Academic Twitter Bootcamp

January 21, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Centre for Brain Health Room 3402C. 2215 Wesbrook Mall,
Join us for a FREE Twitter Bootcamp!
Date & Time: Thursday, January 21, 2020 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm (reception to follow)

Twitter is a great way to learn, share your research, and connect with leaders in your field. This workshop will teach you the key skills you need to succeed as an academic Tweeter, including:

  • The basics of Twitter – tweeting, mentions, likes, 

  • How to develop a following

  • Networking on Twitter

  • Finding a balance on Twitter (professional/personal presence) 

  • UBC policies (engaging in conversations on Twitter, etc.)

Learning Outcomes:

  • How to communicate your research to a broader audience using Twitter

  • How to develop key messages for tweeting and retweeting (Ex. Live-tweeting at conferences/events)

  • When to engage (or not) in controversial conversations/topics on twitter

  • How to network effectively on Twitter

Workshop Facilitators:

  • Melissa Nelson, Communications Assistant, WHRI

Melissa has been working as the Communications Assistant at the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) since September 2017. In this position she helps manage WHRI’s social media channels, writes and curates content for their website and monthly eBlast, and provides support for various communications needs. She managed social media and created content for the MSFHR-funded #ItsNotInYourHead campaign, and is currently a team member on the MSFHR-funded #DebunkingDesire campaign. Melissa has a keen interest in social media and its potential as a tool for social change, and enjoys seeking new ways to leverage these platforms to raise awareness about women’s health issues.

  • Nicole Prestley, Manager, Research + Knowledge Translation, WHRI

What to bring: 

In preparation for this workshop, if you do not already have a Twitter account, please create a new account to use in the workshop and bring:

  • An abstract of your current/completed research OR a published paper/news article of interest.

Register Here

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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