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Bar science: go to the pub, grab a beer, and have a scientist come around and explain their research to you — while you get inebriated enough to say things like, “If I shout really loudly, will they hear me on the moon?”

The section highlighted UBC profs and students behind important discoveries. They’ve shared a few standout phrases about the process of science-ing: “That’s pretty cool”, “Let’s try...”, “But what’s the point?”, “I don’t know!”, “You’re kidding me,” and “It's very humbling.”

FlowRep, a new piece of software developed by UBC’s Dr. Alla Sheffer and her group, can take a complete 3D model and convert it into a compact 2D representation. To build FlowRep, Sheffer’s group conducted research at the intersection of psychology, fine arts, computer science, and geometry.

As part of Science Literacy Week last month, Megan Russel, a graduate student in geophysics and planetary science at UBC, gave a “Behind the Science” talk about the cutting edge discoveries in our solar system, including updates about spacecrafts like OSIRIS-REx.

Wildfires made headlines this summer both locally and globally. But BC was affected in different ways than Europe, where timber is not a significant industry. In bouncing back from the damage, UBC's Lori Daniels highlights the concerns of First Nations.

The trade-off of short term economic benefit and long term ecological risk creates a dilemma for the provincial government in deciding how to regulate salvage logging and is at the heart of a nationwide debate. UBC's Andison opines that the ecological impacts should be taken more seriously when deciding how to proceed.

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