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?

Linda Outcalt, a graduate student in the Interdisciplinary PhD program (Sociology and Theatre) at the University of Victoria, is conducting a research project entitled ‘Aging in popular culture.

The primary objective of the research is to identify the perceptions of age and aging that are circulating in Western media and popular culture.

The research objective will be met through the production of a website that will include interviews, stories and photographs about perceptions of aging in popular culture created by the research participants as co-contributors of the knowledge. The finished website will be available online with the intention of using the website in a wide range of venues as a teaching tool to generate discussion about our perceptions of age and aging. 

If you are between the ages of either 20-35 or 65-80, you are invited to participate.

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

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 contact our office at 250-721-6369 or .

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

New studies are added frequently so please check back often.