But, I am hoping that our enrolment will increase dramatically by the fall semester and it won’t be through luck or accident. I am actually grateful to the Kelowna Sun’s reporter, Bobby O’Connor for the recent publicity that he has given our university. As most of you are aware Mr. O’Connor has recently stopped reporting on The Kelowna Katfish hockey team and is presently working on articles related to Ogopogo.
This is good news for our university. Now I’m fully aware that Bobby O’Connor is not everyone’s favorite reporter and some may say, with some justification, that his recent articles on Ogopogo are sensationalistic and rivals the quality of some of the writing in publications such as The National Enquirer and The News of the World.” This resulted in much laughter from the audience.
“ My answer is fair enough. I, too, have some concerns about Mr. O’Connor’s motives. Nonetheless, the Ogopogo is now front page news and our university has been praised for taking a leadership role in the quest to solve the mystery of our province’s beloved lake monster. I firmly believe that this publicity will inspire a great number of high school students and those presently attending other universities to apply for admission to UBC in the fall,”