Member Spotlight – Robin Black

Robin Black, Ph.D., P.Eng., C.C.E. has been appointed “Visiting Scholars” by the University of Victoria.

Robin is the Chair of the University of Victoria Engineering Associates (EA) and serves as a mentor to Engineering Co-Op and MBA students.

In addition Robin Black is presently Vice Chair of the Mid Island Science and Innovation Council and Vice President of the Vancouver Island Branch of the Canadian Society of Senior Engineers (CSSE) and serves on the Board of the EIC Vancouver Island Branch Scholarship Society.

His professional affiliations include Life Memberships in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geologists of Alberta (APEGGA) and the Canadian Medical and Biological and Engineering Society (CMBES).

Within B.C. he is an active member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) and is a member of both the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce and VIATeC.

As a Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE) he practiced rehabilitation engineering at the Ontario Crippled Children’s Centre and then led an orthopaedic research group within the National Research Council.

As an Industrial Technology Advisor with the National Research Council of Canada’s IRAP program, he was active in technology commercialization with a particular focus on early stage Life Science companies.

At the University of Victoria he is interested in contributing to the development of Engineering students and, in particular, the development of biomedical engineering research programs.

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