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Media Advisory - Wilfrid Laurier University and Sun Life Financial to announce program for children and youth at risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Donnerstag, 01.12.2016 17:30 von PR Newswire

Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Wilfrid Laurier University and Sun Life Financial will make an exciting announcement impacting children and youth who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases in high priority neighbourhoods. This innovative program will focus on physical activity and nutrition education to give caregivers and children the foundation they need to make healthier lifestyle choices and ultimately reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016



10 a.m.



Wilfrid Laurier University
Atrium, Science Building 
75 University Ave West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5



  • Rob Donelson, Vice-President, Development & Alumni Relations, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Stephanie Lupinacci, Director, Philanthropy, Global Marketing, Sun Life Financial
  • Dr. Paul Jessop, Dean of Science, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Dr. Pam Bryden, Chair, Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University

Space is limited - members of the media are requested to RSVP to Alessandra Nigro at

About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of September 30, 2016, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $908 billion. For more information please visit

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

About Wilfrid Laurier University
Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university known for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research and scholarship, combined with a strong student focus, high levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community. Laurier's innovative educational model purposefully integrates the academic learning experience with an experiential learning component.

The university has more than 19,000 students throughout its campuses in Waterloo and Brantford and locations in Kitchener and Toronto. The university celebrated its centennial in 2011.

Note to editors: All figures in Canadian dollars

Media Relations Contact:
Alessandra Nigro
Manager, Corporate Communications, Sun Life Financial
T. 416-979-4884
C. 416-859-6918

SOURCE Sun Life Financial Canada