Welcome to the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Student Chapter!

HFES, Systems That Work for Humans, University of Waterloo Student Chapter

The University of Waterloo HFES Student Chapter is organized to serve the needs of the human factors profession at the University of Waterloo. Its purpose is to promote and advance the understanding of the human factors involved in the design, manufacture, and use of machines, systems, environments and devices of all kinds. This is accomplished through the interchange of knowledge and methodology in the behavioural, biological, and physical sciences and in industrial, computer science and other relevant engineering disciplines.

The University of Waterloo HFES Student Chapter is established as an affiliate of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Related Labs

Principal Investigator(s) Department/School Research Lab
Dr. Catherine Burns Systems Design Engineering Advanced Interface Design Lab (AIDL)
Dr. Shi Cao Systems Design Engineering Human Optimization Modelling Lab (HOMLab)
Dr. Carolyn McGregor Systems Design Engineering Usability and Interactive Technology Lab (Use-IT)
Dr. Jim Wallace School of Public Health and Health Systems Human-Computer Interaction and Health Lab (HCI+Health)
Dr. Oliver Schneider Management Sciences Haptic Experience Lab
Dr. Kerstin Dautenhahn Systems Design Engineering Social and Intelligent Robotics Research Lab (SIRRL)
Dr. Dan Vogel, Dr. Edith Law, and Dr. Jian Zhao School of Computer Science Human Computer Interaction Lab
Dr. Laura Middleton Kinesiology Brain and Body Lab
Dr. Mark Hancock Management Sciences Touchlab
Dr. Cosmin Munteanu Systems Design Engineering Taglab
Dr. Michael Barnett-Cowan Kinesiology and Health Sciences Multisensory Brain and Cognition Lab
Dr. Ewa Niechwieg-Szwedo Kinesiology and Health Sciences Developmental Visuomotor Neuroscience Lab
Dr. Leah Zhang-Kennedy Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business Lab Website


Our student chapter president, Ryan Tennant, was featured again in a Waterloo News article speaking about the importance of interdisciplinary research. Read more about the article and the mobile app that he developed in collaboration with the School of Pharmacy here.


Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Call for Nominations!

The UW HFES Student Chapter is sending a call for the 2023 Executive Committee nominations. If you are passionate about Human Factors and want to contribute to supporting students and bringing awareness to this diverse field, please complete the nomination form.

Nomination Form: Click Here!