Site Accessibility Statement
Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
September 4, 2015
Canadian Excellence

2015 SBE Alumni Awards

The School of Business & Economics Alumni Awards aims to honour and celebrate alumni who have consistently demonstrated outstanding achievements. The SBE Alumni Awards are designed to showcase the successes of our undergraduate and graduate alumni. Award winners will be those alumni who exemplify the qualities and characteristics of the awards presented.

Nominations are now closed.  Please stay tuned for the winners to be announced and more information about the Awards Gala & Alumni Dinner.

Recipients will be announced in early September and honoured at an Awards Gala & Alumni Dinner to be held on Friday, September 25 (more details to be announced over the summer). 

Questions? Contact Graham McCormick at  or 519 884-0710 x 4509 

The J. Alex Murray Alumni Award

Awarded to two SBE alumni as the highest honour given by the School of Business & Economics. This award recognizes leadership, initiative and contributions to the business world, the community and their alma mater. This award is selected by the alumni selection committee.


  •    Demonstrated success in their chosen field
  •    Demonstrated leadership and initiative to contribute to the business world and outside communities
  •    Shows active involvement in changing the Laurier community for the better
  •    The reputation, achievements and contributions of the nominee must bring honour and prestige to the SBE

MBA Alumnus/a of the Year

Awarded to a Laurier MBA graduate who has achieved career success and demonstrated a pattern of exceptional leadership and service.


  •    Outstanding leadership qualities in the area of management and innovation in Canada
  •    Meaningful business achievements during the last few years
  •    Exemplifying the qualities and characteristics of leadership and entrepreneurial excellence that we seek to develop in our students
  •    Significant demonstration of corporate social responsibility and community involvement

Young Alumnus of the Year

The Young Alumnus/a of the Year Award honours those individuals (under the age of 35) who have made exceptional accomplishments in their professional career and/or community throughout their first 10 years of alumni status. This award is selected by the alumni selection committee.


  •    Under 35 years of age; graduated in past 10 years
  •    Proven success in: academia, entrepreneurship, citizenship or philanthropy
  •    Personal contribution to the betterment of society
  •    Is a source of pride and inspiration for SBE alumni, students, faculty and staff
  • Serves as an ambassador for SBE and the Laurier community at large

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Award

Awarded to a Laurier MBA graduate who embodies an entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen, and has demonstrated innovative business achievement.


  •    His or her proven managerial acumen in a growth organization
  •    Demonstrated innovation to achieve a new level of growth within an entrepreneurial organization
  •    Demonstrated community and industry leadership

Community Leadership Award

Awarded to a Laurier MBA graduate who has demonstrated exceptional generosity and outstanding charitable responsibility, and whose goodwill encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles in the community.


  •    The breadth and/or depth of the individual's dedication to giving
  •    His or her proven generosity to their chosen cause(s)
  •    Demonstrated commitment to community and philanthropic leadership

Dean's Award for Community Service

This award recognizes an alumnus/a of the school who has furthered the interests of the School of Business & Economics through significant support, commitment and service to the school.  All alumni of the School of the School of Business & Economics are eligible for this award.  Award winner is selected by the Dean, School of Business & Economics.


  •    Greatly contributed to serving the School of Business & Economics
  •    Demonstrated leadership, collaboration and commitment throughout entirety of service
  •    Serves as an ambassador for SBE and the Laurier community at large