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Paper to Poster workshop for graduate students

Tuesday, March 26 @ 3:00 am - 4:30 pm

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From Paper to Poster: 

This workshop will focus on turning a research paper into a research poster. We will discuss the purpose of a poster session, qualities of an effective research poster, strategies for condensing written text and the selection of graphical elements that can readily convert into a high quality poster. Participants will work with a poster template to assist in the creation of a research poster for the Mapping the New Knowledges Conference.


What to bring:

Computers are available. Students may bring a laptop if preferred.


This is designed for students presenting in the MNK conference on April 11th.


Poster Dimensions and Preparation 
Each poster will be mounted on a stand that includes a tack board that is: 40 inches wide (102 centimeters) x 36 inches tall (91 centimeters). Your poster must fit on this board.

An effective way to design a large print poster is by using PowerPoint.

Brock’s Printing and Digital Services has developed PowerPoint Poster templates (with Brock logo) that students can download to use in creating their MNK poster:

§  PowerPoint template for a 36″ x 24″ poster

§  PowerPoint template for a 40″ x 36″ poster

Either size will fit on the MNK poster boards. The templates are set at half scale, this will make the designing easier for students to layout and view on screen. The final product output will be printed at 200 percent to fit the final finished-size required.

Once students have completed their poster design, the PP slide must be converted to a PDF to embed the graphics and fonts. To covert a PP slide to a PDF, under the tabs in the PP program, click “Acrobat” at far right, click “Create PDF.” Do not use the e-mail or review options as this could lower the resolution.

There is a cost associated with large size printing. You may inquire with your Graduate Program Director about applying for graduate student conference funds to cover the cost of printing the poster.

You can take the PDF file of your poster to the following campus locations for large-scale printing.

§  Copy and Printing Services at the James A. Gibson Library.
The library typically needs three to four days to print these jobs.

§  Brock’s Printing and Digital Services(MCG210)
The department requires three to five days to print these jobs.
24×36″ poster – $22.50 + HST
36×40″ poster – $38.50 + HST
Posters are printed on Photo Satin quality paper.


Tuesday, March 26
3:00 am - 4:30 pm
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