University Community Relations

Director, University Community Relations: Sheldon Pereira,, ext. 2593
Office Location: 202 Regina St., First Floor, Room 101

Reporting to the AVP: External Relations, the department serves an outreach role to the wider community and does so through the development of strategic relationships between Laurier and its various stakeholders. The department is comprised of two units: Ceremonies & Events;  the Toronto Office.

Ceremonies & Events

Manager, Ceremonies & Events: Sondra Schwartz, BA,, ext. 3800
Co-ordinator, Ceremonies & Events: Siobhan Bhagwat, BA,, ext. 3139
Office Location: 202 Regina St., First Floor, Rm. 101
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Ceremonies & Events unit co-ordinates high level events to be hosted by the President, Chancellor, and other senior officials that are central to the strategic goals of the University. Such events include convocation, award ceremonies, recognition and appreciation events, community outreach, Board and other special events.

The Toronto Office

Manager, Administration & Marketing:  Stephanie McGinnis,, ext. 5124
Office Location: The Exchange Tower-Main Floor, 130 King St. W., PO Box 286, TO M5X 1C9
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 416-306-0866
Fax: 416-306-9973

The Toronto Office supports Laurier's weekend-format MBA program, co-op work terms and employer partnerships, student recruitment, alumni relations, university development activities and government relations. The Toronto Office is one of the strategic directions the University has pursued in its effort to raise Laurier's profile regionally, nationally and internationally.