In 2008, the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation presented the inaugural Award of Excellence in HIV and Rehabilitation to Dr. Gregory Robinson.
Dr. Gregory Robinson
Greg has been living with HIV/AIDS for over 27 years. During that time, he has devoted himself to tirelessly working to improve the lives of all Canadians living with HIV/AIDS. Although Greg has retired from his medical practice, his compassion for humanity is seen in his work within the HIV/AIDS community.
Greg meets all the criteria for this award. He has been involved with CWGHR since its inception in 1998. He has and continues to work tirelessly on behalf of all Canadians living with HIV/AIDS.
His work at CWGHR has included: CWGHR Co-chair, educator of health providers on HIV and rehabilitation, advisory committees and a co-faculty member of the inter-professional learning program.
Always a driving force, Greg championed and helped to craft the best practice and research priorities for CWGHR. Added to this was his influence and wisdom in spearheading the initiation of an inter-professional mentorship program for rehabilitation professionals: this initiative has since gone on to receive OHTN funding to develop and evaluate a provincial-wide mentorship program.
Greg’s background in clinical epidemiology has assured him a leading position with the HOOD data-base as well as the OHTN Cohort Study. His work with this cohort always sees Greg advocating for disability and rehabilitation issues thus ensuring a documented view of HIV as an episodic disability.
As a result of Greg’s tireless efforts, knowledge and love of humanity he has touched and influenced the lives of many people he has worked with.