National Undergraduate Research Conference

The Bertha Rosenstadt National Undergraduate Research Conference in Kinesiology and Physical Education

Conference Scope

At this annual conference, undergraduate students have the opportunity to present literature reviews, critiques, term papers and findings from research projects. This is a multidisciplinary conference that includes topics from exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports medicine, coach education, motor learning and control, exercise and sport psychology, philosophy, history and sociology of sport.

Students submit an abstract and are given 10 minutes to present their papers to peers and faculty. Awards of recognition will be given to the best presentation in each area.

The 2025 conference will take place on March 28, 2025. 

abstract submission and Registration 

Registration and Abstract Submission Form: Registration is currently closed.

Registration fees
The registration cost is $35.00 for all presenters (except for students registered in KPE390Y, KPE490Y or KPE495H in the current academic year) and for participants/attendees. The registration fee included lunch and light refreshments throughout the conference.

Abstract submission
All undergraduate students who wish to apply to report their research findings at the conference must complete an online form and submit an abstract. Abstracts are limited to 300 words. Students from all Canadian universities, as well as other faculties at the University of Toronto, are welcome. 
The deadline to submit an abstract is Monday March 3, 2025 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Conference attendee registration
This registration option is available for any individual who wishes to attend the conference and sit in on the various student presentations and keynote address, but not present a report themselves. 

2024 Keynote speaker  

We are excited to welcome our 2024 keynote speaker, Dr. Gerome Manson, who will present on: "Hold my Hand": Exploring the planning and online control of movements to the body

Dr. Gerome Manson Photo

Dr. Manson holds a Ph.D. in Exercise Science and Cognitive Neuroscience, earned through a collaborative program between the University of Toronto and Aix-Marseille University. He serves as the principal investigator at Queen’s University's Sensorimotor Exploration Laboratory which specializes in sensorimotor control, motor learning, and neurorehabilitation research. Dr. Manson's research approach integrates motion tracking, neural recording, neuro-stimulation, and behavioral assessments to examine the processes that underlying the learning, planning, and control of goal-directed and cyclical movements. Additionally, a significant portion of his work is dedicated to discerning the differences in these processes between neurologically healthy individuals and individuals with neurological impairments. 


Conference History

Founded in 1999, the National Undergraduate Research Conference has been hosted annually by the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto. In 2020, the conference was cancelled due to COVID-19.

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