Where are they Wednesday: Cathleen Finlay | College of Arts

Where are they Wednesday: Cathleen Finlay

Cathleen Finlay

Senior Communications & Brand Manager for Toronto International Film Festival
Bachelor of Arts Honours, English & History (2008), Master of Arts, History (2010)

Cathleen Finlay is today's Where are they Wednesday alumni feature!

Cathleen attended the University of Guelph from 2004 to 2010, completing two degrees in that time period. Her first degree was a Bachelor of Arts in both History and English (2004-2008) and her second was Master of Arts in History (2008-2010). After completing her MA, Cathleen went on to pursue further education, first an Accelerated Advanced Diploma in Journalism from Humber College (2010-2012) and later an Intensive French program from Université Lavale (2013). Cathleen began gaining experience in her field as a News Writer and Segment Producer for Canada AM on CTV News in 2012. She worked as a Consultant for Hill+Knowlton Strategies, a Senior Account Executive for Ketchum, and started off with the Toronto International Film Festival as a Communications Manager in 2017, until she was promoted to Senior Manager, Communications & Brand in 2019.

Congratulations on achieving your goals and following your path, Cathleen - we're proud to call you a College of Arts alumna.

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