Laurier Alumni Co-op Employer of Excellence Award

The Laurier Alumni Co-op Employer of Excellence Award recognizes an alumnus/a who has made an outstanding contribution to Laurier’s Co-operative Education program by:

  • Being a consistent and longstanding employer of Laurier students;
  • Providing outstanding support, training, and mentorship to Laurier co-op students ensuring the best possible co-op experience;
  • Demonstrating broad-based interest in and support of co-op education at Laurier.

The award is presented jointly by Laurier Co-op and the Office of Development & Alumni Relations.

Previous Recipients

  •  Brad Dunkley '98, co-founder of Waratah Advisors, was named the Laurier Alumni Co-op Employer of Excellence in July 2013.
  • Dale Zorgdrager ’96 of PriceWaterhouseCoopers was recognized in March 2012 as the second recipient of the Laurier Alumni Co-op Employer of Excellence Award.  Follow this link for an article about the presentation. 
  • Bill Webb ’86 of Gluskin Sheff + Associates was recognized as the recipient of our inaugural award in 2011.


  • A written submission is required outlining the nominee’s qualifications based on the criteria outlined above.
  • Nominations will be forwarded to Laurier’s Co-op Marketing Manager, Laurie Lahn who will co-ordinate the award nomination process.
  • Nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of: Associate Director, Co-op Education; Director, Co-operative Education & Career Development; Vice-President: Development & Alumni Relations; and Director, Alumni Relations.
  • The award recipient will be announced through a press release made available to internal and external audiences.

To prepare a written submission, please request a nomination form from Laurie Lahn.

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