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March 15, 2016

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March 15, 2016
For Immediate Release

WATERLOO – Krishna Aggarwal, a fourth-year co-op student in the Business Administration program at Laurier’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, is the winner of the 2015 Equitable Life of Canada Co-op Student of the Year Award, which recognizes outstanding students in the cooperative education program at Wilfrid Laurier University.

During his two work terms as an analyst on an investment team at Turtle Creek Asset Management, Aggarwal researched companies and built detailed financial models to help determine whether they were fairly valued and had potential for the investment management firm’s portfolio.

Aggarwal also used Excel and macro skills to simplify the creation of financial summaries.

“Krishna is intelligent, hard-working and highly-motivated,” said Cameron McKendry, principal at Turtle Creek Asset Management. “Krishna was a strong performer during his work terms and we are pleased to be welcoming him back full time after he completes his studies.”

Aggarwal received the Aitken SBE Volunteer Leadership Scholarship in 2015. He was captain of Laurier’s finance team in the JDC Central competitions, served as the vice-president of investments and research analyst for the Laurier Investment and Finance Association, and is currently an equity analyst on the Laurier Student Investment Fund.

Aggarwal has helped Laurier students compete amid fierce competition for co-op jobs in capital markets by sharing his passion for the industry during co-op sessions and panel discussions. He has also dedicated countless hours and energy to mentoring individual co-op students.

Aggarwal receives the award during National Cooperative Education Week, which is celebrated March 14-18 through the Canadian Association of Cooperative Education (CAFCE). Currently there are 79 CAFCE member institutions across Canada and the U.S. representing more than 80,000 students.

Laurier offers the largest co-op business degree program in Canada. For more information or to hire a co-op student, please visit or call 519.884.0710 x 4484.

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Laurie Lahn, Manager
Marketing & External Relations
Co-operative Education

T: 519.756.8228 x4058


Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070



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