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Child Study Centre to close next summer

UBC's Child Study Centre, an interdisciplinary centre for research in child development and early childhood education, will close June 30.

Anorexia kills elderly men, records suggest

UBC psychologists have uncovered evidence that fatal cases of anorexia nervosa may strike more older people, and men, than is commonly believed.

A Round Peg profiles Margaret Fulton

Margaret Fulton, former Dean of Women at UBC, is the subject of the television documentary, A Round Peg, airing on the Knowledge Network Jan. 22 and 26.


BoG requests optimal sites for Liu Centre

At its Dec. 12 meeting, the Board of Governors requested that the university investigate all optimal sites for the Liu Centre for International Studies and its residential component (hotel) and complete a financial and economic analysis.

Faculty Club viability to be investigated

A committee to investigate whether the Faculty Club buildings can be re-opened as a financially viable gathering place has begun its work.

Oversize wood sheets better in earthquake

UBC researchers have discovered that by using oversize wooden sheets in wall construction, they can as much as double the ability of many wood-frame structures to withstand wind and earthquake forces.

UBC on national ski and field hockey teams

A total of nine UBC and UVic field hockey players have been selected to Canada's Junior National Team.

Quitting not easy for smoking moms

Women who quit smoking during pregnancy don't get nearly enough support in their efforts to remain non-smokers after giving birth.