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. Kerstin Dautenhahn Systems Design Engineering Social and Intelligent Robotics Research Lab (SIRRL)
Dr. Moojan Ghafurian Systems Design Engineering Profile
Dr. Cosmin Munteanu Systems Design Engineering Taglab
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. Dan Vogel, Dr. Edith Law, and Dr. Jian Zhao School of Computer Science Human Computer Interaction Lab
Dr. Leah Zhang-Kennedy Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business Lab Website
Dr. Laura Middleton Kinesiology and Health Sciences Brain and Body Lab
Dr. Mark Hancock Management Sciences Touchlab
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. Kami Vaniea Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Usability Lab in Privacy and Security (TULiPS)
Dr. Siby Samuel Systems Design Engineering Profile


Sunday, May 26, 2024

Ping-Pong Tournament Report

We were thrilled to welcome around 20 amazing students to our incredible Ping-Pong tournament! This event was organized by the Systems Design Engineering Graduate Student Association and the University of Waterloo HFES Student Chapter. Lucky winners received awesome champion-branded T-shirts.

For a list of winners, open the news thread.

As the winter term comes to an end, we are having a ping pong tournament. Please register and join us for the tournament. There is an exciting prize for the winner! 

Event Timing: 12 - 3 pm,  Monday, April 22, 2024 
Event Address: Pitch space, 2nd floor, E7 building

Friday, April 5, 2024

End-of-Term Social Gathering

Join us for a cozy winter term social gathering from 4 to 5 pm on April 12, 2024, in the EC4 boardroom! Enjoy complimentary bubble tea and Timbits as we mingle, share our latest updates, and engage in casual talks.

We can't wait to see you there! 

Please RSVP to help us prepare snacks and to ensure you're notified of any changes to the time or location.