Dr. Clyde Hertzman, named Canada’s 2010 “Health Researcher of the Year” for his research on early childhood development, passed away suddenly last week. It was just last December that Dr. Hertzman was appointed to the Order of Canada for his international known research on early learning.
A professor at the University of British Columba, a Canada Research Chair in Population Health and Human Development, and a Director of the Human Early Learning Partnership, Dr. Hertzman will be missed. In his passing, we have lost a scholar and advocate for early learning. British Columba Premier Christy Clark shared her thoughts on the passing of the B.C. research: “British Columbia has lost one of its brightest lights in Dr. Hertzman. His trailblazing work on early childhood and human development attracted global attention. The research he has led will continue to change lives for the better. Recognized not only as a world leader, but an inspiration to those who followed and supported his work, I can think of few people who better represented B.C. and Canada at our finest.”
Read more at UBC mourns death of Clyde Hertzman, a world leader in early childhood development - The Globe and Mail - February 10, 2013.