Undergraduate Research Initiative

Showcasing interdisciplinary undergraduate research

Check out the first issue of UAlberta's newest journal.

Undergraduate Research Initiative

Research in any program or discipline

The Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) launched at the University of Alberta in 2011 with a bold vision: to create a culture in which every undergraduate student has opportunities to engage in research and creative activities, both in and out of the classroom.

At the University of Alberta, your questions matter. 

Why? Because we believe that undergraduate students deserve the very best that a research-intensive institution has to offer: high-impact, hands-on experiences at the cutting edge of human knowledge — the opportunity to put your ideas and your curiosity to work.

Introducing Spectrum!

Looking for some summer reading? The URI is pleased to announce the publication of the first issue of Spectrum, UAlberta’s newest interdisciplinary undergraduate research journal!  

Spectrum is a student-driven journal, managed in collaboration with a student editorial board, and peer-reviewed by undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of disciplines. Spectrum publishes work from undergraduate students at any institution, on a diverse range of topics – Issue 1, for example, features articles on topics ranging from an application of network theory to Lord of the Rings to an analysis of leadership styles in the fashion industry – written at a level that is accessible to readers from other disciplines. 

On behalf of the student editorial board, we would like to congratulate all of the authors who contributed to the inaugural issue, and welcome you to discover their work. 

Work is currently underway towards a second issue, to be released in Fall 2018. A call for submissions for Winter 2019 will open in early September. If you are a current undergraduate or graduate student interested in getting involved as an editor or reviewer, please contact spectrum@ualberta.ca


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