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Dr. Roberta Bondar

Astronaut | Physician | Scientist | Photographer

Dr. Roberta Bondar was the first Canadian woman to fly in space. An astronaut, physician, and photographer, Dr. Bondar expanded the horizons of millions when she joined the space shuttle Discovery for its 1992 mission. Dr. Bondar’s highly motivational talks–punctuated by her stunning photographs–focus on change, social responsibility, and our environment.

For more than a decade at NASA, Dr. Bondar headed an international research team, continuing to find new connections between astronauts recovering from the microgravity of space and neurological illnesses on earth, such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease. Her techniques have been used in clinical studies at the B. I. Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and at the University of New Mexico.

Dr. Bondar holds a BSc in Zoology and Agriculture, an MSc in Experimental Pathology, a PhD in Neurobiology, an MD, and is a Board Certified Neurologist, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She sub-specialized in Neuro-ophthalmology at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston and at Toronto Western Hospital.

A respected advisor to industry and government, Dr. Bondar has supported UNEP (United National Environmental Program) to launch various initiatives, including a talk on “Oceans” at the Rio Summit, tree-planting and promotion of GEO reports. She was Chair of a distinguished panel at the 2010 IWF Cornerstone Conference in Guayaquil, Ecuador and Chair of the Province of Ontario’s Working Group on Environmental Education. All recommendations in their report, Shaping Our Schools–Shaping Our Future, were accepted by the Ontario Ministry of Education, thus strengthening environmental education for elementary and secondary school students.

Dr. Bondar is a member of the Governing Council of icipe, a pan-African institute researching the influence of climate change on the spread of insect borne diseases. She is Co-Founder and President of The Roberta Bondar Foundation, created to inspire all ages and to view and to engage our natural environment in a positive light through the lens of photography.

Dr. Bondar served six years as Chancellor of Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. A graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Rotman School of Business, Dr. Bondar is a Director of Com Dev International, a publicly traded aerospace company. Recently she delivered the Keynote address and was a panelist for the IWF Executive Development Roundtable, Beijing, China.

Among the many honors and awards, Dr. Bondar has been recognized with the NASA Spaceflight Medal, inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and into the International Women’s Forum Hall of Fame for her pioneering research in space medicine. Dr. Bondar is an Officer of the Order of Canada and has been appointed to the Order of Ontario and as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She has received 24 honorary doctorates from Canadian and American universities and is featured on the 2003 Canada Post Roberta Bondar astronaut stamp. Dr. Bondar received her own star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2011.


Leadership & Vision

  • The Art of Leading Through Continuous Change
  • Vision, Values and Leadership
  • Strategies From Out of This World – Leadership for Transformation
  • Leading – But Are They Listening?

Creativity, Innovation, Education & Transformation

  • Creating Innovative Space – Technology and Transformation
  • Infinite Possibilities – If We Continue to Do Better
  • Dreams, Curiosity, Ideas – The Creative Elements of Innovation
  • Flexibility and Agility in the Knowledge Economy

Environment & Sustainability

  • Shifting Patters – Navigating an Uncertain Future
  • Repairing the Carpet of Life – One Thread at a Time
  • Acting Today – Shaping Tomorrow
  • Evolving with Earth

Change, Adaptation & Risk

  • Continuous Change – Defying Gravity at Any Height
  • What Will It Take For Us To Change?
  • Train the Brain – Adapting for Success
  • Risk, Reality and the Art of Moving Onward

Space, Discovery & Exploration

  • Suspended in Air – Lessons in Exploring Human Potential
  • When We Get to Mars Will Our Legs Be Flippers?
  • Touching the Earth and Other Tales
  • Reach for the Stars – Will I See You There?

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Speakers' Spotlight is committed to meeting the different needs of the corporations, organizations, companies, non-profit and government groups that contact us when seeking keynote speakers, and we work hard to find the keynote speakers that will provide the best match for your event. Whatever you require are when it comes to keynote speakers, Speakers' Spotlight will work had to ensure that you get the keynote speakers that are right for you.

Motivational Speakers

Motivating the world

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Motivational speakers that work with Speakers' Spotlight frequently go the extra mile to be in touch with meeting planners - or even CEOs and presidents of companies and organizations themselves - in advance of their talks in order to tailor the message and hit on key points specific to the client's needs. Our motivational speakers arrive on time, work with the client in advance to ensure the proper set up of their audio/visual needs so that everything will go smoothly when they hit the stage, and often include Q&A sessions in their talks so that your staff can ask any questions of our motivational speakers that they may wish.

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Our motivational speakers include prominent motivational speakers - and many of them household names -- such as Roberta Bondar, Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Terry Evanshen, Scott Harrison, John Izzo, Simon Jackson, Craig Kielburger, Dr. Samantha Nutt, Simon Sinek, Severn Cullis-Suzuki and Brett Wilson.

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