God, we lift up MLA Dr. Bob Turner in the Edmonton – Whitemud
Constituency. We ask Lord that You would
bless everything he puts his hand to today.
Surround him with Your presence and give him wisdom and understanding in
the decisions that are his to make.
Bless MLA Turner and keep his family safe and may they know Your
Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of
Edmonton-Whitemud, on May 5, 2015.
Committee on Public Accounts and as a member on the Standing Committee on the
Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund. Previously he served as Chair of the Standing
Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing.
oncologist at the Cross Cancer Institute, the University of Alberta Hospital
and other hospitals in northern Alberta. Dr. Turner, a retired professor of
Medicine at the University of Alberta, has also lectured at leading Canadian
and international medical teaching facilities and done clinical research in
novel therapies of leukemias and other blood disorders.
received his science and medical degrees while also serving on the student
council and board of governors. He went on to train in Internal Medicine at the
Royal Victoria hospital in Montreal and then in Hematology and Medical Oncology
at the University of Pittsburgh.
community, Dr. Turner has served in a number of working groups and committees
for entities such as the Alberta Medical Association, the University of Alberta
Department of Medicine, Alberta Health Services, the Alberta Cancer Board and
the Canadian Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service. Dr. Turner has also been
widely published in academic medical journals and has contributed to a number
of medical textbooks.
Dr. Turner and his wife,
Dr. Joan Allalunis-Turner, reside in Edmonton and have two children, Emily and
Simon, and one grandson. Bob enjoys an active lifestyle that includes cycling,
curling, skiing and running. His hobby is the study of western Canadian
history, particularly explorers and mapmakers such as David Thompson.