Notable alumni from British Columbia private schools

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The alumni below come from the private and independent schools in BC and across Western Canada we profile on our website. We explore the relationship between private education and successful careers here (where we also list alumni from schools across Canada).



Alum School & Accomplishment Year
Roger
Stanier
Shawnigan Lake School
Influential in the development of modern microbiology. Made key contributions to the taxonomy of bacteria.
1934
Barry F.
Cooper
Shawnigan Lake School
Political Scientist and influential member of the "Calgary School" of political thought. Fellow at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies.
1961
Steve
Deering
Shawnigan Lake School
Declared 1994 "Geek of the Year" by Internet Talk Radio. Fellow at Cisco Systems. Worked at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Centre.
1969
Wade
Davis
Brentwood College School
Award-winning anthropologist and ethnobotanist, particularly famous for his best-selling book, "The Serpent and the Rainbow." Named to list of "Explorers of the Millennium" by the National Geographic Society.
1971
Delaney
Boyd
Banbury Crossroads School
Delaney Boyd has just graduated with a Ph.D. One site is http://wikipedia.org/wiki/plains_bison, where her thesis is referenced.
2016
Tony
Hou
Pythagoras Academy
Tony studied at PA from 2014 to 2017, when he graduated and was accepted into one of the top independent schools, St. George’s School. Tony's SSAT score of 2084, was the highest in 2017.
2017

Alum School & Accomplishment Year
Joyce Anne
Marriott
Glenlyon Norfolk School
Joyce Anne Marriott was a poet/writer who won the 1941 Governor General’s Award for English-Language, Poetry, or Drama for Calling Adventurers!
1931
Robert Stewart
Hyndman
Shawnigan Lake School
Distinguished Canadian landscape and portrait artist. Created the portrait for Sir Wilfred Laurier on the 100th anniversary of his election, (2001).
1933
Myfanwy
Pavelic
Glenlyon Norfolk School
Myfanwy Pavelic was a portrait artist whose portrait of Yehudi Menuhin, hung permanently in the National Portrait Gallery in London was the first-ever Canadian to be so honoured.
1933
Rona Jean
Murray
Queen Margaret's School
A Canadian poet.
1941
Ian
Tyson
Glenlyon Norfolk School
Ian Tyson is a Canadian singer-songwriter, best known for having written the songs "Four Strong Winds" and "Someday Soon", performed with partner Sylvia Tyson as the duo Ian & Sylvia.
1950
Susanna
Blunt
Queen Margaret's School
A Canadian portrait artist who designed the most recent portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the current Canadian coinage, which began in 2003.
1958
Di
Brandt
Mennonite Collegiate Institute
Di Brandt is a Canadian poet and scholar from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She became Winnipeg's first Poet Laureate in 2018.
1969
Susan
Coyne
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
Writer and actor; best known as one of the co-creators and co-stars of the award-winning Slings and Arrows program.
1976
Jon Kimura
Parker
Shawnigan Lake School
Canadian concert pianist and Officer of the Order of Canada. Winner of multiple international awards and competitions.
1977
Atom
Egoyan
Glenlyon Norfolk School
Atom Egoyan is one of the most celebrated contemporary filmmakers on the international scene. His body of work includes theatre, music, and art installations.
1978
Zach
Werner
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
Musician; record producer; entertainment lawyer; and talent manager.
1978
Leslie
Hope
St. Michaels University School
Actress - famously playing Teri Bauer in the Fox TV show 24.
1982
Timothy
Williams
Glenlyon Norfolk School
Timothy Williams is a multi award-winning composer and orchestrator of film, TV, video games and theatre, with over 63 feature film credits.
1983
Evan
Adams
St. Michaels University School
Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Public Health with the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch and award winning actor.
1983
Kenneth
Oppel
St. Michaels University School
Young adult and children's author - famous for the Silverwing series. Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award in 2007.
1985
David
Schumacher
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
Emmy-winning television and film producer/director.
1987
Steve
Braun
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
Television and movie actor.
1994
Tara
Spencer-Nairn
Shawnigan Lake School
Canadian actress. Best known for her role in the TV series, "Corner Gas".
1996
Clifton
Murray
Brentwood College School
The Tenors are a vocal quartet perform operatic pop music that is a mixture of classical and pop.
1998
Declan
McGarry
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
Country Music Artist.
2002
Jonnie
Penn
Glenlyon Norfolk School
Jonnie Penn is the creator, executive producer and cast member of MTV series The Buried Life and co-author of the book “What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?”.
2004
Lindsay
Nelko
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
International Choreographer.
2004

Alum School & Accomplishment Year
Gerald
Maier
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
Chairman, President and CEO of TransCanada PipeLines Ltd. Officer of the Order of Canada.
1946
David
Asper
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
Lawyer; businessman; Chairman of the National Post newspaper; Executive Vice President of CanWest Global Communications Corp.
1976
Stewart
Butterfield
St. Michaels University School
Founder of Flickr, co-founder of Slack entrepreneur and businessman.
1991
Manjit
Minhas
West Island College (Calgary)
Owner of Minhas Craft Brewery. And Current Dragon on CBC's Dragon Den
1998
Ann
Makosinski
St. Michaels University School
Inventor of the thermoelectric flashlight and eDrink Coffee Mug. Recipient of the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award of Excellence, named in Top 30 under 30 lists in Time, Entrepreneur and Glamour.
2015

