Upcoming Events

Orientation Day is an exclusive event for incoming Lazaridis Business & Economics first year students. Since 2007, the Lazaridis Students’ Society has hosted this exceptional event to give incoming students a true introduction to the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics and experience everything it has to offer. This engaging event involves sessions about succeeding in the business world, team-building activities, networking with faculty and student leaders, a clubs fair, and a three-course luncheon followed by a keynote speech from a distinguished guest speaker. Past speakers have included Robert Herjavec and David Chilton from Dragons Den, Tim Penner, former CEO of Procter & Gamble, and other business leaders. This will be your chance to get ahead and truly experience what it’s like to be a Golden Hawk!

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Lazaridis Students’ Society Events


The Lazaridis Students’ Society is excited to invite you to our annual Graduation Ball! On June 16th come celebrate your graduation from the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics with us at Whistle Bear Golf Course & Country Club. This is your last opportunity to dress up and party with your peers before your graduate.

Be prepared to spend the night in style, with a three course dinner, two bottles of wine on the table, a free drink tickets, a valedictorian speech, DJ & dance party! Transportation will be provided to and from the venue.

Year End Gala

The Lazaridis Students’ Society is excited to invite you to our annual Year End Gala. This event is a celebration of our students, clubs, and associations – and their amazing accomplishments this year! The event will take place on March 24th at the Crowne Plaza in Kitchener. You will enjoy a three course meal, followed by a dance and complimentary transportation to and from the event. During dinner we will be presenting awards that recognize clubs, student volunteers, events, and so much more! We can’t wait to see you there!

Lazaridis Networking Gala

The Lazaridis Networking Gala is a formal dinner and networking event where you will have the opportunity to connect with recruiters, alumni, and employers – many of whom are interested in hiring students! From networking during the cocktail hour, to a three-course dinner with a recruiter, and a keynote speech; this is a great opportunity to connect with industry professionals.

Welcome Week

New year, new semester! Welcome Week is an annual week-long event jam-packed with exciting activities to welcome students back from the holiday break and into the Winter Term. The first Welcome Week was launched in 2016 to introduce the rebranding of the Lazaridis Students’ Society, in which students had the chance to celebrate everyday with themed activities, free food, swag giveaways, contests, prizes, and much more!

Clubs Roundtable

Our annual Clubs Roundtable brings together student leaders from Lazaridis Students’ Society-affiliated clubs and associations for a full day of interactive sessions focused on club improvement. Increasing event relevance and the value provided to members through club activities are among topics discussed.

Lunch with the Dean

Have an interest in Lazaridis Business & Economics student life and want to represent the student population? The Lazaridis Students’ Society offers an exciting opportunity to join our dean, Dr. Michael Kelly, for a fantastic lunch. This opportunity is open to all Lazaridis Business & Economics undergraduate students from any year.

Coffee Break

Every Tuesday, the Lazaridis Students’ Society gives back to students by providing free coffee and snacks. Come find us from 11:30 AM – 1 PM in the Lazaridis Students’ Society Office (Peters 1003, across from Tim Hortons). Stop by and learn about the resources our organization has available for you, how you can get involved with our clubs, and (of course) grab a free coffee!

Monthly Breakfasts

We want to make sure you start not only your day, but your entire month off right! On the first Tuesday of every month, warm up your morning with a delicious pancake breakfast – on us!

5 Days for the Homeless & Philanthropic Initiatives

Homelessness is a growing problem in Canadian cities and we have joined with 24 other Canadian schools to support this cause. 5 Days for the Homeless is a five-day campaign in which university students live as “homeless” youth on their campuses to raise money and awareness for local charities supporting homelessness and at-risk youth.