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

Patient-Oriented Approach to Improving At-Home Care: Understanding Current Challenges

You are invited to join a research study that aims to understand the challenges you may have aging in your own home. If you are aged 60 years or over, if you had changes in your memory or are helping to care for someone with memory loss, and if you live in your own home, you may be eligible to participate.

For more details about the study, download the poster or contact Dr. Jodie Gawryluk at 250-721-7549 or

This study has been reviewed and approved by the UVic Human Research Ethics Board (18-053).

Would you and your partner like to increase your physical activity?

If you are living with a partner, both aged 45-75 years old, one or both achieving less than 2.5 hours of moderate physical activity per week, and both have a smartphone and/or tablet and email addresses, you may be eligible to participate!

We are examining the effect of monitoring and sharing physical activity information from Fitbit devices. Fitbits are worn like a watch and provide real time feedback on various measures including daily steps, heart rate, and active minutes.

Participation includes:

  • Using a Fitbit activity tracker for 3 months
  • Wearing an accelerometer for 3 one-week periods. (Accelerometers are worn like a belt and measure physical activity time and intensity.)
  • Completing 3 online questionnaires
  • Performing a walking treadmill test 2 times

You will be helping to identify effective and accessible means of supporting increased physical activity and improve overall health! Your fitness outcomes can be made available to you at the end of the study.

If you are interested in participating or if you have any questions, please download the poster or contact the Behavioural Medicine Lab at 250-472-5288 or

This study is being conducted by the Behavioural Medicine Lab at the University of Victoria; it was reviewed and approved by the UVic Human Research Ethics Board (BC17-180).

Participate in CanAssist Technology Testing


For technology testing opportunities, please visit the CanAssist website.

New studies are added frequently so please check back often.