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 2021 conference will take place on March 26, 2021 in a virtual format. Registration will open in February.

abstract submission and Registration 

Presenters and participants can submit their abstracts and register for the conference by completing an online form.

Registration fees: Due to the virtual format of the 2021 conference, the registration fee has been waived this year.

Normally, 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 prior to the event for reference.

Abstract submission: All undergraduate students who wish to apply to report their research findings at the conference need to complete the online form and submit an abstract. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words. Students from all Canadian universities, as well as other faculties at the University of Toronto, are welcome. Once the submitted abstract has been reviewed and accepted, registration will be completed. 

Conference attendee registration: This registration option is 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. 

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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.