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UHN's Dr. Gail Robinson, an internationally respected crusader in the fight against violence toward women, has been awarded the Order of Ontario.

Dr. Robinson is among 25 exceptional Ontarians who received the honour. Also appointed is fellow UHN physician Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, a lung transplant surgeon.

A University of Toronto professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology, Dr. Robinson is co-founder of Canada's first rape crisis centre, and also helped establish the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario's task force on physician-patient sexual abuse.

In addition, among many titles and accomplishments, the Toronto resident co-founded the Women's Mental Health program at the University of Toronto, and helped create the Metropolitan Task Force on Violence Against Women and Children and was president of their board.

'Most powerful women' award

She has won the YWCA Women of Distinction Award and the 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada Award in the Champion category for her work in the field of women's mental health.

She has received the Alexandra Symond's Award from the American Psychiatric Association for outstanding and sustained contributions to women's mental health and the advancement of women.

The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will invest the appointees at a ceremony on Wed., Feb. 6 at Queen's Park.

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25 Appointees Named to Ontario's Highest Honour

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