Professor of law, past President of Canadian Law and Society Association Faculty
Karim Rashid Industrial designer Graduate
Scott Reid Politician Graduate
Cristina Rémond Model, anthropologist Graduate
Cristine Rotenberg crime statistics analyst, YouTube personality Graduate
Don Scott Politician Graduate
Sheridan Scott Politician Professor
Norm Sterling Politician Graduate
Barbara Sullivan Politician Graduate
Doug Thompson Ottawa City Councillor Graduate
Chris Tse Spoken word poet Graduate
John Turmel Engineer, holder of Guinness world record for greatest number of elections lost Graduate
Jill Vickers Political scientist, author, candidate Professor
Graham C. Walker Professor of Biology, MIT Graduate
Judy Wasylycia-Leis Politician Graduate
Jim Watson Politician Graduate
Douglas Whiteway Journalist Graduate
Peter Worthington Journalist Graduate


  1. ^ "Dr. Madhu Dixit Adjunct Research Professor". Carleton University. 2017-11-24. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  2. ^ The Nobel Prize in Physics 2007 Archived 2011-08-10 at WebCite.
  3. ^ Sali, David (4 December 2014). "Ottawa High-Tech CEO Names Woman of Influence". Ottawa Business Journal. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Debra Arbec and Andrew Chang – Co-anchors for CBC News: Montreal". The Montrealer. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Carleton University. Faculty of Public Affairs: Our most distinguished alumni".
  6. ^ "Carolyn MacKenzie – Anchor". Shaw Media. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Honorary Degrees Awarded Since 1954". Carleton University Senate. Retrieved 9 Oct 2012.
  8. ^ Honorary Degree Recipients (Fall 2012).
  9. ^ "Maestro Fresh Wes in the House - Wes Williams Helps Carleton Launch 75th Celebrations". Retrieved 2017-01-12.

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