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Economics Spring Poster Day

Virtual edition: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Economics Spring Poster Day is an annual event in the Department of Economics which provides an opportunity for graduate students to showcase their research. All MA and PhD students in Economics are invited to participate with a poster, presenting any completed or ongoing research project, whether it is the MA research paper, one or more chapters of the doctoral dissertation, or any other research project pertaining to Economics.

MA students should feel free to present their research even if their MA research paper is not yet completed, and the poster may be based on a term paper. Similarly, PhD students are encouraged to present a poster on a research project even prior to starting work on the PhD thesis. Posters may present any aspect of the master's or doctoral research in Economics.   

The posters will be presented during a virtual event on Wednesday, May 12 from 12 to 3 p.m. Poster presenters are expected to participate in the event by answering questions and interacting with other participants and with the jury from 12 to 2 p.m. An awards ceremony will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in the presence of Acting Dean Effrosyni Diamantoudi.

Students are encouraged to use one of the poster templates available for download here:

To create your poster, simply open the file, click on 'New Slide', and choose between the different formats provided. 'Open' lets you move most of the design elements on the slide, while the others have fixed titles. For more information on how to use these templates, please contact Émilie Martel at  


Best PhD poster prize: $500
Best MA poster prize: $300
EGSA best poster prize (by popular vote): prize to be announced!

The competition will be judged by a panel of Concordia Economics faculty and alumni.

We thank the School of Graduate Studies's Graduate Community Support Fund for their generous support of this event.

Competition guidelines

Registration deadline: April 20, 2021
Poster submission deadline: May 3, 2021

  • Each entrant must register for the competition and submit the title of their poster by April 20, 2021 to Émilie Martel at
  • Final posters must be submitted by email to Émilie Martel by May 3, 2021. Posters submitted after than date will not be eligible for prizes.
  • Only one poster allowed per entrant.
  • Posters should hold on a single slide: participants are encouraged to use the templates provided on this page.
  • Posters can be in landscape or portrait orientation.
  • Posters should clearly indicate: the name of the entrant; the title of the poster/project; whether the entrant is an MA or PhD student.
  • On Poster Day: Entrants should be in the virtual space at 12 p.m. for the welcome speech by the Department Chair and Graduate Program Director, and remain until 2 p.m. to be able to discuss their research and answer questions. Entrants who are not available to attend will not be considered for an award.
  • Each entrant will be invited to present their poster to the jury. The entrant will have three (3) minutes for their presentation, after which the jury will move on to the next poster.
  • Posters will be assessed for the two juried prizes according to two criteria:

1. Research content and how accessible this is made to other participants
2. Poster design: presentation and visual communication 

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