Media training

The CIHR Communications branch is offering media training to interested CIHR-funded researchers who would like to learn about traditional media. Facilitated by Media Specialist and former reporter David Coulombe, this training will provide media relations tools (advice and pitfalls) as well as outreach strategies that researchers can use to communicate effectively with journalists.

Three sessions will be offered:

  • January 14, 2- 3 pm – English
  • February 18, 2- 3 pm – French
  • March 17, 2-3 pm – English

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