Dr. Fraser Mustard

Doctor of Education

(honoris causa) DEd

Dr. Fraser Mustard received the honorary degree, Doctor of Education and delivered the convocation address to the graduates of Nipissing University’s concurrent Bachelor of Education program in Brantford, Ontario.

Mustard has been a leader in Canada on the socio-economic determinants of human development and health.  He became a founding member of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at McMaster University in 1966. In 1982, he established the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR), and served as its President for 14 years. Mustard co-authored the Early Years Study and is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Council for Early Child Development. He is a tireless advocate, working nationally and internationally with governments, UNICEF, the World Bank, and other organizations to promote the significance of early brain development on health and quality of life.

Mustard is the recipient of the Gairdner International Award, the Canada Council Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Prize, and the William J. Dawson Medal of the Royal Society of Canada.  He is a Companion of the Order of Canada and a Laureate of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.