UBC Indigenous Research Project: Participants Needed


*** Shared on behalf of Dr. Tal Jarus  – for more information or to volunteer for the study, please email alicia.ditty@alumni.ubc.ca directly ***


Dear members of the UBC Department of Psychiatry,

We would like to invite your students, staff, and academic and clinical faculty to participate in a study that investigates the barriers and facilitators of Indigenous students, academic and clinical faculty, and staff in the health and human service professions. Please see the attached the letter of invitation and consent form.

We would appreciate your assistance in recruiting individuals who self-identify as an Indigenous student, staff, or academic and clinical faculty member who has at least 1 year of experience in a health and human service profession. Our goal is to better understand those barriers and facilitators by hosting a sharing circle. The sharing circle will last approximately 1-1.5 hours and will be held remotely using Zoom in accordance to provincial guidelines due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Participants will be compensated for their time.

Who is eligible to participate?

Students, academic and clinical faculty, and staff who self-identify as Indigenous (Non-status, Status, Inuit, Metis), and:

  • Have at least 1 year of experience working in health and human services
  • Are from one of the following programs: Audiology, Genetics Counselling, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Psychology, Educational and Counselling Psychology & Special Education, Teacher Education, Dietetics, Law, Pharmacy, Speech and Language Pathology, Kinesiology, and Social Work.
  • Are 19 years of age or older

Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you!

On behalf of our research team,

Dr. Tal Jarus
UBC Department of Occupational Science
& Occupational Therapy