Professional Development

Brown Bag Lunch: Communicating With Social Media

October 03, 2017
Print

Social media has revolutionized how people communicate with one another. This has important implications for scientists. Getting started can be confusing, but for researchers skilled in using these tools, there are countless benefits and few costs.

In this hands-on training workshop suitable for beginners or intermediate social media users, award-winning science communicator Dr. David Shiffman will teach you the basics of using three of the most common online tools for science communication: twitter, Facebook, and blogs. We'll also discuss case studies, and some advanced tips and tricks.

Title: How to Use Social Media to Communicate Your Research to Non-Experts
Date/Time: Thursday, October 26 from 12pm-1pm
Location: WAC Bennett Library Room 7010 (Research Commons - Burnaby Campus)
Register: Please register to attend through myInvolvment.

Dr. David Shiffman is a postdoctoral research fellow in marine biology at SFU and a science communicator. David has given a number of training workshops involved in communicating research using social media to non-experts and the news media. In doing so, he has won multiple awards including the title “one of the top scientists to follow on Twitter” by Business Insider and the Huffington Post.

Recent Blog Posts

  • Volunteer Posting: Innovate Now Conference October 23, 2017
    The Innovate Now Conference on October 30-31 at the Vancouver Convention Centre is looking for student volunteers to assist with registration.

  • External Award: Mitacs Accelerate Social Inclusion Grants October 23, 2017
    Mitacs and United Way have partenered to provide funding and training for graduate students and postdocs doing research related to social inclusion. Apply by January 8, 2018.

  • Planning for Sea Level Rise Seminar October 20, 2017
    John Englander, Oceanographer, Consultant, and Leading Expert on Sea Level Rise, will be visiting SFU Burnaby on November 8, 2017. This event is open to anyone in the SFU community.

View Posts by Category