Dr. Geoffrey C. Robinson of Vancouver is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader and pioneer in the field of child health promotion. Over the last 45 years he has helped reshape hospital structure and the delivery of care in communities to better meet the changing needs of children and to attend to their developmental needs. His advocacy for care by parent, day care surgery and multidisciplinary diagnostic centres, unheard of 30 years ago, strengthened the case for building the British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital. In 1985 he founded the B.C. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Resource Group which encouraged early intervention programs for infants and prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome.