Online Journal Featuring Student Research Released

April 07, 2008 - News Release

The impact of air pollution on the Beijing Olympics, poor nutrition during pregnancy and the pandemic influenza vaccine are some of the topics included in the latest edition of the University's electronic journal of undergraduate research.

SURG, which stands for Studies by Undergraduate Researchers at Guelph, is aimed at showcasing studies by undergraduate students from all disciplines on campus and exposing students to the academic publication process.

The second issue of SURG was recently released online and includes 10 peer-reviewed papers.

“The scope and depth of the contributions in this issue of SURG provides a fascinating insight into a range of topics and the research experiences and interests of our undergraduate students,” said Prof. Steven Liss, associate vice-president (research services).

“Whether building on a passion for an idea or subject, or providing important experiences ahead of graduate studies, SURG is a key element of an increasingly important aspect of undergraduate research."

Launched last year by the Office of Research and the University of Guelph Library, the electronic journal is one of few such journals in Canada.

Original research papers and literature reviews are currently being accepted for the Fall 2008 issue. The deadline for submissions is May 16. SURG is also accepting applications for volunteer student editors.

For more information, visit the journal’s website.

Matt Teeter
SURG Editor
519-824-4120 ext. 53511

Owen Roberts
Director, Research Communications
519-824-4120 ext. 58278

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt, 519-824-4120, Ext. 53338,, or Deirdre Healey, Ext. 56982,

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