Find guidelines and resources for using social media.
The term social media describes media that is designed to be disseminated through social interaction, and is created using highly accessible publishing techniques. Some types of social media are forums, message boards, blogs, wikis and podcasts. Social media applications include Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Social Media Guidelines
The UBC Communications & Marketing department has outlined a social media toolkit for the university:
Before getting started with social media, define your strategy. This includes defining
objectives, identifying your target
audience, ensuring availability of ongoing
time and resources to manage social media, planning for
content, and choosing the right social media channel.
training video from UBC before getting started.
Faculty of Medicine Social Media Sites
Social media sites that you can follow and/or contribute to in the Faculty of Medicine include:
How to contribute
Faculty of Medicine
If you would like to contribute content to our Faculty's social media, email email@example.com.
Do you have a story you'd like shared on
ubc.ca or UBC's main social media channels? Find out more about submitting stories through StoryBox.
Want to start your own blog? UBC Blogs is a university-hosted weblogging and social networking platform designed to provide free individual or group webspace for the UBC community. More information is available on the UBC Blogs site.
The UBC Wiki is a collaborative space for creating and sharing resources, be it for teaching and learning, research, or community engagement. It serves as a course repository, a personal and collaborative work space, a documentation depository, and a growing guide to everything and anything UBC. More information is available on the UBC Wiki site.
UBC Social Media Directory
Faculty and staff are invited to help update a series of pages listing social media channels in the
UBC Wiki. This information will be used as a baseline source of content to help inform the creation of a more visible UBC Social Media Directory.