Event Promotion

2015/2016 MSA Event Promotion

Planning an event for the MSA?  This page has all of the resources you need to help promote your initiative to medical students, the Faculty and the community.

MSA Calendar

MSA Calendar Submission - Try to submit your event to the MSA Calendar as soon as you have a date confirmed. This works to prevent double-bookings and to promote your event to students.  Students are able to sync this calendar with their personal calendars for easy listing of MSA events. Submission to the calendar also gets your event featured in the Steth and on the side-bar of the MSA Homepage.

The Calendar is moderated by the MSA Communication Reps. If you have any questions or need to make any revisions please contact Emma Hjartarson (hjartars@ualberta.ca) or Asha Varughese (avarughe@ualberta.ca).

The Steth eNewsletter

The Steth Submission - The Steth Newsletter is the official online weekly newsletter of the University of Alberta Medical Students’ Association. The newsletter covers important information pertinent to all medical students and is sent out to all four years, as well as many Faculty members in the MD program. You can submit updates to The Steth about your events for several weeks leading up to the event.

The Steth is created by the MSA Communication Reps, and items can be submitted via the online form.

Social Media

MSA Social Media - The MSA Social Media platform is a resource which you can use to promote your event. Each post we share gets synched to our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as to the homepage of the MSA Website.  If you are interested, please submit a blurb to the VP Administration (msavpadm@ualberta.ca).

Hint: Facebook stories that have a photo attached get twice as many views!

Students' Union TV (SUTV)

MSA SUTV - The MSA has a new SUTV screen outside of the Student Lounge behind Katz 1-080, for which you may place advertisements.  For more information contact the VP Administration (msavpadm@ualberta.ca).

Faculty Media Relations

Media Relations - Medical student initiatives are regularly featured in local media.  If you feel your event might benefit from media coverage, we encourage you to contact the Faculty's Communications Office.  They are a great resource for students and can help promote events through the Faculty of Medicine Social Media platform, sending a fan-out to various media outlets or provide you with media training before an interview.  If you have additional questions, please speak to MSA VP External, Swati Chavda (msavpext@ualberta.ca).