Robbin Tourangeau has worked in the field of public policy and advocacy for the last 20 years, providing strategic advice and leading the development of a number of important initiatives and programmes both inside and outside government. Her areas of specialization include social, urban, community, and R&D issues. Robbin is currently the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) where she works on files related to Aboriginal education, mental health, accessibility for persons with disabilities, and research and innovation. Prior to joining COU, Robbin worked as the Director of Policy in the Office for Disability Issues and as the Vice-President, Public Policy and Government Relations, at Imagine Canada. She also served as the Senior Policy Advisor on Social Development in the Office of the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien and as a senior policy analyst responsible for social and municipal/Aboriginal policy at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. She began her career in Ottawa as a federal Parliamentary Intern.