Dr. G. Harvey Anderson is Professor, Departments of Nutritional Sciences and Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He is Director of the University-Industry Program in Food Safety, Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs. He has served the University in the positions of Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Dean and Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Medicine, Chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences, elected member of the University’s Governing Council and Regional Director for the Medical Research Council of Canada.
He was a Ministry of Health Scholar of China in 1987 and was Director of Research Training and Teaching Programs, Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, PRC (1986-1997). He was awarded academic appointments at many Chinese Universities, including the University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences and Beijing Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Anderson received his B. Sc. (Agriculture) and M. Sc. (Animal Nutrition) at the University of Alberta and his Ph.D. (Nutritional Sciences) at the University of Illinois and postdoctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Anderson’s research on protein and amino acid metabolism, food selection and intake regulation in animals and human adults and children, diet and behavior, infant nutrition, total parenteral nutrition, and diet and chronic disease (with emphasis on carbohydrates and proteins), has led to over 300 publications and the training of more than 100 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows. His research has received continuous peer-reviewed grant support since 1970.
He has received the Borden Award (research) and the McHenry Award (leadership) from the Canadian Society for Nutritional Sciences, the Canadian Nutrition Society’s DANONE Distinguished Nutrition Leadership Award, the Earle W. Crampton Award (McGill University) for Distinguished Service in Nutrition, the Hollington Award for outstanding teaching of medical students in their preclinical years, the Faculty of Medicine Graduate Teaching Award for Sustained Contribution to Excellence in Graduate Teaching, the University of Toronto Alumni Faculty Award of Excellence for “outstanding academic excellence, service to University and contributions to the community” and a University of Alberta Alumni Honour Award. He was selected as a 2010 Winter Olympic Torch Carrier in honour of his “nutrition research contributing to the health of Canadians”. He has received the American Society of Nutrition’s Dannon Mentorship Award for “outstanding mentorship in the training of successful nutritional research science investigators. He is an elected Fellow of the American Society of Nutrition.
Dr. Anderson serves on several editorial boards and research grant committees and as a consultant to governments, universities and members of the food and pharmaceutical industries.