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Curiosity, Creativity and the Safety Net of Science

Ottawa, Ontario
Canadian Museum of Nature

Join Canada’s first female astronaut in space, Roberta Bondar, M.D., Ph.D., for an inspirational talk as the Canadian Museum of Nature celebrates International Women’s Day.

Image of Roberta Bondar with a camera

“Curiosity should never leave us. Without it, creativity is never the voyage of discovery that it can be. Science provides a way of asking questions and exploring the world around us, while giving us a safety net of understanding.” 

Dr. Roberta Bondar

In 1992, Dr. Bondar flew on the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery. She was the world’s first neurologist in space and conducted over 40 research experiments for 18 countries on this international flight.

A passionate and accomplished photographer, Dr. Bondar’s landscape photographs are featured in travelling exhibitions, books and other publications. The exhibition, Light in the Land ~ The Nature of Canada, presented by The Roberta Bondar Foundation, is currently on view at the museum.


March 13, 2018
School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University
Gowlene Selvavijayan, centretownnews .ca
Pioneering astronaut urges girls to shoot for the stars
“During her talk “Curiosity, Creativity and the Safety Net of Science,” Bondar captivated the audience with her experiences as a young woman trying to enter the field of science.”