Astronaut Roberta Bondar to speak at the U of S

SASKATOON - Dr. Roberta Bondar, Canada's first female astronaut, will present a lecture at the University of Saskatchewan's (U of S) Convocation Hall on Thursday, Feb. 4:

"Earth Patterns from afar: A challenging perspective"
Thursday, Feb. 4
3:30-4:30 pm
Convocation Hall, Peter MacKinnon Building
107 Administration Place
University of Saskatchewan

Bondar is also the world's first neurologist in space. She conducted scientific experiments for 13 countries on the space shuttle Discovery mission in 1992. Back on earth, she headed an international space medicine research team working with NASA for more than a decade, finding new connections between astronauts recovering from the microgravity of space and neurological illnesses. Bondar continues to speak to medical, scientific, corporate and environmental organizations about change, social responsibility and the environment and is a respected advisor to industry and government.

Influenced by the view of the world from space, Bondar photographed all of Canada's National Parks, which resulted in two best-selling books: Passionate Vision: Discovering Canada's National Parks and Canada: Landscape of Dreams. An Officer of the Order of Canada, she has received numerous awards and honorary degrees and is featured on the 2003 Canada Post Roberta Bondar Astronaut stamp.

She is co-founder of The Roberta Bondar Foundation, formed to educate and improve knowledge of the environment.

The public and media are welcome to attend this free lecture by Roberta Bondar (who is available for interviews following her presentation):


For more information, contact:
Kirk Sibbald
Communications Officer
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan



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