Dr. Bruce Holub

Dr. Bruce Holub, PhD

Dr. Holub is University Professor Emeritus, Department of Human Health & Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph. His research program is focused on dietary omega-3 fatty acids from fish/fish oils, plant oils, and the resulting nutraceuticals and functional foods for human health and the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease and other chronic disorders.


He has served as President, Nutrition Society of Canada and Chair, Nutrition Task Force (Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario). Dr. Holub has had active collaborative research with clinical groups at various Canadian medical schools, the Mayo Clinic in the United States, Japan, Greenland, and the agri-food sectors. As well, Dr. Holub is an advisory member on the committee which selects the scientist to receive the Global Award for Omega-3 Research.


He has authored over 200 papers in scientific journals in addition to various book chapters and conference proceedings. Dr. Holub has spoken at over 300 events in over 15 countries, and given numerous interviews for media stories appearing in national magazines, newspapers and on television.


Dr. Holub received his B.Sc. degree from the University of Guelph (1967) and his Ph.D. (Major in Biochemistry with Minor in Nutrition) from the University of Toronto (1971). He received Post-doctoral training as an MRC Fellow at the University of Michigan Medical School.