It’s officially official! Wednesday, May 24 marked the grand opening of Lazaridis Hall. Named in recognition of the generosity of local tech entrepreneur Mike Lazaridis, Lazaridis Hall is the new home of the Lazaridis MBA, Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the Lazaridis Institute for Management of Technology Enterprises, and the Department of Mathematics.
Blondie’s Call Me, the Lipps Inc Funkytown and Paul McCartney’s Coming Up were hot on the Billboard charts. The Empire Strikes Back was striking it big in theatres. The New York Islanders had clenched the Stanley Cup. And Dr. Hugh Munro first stepped onto Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus to begin his tenure in the then new School of Business & Economics. A lot has changed in the thirty-odd years since 1980, but Dr. Munro has remained a welcomed constant.
On May 18, more than 100 Lazaridis MBA alumni from our Toronto programs came to Torys LLP to celebrate Hugh’s contributions to the Lazaridis MBA and his impact on their lives. There were stories – lots of stories. With laughter and tears, we heard about the impact Hugh left on the lives of those he taught, while Hugh in turn shared how his students had impacted him.
On April 27 2017, MP Bardish Chagger visited Lazaridis Hall, home to the Lazaridis Waterloo MBA program, to announce a $2.5 million federal funding partnership between Hockeystick and Lazaridis Institute. Hockeystick, a financial data network, will collect data about why Canadian startups succeed or fail. In addition, it will make it easier for start-ups to gain funding from…
Did you know that the word FinTech didn’t even exist in Canada until two years ago? Adam Nanjee, a MBA alumnus, gave a keynote presentation in Geneva, Switzerland, about how Canada is a global leader in FinTech. Take five minutes to learn more about the industry and why Canada is a global destination for financial services.
Lazaridis MBA marketing professor, Martin Qiu, was on CTV Kitchener last week talking about how the impending LCBO strike will affect their sales. He believes that consumers will start to stock pile, causing LCBO to experience a short term increase in business.
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