Media Advisory: Major gift for dementia care research to be announced at York University on Tuesday


TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2019 – York University and the Alzheimer Society of York Region will announce a major new initiative to advance dementia care, on Tuesday morning.

The announcement, which comes in the lead-up to World Alzheimer’s Day 2019 (Saturday, Sept. 21), will include remarks by the donor, a retired York University professor who also has a personal connection to the Alzheimer Society of York Region.

What:      Dementia care research funding announcement
When:     Tuesday, Sept. 17, 10:30 a.m.
Where:    Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building, York University Keele Campus, second floor
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York U's fully bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education.

Media Contacts:
Janice Walls, York University Media Relations, 416-455-4710,
Anjum Nayyar, York University Media Relations, 437-242-1547,