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Spring 4-20-2022






Departmental seminar posters are largely utilitarian affairs – who is talking?, when are they speaking?, where is the seminar? (and maybe will there will be refreshments served?). While functional, they often fail to capture the beauty and excitement of their subject matter, and may fail to engage a wider audience. As the organizer of the Wilfrid Laurier University Department of Biology seminar series in 2014, on a lark, I started drawing posters that tried to illustrate our speaker’s research in a non-conventional manner, and hopefully appeal to those that might otherwise find attending a departmental seminar intimidating. Little did I know that 8 years, and >120 posters later, that I would still be at it. Over the years, it has been suggested to me that I assemble these posters into a colouring book, so here you will find some of my all-time favourites.


I would like to thank all the speakers for their inspiration, and the students, staff and faculty of the Laurier Biology department for all their support of this ongoing project, especially Drs. Frédérique Guinel, Derek Gray and Danve Castroverde who have all taken on the responsibility of organizing our seminars series.