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Dr. Gordon Robinson

Dr. Robinson is a member on the Oncology REB at Princess Margaret Hospital. As a cancer survivor, he is currently successfully enrolled in a study and has also been a participant in more than ten others, some of a business or social science nature. He has presented the position of the Study Participant at national and regional conferences and will be particularly interested in that viewpoint with PRE.

Dr. Robinson received an engineering degree from Queen’s University and also became a naval officer. His Cornell doctorate in organic chemistry was followed by work in molecular biology with a Nobel Laureate in medicine. His further studies centred on business, law, finance and security regulations and, he was a commercial panelist with the American Arbitration Association. He worked at Chalk River with the Canadian Atomic Energy in isotope production operations and then at Mobil Oil’s think-tank specializing on catalysis before moving to Mobil’s Corporate Development office in New York City to work on research commercialization and acquisitions. Subsequently, he joined a new merchant bank focused on emerging technologies.

His move to Houston, Texas, was the beginning of a  20-year term as a principal in developing and promoting start-ups and working with troubled companies -- troubles often of a financial nature, but also environmental, management or ownership succession concerns.  He continued this aspect of his career after relocating to Toronto.

Dr. Robinson has served on a number of municipal and not-for-profit boards and is a founder of the US-SW UNICEF Board. Married for over 40 years, he is the father of three and grandfather of five.  He has been active in many sports and continues a lifelong interest in wood working.