Meet our alumni and read about their current careers and what they’ve been up to post-graduation! This gallery is linked to our Alumni Wednesday social media campaign, which launched on May 18, 2022. We created this campaign to highlight the many paths where philosophy can lead. Each third Wednesday of the month, we will feature an alumna/us from our BA or MA program. You’ll be amazed at the diversity of our philosophy grads’ professions! As we feature more alumni, this gallery will continue to grow over time.
Connect with us to share ideas, stories and suggestions as we continue to feature our outstanding alumni.
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Note: The employment information provided on the alumni profiles was up-to-date at the time of posting.
Further Notable Alumni
Notable figures who have studied philosophy at Carleton include John Manley (former Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Canada), Elizabeth Hanna (speech language pathologist and voice actress whose work has been featured in Beetlejuice: The Animated Series, Babar, The Care Bears, and Sailor Moon), Susan Bordo (Professor of Women and Gender Studies, Singletary Chair in Humanities, University of Kentucky), Russel Zinn (Justice of the Federal Court of Canada), Christine Koggel (Professor of Philosophy at Carleton University, former Harvey Wexler Chair in Philosophy and Co-director of the Center for International Studies at Bryn Mawr College), Lynn Coady, author of Strange Heaven, The Antagonist, and Hellgoing, and winner of the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize), Barbara Gamble McInner (former CEO of the Ottawa Community Foundation), Kevin Churchill (Assistant Coach and former Captain of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championship men’s Ravens basketball team), Aaron Mills (graduate of Yale University law school and winner of a $50,000 Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Talent Award for research into Indigenous legal traditions and dialogues of reconciliation), Tim Kenyon (Vice President, Research at Brock University), Christopher Viger (assistant department chair, past undergraduate chair (2010-14), and the Rotman Faculty Fellow in Philosophy and Neuroscience (2012-14) at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy), Jamie Kelly (Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Vassar College), and Ryan Turbull (Member of Parliament, and former EPAC Director).