Dr. Roberta Bondar


Topics: Science, Education
Interview Date: May 28, 2014
Extraordinary Insights: When we are educated, we are not as fearful.

Dr. Roberta Bondar is the first Canadian female and the first neurologist in the world to go into space.

On May 28, 2014, I had the honour and pleasure of interviewing my Canadian hero, Dr. Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. I caught up with Dr. Bondar while attending the Daughters for Life Foundation’s Third Annual Gala Dinner at the Carlu in Toronto.

Dr. Bondar was in attendance to receive the Lifetime Achievement Luminary Award, presented by the Foundation for her outstanding career achievements as a pioneering astronaut and for promoting the professional advancement of women in neurology. Daughters for Life Foundation was created by Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish after his three daughters were killed when their home in the Gaza Strip was shelled by an Israeli tank. Dr. Abuelaish turned his pain into an open heart, created the Toronto-based organization is dedicated to the education of girls and women in the Middle East