Translate your Research into Policy

Date & Time

Thursday, 19 April 2018
13:00 to 17:00


Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and the Public Scholars Initiative

Registration Closed / Past Event


How can you translate your research into policy? The process begins with adapting your message to reach and connect with policy audiences. But while researchers are generally trained to communicate with colleagues, policy audiences often have very different backgrounds and expectations. This workshop will take you through the unique needs and priorities of policy audiences and help you craft your message to increase your policy impact.

Learning outcomes

Through this workshop, you will learn to:

  • Adapt your research message to match your audience
  • Understand the needs and perspectives of policy audiences
  • Design and deliver a compelling pitch
  • Write an effective policy brief


Alan Shapiro

Alan Shapiro is a science communicator and environmental professional with over five years of communication training, technical writing, and public speaking experience. His company, LitScientist, provides science communication training, content development, and communication strategy services for universities, government, and technical firms. Alan is co-founder of Science Slam Canada, a competition that allows scientific knowledge holders to share their research with a general audience.

Registration Information

Registration opens on Monday, April 9 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.