Laryssa Sawchuk on "What if we were vegetablists?"

Laryssa Sawchuk is a University of Manitoba graduate in the fields of genetic sciences and adult education. Her passion for health sciences and volunteer work led her to her current role in program development and delivery for the Canadian Diabetes Association. There, she works to develop partnerships with a wide range of non-profit and for-profit corporations to find ways to better support people living with diabetes and to encourage healthy communities and type 2 diabetes prevention.

Laryssa Sawchuk is a University of Manitoba graduate in the fields of genetic sciences and adult education. Her passion for health sciences and volunteer work led her to her current role in program development and delivery for the Canadian Diabetes Association. There, she works to develop partnerships with a wide range of non-profit and for-profit corporations to find ways to better support people living with diabetes and to encourage healthy communities and type 2 diabetes prevention.

A seasoned public speaker and health advocate, Laryssa has given countless presentations throughout the province, focusing on areas related to diabetes and communities. She is also a dedicated volunteer who works to support several local initiatives, including providing volunteer management for the 2017 Canada Summer Games and sitting on the Board of Directors for A & O: Support Services for Older Adults and NorWest Community Health Co-op.

She is also currently working towards a secondary designation in Public Health.