G. Harvey Anderson

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G. Harvey Anderson, (acting) Dean of Medicine 1992

G. Harvey Anderson was born in 1941 at Provost, Alberta.  Anderson received his first two degrees at the University of Alberta, then completed a PhD in nutrition science at the University of Illinois in 1969.  After a research fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969-70, Anderson joined the University of Toronto, receiving a professorship in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Physiology in 1978.  Anderson assumed the Chair in 1981.  By the time that Anderson stepped down from the Chair in 1992 to become acting Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, he had recruited several promising figures - often in collaboration with St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.

Anderson became acting Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in 1992.   As Anderson took office, there was an urgent need to act on a budget plan.  In May 1992, Anderson struck a committee for each of the three faculty sectors - basic science, clinical science, and community health - to "examine budget, goverance, and strategic planning" (Shorter, 731).  In the fall of 1992, under Anderson, the Faculty Budget Committee put in place the first long-term budget plan for the faculty.  Anderson also made changes in decision-making processes, with the Executive Committee (all the deans plus executive chairs for the three sectors) adopting a process of extensive consultation and consensus building.

In 1987 Anderson was a Ministry of Health Scholar in China, and was Director of Research Training and Teaching Programs at Sun Yat-sen University of Medicial 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 Medicial Sciences, and Beijing Children's Hospital.

Anderson also serves on several editorial boards and research grant committees and as a consultant to governments, universities, and members of food and pharmaceutical industries.

Anderson is currently Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Physiology Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. 

 

Awards and Honours

Borden Award (research), Canadian Society for Nutritional Sciences

McHenry Award (leadership), Canadian Society for Nutritional Sciences

DANONE Distinguished Nutritional Leadership Award, Canadian Nutrition Society

Earle W. Crampton Award for Distinguished Service in Nutrition, McGill University

Dr. Hollington Teaching Award, University of Toronto

Faculty of Medicine Graduate Teaching Award for Sustained Contribution to Excellence in Graduate Teaching, University of Toronto

University of Toronto Alumni Faculty Award for Excellence, University of Toronto

University of Alberta Alumni Honour Award, University of Alberta

2010 Olympic Winter Torch Carrier

American Society of Nutrition's Dannon Mentorship Award

Fellow of the American Society of Nutrition

 

Career Acheivements

Acting Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Executive Director, Center for Child Nutrition & Health, University of Toronto

Director, Program in Food Safety, Nutrition & Regulatory Affairs, University of Toronto 

Ministry of Health Scholar in China

Director of Research Training and Teaching Programs at Sun Yat-sen University of Medicial Sciences

References

G. Harvey Anderson biography, University of Toronto

Shorter, Edward. Partnership for Excellence: Medicine at the University of Toronto and Academic Hospitals.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013.

 

Image source: University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine

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