Establishing yourself as an Expert through Strategic Communication

Date & Time

Wednesday, 03 October 2018
10:00 to 11:30


Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success

Registration Closed / Past Event


Today’s trajectories of younger researchers in many fields are compressed, creating an incentive for you to be proactive in quickly making your voice heard. Being recognized as an expert can lead to opportunities like conferences, grants, maybe even jobs. Social media and other forms of communications allow you to control how you present yourself as an expert, but they also require some intentionality and strategy. Dr. Julian Dierkes hopes to persuade you that you should get started on establishing yourself as an expert voice, even before you think of yourself as an expert. He’ll also talk about how to go about doing that.


Julian Dierkes

Dr. Julian Dierkes is the Associate Dean, Funding, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and is responsible for providing academic leadership in graduate student funding, liaising with external agencies and donors, promoting student success in award competitions, and supporting programs in their responsibilities related to student financial support. He is an Associate Professor and Keidanren Chair in Japanese Research in UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

Registration Information

Registration opens on Monday, September 24 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.