The Western Undergraduate Research Journal: Health and Natural Sciences (WURJHNS) started in 2009. It is a student-run open access, peer- and Faculty-reviewed online journal that publishes a variety of articles, including research articles, mini-review articles, Students in the Field reports, briefing notes, short communications, and Letters to the Editor.

Call for Papers
WURJHNS is now accepting submissions in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Health Sciences, Medical Sciences, and related subject areas. Submission of quality papers for review is strongly encouraged. Interested authors should read the submission guidelines first. All articles judged suitable for consideration will be reviewed in a double blinded process by the WURJHNS editorial review board. The journal accepts articles on a rolling submissions basis and thus will accept submissions at any time throughout the year. For more information, contact wurjhns@uwo.ca.

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Current Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1 (2015)

Research Articles

Briefing Notes


Advance Care Planning—A Primer
Karishma Taneja and Puneet Sayal

Research Day Abstract

Review Article

Students in the Field

Faculty Profiles

2014/2015 WURJHNS Team

Himanshu Gupta
Benjamin Wong

Managing Editor
Alice Tan

Associate Editor
Courtney Po

Editorial Review Board
Rana Hassan
Kristen Reilly
Sean Tom
Natalie Visca

Production Manager
Kevin Lam

Outreach Coordinator
Shirley Long

Academic Affairs Committee
Nicholas Jackson-Chornenki
Cheryl Yip

Second Year Representative
Vivian Tan

First Year Representative
Emmy Sun

Faculty Review Board
Arshad Ali
Donna Dennis
Jim Dickey
Patricia Gray
Michelle Mottola
Marie Savundranayagam
Trish Tucker
Sachindri Wijekoon