University on chamber breakfast agenda

Deborah Buszard, University of B.C. Okanagan deputy vice-chancellor, will speak

Local businesspeople will have a chance to learn more about the benefits of post-secondary education.

Deborah Buszard, principal and deputy vice-chancellor at the University of B.C.’s Okanagan campus, will  be the guest speaker at the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast event Jan. 24.

Buszard will speak about the new opportunities for the university and the region’s communities.

In 2005, UBC opened its Okanagan campus.

Student enrolment has grown from 3,500 to more than 8,300 and more than 480 research projects are underway this year.

The breakfast event takes place at the Prestige Hotel, with registration at 7:15 a.m. and the breakfast buffet beginning at 7:30  a.m.

Registration is $25, plus tax, for chamber members before noon Jan. 21 and after Jan. 21, it is $28, plus taxes, for chamber members. Registration is $35 for non-members.

To register or for more information, call the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce at 250-545-0771 or e-mail

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