ON-AIR PERSONALITY & HOST
MISS UNIVERSE CANADA '17/18
ACTRESS & FILMMAKER
Stereotypes are made to be shattered.
We all have multiple interests, passions and projects that fit outside the traditional singular answer to "what do you do?". Lauren balances and blends the worlds of engineering and entertainment. She is driven by impact, from solving problems and shining a light on solutions that help improve individuals' lives and businesses.
PT. 1 - ENTERTAINMENT
In media and entertainment, Lauren is an on-air personality with CityTV, former Miss Canada, actress, content creator and digital strategist. While her roles on camera may have felt unexpected to her, she has always been passionate about telling stories that can be a driving force of change. In 2014, Lauren was hired as the In-Arena Host for the Toronto Maple Leafs where she entertained 20,000+ live fans and interviewed top athletes was born out of her passion for sports led to hosting other sporting events including the IIHF World Junior Championships, Pan and Parapan American Games, Invictus Games, Rogers Cup and more. What first started as a scholarship opportunity in high school, resulted in her winning Miss Canada, placing in the Top 10 at Miss Universe in 2017 and speaking internationally. Currently, she is a correspondent for CityTV she she has co-hosted the Grammy Awards Red Carpet Show and Breakfast Television, Toronto's #1 Morning Show; covered the Toronto International Film Festival; appears regularly on Breakfast Television and Cityline, the longest-running daytime talk show for women in Canadian history. Lauren is also an ACTRA actress and model with Sutherland Models.
Although her break in media started in front of the camera, Lauren’s dedication to storytelling extends behind the camera through photography, video production and directing. While having produced and directed content for corporate clients and digital programming, her main project is a documentary series focused on life for women around the world, which she is a writer and executive producer on.
In her spare time, Lauren is a health and fitness advocate who enjoys hiking, scuba diving, snowboarding, surfing in her spare time. She is an ambassador and advocate for a number of organizations focused on women’s empowerment, shark and ocean conservation.
PT. 2 - ENGINEERING
Lauren has a B.A.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and was named one of the Top 10 Female Engineering Students to Watch. She chose to apply her skill sets to the world of business and technology ranging from strategic development, process optimization and programming asset management systems for global brands to business development, project and product management for data-driven digital marketing agencies. While continuing to develop new skills and experiences, Lauren actively uses her platform to promote conversations surrounding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) that ultimately empower and inspire youth, especially young women, to explore these fields. This includes reporting on STEM-based stories with CityTV, public speaking at schools, brand partnerships that help teach fundamental skills (i.e. computer programming) and an exciting project currently in development.
While studying at the University of Toronto, she realized how creative ideas combined with science and technology have the power to shape the world we live in. She traveled to high density, low-income neighbourhoods of Mumbai to help design and implement sanitation facilities that use waste recycling technologies to create grey water and biogas.
Lauren aims to highlight the intersections of these worlds to students by showcasing the ability to pursue multiple passions in life that blend STEM and creative industries, from sports and travel to film and fashion, then empowering them to explore and develop fundamental skills. When not speaking with students directly, she has partnered with a wide range of organizations who share the common goal of teaching and growing our future leaders from The Knowledge Society to Google’s Coding on Chromebook campaign.