Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD)

Mark your calendars: UnERD 2023 will take place on Wednesday, August 16, 2023! Please check back for more updates.
UnERD 2022: Engineering Research Day on August 17, 2022 at Bahen Atrium.

The University of Toronto’s Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD) is an annual conference organized by students that promotes collaboration and networking. After two years of online offering, this year’s event will be the first in-person conference since 2019!

UnERD aims to provide an opportunity for undergraduate engineering students to showcase their research to industry professionals and fellow students, inspiring the exchange of innovative solutions across a wide breadth of global challenges.

Extending this fifteen-year tradition, we encourage all undergraduate students who are doing research in the U of T Engineering community to participate in this annual event and present their research findings. The forms of presentation include poster and podium presentations, and all abstracts will be documented in a conference booklet to be made available to the entire community.

Get inspired, expand your network, start collaborating – only at UnERD 2022!

UnERD 2022 was held in-person in the atrium of Bahen Centre for Information Technology on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. We were pleased to accommodate more than 200 attendees throughout the day. With over 100 presenter registrations, this was a UnERD record! The next UnERD will be hosted in August 2023 - stay connected by following us on our socials below.

UnERD 2022 Schedule

The complete presentation schedule with the individual presentation times can be found here.

Presenters: Please use this schedule to know when and where you will be presenting.

All Attendees: Please use this schedule to find out when your friends or interesting research topics you want to learn more about will be happening so that you can attend and support your peers!

9:00-9:20RegistrationBahen Atrium
9:20-10:00Opening Ceremony

Opening remarks presented by Co-Chair Felix Deng and a Keynote presentation from Prof. Dawn Kilkenny.
10:00-11:30Morning Presentations

The morning poster presentations will commence from 10:00 to 11:20.

The podium presentations will run from 10:00 to 10:45. Following with a 10 minute break. Presentations will continue from 10:55 to 11:40.
BA1130, BA1160, BA1180, BA1190 and the Bahen Atrium
11:30-12:10LUNCHBahen Atrium
12:10-15:50Afternoon Presentations

The afternoon poster presentations will start at 12:10 to 14:50. 10 minute breaks will be taken from 13:00 to 13:10 and from 14:00 to 14:10.

The podium presentations will run from 14:10 to 14:55. Following with a 10 minute break. The presentations will resume at 15:05 to 15:50.
BA1130, BA1160, BA1180, BA1160 and the Bahen Atrium
15:50-16:30Closing Ceremonies

Closing remarks presented by Co-Chair Vivek Dhande and a Keynote presentation from Prof. Philip Asare.

UnERD 2022 Award Winners

Recorded Program & Conference Media

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Meet the 2022 Organizers

Profile Image of Co-Chair Felix Deng

Yuanzhe (Felix) Deng


Vivek Dhande

Profile Image of Marketing and Communications Director Jerry Lam

Jerry Lam
Marketing and Communications Director

Victoria Majolagbe

Victoria Majolagbe
Programming Director

Profile Image of Logisitics Director Nili Upadhyay

Nili Upadhyay
Logistics Director

Profile Image of Logistics Director Semin Jo

Semin Jo
Logistics Director

Profile Image of Finance and Outreach Director Jason Xie

Jiayin (Jason) Xie
Finance and Outreach Director

Profile Image of Judging and Awards Director Nick Nabavi

Nick Nabavi
Judging and Awards Director

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