About

MY BACKGROUND

Laurel Walzak is a senior strategic and innovative professional with 20 years of experience serving the sports, health & fitness, and consumer goods industries.   


 Laurel is results-focused and a top-performing agent of change who possesses a track record of consistent achievements in business operations, commercialization of assets, including media, marketing, and cultivating mutually beneficial corporate alliances, all of which contribute to increase shareholder value. 

MY RESEARCH & MY BOARDS

I.  Academic Scholarship & Research:   

Ryerson University Assistant Professor, RTA School of Media, Sport Media    


II. Corporate Governance:      

Ontario Public Appointments Secretariat - Board of Governors , George Brown College.  Also serve as Vice Chair, Academic and Student Affairs Committee. 


   Board of City of Toronto Appointment - Board of Directors, Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC).  Also serve as a Committee Member and Chair of the Finance and HR Committee.


     Board of Directors - Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL).  Serve as the Chair of the Board, Member of the Executive Committee.    


Corporate Director - Fitneff Inc. (Private).

MY INNER ATHLETE

Laurel Walzak - The Athlete: Bodybuilding Coach & Competitor (Figure Gold Medalist)  


Women getting pumped up about weightlifting (Globe and Mail)


Previous:   

Tennis Instructor Coach   

Downhill Skiing Instructor

 Canadian Fitness Professional, Fitness/ Spin Instructor – Goodlife Fitness for 12 years, Nutrition and Wellness Certification, Personal Training Certification   

Triathlons Adults/ Triathlons for Kids Coach

   Basketball Coach

Community Involvement

MENTORSHIP

Laurel Walzak Women in Sport Mentorship

Future Women in Sports Award

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Participant Speaker W2018 and F2018


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EDUCATION

Queen's University, Smith School of Business MBA & China European International Business School (CEIBS) 


George Brown College 

GBC Alumni Relations  


Western University, Bachelor of Arts

UPDATES & MORE

RECOGNITION

Laurel’s recognition includes being:


1. The Recipent of the George Brown College Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award 2017.


2.  The Recipient of the 2016 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards, The Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Immigration and International Trade and Citizenship for 5-Years of Service at George Brown College.


3. Nominated for the 2011 Ontario Premiers’ Awards (Hon. Dalton McGuinty) for Outstanding College Graduates in Business.

PRESENTATIONS

Master of Ceremonies for Keynote speaker Kristin Beck,former US Navy Seal  November 27, 2017 4pm at Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton St. Toronto.


Master of Ceremonies Trans Inclusion in Sport Panel November 13, 2017 - Trans Awareness Month at Ryerson University 


Thursday October 5, 2017 Keynote Speaker

Class of 2017 Induction Ceremony , Richmond Hill Sports Hall of Fame 


Laurel Walzak, Chair of the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) Board of Directors and Assistant Professor in RTA Sport Media at Ryerson University, will be the keynote speaker at the ceremony.  


Elvis Stojko, former Olympian and Sports Hall of Fame member will be the Master of Ceremonies for the event.      


July 19-20, 2018

9th Annual Sport and Society Conference Miami, USA


July 10, 2017 

Abstract Research Presentation

8th Annual Sport & Society Conference in London U.K


SHARING THE BIG NEWS

Laurel Walzak Awarded Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award

July 20, 2017, George Brown College


BODY365 - Laurel's Body Journey

IN THE NEWS

Laurel's Articles eSports


Laurel's Expertise Broadcast and Streaming Sports Article 


Laurel's Opinion - Mayweather vs. McGregor "Mega Fight" August 25, 2017


Laurel's Opinion  - Cam Newton comment shines light on women's struggles in sports reporting https://lnkd.in/eRztt3M via @torontostar  October 5, 2017 by Maija Kappler

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Learn more about my educational experience in Shanghai, China, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).






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Assistant Professor 

Corporate Director (Board Governance)

Management Consultant

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Researcher

Laurel Walzak (HealthCapital Inc.)

(416) 435-2003