We partner with local businesses, governments, and institutions by supporting critical research that helps improve and grow communities. Faculty and students from the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science have played critical roles in protecting British Columbia’s natural resources, among many other initiatives.
Distinguished Speaker Series
The Distinguished Speaker Series brings compelling speakers to the Okanagan to share their unique perspectives on issues that affect our region, our country, and our world. The theme of the series is A Civil and Sustainable Society. Established in 2006, the series receives primary support from the Irving K. Barber Endowment.