Canada has some great colleges and universities. In fact, Canada is ranked third best in the world for its post-secondary institutions. Booyah!
We’re a nation of smartypants.
In honour of us being wicked-smart, we put together a list of some of our favourite celebrities and the Canadian post-secondary schools they attended. In no specific order, they are:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, British Columbia
Why They’re Famous: Heartthrob, great hair, forever Van Wilder in our eyes
Why They’re Famous: Degrassi: The Next Generation and The Vampire Diaries
Royal Military College of Canada
Why They’re Famous: One badass astronaut. Plus there’s this.
Why They’re Famous: Standout actress in Mean Girls, The Notebook, and Sherlock Holmes
Arcade Fire (Win Butler and Regine Chassagne)
Why They’re Famous: Indie rock superstars (aka. multi-Grammy and JUNO Award winners)
Why They’re Famous: We still can’t figure it out. Somethings just are.
Why They’re Famous: Former MuchMusic VJ, red interview chairs, future Hockey Night in Canada host
Carly Rae Jepsen
Canadian College of Performing Arts
Why They’re Famous: Three words: “Call Me Maybe”
University of Alberta
Why They’re Famous: Actor in Castle, Firefly and voice actor in Halo 3
University of Ottawa
Why They’re Famous: Jeopardy!, and his amazing mustache (RIP mustache)
Runner-up Canadian celeb smarties include:
Lorne Michaels (University of Toronto), Shad (Wilfrid Laurier University), Sarah McLachlan (NSCAD), Paul Haggis (Fanshawe College), Eugene Levy (McMaster University), Fred Penner (University of Winnipeg), Prime Minister Stephen Harper (University of Calgary), Kevin O’Leary (University of Western Ontario), Ryan Gosling’s mom (Brock University).
ED. NOTE: Did we miss someone? Tell us about the famous Canadians that went to your post-secondary school in the comments.
*Opinions expressed are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Student Life Network or their partners.