Linda Gillis, RD, PhD, came to George Brown College in May 2016 after spending 20 years at McMaster Children’s Hospital as a clinical Registered Dietitian and Researcher in the field of Childhood Obesity. She was an Assistant Professor at McMaster University, and her research interests included how nutrition and exercise interacted to treat obesity and its complications.
She is known for her expertise in research and education and acts as a consultant and educator at various universities and hospitals. She has won awards for her speaking abilities and uses humour and creative learning techniques to interest participants and learners of all ages.
As a nutrition professor here at the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, she educates students, not only on the health benefits of eating wholesome foods, but on how sweet delicacies can be incorporated into a healthy diet when we are truly mindful of that indulgence.