Are you interested in participating in research at the RIA? Check out the projects below for available opportunities.

Aging and Mental Health: Collaborating on Research Priorities – Use your voice to impact the future of aging and mental health in Canada. Jane Kuepfer, Schlegel Specialist in Spirituality and Aging, is part of a project to determine priorities for research related to aging and mental health. This survey is looking for participants who are 55+, caregivers to older adults and/or a healthcare or social worker. Click here for more information and the survey.

Evaluation of SmartDrive – Researchers working with Professor Jen Boger, Schlegel Research Chair in Technology for Independent Living, are looking for participants for an online research study. Have you been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia and are interested in exploring a driving self-assessment application? Participants will be invited to take part in a two-hour online interview to try out the prototype and a 10 minute follow-up phone call two weeks post the study to share their opinions on the application and their experience. Learn more here.

Using the Health Belief Model to Understand Age Differences in Response to the Global COVID-19 Pandemic – You are invited to participate in the survey titled, ‘Using the Health Belief Model to Understand Age Differences in Response to the Global COVID-19 Pandemic’ that is being used for research purposes at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. The purpose of this study is to understand how different age groups feel threatened by COVID-19 and to determine how they act differently to limit the spread of COVID-19. Learn more here.