Tell Me About Your Research #4: Stepping Out and Becoming an 'Expert'

Date & Time

Wednesday, 04 December 2019
13:00 to 16:00


Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and the Postdoctoral Fellows Office

Registration Opens

Monday, 25 November 2019 - 9:00am

This session is one of four being offered by Simon Clews. To register for other sessions in this series, please see:

Stepping Out and Becoming an ‘Expert’: Being heard, exerting influence and making the world a better place for all of us

There is so much background noise in this world - which is dominated by the 24-hour news cycle – that it is sometimes hard to be heard. This session will look at taking part in the ubiquitous public conversation and working with the media – print, electronic and social - in order to establish a public presence and get your message across effectively. We’ll look at feedback – both positive and negative - and how to handle it, and that fine line between establishing yourself as an independent public figure and being seen as part of a bigger institution with guidelines and rules on corporate communication and branding. 

Registration Information

General registration opens on Monday, November 25 at 9:00 am.

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 2 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.