Robert has been honoured for his many business accomplishments and community commitments, including: City of Edmonton Ambassador Award (2000), Canadian Diabetes Association Achievement Award (2003), Alberta Centennial Medal (2005), Dr. Charles Allard Chair in Business, Grant MacEwan University (2006), University of Alberta Alumni Association Award (2007), University of Alberta Association Recognition Award (2008) , the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (January 2013) and the Mayor’s Award for Sustained Support of the Arts (April 2013).