Early Learning Expert Dr. Clyde Hertzman Passes Away

Publish Date: 
Feb 10, 2013








DR. CLYDE HERTZMAN

Source: Human Early Learning Partnership, UBC, February 10, 2013

Excerpt: "It is with the deepest sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Dr. Clyde Hertzman. Clyde's influence in the fields of early child development, population health and epidemiology has been significant within B.C., nationally and internationally. We have lost a dear friend, an inspiration to all of us and a leader whose shoes can never be filled."
http://bit.ly/DrClydeHertzman

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PREMIER'S STATEMENT on the DEATH of DR. CLYDE HERTZMAN
Source: Government of British Columbia, February 10, 2013

Excerpt: "Premier Christy Clark made the following statement on the death of Dr. Clyde Hertzman: "British Columbia has lost one of its brightest lights in Dr. Clyde Hertzman. His trailblazing work on early childhood and human development attracted global attention. The research he led will continue to change lives for the better..."
http://bit.ly/PremiersStatementonClydeHertzman

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B.C.'s TOP EARLY LEARNING EXPERT DR. CLYDE HERTZMAN DIES
Source: Vancouver Sun, February 10, 2013

Excerpt: "Canada’s top expert in early learning Dr. Clyde Hertzman, whose research showed how childhood disadvantage can have a profound effect on lifelong health, has died while working abroad in the United Kingdom. He was 59.... Just last month Hertzman had won the Order of Canada and was looking forward to celebrating his 60th birthday in March."
http://bit.ly/BCsTopEarlyLearningExpertClydeHertzman

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UBC MOURNS DEATH of CLYDE HERTZMAN, a WORLD LEADER in ECD
Source: Globe and Mail, February 11, 2013

Excerpt: "Friend and colleague Jim Dunn called Dr. Hertzman the "ultimate blend of scholar and advocate'" noting that he made a complex subject accessible by adding the element of humanity. "He brought a body of knowledge that was somewhat sequestered in clinical studies and experimental studies and really mainstreamed it for the policy audience and the general
public at large," he said. "The conversation that we have in this country about healthy child development – we don't always act on it – is far more sophisticated than it was 15 years ago, and Clyde was a huge part of that.""
http://bit.ly/UBCMournsClydeHertzman

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'Champion' of children Clyde Hertzman mourned
Source: The Tyee, February 11, 2013

Excerpt: ''B.C. Premier Christy Clark and many others have extolled the work of Dr. Clyde Hertzman while expressing sadness at news of the sudden death of the renowned early child development expert....The Tyee published many stories citing Hertzman’s work, including this and this, as well as an opinion piece by Hertzman calling for more investment in daycare to counter social inequality.''
http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/2013/02/11/Hertzman_mourned/

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The Gen Squeeze Campaign Remembers Dr. Clyde Hertzman
Source: Gen Squeeze, Dr. Paul Kershaw, February 12, 2013

Excerpt ''Clyde is the great mind, generous heart, and dogged determination behind some of the best child and family research on the planet today. In his early days, he studied contamination in lakes, examining the impact on human health. This research started Clyde down a path that revealed human beings are especially sensitive to our environments in our earliest years, well before we start school. Guided by this insight, Clyde devoted the rest of his career – with greater endurance than almost any person I know – to shine a light on the importance of children’s earliest experiences: their first moments, months and years.''
http://gensqueeze.tumblr.com/post/42912361008/the-gen-squeeze-campaign-remembers-dr-clyde-hertzman

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Director, Human Early Learning Partnership, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of British Columbia
Source: Canadian for Health Research, February 2011

Excerpt: ''In medical school at McMaster University in the 1970s, Dr. Clyde Hertzman figured out that he didn’t want to practice medicine. Instead of focusing on the health of one patient, he decided to study the health of populations at large, particularly how early childhood development influences health in societies over a lifetime.''
http://www.chrcrm.org/en/rotm/dr-clyde-hertzman