Dr. Jon Dellandrea Award: BMO

Award statuettes

In the Management Co-op program, we work with more than 300 employers annually across a wide variety of industries, sectors, and business functions. The Dr. Jon Dellandrea Award, named for the University of Toronto Scarborough alumnus who founded Management Co-op, is given annually to a top employer that:

  • Fosters the growth of co-op throughout their organization;
  • Provides unparalleled skills development opportunities for co-op students; and,
  • Motivates students to excel in their work terms and develop a keen interest in staying on full time after graduation.

Meet the Honouree

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A trusted partner of the Management Co-op program for more than two decades, BMO has earned the Dr. Jon Dellandrea Award winner for the 2022/23 academic year. This award is the highest recognition offered to employers of Management Co-op students at the University of Toronto Scarborough and is a testament to BMO’s innovative growth culture.

“When it comes to on-campus recruitment, the BMO team continues to set the bar with exemplary engagement. Through their support of dynamic events, mentorship initiatives, and co-op experiences that empower collaboration, BMO is inspiring students to realize their potential across several lines of business,” said Dave Fenton, Assistant Director of External Relations with U of T Scarborough Management. 
“We are incredibly proud to call BMO a flagship partner of the Management Co-op program.”

Team BMO pictured with the Jon Dellandrea Award on stage with a table of awards and the word GALA written in gold balloons behind them. 

Pictured L-R: Management Co-op External Relations Officer Melissa Waterman presents the Dr. Jon Dellandrea Award to Jovic Howland, BMO Campus Recruiter; Hailey Bain, BMO Senior Campus Recruitment Partner; Betsy Danso, BMO Capital Markets People & Culture Partner; and, Vicky Cabral, Senior Manager, Enterprise Campus & Early Talent Recruitment on March 17, 2023.
In 2022 alone, BMO provided U of T Scarborough students with access to more than 125 high-quality co-op positions comprising capital markets, business strategy, digital marketing, IT, and a breadth of related services, in addition to being a key partner in multiple virtual and in-person activations supporting candidates’ learning and success.
“BMO is dedicated to the growth, development, and retention of Management Co-op students. This is evident through the year-round engagement of talent who partake in career readiness workshops, networking opportunities, and internship/co-op roles across the bank,” said Lisa Kramer, Head of Enterprise Early Talent Development & Campus Recruiting at BMO.
“Once students join the organization, they are integrated into BMO’s differentiated Student Experience Program which consists of mentorship, professional development, social networking, and senior spotlight sessions—all critical aspects to the ongoing growth and development of their careers.”
Thank you, BMO, for your continued guidance, collaboration, and support of outstanding students!

BMO joins the distinguished ranks of past Dr. Jon Dellandrea Award recipients: 

  • 2021/22 — Samsung
  • 2020/21 — RBC
  • 2019/20 — Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
  • 2018/19 — KPMG
  • 2017/18 — Canada Revenue Agency
  • 2016/17 — Johnson & Johnson
  • 2015/16 — Ontario Public Service
  • 2014/15 — Tator, Rose & Leong
  • 2013/14 — Toronto Hydro
  • 2012/13 — RBC
  • 2011/12 — McGovern, Hurley, Cunningham
  • 2010/11 — Microsoft Canada
  • 2009/10 — CPPIB
  • 2008/09 — OTPP
  • 2007/08 — Deloitte
  • 2006/07 — Deloitte
  • 2005/06 — PwC
  • 2004/05 — Petro Canada
  • 2003/04 — PwC
  • 2002/03 — CIBC Technology
  • 2001/02 — CIBC Technology
  • 2000/01 — BMO, E-Business Group