TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - I have learned with deep regret of the
passing of Dr. Fraser Mustard, world-renowned and award-winning expert
on childhood development.
As a physician and scientist, Dr. Mustard was a member of the team that
discovered the role of aspirin in the prevention of heart attacks and
one of the founders of the medical school at McMaster University in
He also created and established The Canadian Institute for Advanced
Research, which linked researchers across Canada in the fields of
economics, education, social and health policies, as well as various
technology fields such as robotics.
But it was as the co-author, with former New Brunswick Lieutenant
Governor, Margaret Norrie McCain, of a seminal report on early
childhood learning, that Dr. Mustard made his greatest impact. His
continuing work on the importance to society of early childhood
development earned him global recognition.
I had the great pleasure of meeting Dr. Mustard and interviewing him
about his important work in learning and education. His contributions
were significant, beyond anything he did in the medical field. He was a
wise, interesting, and fascinating man.
As The Queen's representative in Ontario, I send my sincere condolences
to Dr. Mustard's children and grandchildren.
SOURCE Office of the Lieutenant Governor
For further information:
Ms. Nanda Casucci-Byrne
Office of the Lieutenant Governor