UBC athlete's women-ranking site taken down

October 26, 2012

A UBC men's hockey team member could face discipline from the institution after he created a website that contained lewd comments and linked to a Twitter account to rate the attractiveness of female students. The athlete was told to take down the site, which linked to @UBCDimeWatch, a Twitter account set up earlier this year that encouraged people to post photos and rate "dimes," a slang term referring to rating women out of 10. UBC officials met with the varsity team last Wednesday and urged whomever set up the account to close it. Both the site and the Twitter account were removed Thursday. While UBC athletes are held to a strict code of conduct, the athletics department does not have a social media policy, but is now in the process of drafting a set of guidelines for students. Meanwhile, the University of Victoria is looking into a similar women-ranking Twitter account set up specifically for UVic. Vancouver Sun