Although Halifax is one of the smaller cities in Canada, it surprisingly has had a massive celebrity presence. Athletes, politicians, musicians and artists alike attended some of the universities in Halifax and have gone out into the world to pursue careers and amazing goals.

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Below is a list of some celebrities that went to school in Halifax. Try and see if you recognize any of these names or the work they're known for

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Colleen P Jones

School: Dalhousie University

Known for: Reporting on CBC and Olympic Curling


Jenn Grant

School: NSCAD

Known for: Singing/Songwriting


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Chris Murphy 

School: Dalhousie University

Known for: Member of the band Sloan


Steve Morley

School: Saint Mary's University

Known for: CFL and Former NFL Player


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Ryan Cochrane

School: Mount Saint Vincent University

Known for: Olympic Kayaking


Steve Armitage

School: Saint Mary’s University

Known for: Reporting for Hockey Night In Canada


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Sarah McLachlan

School: NSCAD University

Known for: Singer/Songwriter


Michel Trudeau

School: Dalhousie University

Known for: The Brother of our Prime Minister


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Anne Murray

School: Mount St. Vincent University

Known for: Singer/Songwriter


Andy Jones

School: Saint Mary’s University

Known for: Judge Tizzard in the Republic of Doyle


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George Elliot Clarke

School: Dalhousie University

Known for: Poetry and writing


Noah Cantor

School: Saint Mary’s University

Known for: CFL Player for the Toronto Argonauts and the British Columbia Lions


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Catherine McKinnon

School: Mount St. Vincent University

Known for: Singing and acting


Paul D. McNair

School: Mount St. Vincent University

Known for: work with the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt


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Lucy Maud Montgomery

School: Dalhousie University

Known for: writing Anne of Green Gables


Raylene Rankin

School: Dalhousie University

Known for: A member of The Rankin Family


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Shaun Majumder

School: Dalhousie University

Known for: This Hour Has 22 Minutes


Micah Lexier

School: NSCAD

Known for: Visual Artist


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Cindy Phillips

School: Saint Mary's University

Known for: Professional Bodybuilding


Matt Robinson

School: Mount St. Vincent University

Known for: Poetry

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Elizabeth May

School: Dalhousie University

Known for: Leader of the Green Party of Canada


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