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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 […]

B.C. students above average in int’l testing

by Connie Bagshaw Staff writer 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 […]

Holiday break sees slowdown in sports

Athletics activity is winding down for the December break with a handful of home games and fewer still away. The Thunderbird hockey team takes to the ice against the Brandon […]

Piper to become UBC’s next president

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 […]

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 […]

Computer game links planning conundrums

by Charles Ker Staff writer QUEST is the acronym for a computer game aimed at making complex urban planning issues accessible to the average citizen. It stands for Quasi-Understandable Ecosystem […]

UBC Reports People for 96-11-14

Geoff Atkins has been named associate vice-presi dent, Land and Building Services. Atkins, who assumed his new position Oct. 28, will report to the vice-president, Administration and Finance. His responsibilities […]

Chaos could hold key to BC weather forecast

by Gavin Wilson Staff writer Of all the obstacles facing B.C.’s weather forecasters, none is as formidable as the Pacific Data Void. Our weather blows in from the vast North […]

Fighting school racism scholar’s timely topic

Are teachers succeeding in the struggle against racial intolerance in Canadian classrooms? “Racism is not always visible to educators, except in cases of overt hostilities between individuals at which time […]

Teams hit ball field

The UBC Thunderbirds football team’s season came to an end with a loss to Saskatchewan Nov. 9 in the Western conference final. Saskatchewan, winner of the Hardy Cup, advances to […]

Film thesis breaks new ground for department

by Connie Bagshaw Staff writer Ask Paul Lawrence for a copy of his thesis and he’ll hand you a CD-ROM. Lawrence, who graduates Nov. 28 with a Master of Fine […]

UBC Reports Calendar for 96-11-14

A listing of UBC-related or UBC-sponsored events occurring on campus and off campus within the Lower Mainland from November 17 through November 30, 1996. UBC Reports welcomes calendar submissions from […]

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 […]

Graduate hooked on reel life

by Connie Bagshaw Staff writer Bruce Sweeney likes mustard on meat sandwiches. So does Trevor, the overeducated, underemployed lead character in Sweeney’s film, Live Bait. The similarities end there. “I’m […]

UBC Reports :: Obituary

Long-time member of the French Dept., Prof. Emeritus Gérard Tougas, died Oct. 3. Born in Edmonton in 1921, he joined UBC in 1953. An eminent and prolific scholar of varied […]

Living laboratory

What looks like a park is a valuable research resource by Stephen Forgacs Staff writer It’s a scorching mid-August afternoon and Peter Sanders is standing inside the gate at the […]