About

A student-led publication that aims to highlight research by undergraduate students of all disciplines

Being able to publish your work is one of the most important skills for a successful academic researcher. However, at the undergraduate level these opportunities are scarce and difficult to access. This problem is compounded by the fact that many competitive scholarships and graduate programs require a strong publication record as an undergraduate.

CJUR was founded in 2015 by a group of undergraduate students at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada with the hopes of providing an accessible platform for undergraduates to gain experience in academic publishing.

Editorial board

Our editorial board is compromised of senior undergraduate students with extensive research experience. They are passionate about making publishing opportunities accessible for all undergraduates.

Imogen Porter

Editor-in-Chief

Imogen is a 4th year Microbiology and Immunology undergraduate at the University of British Columbia. She is currently working in a pharmacogenetics lab, testing drugs on yeast with the hopes of understanding cancer drug resistance. In her free time Imogen tries to explore Vancouver on sunny days, and catch up on comedy podcasts.


Mahta Amanian

Senior Advisor

Mahta is a Microbiology & Immunology student at the University of British Columbia. She is currently conducting a Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) to study the genetic and evolution markers involved in Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenicity. In her free time, she enjoys biking, drawing, listening to music, and juggling five Netflix shows at once.

Claire Cheung

Editor, Senior Advisor

Claire is a recent graduate from the University of British Columbia, having graduated in May 2022 with a BSc in Pharmacology. Her research interests include developmental immunology and immunometabolism, with a particular emphasis on how cellular metabolic states can influence the response of immune cells. Her favourite pastimes include making music on whatever instrument she can get her hands on, cooking, and creative writing.

Luigi Alde

Editor

Luigi is going into his final year of his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at the University of British Columbia. His research interests involve the application of materials chemistry to problems in health and sustainability. Outside of the laboratory, he enjoys long walks, good food, and playing golf.

Cyrus Bhiladvala

Editor

Cyrus is entering his 3rd year in an undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of British Columbia. He has a prior B.Sc in math from UBC, with a minor in physics. His interests range from cosmology to paleontology to clinical research. He is currently volunteering at BC Women’s hospital, conducting research on maternal stress preceding cesarean sections.

Si-ah Choi

Editor

Si-ah is a 3rd year undergraduate student studying Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia. She is interested in neurological disorders and developmental neuroscience, and is currently assisting with data annotation for neuron reconstruction through machine learning. Outside of work and school, Si-ah likes to spend her time watching k-dramas and searching for new songs to listen to. 

Emma Heath

Editor

Emma is a 3rd year undergraduate studying Applied Animal Biology at the University of British Columbia. She is interested in veterinary medicine and research involving comparative medicine. Currently, she is assisting with a neuroscience project looking at neuron growth within the intact and awake embryonic brain. In her free time, she likes to go trail running or read a good book.

Emma Lam

Editor

Emma is a 3rd year undergraduate student majoring in Biology at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include behavioural ecology and social behaviour in nonhuman animals. She is currently working in a behavioural neuroscience lab studying the relation between steroids produced in the brain and territorial aggression in song sparrows. In her free time, Emma enjoys reading and taking long walks in the forest. 

Danielle Lee

Editor

Danielle is a recent graduate from the University of British Columbia, with a BA double major in English Language and Literature and Classical Studies. Her research interests include discourse analysis in social media, as well as the modern reception and adaptation of classics. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys reading and journaling, paddling, checking out new cafes and restaurants, and going down long and random Wikipedia rabbit holes.

Mohammed Obaid

Editor

Mohammed is a fifth-year student of Honours Biophysics at the University of British Columbia. His research interests involve using physical and computational tools to study the emergent properties of biological systems. Away from school, Mohammed enjoys playing rugby, listening to podcasts and attempting to perfect scrambled eggs.

Laura Schneider

Editor

Laura is a third-year Arts student at the University of British Columbia with a major in linguistics and a minor in English literature.  She particularly enjoys studying historical linguistics, morphology, and etymology, and is also currently involved in a cognitive linguistics research project cataloguing and analyzing metaphor usage across several languages.  Her other pastimes include playing piano, arranging music, reading, and watching football.

Danica Shannon

Editor

Danica is a 4th year undergraduate student majoring in Honours Animal Biology at the University of British Columbia. Currently, she is involved in vector ecology research, looking at salinity tolerance and behavioral genetics in the Aedes aegypti mosquito. In her free time, Danica volunteers at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum on campus, watches movies, and listens to her favourite infectious disease podcast. 

Past members

Mahta Amanian

  • Editor-in-Chief (2018-2021)
  • Editor (2015-2018)
  • Designer (2015-2018)

Iuliana Dascalu

  • Editor-in-Chief (2017-2018)
  • Editor (2015-2017)

Cody Lo

  • Editor-in-Chief (2016-2017)
  • Co-Chief (2015-2016)

Sophia Ly

  • Co-Chief (2015-2016)

Kevin Ng

  • Co-Chief (2015-2016)

Mohammed Asadi-Lari

  • Editor (2017)

Heather Betz

  • Editor (2019)

Jordi Chaffer

  • Editor (2020-2021)

Windsor Chao

  • Editor (2018-2020)

Ellen Chen

  • Designer (2017)

Elliott Cheung

  • Editor (2017)

Natnaiel Dubale

  • Editor (2020-2021)

Laura Escueta

  • Designer (2015-2016)

Karl Haebler

  • Editor (2017)

Ben Halim

  • Editor (2017)

Ryan Hong

  • Editor (2020-2021)

Shreya Jain

  • Advisor (2018)

Kosta Kounadis

  • Editor (2020)

Lorenzo Lindo

  • Editor (2019-2020)

Michelle Lisonek

  • Editor (2018-2021)

Matthew Ma

  • Editor (2019-2020)

Dorsa Mousadost

  • Editor (2017-2018)

Uyen Nguyen

  • Editor (2018-2021)

Sean Okawa

  • Editor (2015-2016)

David Oliver

  • Faculty advisor (2015)

Alex Pittini

  • Editor (2017)

Drishtti Rawat

  • Editor (2018)

Armin Rezaian-Asel

  • Editor (2017-2018)

Jashan Saini

  • Editor (2019-2021)

Max Seymour

  • Sub-editor (2021)

Santokh Singh

  • Faculty advisor (2015)

Jacqueline Siu

  • Advisor (2015-2016)

Clare Skillman

  • Editor (2018)

Deborah Sogelola

  • Advisor (2018)

Jacob Stubbs

  • Sub-editor (2019-2020)
  • Editor (2017-2019)

Derrick Sutanto

  • Sub-editor (2020-2021)
  • Designer (2019-2021)

Jessie Zhang

  • Advisor (2015-2016)

Adam Ziada

  • Advisor (2015-2016)