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Arts student Laura Best (l) and economics lecturer Robert Gateman put the bite on rating professors with chili peppers. - photo by Martin Dee
Arts student Laura Best (l) and economics lecturer Robert Gateman put the bite on rating professors with chili peppers - photo by Martin Dee

UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 12 | Dec. 4, 2003

Grading the Professors

For decades, university students had a simple way to rate their professors -- word of mouth. These days, they’re more likely to visit a website called ratemyprofessors.com where students can anonymously post comments on the teaching abilities of their instructors.

Unspoken Epidemic

What is the effect of continued exposure to the suffering of others? That’s the question UBC researchers and international trauma specialists will explore in an interdisciplinary workshop to be held in 2004 at UBC’s Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS).

Lessons from The Pink Book

UBC Law student Patricia Cochran sees red when she thinks how poorly adolescent girls living in poverty are treated in the criminal justice system. She’d prefer to see pink.

How Many Species can We Afford to Lose?

Will we really be worse off when the last giant panda disappears from the earth? Does our own survival depend on the fate of the mountain gorilla? The whooping crane? The common house sparrow?

Chuck Slonecker -- Retires

UBC will never be the same. Part of its charm, part of its grace, and part of its history will be lost when Chuck Slonecker, former head of the Anatomy Department and Director of Ceremonies soon retires.

United Way Contributions Climb

As the 2003 UBC United Way campaign wraps up this month, volunteers and donors continue to support this growing campaign.

New Marshal

There’s a new Marshal in town, a new University Marshal to be exact. Music professor Nancy Hermiston has been appointed UBC’s first university marshal.

What to Expect -- or Make That Forget -- When You’re Expecting

Expectant mothers not-so-affectionately call it “baby brain” -- that memory loss that strikes during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester, and leaves them wondering where they’ve put their keys or parked their car.

Trek 2010 Gets a Face-Lift

Trek 2000, UBC’s strategic plan, is undergoing a face-lift as the university re-examines its current vision and looks forward to a landmark year for British Columbia.

Enough Tribbles for One Day

In the world of fiction, astronauts and Polar explorers often go mad, are overtaken by small, irresistibly cute furry creatures, or get killed by alien life forms or mysterious disease. The ending is rarely a happy one.

A New Way to Search for Diamonds in the Rough

Thanks to an invitation to study an unusual deposit of kimberlite in Canada’s Northwest Territories, UBC researchers have discovered a new, cost-effective way to help diamond mining companies search for the valuable minerals and develop mine operations.

A Good Read

With the holiday season approaching, those with young ones on their gift lists might want to consider a remarkable children’s book with an interesting UBC link.


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