November 17, 2018
University of Toronto

The Human Factors Interest Group (HFIG) at the University of Toronto is pleased to host the 19th Annual Human Factors Engineering Inter-University Workshop (IUW).

We invite you to a day-long event filled with networking opportunities for student researchers and members from industry to share their ideas and latest work in human factors and ergonomics.


About IUW

IUW is an annual student-run workshop that attracts research students, professors, and industry members of the human factors and ergonomics community. Each year, the workshop is hosted among the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, and SUNY Buffalo. We invite students to present their research in the form of a podium or poster presentation.

Explore career opportunities

In addition to welcoming practitioners from industry to attend IUW to learn about the latest academic research and network with potential recruits, we are excited to announce that this year, our gold sponsors, CIBC, Healthcare Human Factors, and TD will all be recruiting at the event!

Share your research

IUW is a welcoming environment to share ideas, get feedback, and gain experience presenting academic work. We encourage all students to participate, regardless of prior experience at academic conferences.

Receive feedback


This year we are excited to have an expert reviewer from industry who will provide feedback on the presentations. We welcome Dr. Philip Farrell, a senior Defence Scientist at the DRDC Toronto Research Centre. This opportunity is made possible by the generosity of Defence Research and Development Canada.

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Opening Keynote Address

From UX to PX: How healthcare can embrace the culture of human factors informed design

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Dr. Joe Cafazzo
Executive Director, Healthcare Human Factors, University Health Network
Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Wolfond Chair in Digital Health

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Closing Keynote Address

Seeing Beyond the Chart: How to cultivate critical thinking through visualization

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Prof. Fanny Chevalier
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto

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Who We Are

IUW 2018 Committee



Academic: Chelsea DeGuzman
Logistics: Amin Azad
Sponsorship: Hannah Fletcher & Fahimeh Rajabiyazdi
Communications: Joey Chakraborty & Dina Kanaan

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About HFIG

The Human Factors Interest Group (HFIG) is a student chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, based at the University of Toronto. HFIG was founded in 1981 and has now grown to 22 core members and 320 associate members. Our chapter strives to inform our members and the community about the relevance and importance of human factors in a variety of domains, current research on our campus, and potential career opportunities.

HFIG Website


IUW 2018 is proudly supported by these sponsors:

Gold Sponsors




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Bronze Sponsors