In 2015, Laurie led a review of the support needs of Black students on campus and co-authored a report that articulated a series of recommendations for the University of Guelph. In 2017, Laurie was seconded by the Provost to serve as Special Advisor on Experiential Learning and was assigned responsibility for advancing the University's Experiential Learning Strategy. In 2018, she served on the Indigenous Initiatives Strategic Task Force, and chaired a sub-committee on campus environment and cultural safety.
Laurie has been recognized for her service by the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services. She has received the President's Award for Exemplary Staff Service, the R.P. Gilmor Award for outstanding contributions to Student Life and the Marilyn Langlois award for her work in supporting students, staff, faculty and community partners. Laurie and her team were also the recipients of the President's Award for outstanding achievement in United Way fundraising. In 2019, in recognition of Laurie's many contributions to fostering an inclusive campus environment, the University of Guelph established the Laurie Schnarr "I Am A Gryphon" award in her honour.