UPEI’s Dr. Katherine Gottschall-Pass named a fellow of Dietitians of Canada
Dr. Katherine Gottschall-Pass has been recognized as a Fellow of Dietitians of Canada (DC). Dr. Gotschall-Pass is a professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences and the current interim vice-president academic and research at the University of Prince Edward Island.
Dr. Gottshcall-Pass obtained her doctorate in human nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan. She is a dietitian who previously worked in research and development for the food industry and taught at Saint Francis Xavier University prior to her tenure at UPEI. She teaches in the areas of food science, introductory nutrition, and human metabolism. Her research interests focus on food components and nutritional factors involved in the prevention of chronic disease and the mechanisms of their action. She is an active member of DC and a long-serving surveyor for accreditation of academic programs and internships. In her nomination documents, Dr. Gottschall-Pass was described as “selfless” in her attitude towards helping others and has always kept an open door policy to her colleagues and students.
Dietitians of Canada (DC) is a professional association with strong roots connecting more than 5000 unique and diverse members across all areas of food, nutrition, and health. DC represents dietitians, fostering growth and passion in the profession through advocacy, engagement, and professional development. After more than 80 years, DC remains an innovative organization with strong member leadership and common purpose: to advance the health of Canadians through food and nutrition.
Congratulations, Dr. Gottschall-Pass!
The University of Prince Edward Island prides itself on people, excellence, and impact and is committed to assisting students reach their full potential in both the classroom and community. With roots stemming from two founding institutions—Prince of Wales College and Saint Dunstan’s University—UPEI has a reputation for academic excellence, research innovation, and creating positive impacts locally, nationally, and internationally. UPEI is the only degree granting institution in the province and is proud to be a key contributor to the growth and prosperity of Prince Edward Island.