Professional Development

Brown Bag Lunch: Communicating With Social Media

October 03, 2017

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.

While the information in this workshop is coming from a science perspective, students and scholars from all areas of study are encouraged to attend!

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.

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