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Gerstein Science Information Centre

Mentorship / Independent Science Unit (ISU) / Pre-University Guide

This Guide assists students in the Mentorship Program, Pre-University and high school students, particularly those in Grade 12 researching topics in the health sciences, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics.

General Poster Design Guides

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Pro tip:  Not using a template and starting from scratch?  Remember to resize your canvas to the right size in PowerPoint (often 36x48 inches or 36x56 inches, instead of the default 8.5x11 inches).

Scientific Research Poster Design Guides and Templates

Video: Making an academic research poster using PowerPoint

Handout tips

  • Couldn't fit everything into your poster?  Include extra key information,  in an concise 1-page handout.
  • Include your Works Cited list and any supplementary readings your audience might find of interest.
  • Don't have time to make a handout from scratch?  Print out colour mini copies of your poster to distribute, so that attendees won't have to rely on their grainy photos of your poster.

Design Inspiration