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Supporters and Governance


CPAC is supported by generous donations from Sun Life Financial and PepsiCo Canada Foundation.

Critical funding provided by Sun Life Financial and supporting partner PepsiCo Canada Foundation empowers Laurier to inspire healthy lives, provide barrier-free access to a wide range of physical activity programs and attract high-quality researchers eager to conduct research with CPAC. Thanks to this important support, we are positively impacting the lives of children and youth in our community.

Sun Life Financial's philanthropy program provides support to help improve the lives of individuals and families in the communities where we live, work and do business.

The vision of the PepsiCo Canada Foundation is to conduct, promote and support activities, programs and education that encourage physical activity and promote healthy habits, as well as projects focused on health and wellness.


CPAC is governed by a an Advisory Committee which includes members of the KPE department. We report our activities each year with an activity report. Current members are:

Mark Eys

Mark Eys is a Canada Research Chair in Group Dynamics and Physical Activity and director of the Group Dynamics and Physical Activity Laboratory. Eys' current research interests include role acceptance in sport (SSHRC 2013-2017), the measurement and correlates of cohesion, and the application of group dynamics across contexts (sport, exercise, organizations).

Jennifer Robertson-Wilson

Jennifer Robertson-Wilson's academic areas of interest include health promotion and the psychology of sport and physical activity. Her research applies a social ecological lens to understand individual, environment (social and physical), and policy influences on physical activity across a variety of settings, in particular school-based physical activity. She is also interested in how the built environment (e.g. parks) impacts physical activity behaviour.

Tom Hazell

Tom Hazell's research examines the effect of exercise intensity and sex on energy balance by measuring both energy expenditure and the regulation of energy intake. He is principally interested in the potential for exercise intensity to improve energy balance through its potential to alter appetite regulation and post-exercise metabolism. Current funded work in his laboratory examines potential mechanisms involved in the effect of exercise on appetite-regulating gut hormones. In addition, he is also interested in the potential acute and chronic health benefits of different exercise modalities such as high-intensity interval training. Hazell is the director of the Energy Metabolism Research Laboratory (EMRL Lab).

Contact Us:

Nicole Vandermade, Program Coordinator

T: 519.884.0710 x3209