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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.

Bridging the gap between research and students, the Living Library allowed anyone to meet a real, live grad student and talk to them. The graduate students who were part of the Living Library were recruited by liaison librarians who thought that some students would be a personable, informative “book.”

UBC Library kicked off Science Literacy Week with a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on September 18 where students got the opportunity to be involved in that very process. The focus of the event was improving the available content on Wikipedia about Canadian science and scientists.

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