A World Class Researcher and Educational Visionary
Dr. Fraser Mustard’s contribution to Canadian medical research began early in his career. As a research fellow at the University of Toronto, he became an expert in platelet physiology and its relationship to thrombosis and atherosclerosis. The pinnacle of his research career came in 1966. Dr. Mustard became a founding member of the McMaster University Faculty of Medicine. The revolutionary educational philosophy of the new school coincided with Dr. Mustard’s own learning philosophy about the importance of learning how to problem-solve throughout life. This commitment to education continued for the rest of Dr. Mustard’s career in his roles at the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research and as an advocate for early childhood development.