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​​What’s in a poster? 

An academic poster is a way of presenting scholarly research. Poster presentations are an integral part of Nipissing University’s Undergraduate Research Conference. 

The biggest benefit to a poster, as opposed to an oral presentation, is that you have a lot of great interaction with conference attendees and judges – and you don’t have the pressure of a formal speech. 

Please note, posters should be compiled only in landscape. For display purposes, display boards should be 3 feet by 4 feet.


Environmental Geography graduate Nathan Mountain presented his research poster entitled “Volume Dependent Fissioning in Planaria” four years ago.  The experience gave him the confidence he needed to take his poster to a larger conference in Washington, DC. 

He also had a great item to add to his CV. 

“Participating in the event three years ago helped me get into graduate school,” says Mountain, who is now a candidate in the Master of Environmental Science/Studies Program at Nipissing University.  Nathan is doing his Masters thesis under Dr. April James, Canada Research Chair in Watershed Modeling and Analysis. “I got a taste of academic research – and I really enjoyed it. I knew I wanted to continue with it.” 

Nathan’s suggestion for a great poster: “Make it concise but self-explanatory. Judges will want to have all the key information. Their discussion with you will be for the extras.” 

For an idea of past abstracts for posters presented:

see the Full ConferenceProgram_2011.pdfFull ConferenceProgram_2011.pdf    

see the Full ConferenceProgram_2012.pdfFull ConferenceProgram_2012.pdf

see the ConferenceProgram_2013.pdfFull ConferenceProgram_2013.pdf

see the Full ConferenceProgram_2014.pdfFull ConferenceProgram_2014.pdf

To submit a poster abstract, you must fill in the Submission Form

Nipissing students need to let the Chair of their Department know they are submitting a poster.
How to put together a winning presentation

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