Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD)

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The University of Toronto’s Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD) is an annual conference organized by students that promotes collaboration and networking. Although UnERD has been running for 14 years, this was the second time it has been online!

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.

UnERD 2021 is special because it exemplified perseverance beyond research that extends into the spirit of the U of T Engineering community. There are many undergraduate students who explored bold and innovative ideas in less-than-ideal circumstances at labs across campus (and the world) this summer. They are adaptable and resilient, and we, the planning committee, simply provide the support and venue to facilitate their drive. UnERD 2021 inspires by its existence.

Get inspired, expand your network, start collaborating – only at UnERD 2021!

UnERD will be held online on August 20, 2021. Join our mailing list to stay in touch and learn about current and future UnERD events!

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UnERD Schedule

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9:30-9:55 (ET)Opening Ceremony: Welcome to UnERD 2021

9:30-9:40: Co-Chairs Opening Remarks
9:40-9:55: Professor Omar Khan Keynote Presentation
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10:00-11:35 (ET)Four Parallel Podium Presentations

(Presentations + Interactive Q&As)
Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4
11:35-12:25 (ET)LUNCH
12:25-14:00 (ET)Three Parallel Poster Presentations

(Presentation + Flickr Exhibit)
Group 1

Group 2

Group 3
14:05-15:25 (ET)Four Parallel Podium Presentations

(Presentations + Interactive Q&As)
Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4
15:50-16:05 (ET)Closing Ceremonies

Closing remarks from Co-Chairs.

Presentation of winners by Samir Khaki &
Professor Aimy Bazylak, Vice-Dean, Undergraduate
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UnERD 2021 Award Winners

Recorded Program & Conference Media

Most of the UnERD 2020 program was recorded and posted on Youtube. Click on the playlist below that you are interested in viewing.

Recordings: 

Media: 


During our Grad Skule Alumni Panel, we invited 
attendees to reflect on potential careers in academia and industry:

  • Grad Skule Alumni Panel Reflection Digital Whiteboards: Academia and Industry 


During 
our Closing Ceremony, we invited attendees what they learned during UnERD 2020 and how they would use what they learned. These are some of their ideas:

Have questions? Check out our FAQs.

Meet the Organizers

Isabella Ferrara

Isabella Ferrara
Co-Chair

Samir Khaki

Samir Khaki
Co-Chair

Vivek Dhande

Vivek Dhande
Marketing Director

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Jason Sunardi
Communications Director

Zainab Ali

Zainab Ali
Logistics Director

Erin Lin

Erin Lin
Logistics Director

Melissa Ma

Melissa Ma
Outreach & Sponsorships Director

Edison Guo

Edison Guo
Finance Director

Janishan Jeyarajah

Janishan Jeyarajah
Programming Director

Victoria Majolagbe

Victoria Majolagbe
Programming Director

Sue Kim

Sue Kim
Judging & Awards Director

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors:

UnERD Sponsors

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