A mother to four children in the Chilliwack School District, Carin was born and raised in Maple Ridge and moved to Chilliwack, in 2005. As a resident of Chilliwack, Bondar has created a body of work that clearly reflects a commitment to education and creating opportunity for others. She is an accomplished educator, most recently in the position of science communicator and adjunct biology professor at the University of the Fraser Valley.
Carin is the writer and host of several web-based series in biology and natural sciences. Her PhD thesis in applied ecology is from the Centre of Applied Conservation Research (CACR) at the University of British Columbia. It is entitled The Ontogenetic Ecology of the Signal Crayfish, Pacifastacus Leniusculus, in a Small Temperate Stream.
Bondar has a certification in psychotherapy from the Kelowna College of Professional Counselling (2015) and she works with men and women in their first stages of sobriety from drug and alcohol addiction.
Carin also established a not-for-profit society called STEM Angels, which seeks to provide childcare dollars to mothers pursuing post-doctoral and assistant-professorship positions in STEM subjects at Canadian Universities.
Visit Carin’s professional website to see a full list of publications and accomplishments