As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and SFU's transition to remote instruction for the end of the spring 2020 semester, the Undergraduate Research Symposium Planning Committee made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person Symposium. While the 2020 Symposium couldn’t happen in person, the committee was dedicated to sharing the extraordinary undergraduate research work being conducted at SFU. These factors together resulted in the inaugural issue of the SFU Undergraduate Research Symposium Journal. We are grateful to the 2020 UGRS applicants for their flexibility, understanding, and generosity in allowing us to share their research in this way. We congratulate them for their research accomplishments. Future issues of the journal will consist of content from SFU's Undergraduate Research Symposium in the years to come.
Vol 1 No 1 (2020): SFU Undergraduate Research Symposium Journal