Introduction to Interacting with the Media

Date & Time

Wednesday, 07 February 2018
09:30 to 11:30


Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and UBC Public Affairs

Registration Closed / Past Event


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 including, but not limited to, those involved with the Public Scholars Initiative and the 3MT 2018@UBC. This session will help you learn how to make your ideas and research accessible to a general audience, and provide you with simple tools to get your messages across effectively and efficiently. The following topics will also be covered:

  • What makes news
  • Ways of engaging with the media
  • Interview tips and techniques
  • Key messages and bridging
  • Exercise: Develop three key messages of your own


The workshop will be led by Leslie Dickson and Sachi Wickramasinghe who work in media relations for UBC Public Affairs, telling the stories of UBC's talented faculty, students and staff.

Registration Information

Registration opens on Monday, January 29 at 9:00am.

Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. After registering, you will receive confirmation and additional event details within two business days at the e-mail associated with your account. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail us at


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.