2018 SLCan Sustainable Laboratory Conference
Sustainability and the Human Element
October 23-24, 2018
Sustainable Labs Canada is a volunteer organization of Canadians interested in ensuring that we have sustainable labs in our communities. Our group includes members from the public and private sectors with representation from: academic, hospital and national labs; facility representatives; sustainability experts; design teams; and, product specialists. We collaborate and share knowledge and expertise on everything from new technologies to planning principles to operational solutions that will make our laboratories some of the most sustainable environments possible.
The Conference is structured to provide opportunities for discussion and learning about many of the technical, operational and long-term sustainability challenges associated with the management and design of laboratories. The Conference will also bring together and facilitate networking opportunities between the partners, government representatives, academic researchers and private sector firms to share new approaches, techniques and advancements in laboratory design to help address some of these challenges.
Student Poster Design Competition
Sustainability and the Human Element
People are the essential element of sustainability. Understanding and recognizing the undeniable human nexus to all science and technology, our approach toward the sustainability challenge is fundamentally changed.
All students currently enrolled in a post-secondary Canadian academic institution.
Create a unique and striking poster illustrating “Sustainability and the Human Element” including but not limited to ideas about sustainable futures of science, designing for future change, net-zero, passive systems, innovation, and smart technology. For further detailed descriptions of these and other themes, visit https://slcan.ca/professional-development/2018-slcan-sustainable-laboratory-conference/call-for-abstracts/
The Poster will be used to promote the Sustainable Labs Canada Organization at the conference and appear on the website. The best posters that meet the eligibility requirements will be presented at the 2018 SLCAN Conference in Winnipeg October 23-24. A committee has been assembled to judge the posters and includes representatives from government, academia and industry. The three winning posters will be announced at the Conference and awarded a cash prize.
Clear and bold graphic language
Relevance to SLCAN Conference objectives
Effectiveness at catching a viewer’s attention, providing information and encouraging further investigation
Relevance to youth and adult audience at large
Poster graphics and text must be visually engaging to a general audience; articulate the theme in a clear and simple manner; and integrate all required text and logos into the design format.
11 x 17 PDF (300dpi with digital file 5MB or less) with 1/8” margin around edge that does not have text/important graphic within it (unless desired that text may be cut off, or is intentionally cut off). Layout orientation may be landscape or portrait.
Design is full-bleed, provide 11.25x17.25 document with color/image extending to this size (no important information outside of 10.75x16.75).
Must integrate the following text, at equal font size in a clear, readable and prominent manner:
- “Sustainability and the Human Element”
- “Développement durable et humain”
- Include the SLCAN logo found here and website (www.slcan.ca).
Any additional text used in the design can be presented in either English or French.
Poster images must include "original works". Graphics, photographs and artwork not produced by the entrant(s) must be authorized for use on the poster (documentation of authorization must accompany your submission) and credits to the original source must be included on the poster as post-script text.
Include team member(s) name as post-script text in a discreet location on the poster.
The design should be accompanied by a statement that includes name and contact information of the designer (individual or teams), and the academic institution; a maximum 100 words that communicates the designers interpretation of the Sustainability theme.
All entries become the property of the SLCAN and all rights to reproduce belong to the SLCAN.
By Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018, interested parties must submit their intent to submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and the name of your post-secondary Canadian academic institution in your email.
Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 and must be emailed to email@example.com as a PDF file.
Announced at conference October 23, 2018.
DOWNLOAD THE POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION POSTER HERE.