Participate in research

Volunteer to be a research participant! 
Current UVic studies needing participants are listed below.

If you have any questions about the research ethics approval of any study, please contact the Human Research Ethics office at 250-472-4545 or ethics@uvic.ca.

Aging in Popular Culture

Are you interested in popular culture and media?

We live in a world filled with images and ideas from popular culture and Western media that include film, television, the Internet, magazines and newspapers, as well as social media.

If you are between the ages of either 20 to 30 or 70 to 80, you are invited to participate in a collaborative video project about age and aging being conducted by Linda Outcalt of the University of Victoria.

The primary goal of this research is to identify our perceptions of the representations on age and aging found in Western media and popular culture.

For more information, please click here or contact Linda at 250-580-9292 or LOutcalt@uvic.ca.

Dog Walking Research

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A whopping 60% of dog owners in Greater Victoria are not walking their dogs at intensities sufficient enough to reap health benefits for themselves, and as many as 50% of all dog owners are not walking their dogs at all!

Our objective is to help dog owners begin or maintain a regular dog walking habit that is enjoyable, achievable for all abilites, and beneficial for their health.

Interested in participating? Please click here to read more about the study and to find out how you can participate.

Have You Lost a Family Member Who Suffered from Cognitive Impairment or Dementia?

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A UVic Dissertation Research Study on Advance Care Planning is seeking family members of older adults who were cognitively impaired to participate in a research study.

Interested in participating? Please click here to read more about the study and to find out how you can participate.

Please contact Anna Jeznach at abraslav@uvic.ca if you have any further questions.

Health Information Study

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Improve my quality of life...with web-based services that let me manage my day-to-day health by sharing my personal health information with family and friends? If this is the future of health care, then what are the risks? Exactly! That's our question too!

Interested in participating? Please click here to read more about the study and to find out how you can participate.

Please contact Ryan Habibi at rphabibi@uvic.ca if you have any further questions.

How are walking patterns of older adults linked to memory and health?

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We are conducting an observational pilot study in which unobtrusive motion sensors and other tools (weight scale, medication tracker) are installed at home. This study will provide us with opportunities to understand how technology can be used to assess walking patterns in the home, and how this activity relates to your memory and health.

If you are 62 years of age or older, live at home alone, and have a Shaw or Telus internet connection, you may qualify for this one-year pilot study. For more information, please click here or contact our Scientific Coordinator, Vincenza Gruppuso, at 250-472-5697 or vincenza@uvic.ca.

Participate in CanAssist Technology Testing

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CanAssist has the following technology testing opportunitiy from CanAssist:

If you have an assistive technology you'd like to request, please fill out this form and email it to: myon@uvic.ca

Social Experiences Study

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You're a caregiver for your spouse with Alzheimer's disease or dementia...what would you want others to know about your social and caregiving experiences?

Interested in participating? Please click here to read more about the study and to find out how you can participate.

Please contact Cassandra Brown or Tomiko Yoneda at socialex@uvic.ca or 250-472-4868 if you have any further questions.

New studies are added frequently so please check back often.