Notable alumni from Quebec private schools

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The alumni below come from private and boarding schools in Quebec and the Maritimes 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
Reginald
Fessenden
Bishop's College School
Pioneering inventor in radio. Conducted possibly the first radio transmission of voice and music.
1884
Michèle
Thibodeau-DeGuire
The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
She was the first woman to earn a degree in civil engineering in 1963. She was inducted into the Order of Canada in 2003, made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec in 2005.
1957
Peter
Behrens
Lower Canada College
Peter Behrens,a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. has his third novel CARRY ME published in Spring 2016. www.peterbehrens.org
1971

Alum School & Accomplishment Year
George
Hurst
Bishop's College School
Celebrated conductor. Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, and visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London
1944
Joan
Ivory
The Study
Esteemed member of the Order of Canada and tireless volunteer most notably with the MUHC and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
1951
Jake
Eberts
Bishop's College School
Award-winning film producer, with such notable films as: Chariots of Fire, Gandhi, Dances with Wolves, and Chicken Run.
1959
Michael
Ondaatje
Bishop's College School
Canadian author and poet. Winner of the Booker Prize for "The English Patient". Also won the Governor General's Award.
1961
Stuart
McLean
Lower Canada College
Vinyl Cafe
1965
Janina
Fialkowska
The Study
Named a 2012 Governor General Performing Arts award winner. She received a 2012 Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award (Classical Music) in 2012.
1967
Caroline
Rhea
The Study
Canadian stand-up comedian and actress, known for replacing Rosie O'Donnell as the hostess of her syndicated talk show, renamed The Caroline Rhea Show.
1981
Jonathan
Kay
Selwyn House School
Editor-in-Chief of The Walrus. Regular columnist for The National Post.
1986
Tiga
Sontag
Selwyn House School
Juno-winning electronic dance music DJ
1992
Jennifer
Finnigan
The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
Three-time Daytime Emmy Award winning actress, best known for her role as Bridget Forrester in the American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.
1996
James
Gilbert
King's-Edgehill School
Accomplished and award winning Canadian actor.
2000
Meaghan
Rath
The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
Meaghan Rath is a Canadian film and television actress. She is known for her television roles on Being Human, 15/Love, The Assistants, and Hawaii Five-0.
2003

Alum School & Accomplishment Year
Sir H. Montagu
Allan
Bishop's College School
Banker, Lieutenant-Colonel, and Deputy Chairman of the Allen Shipping Line. Donated the Allen Cup (hockey).
1878
Hartland
MacDougall
Bishop's College School
Ran MacDougall, MacDougall and MacTier, a prominent Montreal investment firm. Hockey player inducted into the Canada Sports Hall of Fame. Helped create the Montreal Forum.
1894
Hartland
Molson
Bishop's College School
Canadian Senator, noted philanthropist and member of the Molson family, and owner of the Montreal Canadians
1925
David
Culver
Selwyn House School
Chairman and CEO of Alcan Aluminum Limited. Officer of the Order of Canada. Officer of the Order of Quebec.
1942
Phyllis
Lambert Bronfman
The Study
Founder of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Member of the Order of Canada, Knight of the National Order of Quebec.
1944
Eric
Molson
Bishop's College School
Chairman of Molson Coors and Chancellor of Concordia University. Honorary director of the Bank of Montreal. Member of the Order of Canada.
1955
Marianne
McKenna
The Study
Founding partner of KPMB Architects. She is an invested Officer of The Order of Canada "for her contributions as an architect, designing structures that enrich the public realm”.
1968
Andrew
Kam
King's-Edgehill School
CEO of Hong Kong Disney
1980

Alum School & Accomplishment Year
Patricia
Claxton
The Study
Award-winning Canadian translator, primarily of Quebec literature.
1947

Alum School & Accomplishment Year
Fred
Fountain
King's-Edgehill School
The Chancellor of Dalhousie Univerity, Fred Fountain is one of the leading philanthropist's in Canada.
1966

Alum School & Accomplishment Year

Alum School & Accomplishment Year

Alum School & Accomplishment Year
Sir William
Heneker
Bishop's College School
A Canadian born General of the British Army, (one of only a few to reach this rank). A respected military strategist and thinker.
1885
Andrew
McNaughton
Bishop's College School
Canada's leading General during the first phase of World War II. Also served as Chief of the General Staff, a diplomat, and politician.
1905
Harry Wickwire
Foster
Bishop's College School
Major General who commanded two Canadian divisions in the Second World War.
1920

Alum School & Accomplishment Year
Sir Robert
Barry Dickey
King's-Edgehill School
Father of Confederation
1829
Sir John
Hamilton Gray
King's-Edgehill School
Prince Edward Island Premier and Father of Confederation
1829
Andrew Hamilton
Gault
Bishop's College School
UK Member of Parliament and Brigadier General. Privately raised the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry for the First World War.
1900
Therese
Forget Casgrain
The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
Suffragist; Senator; first female political party leader in Canada; Officer of the Order of Canada; commemorated with a Canada Post stamp in 1985 and on the $50 bill in 2004.
1914
Michael
Meighen
Selwyn House School
Canadian Senator
1957
John
McCallum
Selwyn House School
Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship
1967

Alum School & Accomplishment Year
David
Andrews
King's-Edgehill School
President and C.E.O. of the American Hockey League. Annually named one of the most powerful people in hockey by The Hockey News.
1966
Andréanne
Morin
The Study
Founding member of The Study’s Sports Hall of Fame. Andréanne is a 3-time Olympian and 8-time National Team athlete.
1998
Joel
Anthony
Selwyn House School
NBA basketball player, currently playing for the Detroit Pistons. Member of the Canadian basketball team.
2000
Marie-Philip
Poulin
Kuper Academy
Canadian ice hockey forward, Les Canadiennes. Star of Canada women's national ice hockey teams winning gold at 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and 2014 Sochi. B.A. Boston University, Psychology.
2007
Louis
Leblanc
Kuper Academy
Selected 1st overall by the Montreal Canadiens. He then enrolled at Harvard University. Currently plays in the KHL.
2007
Eugenie
Bouchard
The Study
Professional Tennis Player.
2011
Mark
Jankowski
Stanstead College
Was drafted by Calgary Flames in the first round in 2012. At Providence, he helped the Friars win the NCAA D1 championship.
2012
Michaela
Pejzlova
Stanstead College
Member of the Czech national ice hockey team and Czech Olympic women's hockey team -- Beijing 2022
2016
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