Robbie grew up on a cattle ranch near Islay, a hamlet barely west of the Saskatchewan border, and has lived in Turner Valley, Lloydminster, Kitscoty and Edmonton, where he is today. He studied English and creative writing at the University of Alberta and eventually wandered into journalism and publishing. He was formerly associate editor at the now-defunct Alberta Venture magazine, and his writing has also appeared in Avenue Edmonton and Alberta Oil, and has been excerpted in Alberta Views.
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Winner of the University of Alberta WRITE 200-level Prize in Nonfiction Writing, Department of English and Film Studies
Nominated for the University of Alberta ENGL Senior-level Prize in Canadian Literature, Department of English and Film Studies
Nominated for Alberta Magazine Awards 2016, Service: Lifestyle, for "The Best of You," Alberta Venture