Media & Communications Resources

Media & Communications Resources

We actively support scientific communication through our online platforms, workshops, and liaising with researchers and institutional media relations offices.

Whether you are just starting to think about starting a social media account, or you’re preparing for an interview with the media, check out this list of resources for guidance – just make sure to consult your own organizational media and communications policies before you start communicating!

PS – Want to strengthen your communications? Check out our resources on plain + inclusive language.

Communications Toolkit Template

A communications toolkit bundles all the details needed to promote your work. It’s also a great tool to share with stakeholders.

This template will help you consolidate content in one easily accessible place. To use the toolkit, access the File menu and download a copy. You can then edit the template to fit your own project needs.

Communications Guide

How do you share your research with the public? Specific stakeholders? Colleagues? 

Check out this guide as a starting point, and then request a consultation with our team so we can help you meet your communications and knowledge translation goals.

UBC Social Media Guidelines

These guidelines were created to assist you UBC faculty in creating an effective social media presence related to their area of expertise.

Engagement Activities

This document outlines various activities that can be used to support a social media campaign.

UBC Social Media Guidelines

This guide was designed for UBC faculty to understand tone, branding, and use of social media. It includes several helpful resources, including a framework for responding to comments on social media.

Guidelines and best practices for managing SFU social media accounts

Although this guide is intended for faculty managing SFU social media accounts, it provides many helpful resources related to planning content, engagement, and navigating equity, diversity, and inclusion on social media.

CIHR – The Research-Media Partnership

This guide is designed to make you media savvy, to help you respond to a call from a journalist and see it as a professional opportunity-the chance to share important research with thousands or millions of people.

Contributing to The Conversation Canada

This resource developed by SFU walks you through contributing to The Conversation Canada, one of the world’s most trusted independent sources of news and views from the academic and research community, delivered directly to the public.

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