Journal of Undergraduate Research in Alberta



2016-2017 JURA Best Paper Award


It is our great pleasure to announce the winner of the 2016-2017 JURA Best Paper Award: Jared Collette and his article entitled "Mechanics of Sarcomeres in Series and Instability".

The JURA Best Paper Award ($250) was newly established this year and was selected by the JURA editorial board to recognize this year's undergraduate research article with the highest quality in terms of scientific writing.

On behalf of JURA, Congratulations to Jared for a valuable and high-quality contribution to the Journal of Undergraduate Research in Alberta.

Posted: 2017-07-24

New JURA Edition: Volume 6 (2016-2017)


This is to announce that the new JURA Volume 6 (2016-2017) has been released and published online on our JURA website.


Posted: 2017-07-24 More...

Call for papers - JURA Volume 6


Have you done research as an undergraduate student? Ever thought of publishing your work? Not sure which journal to submit to?

The Journal of Undergraduate Research in Alberta (JURA) publishes undergraduate research articles from various disciplines across the campus of the University of Calgary and beyond. We believe the hard work you have done should not just collect dust on university shelves, but rather it should be shared and used amongst the academic community.

Publishing with JURA is an amazing opportunity for you to experience the peer-review process and start collecting academic currency in form of first-author publications.

Speaking of currency, a cash prize award will be given for the best article and featured in JURA’s 6th edition to be published in Spring 2017. The deadline for abstracts and manuscripts is December 31st, 2016, so start writing today!

Please email for questions, or visit the author guidelines to learn more!

We look forward to reading about your research!

JURA editorial board


Posted: 2016-11-01 More...

Volume 5 Now Available


We are pleased to publish Volume 5 of JURA. This volume includes three feature articles from the Faculty of Social Work, in addition to articles from the Cumming School of Medicine and the Human Perforamance Laboratory. A full PDF version of Volume 5 is also available.


Posted: 2015-09-30

2015 Biomedical Engineering and NSERC CREATE Summer Research Symposium


We are pleased to announce the publication of abstracts from the 2015 Biomedical Engineering and NSERC CREATE Summer Research Symposium at the University of Calgary.

Posted: 2015-09-15
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Vol 6: (2016-2017)

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It is our great pleasure to present to you JURA Volume 6 – the 2016-2017 full edition of the Journal of Undergraduate Research in Alberta. Our this year’s edition features excellent contributions of undergraduate authors from a variety of backgrounds including but not limited to Biomedical Engineering, Urban Design, and Business. Accordingly, our multidisciplinary journal offers both reviews in hot political topics such as “Regulation of Biotherapeutics” as well as articles that describe innovation in the area of cell biology and mechanics.