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GPSC431 - Designing an Academic Poster

An academic poster is a concise, informative, and visual summary of your research work. It is a popular medium for facilitating research communication and networking. A great poster engages your audience and allows them to quickly access and comprehend your research, no matter how complex!

In this workshop we will discuss the purpose, content, and composition of an academic poster. We will look at key strategies for effectively determining your posters content. We will also look at strategies for maximizing the visual impact of your poster, and conclude by discussing the most effective ways to present a poster. This workshop will include hands on practical activities and encourage information sharing between participants.

This is a two session workshop. Students must attend both sessions and be actively working on the development of an academic poster. Some time will be given during class to work on your poster.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize the purpose and fundamentals of the academic poster format,
2. Create a winning poster by effectively selecting its content, layout, color, and graphics,
3. Recognize the techniques of presenting the academic poster,
4. Practice creating effective academic poster related to own research, and
5. Give and receive peer feedback on academic poster drafts.

Leaders Information

This workshop is led by Pamela Tudge.

Pamela Tudge thinks of herself as part food nerd, part academic, and part environmentalist who really loves design and art that makes her think deeper about the world. As a PhD candidate in the Individualized Program, Pamela is exploring critical design as a methodology to investigate historic and contemporary domestic practices around food and waste. Pamela, has worked for over 15 years in the fields of climate science, education and the arts. She also holds a MA in Geography from UBC and a BA-Honors in Geography and Environmental Studies from the UVic.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.

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