Michael Robinson is CEO of the Bill Reid Trust and executive director of The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art. He has over 25 years of leadership experience that includes eight years as president and CEO of the Glenbow Museum in Calgary (2000–2007) and executive positions with The Arctic Institute of North America.
From 2003 to 2008, he wrote op-eds for The Calgary Herald and was a regular contributor to CBC Radio 1’s Wildrose Forum. His radio career has also included guest pieces for CBC 1’s Ideas, This Morning and The Vicky Gabereau Show. He has more recently been a columnist with Troy Media, a Canadian opinion aggregating site.
He has chaired the Canadian Polar Commission (1999–2002), the Imagine Calgary Process (2006–2007), The David Suzuki Foundation (2000–2007), The Calgary Bow Valley Centre Planning Advisory Committee (1998–2002), Friends of the Earth Canada (1993–1994), and The Education and Native Canadian Opportunities Committees of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce (1982–1986).
His early career (1979–1986), with the Northern Pipeline Agency and Petro-Canada, focused on environmental and social regulation of energy mega projects in the Canadian North. In the 27th Alberta General Election of March 3, 2008, he ran as a Liberal candidate in the riding of Calgary Foothills.
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