At the Lazaridis MBA program office we pride ourselves on being approachable, welcoming and dedicated to providing our interested applicants, our MBA candidates and our alumni with the best possible experience while studying at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Feel free to contact us for any questions or inquires!


Dr. Mitali De
MBA Program Director

Dr. Mitali De is the director of the Lazaridis MBA programs and a professor of Operations and Decision Sciences in the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics. Mitali holds a PhD and a MASc from the Dep. of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo and a MSc from Indian Inst. of Technology, Madras, India.

Maggie Allan (on leave)
MBA Programs Leader, Toronto

Maggie handles the admissions process for incoming MBA candidates for all of our part-time professional Toronto MBA program formats, in addition to coordinating internal programming. Maggie’s organizational and communication skills allow her to effectively manage program administration and day-to-day logistical operations.

Janice Kirby
MBA Programs Assistant, Toronto

Whether it is ordering a book, registering for a class or posting grades Janice is the go-to person for Toronto faculty and students. Janice’s sincere approach to caring for everyone in the Toronto MBA program shines through everyday.


Taylor Marks
MBA Programs Leader, Waterloo

Taylor’s responsibilities include handling the admissions process for all of the Waterloo MBA programs, coordinating timetables and regularly providing academic advising to current students. Taylor’s unprecedented ability to problem-solve helps students, staff and faculty face any challenge!

Holly Paterson
MBA Recruitment & Marketing Coordinator, Waterloo

Holly meets with MBA applicants in the beginning stages of their research and discusses their eligibility for our programs. Holly’s sincerity and dedication aid students in strengthening their applications and realizing their goal of achieving an MBA is within their reach.

Maureen Ferraro
MBA Recruitment & Marketing Coordinator, Toronto

Maureen is responsible for the recruitment of high-achieving Toronto MBA candidates. Her motivation and genuine interest in engagement provides her with the unparalleled ability to counsel students and help them build strong applications moving forward in their endeavors.

Debbie Hopkins
MBA Programs Assistant, Waterloo

Debbie’s positive attitude shines through every day as our MBA Programs Assistant. Debbie enjoys the variety and challenges her position provides on a daily basis. Her focus is on supporting faculty and ensuring our Waterloo MBA candidates have a positive and memorable experience during their time at Laurier.

Holly Brunton
MBA Programs Assistant

Holly is your first point of contact for all MBA program related affairs. She always greets you with a warm welcome and is there to help with any and all inquiries. Holly effectively builds connections with students (past, present and future), staff and faculty.






Dorota Rams Skazinski
Career Consultant

Dorota offers career development services including workshops on numerous career development topics and one-on-one consultations to our MBA candidates and alumni. Dorota enjoys having the opportunity to help MBA candidates and alumni on a daily basis work toward their professional goals and to find their best career fit.

Chris Maziarz
MBA Research Coordinator

Chris coordinates BU 610-an integrated course that provides our MBA candidates with the opportunity to develop their implementation and research skills through an applied business project and a not-for-profit practicum. Chris enjoys working with clients and MBA candidate teams on challenging applied field study projects.

Dylan Fleischmann

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Dylan’s role in the MBA program office is far from stagnant. From content creation for social media posts and graphic design, to data analytics and web development, Dylan’s enthusiastic and creative personality helps him tackle these diverse projects everyday.