Posted on March 15: Experts Guide connects professors to the public
Looking for a professor to comment on Mars, stars, and galaxies afar? Working on a story about provincial politics? Have a question about cardiology?
Professors at McMaster University possess a wealth of information and expertise and they are ready and willing to share it. Now, members of the media have a quick and easy connection with the University's professors through McMaster's new online Experts Guide.
The Experts Guide is available at http://experts.mcmaster.ca.
Developed by the Office of Public and Government Relations, this service will allow media representatives and other interested people to search for faculty members who are available to provide expert commentary on a variety of topics. Searches can be performed by keyword, department and expert name.
As well, the guide allows McMaster experts to easily enter or edit their profile and become part of this exciting new service.
The new Experts Guide complements other online services offered by the Office of Public and Government Relations, including a news releases and media advisories database, the Fast Facts Web site, and the Daily News, an award-winning online newspaper.
"Now, members of the media can search and contact experts directly," said Shelly Easton, manager, public relations. "This guide is a quick and convenient way to link McMaster experts with media in a timely fashion and it will help ensure professors can communicate their research to the public through the media."
In addition, journalists are welcome to contact the Office of Public and Government Relations for assistance. For enquiries pertaining to the University or experts in the faculties of engineering, humanities, science, social sciences or business, contact Shelly Easton at 905-525-9140 ext. 27988 or email@example.com. For enquiries in the Faculty of Health Sciences, contact Veronica McGuire at 905-525-9140 ext. 22169 or firstname.lastname@example.org.