Poster templates

Use posters to promote an event or create general awareness. You can create your own poster using a branded template or request a custom poster consultation from Creative Studio.

Branded templates are available in the following formats:

  • Adobe InDesign, using the University, faculty or school colour palette, logo, brand and alternative fonts. You can toggle between themes using the Pages window.
  • Microsoft Word, using the University of Waterloo colour palette, logo and alternative fonts.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint, for research poster templates


A Waterloo username and password are required to download these files.

Adobe InDesign files

  • Each poster is available with either licensed fonts or alternative fonts.
  • Two poster sizes are also available: 8.5 x 11 and 11 x 17.

Microsoft Word templates

Awareness posters are available in four different versions

  • Light-colour 8.5 x 11
  • Dark-colour 8.5 x 11
  • Light-colour 11 x 17
  • Dark-colour 11 x 17

Event posters are available in two different versions

  • 8.5 x 11
  • 11 x 17

    Microsoft PowerPoint templates

    Research poster template files (.potx) are available in four sizes: