Bondar Achieves the Highest Level

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Her Excellency presented the Companion insignia of the Order of Canada to Roberta Lynn Bondar, C.C., O.Ont. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, invested 3 Companions, 9 Officers and 27 Members into the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on May 8, 2019. *** Son Excellence présente l’insigne de Compagnon de l’Ordre du Canada à Roberta Lynn Bondar, C.C., O. Ont. Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette, gouverneure générale du Canada, a remis l’Ordre du Canada à 3 Compagnons, 9 Officiers et 27 Membres lors d’une cérémonie d’investiture à Rideau Hall, le 8 mai 2019. Credit/Mention de source: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGG

Sault Ste. Marie native Roberta Bondar enjoyed a very special Wednesday in Ottawa.

Bondar was elevated from Officer in the Order of Canada, to the highest level which is Companion in the Order of Canada at at Rideau Hall.

Following her pioneering spaceflight, Bondar remained active in international space medicine, notably leading a research team at NASA that drew connections between astronauts’ recovery from microgravity and neurological illnesses on Earth. A world-acclaimed photographer, she has demonstrated commitment to environmental sustainability through her stunning works that reconnect people to our natural world. Leading by example with the establishment of her eponymous foundation, she is a champion of education and the environment.

Bondar was one of 3 Companions, 9 Officers and 27 Members into the Order of Canada Wednesday