Undergraduate and graduate students at Wilfrid Laurier University are gaining work-integrated learning experience through the university’s partnership with Sun Life Financial.
Working with health-care researchers in Laurier’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, the students deliver programming and conduct research on a community outreach program that aims to improve activity levels and nutrition in youth with Type 2 Diabetes.
The program is a partnership between the university and Sun Life Financial, and is facilitated through the Sun Life Financial Centre for Physically Active Communities. It offers ways for youth to manage their Type 2 Diabetes.
The program is offered free, or at low-cost, to children and youth at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and other chronic conditions in high-priority neighbourhoods such as low-income, immigrant, and Indigenous communities.
For more information about the program, visit Wilfrid Laurier University.