- 1990-2010 (Creation)
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Series consists of records that were originally organized under the heading “Organizations and companies – involvement with” and consist of files on various projects, organizations and companies Dr. Mustard worked with throughout his career. These were set apart from other files (Early Years Study, CIAR, etc), presumably because Dr. Mustard’s involvement with these groups and companies spanned across his own organizational and project affiliations.
These projects include both public and private sector approaches to a range of topics, including education, energy and health. Records include correspondence, planning documents, strategies, event programs, meeting notes, invitations, requests for support and general information (brochures, reports, outreach material) on the organizations.
The series documents three notable affiliations that are not represented well in other series. First, Dr. Mustard served as the Chair of the first Board of Directors of the Institute for Work and Health (1990-1999). Dr. Mustard also served as Director (1995-2001) and Chairman (1997-1999) of Ballard Power Systems, an alternative energy company invested in fuel cell technology. The records also address Dr. Mustard’s work with PRECARN (Pre-competitive Applied Research Network), a consortium of businesses and individuals researching artificial intelligence and robotics.
In addition, the records document Dr. Mustard’s participation in the R&D Advisory Panel of the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited; the Allianz Educational Foundation Advisory Board; the Patron’s Council of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, Director; the Board of Directors, Ontario Principals’ Council; the Board of Directors of Pence Inc.; the UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies Advisory Board; the Weizman Institute of Science; and the Council of Advisory Governors at the YMCA, in addition to others.
The series also documents his participation in various government efforts addressing early childhood education, including the Audit of Federal Programming for Children in 2004. In addition, Dr. Mustard was appointed Children’s Health and Development Advisor in 2001 as part of the B.C. Child Development and Health Initiative, in part to establish the Children’s Health and Development Office within B.C.’s provincial government.