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Requesting the President's participation in online events

Thank you for your interest in inviting Laurier President and Vice-Chancellor Deborah MacLatchy to participate in your special event or meeting.

COVID-19 presents unique challenges for events such as requiring that they be cancelled, postponed or moved online. If you are moving forward with an online event and would like to request a pre-recorded video message from the president, please fill out the President Event Request Form as you normally would. 

If you have any questions about the request process, contact the Office of the President at 519.884.0710 X2833 or

Request Process

Please submit your request 12-16 weeks prior to your event using the President Event Request Form. For event requests less than 30 days in advance, contact the Office of the President at

Upon review of your completed form, you will be notified of the status of your request within five business days.

Once you have received confirmation of the president's attendance, you will be asked to supply the following materials no later than 14 days prior to your event date. Send all materials via email to

Event Materials

  • guest list
  • annotated event agenda
  • seating chart and room layout*

*Not required while Work From Home policy is being observed.

Important Notes

  • While the president accepts the majority of invitations that are requested, declines to invitations due to calendar conflicts are possible. The president's office attempts to accommodate most requests that support the mission of the university and appreciates your patience with the president's complex calendar.
  • Please be aware that changes to your event (i.e., start/end time, venue, speakers, etc.) may impact the president's availability. If you have changes, immediately contact
  • If you plan to have a photographer document your event, please let us know ahead of time. We kindly ask that you share the photos with us within one week after your event.

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