Special Event

12th Annual Physics Department Poster Session

Friday, 03 March 2017 12:00PM PST
Special Event
12th Annual Physics Department Poster Session
Simon Fraser University
12th Annual Physics Department Poster Session
Mar 03, 2017 at 12PM



This year’s annual Poster Competition will be held on March 3rd, and you should participate!

  • Registration Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2017 - Late submission may be accepted by contacting Dr. Stephanie Simmons: s.simmons@sfu.ca
  • Prize: 3 x cash awards of $100

Each research group must contribute at least one poster. The competition is open to graduate students, undergraduate students and post-docs who are undertaking supervised research.   

Food and beverages will be provided.


If you would like to participate, please register by contacting Dr. Stephanie Simmons (s.simmons@sfu.ca) via email with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your supervisor’s name
  • Your research poster title

Poster details:

Posters should be in portrait format, size 48 x 36” (4x3’) (or alternatively ‘A0’ size). Due to space constraints at the event, horizontal / landscape posters will not be permitted. 

Posters will be ranked based on the following criteria:

  1. novelty of the research (what is new and interesting?)
  2. clarity of the presentation (can we easily determine and understand the point?)
  3. attractive and accessible to a general audience

Other tips:

  • Remember that the audience has 5 minutes (or less) for each poster;
  • Choose the title carefully - something that gets to the heart of the work;
  • Give us the objectives and goals;
  • Fill the space on the board, but at a comfortable density;
  • Cut out half the words in your original draft - use pictures/diagrams where feasible;
  • Summarize the important points in a conclusion
  • Don't forget the acknowledgements

Printing costs must be covered by the research group.

May the odds be in your favour!