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News Release - Roberta Bondar visits Queen's to share a cautionary tale

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

KINGSTON – On Nov. 1, 2017, the Queen’s University School of Medicine welcomes Roberta Bondar, the first Canadian, female astronaut to travel to space, to speak at the 33rd H. Garfield Kelly Visiting Lectureship event.

Dr. Bondar, who is also an accomplished scientist and photographer, will discuss her time in space, advances in her neurological research, and share some of the wisdom that has helped her cultivate a long, successful career.

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. a reception will be held in advance of Dr. Bondar’s 5:00 p.m. lecture entitled: “Beyond Earth: A Cautionary Tale.

Note: Dr. Bondar may arrive at the reception venue around 4:15, and will have some media availability from then until the end of the reception. She will not have any availability following her speech.

The reception will take place in the David M.C. Walker Atrium (School of Medicine building). The lecture will follow in the Britton Smith Lecture Theatre (Room 132A in same building). (MAP)

Please RSVP if you plan on attending as we will need to schedule time with Dr. Bondar.



Dave Rideout
Communications Officer
Cell: 647.824.8908
Office: 613.533.6000 ext. 79648
Email: dave.rideout@queensu.ca