About the Journal

Focus and Scope

USURJ is an online, peer-reviewed, Open Access scholarly journal featuring original work by University of Saskatchewan undergraduate students. Founded by undergraduate students, the journal celebrates undergraduate contributions to research. USURJ publishes high-quality research and review articles written by undergraduates in all disciplines and professional colleges. All submissions are reviewed by established experts in the relevant field.

Journal History

In 2011, U of S undergraduate students from across the disciplines participated in a Research Learning Community through the University Learning Centre (now Student Learning Services at the University Library). Together they researched and wrote a proposal for this campus' first multidisciplinary undergraduate research journal.

This proposal led to support from the Office of the Vice President, Research and the Student Learning Services.  The original Learning Community student authors of the proposal were Scott Adams, Danielle Altrogge, Brady Anderson, Jaylynn Arcand, Robyn Brown, Riley Harder, Yunqing He, Travis Homenuk, Catherine Hynes, Lisa Johnson, Angela Keck, Tess Kelly, Stephen Kessel, Danica Kindrachuk, Sarah Marcoux, Hailie Nyari, Catherine Nygren, Mohammad Adel Panahi, Colleen Smith, Hadley Staite, Michael Wenkoff, Orhan Yilmaz, and Sicong Zhang.

The University of Saskatchewan Undergraduate Research Journal’s base of operations is in the Homeland of the Métis and Treaty 6 Territory, the home of the nēhiyawak, Anihšināpē, Dënësųłinë́, Nakoda, Dakota, and Lakota Peoples. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place, and to all Indigenous Peoples in the territories where our journal is read.  

We recognize the importance of truth and reconciliation and embrace our role as an undergraduate university research journal to strive to uphold our responsibilities to community and land in our policies, practices, and publications.