Toronto financier Lawrence S. Bloomberg is a fervent believer that active health is a key to reversing North America’s sagging health. By teaming up with Manulife Financial, the McGill grad (MBA’65) has helped to create a $50,000 annual prize that recognizes research achievements in the area of active health. Through their generous $1-million donations, Bloomberg and Manulife are also launching a series of fellowships in McGill’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education; the fellowships will help attract new research talent, and spearhead new initiatives aimed at enhancing Canadians’ health and physical activity.
Lawrence Bloomberg has been actively involved in numerous community initiatives related to health, including many years as chair of the board at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital. These experiences led him to focus his energies on improving health care and finding ways to better educate the population on issues related to health.