CONTEST (EXTENSION): Design the Cover for SFU SURJ’S Second Issue!


Cover Contest Extension

It is an exciting time of year, as the publication of our second issue is appearing on the horizon! All of us at SFU SURJ are currently working with all the wonderful manuscripts we received this year as they go through peer review.

As we begin to assemble our SECOND issue, we are (once again) giving the community a chance to design our cover! We know there are many talented people out there, so please submit your designs to us! (Note: you do not need to be in the Faculty of Science to submit a design). Check out our Facebook Event page here !

Check out Last year’s submissions here !

There is a $50 prize for the winner!


  • Submissions should be science-related photography, art, or design.
  • 8.5″ by 11″ design (PDF)
  • Submissions should be sent to 
  • Don’t worry about formatting text onto your design, we will overlay the text afterwards
  • Deadline for submissions is SUNDAY MAY 14 2017 before 11:59PM

All submissions will be featured on our blog, following selection of the winning design.

The winning design will become the cover of our second issue, appearing in both the online publication and in all of the printed publications.


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SFU SURJ reveals the cover image of its inaugural issue!

Is it seriously June already? Emma here, editor of the SFU Science Undergraduate Research Journal (SFU SURJ). I am writing this post from a floating cabin in the middle of the Broughton Archipelago where I am spending my field season investigating the leaping behaviour of juvenile Pacific salmon as part of an undergraduate research project. It may or may not have been six days since I last showered, but more on that in a later blog post…

In the hubbub of final exams, papers, and last minute trips to MEC to buy the thickest wool socks I could find, this poor ol’ blog got a little neglected. But fear not! I know you’ve all been on the edge of your seats waiting for the big reveal, and so finally here is the winner of the SFU SURJ Cover Contest. We received a number of beautiful submissions, making the decision a tough one, but in the end it came down to Tessa Morin’s watercolour painting, inspired by Golgi stained pyramidal neurons:Cover Contest 2.jpg

The manuscripts for our first issue are currently going through final rounds of peer review and copy-editing, and we’ll be working hard throughout the summer to compile them for release in September. In the meantime, have a look the other wonderful cover submissions we received and stay tuned for a dispatch from the first month of my field project.

Submission from Devon Oakander:Cover Contest 3.pdf.jpg

Submission from Natalie Chow:

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