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Mir Winter Lecture Series Presents Dr. James Orbinski

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Winter Lecture Series is
excited to announce the upcoming lecture of Nobel Laureate and founder
of the Canadian chapter of Medicin Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without
Borders), Dr. James Orbinski.

Dr. Orbinski is a member of the Order of Ontario and an Officer of the
Order of Canada-designations that recognize his achievements and ongoing
commitment to excellence in humanitarianism and global health. He was
President of the International Council of Doctors Without Borders at the
time the organization received the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize.

He is an accomplished Canadian physician, writer and humanitarian
activist who strives to actively engage and shape the world in which we
live so that it is more humane, fair and just.

This Mir Lecture is made possible largely due to the financial support
received from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and philanthropist Allan P.
Markin.

"My hope for the Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series is that it assists
in inspiring students and community members to participate actively and
effectively in making the world a better and more peaceful place,”
says Markin. “I am pleased to contribute to the Series and to the
James Orbinski Lecture.”

Markin made a personal donation of $5,000 towards the Lecture while CBT
was able to provide financial support of $3,500 for the event through
its Sponsorship Program. The Lecture falls in line with CBT’s efforts
to create a legacy of social well-being for present and future
generations in the region.

Join Dr. Orbinski as he speaks of his journey towards humanitarian
action on Friday, March 19, 2010, from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Brilliant
Cultural Centre in Castlegar. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $20 and
are available at all Selkirk College campuses, Otter Books in Nelson and
the Castlegar & District Public Library.