National Undergraduate Research Conference

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

Conference Scope

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, 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 2020 conference will take place on Friday March 27, 2020. Registrations are now open!



Presenters and participants can register for the conference by completing the online form. Once a complete registration is received, and the submitted abstract has been reviewed and accepted, payment information will be sent to the email address provided by the applicant. 

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 includes lunch and light refreshments throughout the conference. We strongly encourage all registered attendees to download a copy of the proceedings (linked below) prior to the event for reference.

Presenter Registration: All undergraduate students who wish to apply to report their research findings at the Conference need to complete the online application form. Students from all Canadian universities, as well as other faculties at the University of Toronto, are welcome. Presenters must include a copy of their abstract in order for their registration to be considered. 

Conference Attendee: This registration option is for any individual who wishes to attend the Conference and sit in on the various student presentations and key note address, but not present a report themselves. 

Abstract Submission deadline: March 2, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.


2020 Keynote 

To Do No Harm: Working with Indigenous Communities as Helpers and Allies Toward a New Healthful and Helpful Relationship

B. Wastasecoot – Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies, University of Toronto

How can students and researchers prepare themselves to be helpers and allies to Indigenous communities as health practitioners? In addition to understanding that they are entering an already established landscape of Indigenous health and healing practices, health practitioners also need to know the history of settler - Indigenous relations and how they have eroded understandings of Indigenous ways of health and healing. 
Professor Wastasecoot will provide stories and examples of Indigenous ways of health and healing as a Ininu Iskwew (Cree Woman) with lived experience. How do we reconnect these lines of communication and understanding? 


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Conference History

Founded in 1999, the National Undergraduate Research Conference has been hosted by the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto.