“We learn and grow one goal at a time.”
Roberta Lynn Bondar has always had an interest in science and space. She earned a BSc, MSc, and PhD before obtaining her MD from McMaster University in 1977. For her contributions to science, Bondar has received numerous honours and awards. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario and is the recipient of the NASA Space Medal. An excellent motivational speaker, with a strong concern for the environment, Bondar is a positive role model for young Canadians and a source of pride for the Canadian Space program.
Currently, Bondar is researching the physiological change that occurs to humans in space and how it applies to life on earth. It is hoped that the discoveries will initiate more effective treatments of diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, Parkinson's Disease and Shy Drager's Syndrome.