Special Event

15th Annual Physics Department Poster Session

Friday, 07 February 2020 02:30PM PST
Special Event
15th Annual Physics Department Poster Session
Simon Fraser University
15th Annual Physics Department Poster Session
Feb 7, 2020 at 2:30 - 6:00 pm in TASC II 7000-Level


This year’s annual Poster Competition will be held on February 7th, and you should participate!

  • Registration Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020
  • 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. David Broun: dbroun@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.