Triple C workshops

Triple C is a series of quarterly workshops where communicators from both UBC campuses come together to learn from one another, strengthen communication skills and build relationships.

Triple C started simply as coffee, cookies and conversation and is now officially about building capacity, community and consistency. We try to keep it informal, and tailored to what UBC communicators tell us they want to see, hear and discuss. Some sessions lend themselves to small, intimate discussions between specific groups of communicators, others to a broader audience.

Either way, we hope you’ll walk away with tips, tricks and answers to your questions. We want you to meet some of your fellow communicators, and feel supported in your communications work.

Next workshop

Date and time: June 22, 1-2:30 p.m.

Topic: ChatGPT for Communicators

The news on artificial intelligence changes daily, and its rapid uptake raises so many questions. AI is changing the way communicators work. But how?

We’re all learning, and this workshop is a place for that conversation. Our panel brings together UBC communicators who are using ChatGPT with UBC staff to discuss the opportunities for using AI in our work and risks and considerations around privacy, security and legal issues.


  • Aisha Sinclair, Director of Communications, UBC Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • Yvonne Hopkins, Content Strategist, UBC Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • Mark Montgomery, Content Designer, UBC Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • Erik Rolfsen, Senior Media Relations Specialist, Media Relations, UBC Communications Portfolio
  • Thaïs Ramos, Compliance Manager, Privacy and Information Security Management – PrISM, VPFO Portfolio, Safety & Risk Services
  • Erika Brimacombe, Legal Counsel, Office of the University Counsel

Intended takeaways:

  • A basic understanding of how generative AI and ChatGPT work
  • Risks and considerations of using these models for comms work
  • Practical examples of how communicators are using ChatGPT in their work
  • How to use prompts with ChatGPT to get better results
  • Resources and tools to learn more

Examples of past workshops:

  • Issues Management 101
  • Indigenous Communications Best Practices
  • Breaking Down the Social Media Toolkit
  • Work Smarter, Not Harder, Using Google Analytics
  • Speed Dating for UBC Communicators

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