Communications Tips, Questions and Contacts

Plain Language
The health research community has very specific and specialized language that is used in our day-to-day work. This language is often not easily understood by people outside of our community. It is our responsibility to make our work understandable for those less familiar with research language as well, written communications can increase your ability to share the great work that is taking place. When communicating with those outside of the health research community, use plain language and concise ways to explain your research and its impact.

An example of a plain language project summary can be found here.

To learn more about plain language, visit the Translation Bureau’s website.

For tips on working with the media, take a look at Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) The Research-Media Partnership. If the media expresses interest in your research, inform your institution. Be sure to contact our communications officer as well so we can help share the news.

If you have used the KARes Program, communicated about your research or have any questions contact our communications officer.

Politician contacts
For a list of Nova Scotia MLAs click here.

For a list of Members of Parliament click here.

For a list of Members of Senate click here