TV Personality. Actress. Miss Universe Canada 2017.
Engineer. Photographer. Human Golden Retriever.
Lauren's career balances the worlds of technology and entertainment. While the original plan had always been a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), as life happened, she found herself pulled toward the entertainment industry on numerous occasions where she carved a path that found a balance of both.
Lauren has been a TV host, actress (ACTRA), model, and Miss Universe Canada 2017 where she placed in the Top 10 at Miss Universe.
While the original plan had always been to pursue a career in engineering, she unexpectedly came into the world of entertainment when looking for scholarship opportunities to help fund her university education. She entered the Miss Teen Canada pageant as a "hilarious long shot", and not only went on to win that competition but a few short years later won Miss Universe Canada 2017, placed in the Top 10 at Miss Universe (owned by WME/IMG), and began producing a documentary series on women's rights around the world (pre-production).
Her television career technically began in sports as In-Arena Host for the Toronto Maple Leafs, a role she held while completing her engineering studies, and has gone on to host a number of live sporting events including the Invictus Games, Hockey Hall of Fame Games, Pan American Games and guest appearances on TSN and Sportsnet. In 2019, she joined the CityTV team, co-hosting the national Broadcast of the Grammy Award Red Carpet and becoming a regular correspondent for Breakfast Television and Cityline.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, she took a break from live television to return to full-time work in technology. During this time, she also set her sights on something that had always been a creative outlet - acting. An ACTRA member and represented by Ambition Talent, you can find her in Reacher (2022), Neon Lights (2022), and her upcoming projects include Blackberry, Luck Strikes in Winter, and Writing a Love Song.
ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
Lauren holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto. Having a focus on business optimization, programming, and human-centred design, she has applied these learnings in a variety of roles across adidas Group Canada, consulting, Stagwell Tech (tech arm of Stagwell Group), and the C100.
She is passionate about where the worlds of science and technology intersect with industries where they may not realize how significant of an impact technological developments have. This ranges from media, entertainment and sports to sustainability, ethical AI, and social entrepreneurship.
She has and continues to work with organizations that seek to empower youth via tech-based skills, especially young women. This includes, but isn't limited to Canada Learning Code, Google, the University of Toronto, York University, Girl Guides of Canada, Rogers, and more.
Lauren Howe was fortunate to pick up a camera at a young age, in part, because it was a great form of entertainment for a socially awkward only child raised by a single mother. Lauren has been shooting for over 15 years and has always been passionate about the camera's ability to tell a story.
Her wide-ranging experiences have led to influencing her particular work. This includes not only her time spent working with talented teams across sport, media, and fashion, but she has also captured moments from across all seven continents, including Antarctica, the Arctic, the Galapagos, Indonesia, India, and more. It was learning under National Geographic's Michael Melford in Svalbard that she began to fine-tune her craft.
On December 2022, she had her first photography exhibition, SERENDIPITY, showcasing her debut collection of Fine Art Photography.
In addition, Lauren works with a number of brands to help with brand & marketing strategy, creative direction, video campaign development, and ambassadorship. Over the years, she has worked with brands including, but not limited to, Google, Tourism Thailand, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Sick Kids, Hudson's Bay, RBC, Team Canada, Tourism Philippines, and more.