The Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education and Training (CHET) is the new name for the former Centre for Policy Studies in Education, a research arm of the Faculty of Education.

The name change reflects the centre's recent focus on policy-oriented research in higher education and training, says co-director and Educational Studies Prof. Kjell Rubenson.

A seminar series featuring international speakers co-sponsored with Green College focuses on higher education policy issues across Canada and internationally.

The centre, established in 1984, addresses questions of educational policy, practice and outcomes.

The Leon and Thea Koerner University Centre is the new name of the former Faculty Club building, currently undergoing renovations.

The Koerners funded the capital construction of the building in the late 1950s and the building has been named in honour of their contribution to the intellectual, cultural and social life of UBC.