The Library will close at 4:45 on December 22 and will remain closed from December 22-January 2, 2006. The Bernice Blazewicz Pitcairn Learning Lab area of the Learning Commons will also not be open during this period.
Please check our Library Hours and Learning Commons Calendar for any updates on our hours.
The Library is in the process of investigating options for providing Alumni access to a select number of Library Databases. The Library subscribes or purchases resources that often come with license agreements specifying access only to current University of Winnipeg staff, faculty and students. Some database vendors are willing to allow Alumni access, often for additional fees.
If you are interested in learning more about Alumni access or have any comments please contact Mark Leggott, the University Librarian.
Study: Divorce and the mental health of children was announced in The Daily, published by Statistics Canada.
"Even before a marital breakup, young children of parents heading for divorce tend to develop mental health problems, according to a new study originating from the Research Data Centre program and published recently in the Journal of Marriage and Family.
The study found that children whose parents eventually divorce show higher levels of depression, as well as higher levels of anti-social behaviour, than children whose parents remain married.
Parental divorce is an increasingly common experience in childhood, with nearly one in two divorces in Canada involving dependent children.
Data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth were used to track children aged four to seven who were living with both parents in 1994. The mental health characteristics of children whose parents remained married were compared to those whose parents had divorced by 1998."
More information about the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY), commonly referred to as "Kids" can be found on the Statistics Canada website. Data files are available to University of Winnipeg students and faculty through the Internet Data Library Service (select by name). For help obtaining any Statistics Canada information please contact Karen Hunt.