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Dr. Carin Bondar

Biologist & Television Personality

Dr. Carin Bondar is a biologist, writer, presenter and a true science geek.  She specialises in animal population ecology, with an extended focus on their sexual behaviours. Dr. Bondar’s award winning shows along with her unique style and candour allow us fans to feel exceptionally tame in our own perversions when compared to the shocking behaviour of animals in the natural world. You can currently see her on Discovery Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science and Stephen Hawking’s Brave New World.  Her independent web series Wild Sex has amassed over 50 million views and she presented on this topic at TED Global 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Presentations

Survival of the Fittest – The Evolution of Human Nature
Dr. Bondar takes us on a journey with fun and insightful observations about the quirky human animal that is us – all in the context of Darwin’s Survival of the Fittest. Technology is improving on human evolution — repairing and replacing body parts, upgrading brain function, and improving the way we communicate.

Brave New World
From her experiences on Stephen Hawking’s Brave New World series, Dr. Bondar showcases some of the most mind-blowing technologies that will impact our daily lives in the not-too-distant future. Virtual reality and associated technologies will change the way we communicate, the way we work, and the way we play. Safety systems will reduce damage and loss in emergency situations. Dr. Bondar will look at these and many more examples of new technologies that will improve our lives by making things easier, more efficient and much faster. She offers a peek at the risks and opportunities your organization needs to be aware of you move into a hyperconnected future.

The Nature of Sex
Thought about Sex today?  Of course you have! It’s about the most natural thing any animal can do. But have you ever wondered how human sex compares to that of other beasts?  It’s far from merely inserting part A into slot B. The sex lives of our animal cousins are fiendishly difficult, infinitely varied and often violent. They involve razor sharp penises, murderous cannibals and chemical warfare in an epic battle between the sexes. Much like us, animals must first find the perfect partner. You think we have it tough? Try having to do it while being hunted down by predators, against a backdrop of unpredictable, life-threatening conditions. Then, sperm and egg must successfully meet. Can you imagine doing this when your partner is intent on killing you or when other disgruntled singles are determined to throw you off your game? The next task is to ensure that the resultant offspring reach sexual maturity in order to keep the cycle going. The myriad ways in which this is accomplished is ingenious. This presentation is a fascinating journey from puberty to old age across the entire animal.

Awards

2010
Winner | Discovery World HD FilmSnacks Film Competition

  • I am more than impressed with the accuracy, indecency, intelligence and humor with which Carin and her team have tackled these sticky topics. They make no apologies for the straightforward style — this is a show that gets down and dirty with nature’s deviants.

    - Christie Wilcox, Scientific American
  • She’s known for making complicated scientific information understandable for the general public.

    - University of Fraser Valley

Summary Profile

Apart from filming the Discovery show You Have Been Warned, Carin has appeared on Brave New World with Stephen Hawking, the Science Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science, and National Geographic’s BadA$$ Animals.  A Canadian biologist with a PhD in population ecology from the University of British Columbia, her popular Wild Sex web series about the evolution of sexual behavior in the animal kingdom has amassed over 50 million views. 
Her talk at the prestigious TED Global in Edinburgh, also featuring the sex lives of animals, was a phenomenal success and has garnered 2 million views. Carin’s obvious love for science, her charismatic personality and fascinating subject matter all contribute to making her an entertaining and informative presenter.  Her online videos and written articles have been featured at Scientific American, National Geographic Wild, Discovery Digital, Jezebel, Boing Boing, The Guardian and the Daily Beast. Her second book, The Nature of Sex, was released in 2016.
Dr. Bondar is a favourite on the lecture circuit.  Her lively multi-media presentation combined with her quirky, sassy delivery offers audiences a humourous and educational insight into human and animal behaviors relating to sex and many other activities. Alongside her media appearances, Carin holds an adjunct faculty position in the department of biology at the University of the Fraser Valley.
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