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MIR Centre for Peace lecture series receives CBT contribution

Globally recognized humanitarian practitioner and advocate, as well as one of the world's leading scholars and scientists in global health, Dr. Orbinski of Medicin Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) spoke in March 2010 as part of the Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series. Columbia Basin Trust has contributed $25,000 to the series' Endowment Fund, helping ensure the series will continue for years to come.

To help support the Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series for years to come, Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has contributed $25,000 to its Endowment Fund.

The endowment investment will help offset the costs incurred to bring diverse and inspiring local and international speakers to the region.

Located at Selkirk College in Castlegar, the Mir Centre for Peace hosts lectures that make a significant contribution to peace studies in Canada and the world. Past speakers include well-known scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki, and Dr. James Orbinski, who helped establish the Canadian chapter of Doctors Without Borders.

“Dialogue plays a key role in the pursuit of world peace," said Mir Centre for Peace chair, Randy Janzen. "The Lecture Series seeks to encourage this dialogue by making passionate, visionary speakers accessible-engaging audiences, expanding perceptions and promoting the culture of peace in our communities and beyond. Columbia Basin Trust's contribution will help ensure we can continue these efforts."

Selkirk College offers over 70 degree, diploma and certificate programs at campuses and learning centres throughout the West Kootenay and Boundary regions and online. Visit or call 1.888.953.1133.

CBT delivers economic, social and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs and initiatives, visit or call 1.800.505.8998.