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Curtain falls on Dorothy Somerset Studio

The stage lights of the Dorothy Somerset Studio will dim forever on Feb. 8 when a legendary Vancouver performance space closes its doors after almost 30 years. Named for a […]

Latin lovers keep the language alive

Latin, as everyone knows, is a dead language. Or is it? Reports of its demise in the modern world are greatly exaggerated, says Anthony Barrett, head of UBC’s Dept. of […]

Documentary profiles former Dean of Women

Margaret Fulton, an educator and social activist who was UBC’s Dean of Women from 1974 to 1977 and later served as president of Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, is […]

Program helps women remain non-smokers after giving birth

Women who quit smoking during pregnancy don’t get nearly enough support in their efforts to remain non-smokers after giving birth. This is the conclusion of a team of investigators from […]

UBC’s Child Study Centre to close in June 1997

UBC’s Child Study Centre, an interdisciplinary centre for research in child development and early childhood education, will close June 30, 1997. “This decision has not been taken lightly,” said Faculty […]

Half a million library books on the move

Imagine a row of books stretching from UBC to Boundary Road, a total of 16.5 kilometres. Now imagine moving them to a new home, making sure they arrive in exactly […]

Cuban gold medals validate sports psychologist’s theories

When sports psychologist Susan Butt gave a keynote address at the 30th annual Sports Medicine Congress last month in Havana, she discovered that her research is an integral part of […]

Expert advice for the holidays from UBC

The holiday season is upon us, and UBC experts are offering a gift of their knowledge and advice. Ask them about shopping for the best gifts for children, choosing the […]

UBC researchers to investigate links among education, training and the labour market

UBC has been chosen as the headquarters of the Western Education and Training Research Network, which will examine and assess policy issues and initiatives in education and training. The Western […]

UBC to participate in major education and training research network

The University of British Columbia has been chosen as the headquarters of the Western Education and Training Research Network to be launched Dec. 5. The Western Network is one of […]

Researchers show simple construction change can double earthquake resistance

UBC researchers have discovered that by using oversize wooden sheets in wall construction they can double the ability of many wood-frame structures to withstand wind and earthquake forces. “We knew […]

Anorexia nervosa also claims lives of elderly

Psychologists at the University of British Columbia have uncovered evidence that fatal cases of anorexia nervosa may strike more older people, and men, than is commonly believed. Their findings fly […]

Talkin’ on the world

The UBC Debate Society will compete against rivals from Oxford, Cambridge, Yale and Harvard at this year’s World Debating Championships taking place Dec. 28 to Jan. 3 in Cape Town, […]

UBC holds fall graduation ceremonies Nov. 28

Nearly 2,000 students from a range of disciplines are eligible to receive academic degrees during the University of British Columbia’s Fall Congregation ceremonies to be held Nov. 28 in UBC’s […]

Closing the doctor-patient communication gap

A new project at the University of British Columbia aims to bring doctors and patients together to take a shared role in making decisions about medical care. Research shows that […]

Canadian students above average in mathematics and science studies

Canadian students scored significantly higher than the international average in the world’s largest test of mathematics and science skills written by students representing more than 40 countries. Results of phase […]

New President Appointed for University of British Columbia

Dr. Martha C. Piper, Vice-President, Research and External Affairs at the University of Alberta, and a leading advocate for university research, has been appointed 11th president of The University of […]

Study aims to take bite out of denture costs

Anyone who has suffered the loss of their teeth will tell you that few things in life are as inconvenient, embarrassing–and costly. The advent in recent years of titanium implant […]

UBC releases results of ambitious international study of math and science

How does Canadian student achievement in math and science compare with that of students worldwide? How good are our best math and science students? Do Canadian girls and boys perform […]

Global warming will take toll in Canada’s North

Projected global warming in Canada’s North over the next 50 years would result in more forest fires, landslides and significantly reduced water levels in lakes according to a study commissioned […]