The Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health, valued at $50,000 CAD, is offered each year by McGill University to an academic whose research has had, or has the potential to have, a significant impact on the health and well-being of North Americans (with research taking place within the last five years).
The Prize was founded in May 2011 by Toronto-based investment manager Lawrence S. Bloomberg and corporate sponsor Manulife Financial. Motivated by a strong common desire to improve our lifestyle choices, the founding partners joined forces to create an influential prize that will have the power to bring real and lasting change to the way we live.. To accomplish this goal, they decided to recognize and support the researchers who are already having a profound impact on the health and well-being of their fellow citizens.
In this context, McGill University and its Desautels Faculty of Management is the ideal organization to serve as a home and administrator for the Bloomberg Manulife Prize.
Researchers across McGill, and especially in the Desautels Faculty of Management's McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics, have a long tradition of groundbreaking work that promotes health and physical activity among people of all ages, as well as innovative research that is improving the quality of life for those suffering from chronic ailments.