Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
1993 - Present'
Robert is a true unsung hero in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. For over 26 years, he has been the glue that holds everything together. When a student or staff member has an issue or a question, the best way to resolve it is to say, “Go ask Robert”. Although his official title is Lab Coordinator, he is a jack-of-all-trades. Whether it’s fixing a computer issue for a professor in the middle of a lecture, moving heavy furniture for someone switching offices, or acting as the chef at the departmental BBQ, Robert is always willing to help in any way that he can. His knowledge and experience is invaluable, and he passes it on daily to professors, students and staff.
Outside of the invaluable work that he does, he also keeps everyone in good spirits with his sense of humour and his larger-than-life personality. Over 1000 students take part in classes in the anatomy lab every year, and Robert leaves a lasting impression on all of them. The anatomy lab can be an intimidating place to walk in to as a student, and Robert always provides a level of comfort and reassurance to the students. I’ve encountered doctors and physicians who studied at McGill five, 10, and even 25 years ago who mention Robert’s name and ask how he’s doing.
Robert’s dedication has helped ensure the continuous success of the division of anatomical sciences over the past 26 years.
Nominated by staff members in the Division of Anatomical Sciences.