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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Merna Riad

"The soft skills I was able to learn through the small classroom environments, even in just first year, put me at an incredible advantage in comparison to others. I have been trained to think on my feet, be motivated, be knowledgeable in what I do, and, most importantly, be professional."

Jessica Chalk (BBA '11)

founder and CEO, TrafficSoda

"My Lazaridis School BBA gave me the business fundamentals that I needed to begin my own company, and I got a lot of practical experience applying those tools. Ultimately that let me dive into entrepreneurship with confidence."

Linda Raynier

career strategist, coach and founder, LindaRaynier.com

"My BBA taught me important business, marketing and financial concepts that I wouldn't have now if I had not taken the program. But, most importantly, because of Laurier's reputation and the personal growth I went through alongside other ambitious, bright students, it gave me a strong foundation and the confidence to move forward in my career. The BBA co-op program helped influence my decision to take the CPA route which has had a significant impact on the career I do now."

Don McKinnon (BBA '02)

senior vice-president, KMPG Canada

"In my mind there is no other business school to consider! At KPMG we hire around 40-50 students a year and Laurier is one of our top sources of talent because of the well-rounded breadth of education received. I love Laurier’s small campus and feeling of community."

Notable Alumni

  • Jason McDonell (BBA '96), president, PepsiCo Foods Canada
  • Lynn Oldfield (BBA '84), president and CEO, AIG Canada
  • Sinead Bovell (BBA '11), CEO and founder, Weekly Advice for Young Entrepreneurs (WAYE)
  • Aaron Bast (BBA '06), associate director, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund
  • Carinne Chambers (BBA '01), CEO and co-founder, Diva International Inc.
  • Elise Gasbarrino (BBA '07), founder, Pink Pearl Foundation
  • Brad Katsuyama (BBA '01), CEO and co-founder, Investors Exchange (IEX)
  • Tom Berczi (BBA '88), superintendent, Waterloo Regional Police Service
  • Emily Rudow (BBA '11), co-founder, Oneiric Hockey
  • Vineet Mehra (BBA '01), VP and chief marketing officer, Ancestry

The Lazaridis School hosts Alumni Awards each fall to honour and recognize outstanding graduates across our programs.

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