ROBERT SOLOMON, LLB, LLM
Distinguished University Professor
Professor Solomon is a Distinguished University Professor in the Faculty of Law and Master of Public Health Program, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. He has been engaged in research on alcohol and drug policy, and tort, criminal and health law for more than 40 years. He has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and government and other reports. He served on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Addiction Research Foundation, frequently appeared as an expert witness before Parliamentary Committees, briefed senior Parliamentarians, and worked as a consultant for numerous government and other agencies. He has been the National Director of Legal Policy for Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada since 1998. In this capacity, Professor Solomon was responsible for developing ongoing legal policy reviews of the federal and provincial impaired driving legislation. The International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety honoured Professor Solomon with the 2007 Widmark Award for his "outstanding and sustained" contribution to traffic safety research. He received the 2010 Kaiser Foundation National Award for Excellence in Public Policy and was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for his work on alcohol and traffic safety policy.