A sample of media articles about The Roberta Bondar Foundation, its educational programs and activities along with some of Dr Bondar’s public appearances that reference The Foundation from 2015 – 2016:
Parkdale Public School, Toronto ON, November 2016
Congratulations to the latest School-Based Bondar Challenge award winners! Students of Parkdale Public School, Vy Nguyen and Fairooz Zamaluddin hold their winning photographs, each professionally developed and framed as part of their award packages.
Peterborough ON, November 16, 2016
As the keynote speaker, our foundation President, Dr. Roberta Bondar spoke to the audience at Peterborough’s Philanthropy Forum.
Fellows Journal. The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Fall 2016
Sault Ste Marie ON, November 1, 2016
ROYAL CANADIAN MINT UNVEILS SILVER COIN CELEBRATING THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF DR. ROBERTA BONDAR’S SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, November 1, 2016 – The Royal Canadian Mint officially unveilled a silver collector coin celebrating the 25th anniversary of Dr. Roberta Bondar’s Space Shuttle Mission at Sault College before a crowd of local dignitaries and well-wishers.
Nov 4, 2016
from Bob McDonald – CBC News:
Astronaut Roberta Bondar shows us that space and conservation are 2 sides of the same coin Canadian Mint pays tribute to Bondar’s work in space and on Earth
Nov 2, 2016
Canada’s first woman in space, astronaut Roberta Bondar, honored with coin
Nov 1, 2016
from The Roberta Bondar Foundation:
Some of The Roberta Bondar Foundation coverage of the launch Photos and other memories
ROYAL CANADIAN MINT FEATURE PAGE:
Detail, description and order information
ROYAL CANADIAN MINT VIDEO FEATURE:
Commemorative #BondarCoin as it rotates and glows!
CTV VIDEO FEATURE:
A Tribute to Canada’s 1st Female Astronaut to Enter Space Well-rounded feature with several and themed responses around Dr. Bondar and the STS-42 story. Captures look of surprise & delight on face of audience.
SAULT WEB FEATURE:
Star Struck. Dr. Roberta Bondar ‘Out of this World’ Silver Coin Revealed Includes candid photos of Bondar with delighted Sault supporters
SOOTODAY WEB FEATURE:
First of its kind coin honours Bondar; astronaut says Sault will always be home. Bondar calls friends, family her ‘stars’
SAULT STAR WEB FEATURE:
Historic space mission a quarter century ago
CBC WEB FEATURE:
25 years after Discovery mission, mint issues Roberta Bondar coin
Toronto ON, October 13, 2016
Prof Bonnie M. Patterson C.M. O.Ont MLS LL.D ICD.D was honoured by The Council of Ontario Universities [COU] with its David C Smith Award
for her longstanding commitment to Ontario Universities, passionate advocacy on behalf of students and outstanding contributions to the development of innovative policy in teaching and research in higher education.
Toronto ON, September 21, 2016
Taking Care of Earth, Taking Care of Us — Perspectives from Dr. Bondar
Join us in a celebration of Dr. Roberta Bondar, and The Roberta Bondar Foundation’s work to promote a healthy planet and healthy lives.
STORYS Building – 11 Duncan Street, Toronto, ON M5H 3G6
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
Check it out! Join us!
Doors open at 7 p.m., and Dr. Bondar takes the floor at 8 p.m.
Orillia ON, June 4, 2016
Lakehead University, Orillia Campus
Professor Bonnie M Patterson, C.M.O. Ont. B.A. M.L.S. ICD.D, receives an Honorary Doctor of Commerce at Convocation. She also delivers the Convocation Address — a “Get a GRIPP!” [Gratitude, Relationships, Integrity, Passions, and Patience]”
Patterson, The Roberta Bondar Foundation Board Chair, is recognized as a champion of higher education and a role model for women in leadership. She was the first woman Dean of Business in Canada, the first woman President of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), the first woman President & Vice-Chancellor of Trent University, and, while President at Trent, she was the first woman to Chair the Board of Universities Canada (then known as the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada).
Throughout her career, Bonnie has spearheaded several international education initiatives including working with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) as an International Expert to develop a composite model for benchmarking university sustainability.
Don’t miss The Foundation’s special selection of fine art prints from the TELE + new works + Bondar Challenge youth winners = Landscapes of Biodiversity now playing at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory!
A beautiful venue. Unique animal galleries. A remarkable conservatory!
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory 2500 Kossuth Road
Cambridge, Ontario, N3H 4R7
Ottawa, May 19, 2016
Life Reflected — National Arts Centre
A collection of powerful stories inspired by life experiences of four exceptional Canadian women — Alice Munro, Amanda Todd, Roberta Bondar and Rita Joe.
