The Inter-University Workshop (IUW) brings together researchers from the University of Waterloo, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and the University of Toronto for a one-day event to showcase current or proposed research projects related to the field of human factors. The student-organized event encourages participation from graduate and undergraduate researchers studying human factors engineering, biomechanics, ergonomics, psychology, cognitive engineering, user experience, and design to showcase their work conducted in academia or industry settings. Each year one of the three universities hosts the one-day event at their campus.

The mission of IUW is to provide student researchers with the opportunity to present their research and engage in academic discussions in a friendly atmosphere. In addition to student presentations, the one-day event often includes keynote speakers, poster sessions, and networking opportunities during breaks or while enjoying refreshments and the local cuisines at the breakfast, lunch or dinner buffets. We invite students to attend the event and gain professional experience presenting their research while growing their professional networks. IUW continues to be at no cost to attendees.

Registration for IUW is open to everyone regardless of their university affiliation, student status, or membership to the National Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Community members and industry professionals interested in hearing about the latest research in human factors from the next generation of researchers are also welcome to attend.

If you are interested in attending or participating in the next IUW, please see our Events page and our News page for more details about registration and abstract submission.

We look forward to seeing you at the next IUW!