Getting your Research in the Press (and quoted correctly)

Date & Time

Thursday, 25 April 2019
10:00 to 12:00


Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and UBC Media Relations

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?

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

Workshop Facilitators

The workshop will be led by Sachi Wickramasinghe and Erik Rolfsen who work in media relations for UBC Media Relations, telling the stories of UBC's talented faculty, students and staff.

Registration Information

Registration opens on Monday, April 15th at 9:00am.

Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. Confirmation of registration will be sent within two working days. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please email


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.