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Dr. Carin Bondar is a Canadian biologist, writer, filmmaker, science geek, speaker, television personality, and professor.
Carin Bondar has a doctorate in population ecology with a prime focus on studying the behaviors of animals who live in the wild. When Carin Bondar ran the family theaters, there, too, she found a way to put in her love for Science by showing short science films before the main feature.
She had to pause her doctorate studies to take care of her family business after the death of her father and brother. She has four children.
Carin Bondar’s net worth is around $1 - 5 million.
Details on her annual income are unavailable as of 2022.
Adequate information about the height of Carin Bondar is unavailable as of 2022.
Carin Bondar’s age will be 47 years in 2022, as she was born on May 20, 1975.
Carin Bondar was born in New Westminster in 1975 and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her father’s name is John Paul, and she also has a sibling named William Paul. She completed her Bachelor’s in Science in 1999 from Simon Fraser University and then pursued MSc in Evolution and Development from the University of Victoria in 2001.
Her ancestry includes French-Canadian, Russian and British. In her childhood, she loved to dance and participate in musical theater. Physics was not her best subject in school.
Bondar was studying for her doctorate when her father suddenly died. The event was followed by her brother’s death, who was diagnosed with AIDS. She had left her doctorate studies at UBC in the middle to come home and help her family by running the family-owned theatres.
She met her ex-husband Ian Affleck in 1995. He was a mathematician. They got engaged in 1999 and married two years later. They separated in 2013 before getting officially divorced in 2017. Together they have four children - two daughters and two sons – Shaeden, Faro, Loanna, and Juna.
Carin Bondar is best known for her work in animal population ecology, with an extended focus on their behaviors. She explains the various ways in which animals find each other, breed, and rear offspring. She is known as the Biologist with a Twist.
She is a writer who has authored various books like ‘World’s Weirdest’ and ‘The Nature of Human Nature’ and hosted various television shows. Carin Bondar’s book, ‘Wild Moms’ answers several questions regarding mothers that live in the wild. The book was released in 2018. She says that in her show, she hits challenging topics not only for the quirk factor but because there is a lot of cool Science behind the many strange mating rituals.
Her independent web series has amassed more than 60 million views. The monthly series, ‘SciAm Cinema’, was produced and hosted by Bondar. It involves the best stories from the Scientific American blog network. She also hosted Discovery International and National Geographic Wild. On the Discovery channel, the shows are ‘Outrageous Acts of Science’ and ‘Stephen Hawking’s Brave New World’.
She holds a professorship in the department of biology at the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Carin also works with a Netherlands-based company called Taxon Expeditions, which engages citizen scientists on scientific expeditions to discover new species. The group mainly works in the Sabah region of Borneo.
The television personality’s career has been a mix of online videos, biology blogs, book writing, and TV shows, as Bondar would say. She has also done a Ted Talk at Ted Global 2013.
Biologist Carin works with STEM Angels, a fully registered charity work that aims to provide child care dollars to females pursuing their studies at universities in Canada.
She got the Timberwest Fellowship for Graduate Studies at the University of British Colombia in 2003. In 2007, she received Gunter and Cordula Paetzold Fellowship for high academic standing during her doctorate studies. Later, in 2011 she received Grand Prize in the Discovery World HD Film Snacks competition for an outreach film titled ‘Why Did The Toad Cross The Road’. The Canadian Journal of Zoologists Public Outreach award was given to Bondar in 2017.
As a biologist, her main interest lies in the field of Science.
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