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Roberta Bondar

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First Canadian Women to Visit Space About Roberta Roberta's Accomplishments Roberta Bondar is the first Canadian women and only the second Canadian who visited space when she flew on space shuttle Discovery on Mission STS-42 on January 22 1992. She was selected with other five Canadians to begin training to be an astronaut in 1984. Roberta was born on December4, 1945 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, where she attended school. She earned a doctorate's degree in neurobiology and became a medical doctor as well. She conducted research about the effects on astronauts of spaceflight and re-adaptation back to Earth's gravity in Boston and Toronto before becoming an Assistant Professor at McMaster University in 1982. After training to become an astronaut, she spent eight days in space. Bondar is now researching about the physiological change that occurs to humans on space and how it applies to life on earth. It is hoped that it can discover more effective treatments to diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, Parkinson's Disease and Shy Drager's Syndrome. As her experience as a crew member abroad the space shuttle as well as a medical doctor, her prospective on medicine not only changed the specialties of neurology but also the health of environment.

As being a first Canadian neurologist who went space, Roberta Bondar has received 24 honorary doctorates from Canadian and American universities, and in 2003, the TIME magazine named her among North America's best explorers. In 2011, Roberta was presented in the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Roberta Bondar as A Social Justice Hero As being a professional nature and landscape photographer, she trains the Brook Institute of Photography in California. The institute runs on the donations given by her. She values almost every ISM including sexism, racism, heterosexism, faithism, abelism and classism. "See every opportunity as golden, and keep your eyes on the prize - yours, not anybody else's."- Roberta Bondar "Always walk in the light. And if you feel like you're not walking in it, go find it. Love the light."- Roberta Bondar Quotes by Roberta Bondar Roberta Bondar By-
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Jasmin Sohal The End Why do you think the Brooke Institute of Photography is not concerned with ageism?
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