University of Saskatchewan
The Whelen Lecture
& Women in Science Speaker Series
Speaking as the world’s first neurologist in space and Canada’s first female astronaut, Dr. Roberta Bondar presented her view on Sustaining the Future of Our Planet and Ourselves. Bondar included her personal take on where we are as inhabitants of our planet and some of the challenges we face in sustaining our future.
Before she delivered The Whelen Lecture, Dr Bondar participated in:
- a Round Table that explored how individual disciplines can work more holistically and effectively across academic boundaries to address issues of the environment, health and food security and
- a Fireside Chat with a Q & A session that discussed challenges and opportunities of career pathways that transcend boundaries like Dr Bondar’s.
The Whelen Lecture was video-conferenced to the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy’s University of Regina campus.
The event was supported by Western Economic Diversification Canada and Innovation Saskatchewan.
March 27 2019
University of Saskatchewan News
Canada’s first female astronaut delivers lecture at USask
March 26 2019
Amanda Short, Postmedia News Service
Canada’s first female astronaut gives talk about work and experiences
March 26 2019
Ashleigh Mattern, CBC News
Canada’s first female astronaut in Saskatoon to share perspective gained in space: Roberta Bondar speaking at Women in Science Speaker Series on March 26