Alum School & Accomplishment Year

Alum School & Accomplishment Year
Robb
Nash
Mennonite Collegiate Institute
The Robb Nash Project is an immersive experience that uses music and storytelling to address difficult mental health-related topics such as suicide, addiction, self-harm and anxiety.
1996

Alum School & Accomplishment Year

Alum School & Accomplishment Year
Dr. Frances
Oldham Kelsey
St. Margaret's School
On July 1, 2015, Dr. Kelsey was named to the Order of Canada for her role in preventing the drug thalidomide from entering the United States in the 1960s.
1931

Alum School & Accomplishment Year
Charles
Hoey
Queen Margaret's School
A Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
1925

Alum School & Accomplishment Year
Henry Pybus
Bell-Irving
Shawnigan Lake School
23rd Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
1931
James Armstrong
Richardson
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
Politician; member of Cabinet under Pierre Elliott Trudeau; businessman; founder of James Richardson International.
1939
Alastair
Gillespie
Brentwood College School
Federal MP with cabinet positions in: Industry, Trade and Commerce; Energy, Mines and Resources; State for Science and Technology. Officer of the Order of Canada. Rhodes Scholar.
1940
Douglas
Everett
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
Retired Senator.
1943
David
Kilgour
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
Politician; one of the longest current serving Members of Parliament and one of the very few who has been elected under both the Progressive Conservative and Liberal banners.
1959
Stephen
Owen
Shawnigan Lake School
Federal Minister of Western Economic Diversification and Minister of State for Sport. Federal Liberal Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra.
1966
Peter
Ladner
Shawnigan Lake School
Vancouver city counsellor. Journalist.
1967
Suzanne
Anton
Queen Margaret's School
Suzanne Anton, Q.C. (born 1952 or 1953) is a Canadian politician and the current Minister of Justice and Attorney General of British Columbia.
1974
Gerard
Kennedy
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
Politician; former Ontario Minister of Education under Dalton McGuinty; former candidate for leadership of the federal Liberal party.
1977
Jason
Kenney
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
Canada's Minister of Employment and Social Development. Minister for Multiculturalism. Federal Member of Parliament representing Calgary Southeast.
1986

Alum School & Accomplishment Year
John
Lecky
Shawnigan Lake School
Silver medal-winning Canadian Olympic rower.
1958
George
Hungerford
Shawnigan Lake School
Gold medal-winning Canadian Olympic rower. Winner of the Lou Marsh Trophy (Canada's top athlete). Officer of the Order of Canada.
1962
Brian
Engblom
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
Former NHL player and announcer.
1973
Ralph
Krueger
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
Former Edmonton Oilers head coach; currently the Chair of Southampton F.C. of the Premier League.
1977
Brett
Hull
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
Former NHL player; son of Bobby Hull.
1982
Wendel
Clark
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
NHL hockey player and Captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs
1984
Rod
Brind'Amour
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
Stanley Cup winning NHL player and captain, now coaching in the NHL.
1988
Steve
Nash
St. Michaels University School
Professional basketball player (two-time NBA MVP) and philanthropist.
1992
Vincent
Lecavalier
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
NHL hockey star. Stanley Cup winner, Conn Smythe Trophy winner (MVP of playoffs), Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy winner (NHL's top goal scorer).
1997
Jennifer
Botterill
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
Olympic gold medalist; former member of the Canadian national women's hockey team.
1997
Tyler
Arnason
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
Former NHL player.
1997
Sarah
Stock
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
Wrestler (a.k.a. Sarita, Dark Angel)
1997
Josh
Jackson
Shawnigan Lake School
Canadian rugby union player, and member of the national rugby team
1998
Brad
Richards
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
Stanley Cup winning NHL hockey player. Winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy (league's most valuable player in the playoffs).
1998
Rene
Bourque
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
NHL hockey player.
1999
Kristopher
McDaniel
Shawnigan Lake School
Bronze-medal winning Canadian national rower. Two-time national champion at Harvard.
2000
Jelena
Mrdjenovich
St. Michaels University School
Eight-time Women's World Champion boxing champion.
2000
Alexander
Steen
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
NHL player.
2002
Braydon
Coburn
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
NHL hockey player.
2003
Donovan
Alexander
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
CFL Football player.
2003
Ryan
Reaves
St. John's-Ravenscourt School
NHL player.
2005
Matt
Evans
Shawnigan Lake School
Canadian rugby union player. Member of Canada's national rugby team.
2006
Eva
Shockey
Brentwood College School
First woman in 30 years to make the front cover of Field & Stream magazine and co-host for her father Jim Shockey's television shows on Outdoor Channel.
2006
Keith
Aulie
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
NHL hockey player. Played in the 2009 World Junior Championships.
2007
Gillian
Carleton
St. Margaret's School
Canadian road and track cyclist. Carleton won the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the women's team pursuit.
2007
Jordan
Eberle
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
NHL hockey player for the Edmonton Oilers. Named the best Canadian World Junior Player ever by TSN.
2008
Tyler
Myers
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
NHL hockey player and winner of the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league's best rookie.
2008
Jaden
Schwartz
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
NHL hockey player, currently with the St. Louis Blues. Selected 14th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
2010
Morgan
Rielly
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
Morgan Rielly is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for and an alternate captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL).
2012
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