Emily Arvay and Yin Lam
- Paul Bramadat, UVIC, CA
- Allyson Hadwin, UVIC, CA
- Barbara Hawkins, UVIC, CA
- Robina Thomas, UVIC, CA
The Arbutus Review is an annual peer-reviewed compilation of outstanding research papers/articles/multimedia projects written or developed by undergraduates from all disciplines at the University of Victoria. It provides a forum for the best researchers to showcase their work to their fellow students, the campus community, funding agencies and corporations/organizations. Submitting papers to the Arbutus Review exposes students to scholarly journal writing, which is valuable not only for graduate and professional schools, but also for all careers.
Submissions to The Arbutus Review are blind peer-reviewed. These reviewers graciously share their time and expertise so that The Arbutus Review can select, guide, and publish the best of undergraduate research at the University of Victoria.
The Arbutus Review is published annually in late August or early September.
The Arbutus Review is published under the Open Access model (Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license) and is therefore free for anybody to read and download, and to copy and disseminate for educational purposes.
The Arbutus Review will be published electronically on the web. There will be one issue per year, except when a special topics issue is undertaken.
The Arbutus Review welcomes your application to be a volunteer reviewer. This online journal highlights the best in research at UVic, across the disciplines, so we need reviewers from every discipline. Please note that you must be a UVic graduate student, instructor, staff member, or graduate to serve as a peer reviewer. To apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining your areas of specialty.
Manuscripts received by the deadline established each year will be sent on to the appropriate reviewers for a blind review. Guidance in the review process will be provided. Reviewers have two weeks to send their comments to the editor to be sent back to the authors.
The Arbutus Review is a high quality undergraduate research journal. Articles are vetted by the Managing Editor and the Editor, and if the article has potential, it is peer reviewed by graduate students. Before an article is considered for the peer review process, it would be helpful to us if you could confirm the following by sending an email of support to the managing editor, Dr. Emily Arvay (email@example.com) addressing the following:
Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s “Calls to Action” (2015) describes many ways Canadians can “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation.” Post-secondary institutions play an important part by engaging the full participation of Aboriginal faculty, instructors and students in their plans and programs. Accordingly, the University of Victoria’s Indigenous Plan (2017-2022) states the intention to “integrate and honour Indigenous cultures, beliefs and ways of knowing and being into our strategic planning, curriculum, teaching, research and operations” (Cassels, p. 2). Thus, combining intention with a concrete action plan, The Arbutus Review strives to integrate and honour Indigenous cultures, research methods, and ways of knowing and being in our planning and publishing process in several ways: