8 great women from Humber and Guelph-Humber
by Kayzia Boilard | March 7, 2017

Plenty of incredibly talented people were once students at Humber and Guelph-Humber.

Our alumni have been successful across wide ranging fields or work, for example, in broadcast television, science, and music, to name a few. In honour of International Women’s Day, we thought it would be a great idea to showcase just a few of the many notable women who have walked these halls.

Check out some of the inspiring women who once attended Humber or Guelph-Humber:

Dina Pugliese

Dina Pugliese has been the co-host of City Toronto’s Breakfast Television since 2006. She studied Journalism at Humber after completing an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Mass Communications at York University. Before joining Breakfast Television, Pugliese was a producer for Global Television Network’s, The Bynon Show, and Toronto 1’s, Toronto Today. She has also done several other hosting roles for shows such as Star!’s Star! Daily, The A-List, MuchMusic’s Much Music VJ Search, and Citytv’s New Year’s Eve special.

Dina Pugliese

(Source: 680 News)


Anne-Marie Green

Anne-Marie Green is a news anchor for CBS on American television who studied English at the University of Toronto, and has a post-graduate degree in Journalism from Humber College. Green began her career as a reporter for CKVR-TV in Barrie, and was a news anchor in Toronto  June of 2001 with CITY-TV and CablePulse 24 before beginning her career in the United States.In 2004, she joined KYW-TV (CBS 3) as a general reporter. In 2012 she became a substitute anchor for CBS News Up to the Minute, and in 2013 became anchor for CBS Morning News.

Anne-Marie Green

(Photo source: Getty images)


Melanie Ng

Melanie Ng is a news anchor and reporter for CityNews and Breakfast Television. She studied communications and English at Wilfrid Laurier University before completing a certificate in public relations at Humber. She also holds a certificate in broadcast journalism from Seneca College.

Melanie Ng

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Emilie-Claire Barlow

Emilie-Claire Barlow is a successful Canadian jazz singer, arranger, voice actress, and record producer. She has released eleven albums, won two JUNOs and been nominated for seven more. She studied arranging through Humber’s music program.

Emilie-Claire Barlow

(Photo source: Steve Webster, Emilie-Claire Barlow’s Website)


Jill Andrew

Jill Andrew studied child and youth work at Humber. She is an award-winning columnist, public speaker, scholar, student equity advisor, youth and women’s activist, and media consultant on body image, empowerment, leadership and representation. She is also the creator of Body Confidence Canada Awards (BCCAs), Toronto International Body Image Film & Arts Festival, and FatinTheCity. To top off her many accomplishments, she is also working toward getting the Ontario Human Rights Code to include body-based harassment (i.e. size discrimination) to protect children and adults from body-shaming.

Jill Andrews

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Jackie Perez

Jackie Perez graduated from the University of Guelph-Humber’s media studies program in 2008. Perez combined her love of sports and media, and after working for the Mississauga News became an Argonauts cheerleader, and eventually managed the social media accounts for the Toronto team. Perez also began hosting InSauga Live, a RogersTV show, and eventually became the In-Game Host for the Argonauts.

Jackie Perez, Photo credit Laura Rossi

(Photo source: Laura Rossi)


Madeleine Laforest

Madeleine Laforest graduated from Guelph-Humber’s media studies program in 2013. After interning for Scholastic and TIFF, and less than two years after graduating, Laforest began working for Scholastic Canada’s Marketing Division as the youngest Marketing and Publicity Coordinator.

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Natalie Quinlan

Natalie Quinlan graduated in 2013 from the media studies program at Guelph-Humber. Following graduation, Quinlan also obtained a post-graduate certificate in Broadcast Journalism from Fanshawe College, and with that became a news anchor for CJDC-TV, a division of Bell Media, in 2014 (source:

Want to celebrate International Women’s Day with us? Come to our Real Talks event at the student centre at North Campus LRC at 12 p.m. to hear from two inspiring women, Arlene Dickenson and Kaitlyn Bristow!