UBC researchers demonstrate how social media can be an effective tool
WHAT: Tips and tricks for using Twitter
WHO: Gayl Sarbit and Alex Cloherty, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention
WHEN: Wednesday, October 1, noon to 1 pm
WHERE: ARTS112, Arts Building, UBC Okanagan’s campus
Are you a power user and influencer? Or does the thought of using Twitter make your palms sweat?
While this popular social media tool has proven to be a great way to communicate, it’s also a great way to mis-communicate. Two UBC Okanagan researchers want to demonstrate how to get on board with this social media phenomenon and how to navigate your journey through the Twittersphere.
Gayl Sarbit and Alex Cloherty have used Twitter extensively to help with their research and they are hosting a workshop that will help take away the mystery, and perhaps fear, of Twitter. Together they demonstrate how it can be used for knowledge translation in health research and reveal tips and tricks for creating a social media action plan.
Cloherty, research assistant with UBC’s Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, will share her experience and explain how she used Twitter as a knowledge translation strategy for the Dads in Gear research project.
Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. It takes place Wednesday, October 1, noon to 1 p.m., ARTS112, Arts Building, UBC Okanagan’s campus. This is a presentation of UBC’s Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention.
To attend in person, via webinar, or teleconference please register at: twitterease.eventbrite.ca