About JULS

In 2006, a small group of undergraduate students at the University of Toronto wanted to showcase research conducted by their peers, so they established the Journal of Undergraduate Life Sciences (JULS). Since then, JULS has been supported by various departments and faculty members across the university, as well as gaining recognition from the President of the University of Toronto, the Premier of Ontario, and the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.


Each issue of JULS exhibits original research from various disciplines in the life sciences, with the hope of promoting interdisciplinary thinking. All articles are edited by a two-stage peer-review process. Complete issues are published annually and are available in both print and electronic format.


Our Mission

  • To provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to publish their research findings in a peer-reviewed academic journal
  • To engage the undergraduate life sciences community to actively participate in the academic research process
  • To promote an interest in the life sciences
  • To encourage participation in intellectual activity beyond the classroom environment
  • To enhance and broaden interdisciplinary knowledge and communication across the various the life sciences disciplines