The stories are told in a sensory immersion of multidisciplinary composition — music, film, dance, photography.
Life Reflected is what we at The Roberta Bondar Foundation call a Fusion Adventure — collaborations that merge the science in Arts + the art in Sciences. You can catch some of our Fusion Adventures here.
Ottawa Ontario, April 27, 2016:
The Dr. Roberta Bondar Career Development Program was announced at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Canadian Women in Communications and Technology [WCT] organization. Ron Parker, President of Shared Services Canada, and Kelly Gillis, Associate Deputy Minister, Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada made the announcement.
Dr. Bondar joined the WCT gathering to help with the formal launch of this new intensive internship program.
The WCT has long committed to sponsoring women as leaders and contributors to Canada’s economy based on science, technology and the digital transformation of all industries and has designed the Dr. Roberta Bondar Career Development Program to help its participants succeed and achieve remarkable things – to truly take their careers Faster Further and Higher.
We are proud our president was chosen as both namesake and symbol of all qualities that WCT hopes to identify and foster through this program – women of wide-ranging curiosity, dedication and tenacity – women who inspire present and future generations to literally shoot for the stars.
Ryerson University, March 2016:
In March 2016, Dr Bondar visited Ryerson University to speak to students in the Faculty of Science about the possibilities of where their Science degree can lead them after graduation — The Science of Success. Aside from her successful academic career, Dr Bondar is the first neurologist in space. From her unique professional path, Dr Bondar shared insights and suggestions about how knowledge from Science degree programs opens up limitless career paths for Science graduates.
Ask The Big Questions
Our Foundation leader says, “You’re never too young to keep your heart smart!”
University of Saskatchewan, February 4, 2016:
Scientist, physician, and world’s first neurologist in space, Dr Roberta Bondar speaks about how some physiological issues of long-term space flight would benefit from life studies in manned lunar missions.
Through its programs, The Roberta Bondar Foundation is committed to encouraging participants to explore, record, and discuss new views of their natural environment.
Taking Care of Earth. Taking Care of Us.
A TELE, one of our customized and carefully curated Travelling Exhibition and Learning Experiences, is heading to the Woodstock Art Gallery in February 2017! As with each TELE, The Roberta Bondar Foundation and the host centre get into some heavy planning to make the TELE as vital an experience as possible for its visitors. The plan? To make Fusions of Art and Science dance in their heads!
Read on: In the Woodstock Sentinel Review.
Michigan State University, November 2015:
In November 2015, Dr Bondar visited Michigan State University’s Geography Awareness Week to deliver both classroom and large group lectures. She covered topics in Earth Patterns From Afar that ranged from the role of remote sensing to the readiness of human beings to make their first Mars visit.
WKAR Greening of the Great Lakes host Kirk Heinze interviews Dr Bondar
For the 2015 GeoWeek at Michigan State University's Dept of Geography, The Roberta Bondar Foundation delivered a special interaction with students in Remote Sensing then a large group lecture Earth Patterns From Afar; a challenging perspective. A packed schedule in Spartan Nation! Photos: Rajiv Paudel
September 2015, Jonna Brewer, host of CBC Moncton’s Information Morning, speaks with Dr Bondar about The Roberta Bondar Foundation and its mission.
Read Kingston Whig-Standard reporter/photographer Julia McKay’s feature on two 2014 School-Based BondarChallenge winners, their teacher and school — Napanee students get the picture
The students’ winning images are presently featured with The Roberta Bondar Foundation’s new exhibition Savannah Survivors at Toronto’s First Canadian Place.
To celebrate Earth Month, The Roberta Bondar Foundation presents a unique exploration of the shrinking African Savannah through fine art photography. With extraordinary images from The Foundation’s biome collection, 26 large fine art prints connect the viewer to the extraordinary and poignant savannah life as it lives in its natural environment. Highlights include “secretaries” who eat snakes for breakfast and savannah survivors who will eat your lunch.
The exhibition runs April 1- May 29, 2015 and forms part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
The Roberta Bondar Foundation brings a new exhibition — Savannah Survivors to Toronto’s First Canadian Place gallery from Apr 1 until May 29, 2015.
The Roberta Bondar Foundation now partners with Wood Buffalo NP on Whooping Crane education and will continue to update our field work news on Grus americana, the North American Whooping Crane, from this Whooper Link.
A selection of The Foundation’s Travelling Exhibition and Learning Experience collection appears in the Dreams & Realities—Human Sensitivity of Place in which Dr. Bondar’s large scale Earth landscape photographs join Carole Sabiston’s exploration of environmental concerns through textile assemblage — both artists inspired by the same childhood view of Sputnik!