Published by Communications and Public Affairs (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56982 or 53338
March 19, 2004
Roberta Bondar to speak at ‘Last Lecture’ for graduating students
Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first female astronaut in space and a University of Guelph graduate, will speak March 29 at the university’s annual "Last Lecture" which is designed to give graduating students an opportunity to reflect on their experiences at Guelph and celebrate their accomplishments.
An accomplished photographer, Bondar participated in the National Gallery of Canada’s “Science and Photography: Beauty of Another Order” exhibition. She has published two books on the Earth’s landscapes: Passionate Vision and Canada: Landscape of Dreams.
Philbrook, who will graduate this spring with bachelor of arts degree in English and French, was chosen by a selection committee to give the student lecture. She received the Nancy Stoten Memorial Scholarship, the College of Arts Student Union Book Prize and the Belgian Consulate award for promoting francophone culture on campus. Philbrook’s presentation integrates this year’s Last Lecture theme, “Follow your Dreams,” offering a retrospective on her four years at U of G and a look forward to future possibilities.
A reception sponsored by the U of G Alumni Association at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre will follow the event. For more information, contact Zdravko Gunjevic in Student Life and Career Services, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 52498.
For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt (519) 824-4120, Ext. 53338, or Rachelle Cooper, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56982.