Roberta Bondar To Speak on Risk at Virtual Annual Conference

Posted on August 31, 2020

Dr. Roberta Bondar’s professional accomplishments are legendary: she’s Canada’s first female astronaut, the first-ever neurologist in space, and the recipient of the Companion of the Order of Canada, the NASA Space Medal, and over 28 honorary degrees. She’s a household name in Canada—and she’ll deliver a keynote address, titled Considered Risk: Opening Up Possibilities for Change and Growth at Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s forthcoming annual conference.

Dr. Bondar is one of three keynote speakers at the 3-day virtual annual conference, taking place from Wednesday, October 21 to Friday, October 23, 2020. Other keynote speakers include Bob Joseph, Founder and President of Indigenous Corporate Training, and Dr. Sheryl Staub-French, P.Eng., Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UBC.

Discounted pricing for the annual conference is available until September 22. Along with the keynote addresses, registration will also include an all-access pass to:

  • 40 hours of professional development opportunities; and
  • 10 professional development streams, including Engineering and Geoscience in the Resource Sector; Environmental Engineering and Geoscience; Municipal Engineering; Emerging Professional; Management; Regulatory Affairs; Structural, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; Better Business; and Diversity and Inclusion.

The virtual nature of the annual conference is ideal for professionals working remotely, and provides access and flexibility to registrants across the province. To register for the conference, visit

Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Annual General Meeting, also planned to be held virtually, is scheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2020. For more information about the AGM, visit

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