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Being part of the top universities in the world, UBC provides its students with a tremendous amount of resources and support when it comes to academics. So much so that the University even lays out beanbags and hands out free Redbull during exam season. Depending on your faculty, you might even get free coffee five days a week. With that being said, UBC values academics greatly, being one of the world's top research universities and having published numerous academic journals that have impacted the world in more ways than one. UBC's reputation comes from its excellence in social sciences, commerce, political and international relations, engineering, and economics. While the University does have several other world-class courses, UBC's achievement in these subjects is constantly ranked No. 1 in Canada and top 25 in the world.
With regards to professors, UBC is ranked No. 1 in terms of the percentage of academic staff with doctoral degrees. Though it is true that not all who understand also know how to teach, the University also manages an extensive TA program that makes sure students get all the help they need. Professor and student relationships vary depending on the professor, as the University does not dictate the dynamic of such relationships. Some professors are very outgoing and would prefer to be addressed in their first names, while others emphasize their preference in being addressed as, "Doctor." But as a general rule of thumb, all professors are masters in their fields and have designated office hours where they will meet with students out of class.