The Whelen Lecture and Women in Science Speaker Series presents Dr. Roberta Bondar

University of Saskatchewan

As Canada's first female astronaut and the world's first neurologist in space, Dr. Roberta Bondar's talk is titled, Sustaining the Future of Our Planet and Ourselves.

Dr. Roberta Bondar

Sustaining the Future of Our Planet and Ourselves

The earth is our home – and the only one that most of us will ever know. Historians have remarked that sometimes we need to leave our familiar surroundings to gain context. To date, the only way to do that is to travel to space. Dr. Bondar orbited our planet 129 times over 8 days, 1 hour, 14 minutes, 44 seconds as a payload specialist on the Space Shuttle Discovery in January 1992. She has spent the last 27 years translating her unique experiences as an astronaut, neuroscientist, medical researcher, and photographer to deepen our understanding of life and our natural environment. Dr. Bondar will present her personal take on where we find ourselves as inhabitants of planet earth and some of the challenges we face in sustaining our future.

March 26, 2019
7-8 pm
Convocation Hall, 107 Peter MacKinnon Building
University of Saskatchewan

This event will be video conferenced to the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy’s University of Regina campus (CB308).

About the Women in Science Speaker Series 

The Women in Science (WinS) Speaker Series showcases leading female scientists in the STEM sectors and recognizes their contributions to policy development, national dialogue, economic growth and prosperity.

This event is being supported by Western Economic Diversification Canada and Innovation Saskatchewan


Event Details

07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Convocation Hall, 107 Peter MacKinnon Building, University of Saskatchewan
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Karen Jaster-Laforge