Events for the Manulife Prize have been held in Toronto, at the MaRs Discovery Centre, and in Montreal, at McGill University, among other venues. Planned events with Prize recipients have included lectures, open dialogues and roundtable discussions.

Past Events

Is your day job harming your health?

Please join Richard Payette, President & CEO, Manulife Québec, for a conversation with renowned obesity researcher, Dr. Jean-Pierre Després, winner of the 2018 Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.

Dr. Després, Professor at the Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval and pioneer in developing screening techniques for visceral obesity, is an active advocate for the benefits of regular exercise, bringing his research into the workplace to improve the health and lifestyle of thousands of employees to date.

Dr. Després will be joined in conversation by Professor Laurette Dubé, Chair and Scientific Director of the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics at the Desautels Faculty of Management, as they explore how his research has been put into action to prevent lifestyle diseases and improve human health.


McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE)

Desautels Faculty of Management

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