Introduction to Interacting with the Media

Date & Time

Tuesday, 17 February 2015
09:30 to 11:00


Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success

Registration Closed / Past Event


Registration priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session.  Applicants will receive confirmation within two working days of their registration. If you have difficulty with registration, send an email to

Do you want to see your work in the news? Do you have something to say about the stories you read in the newspaper, hear on the radio, or see on television? Public Affairs is holding a media training session for graduate students.  In anticipation of 3MT 2015 @UBC, this session will also help you learn how to make your ideas and research accessible to a general audience. 

  • Learn two simple tools of the trade for successful interactions with the media and get your messages across effectively and efficiently.
  • Identify common pitfalls where things can go wrong and take steps to prepare for your time in the spotlight. 


  • Bridging two worlds: Academia and news
  • Key message development
  • Ways of engaging with the media
  • Video: interview example + discussion – what went wrong? 
  • Practical tips
  • Common interview questions
  • Bridging

Facilitator:   The workshop will be led by Heather Amos, Media Relations Specialist at UBC Public Affairs. Heather has worked with UBC Public Affairs for the past five years, telling the stories of UBC's talented faculty, students and staff. She has a degree in journalism and a background in science.

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If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.