On this page we highlight opportunities for participation in our different studies. Each study features a short description, followed by the eligibility criteria and contact information for the study coordinator if you are interested in participating. Thank you for your interest!

Studies we are recruiting for:

Context Study    Substance Use and Sexual Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Digital Diaries and Documenting Queer Lives in Social Isolation During COVID-19 and the Overdose Epidemic

CONTEXT STUDY

About the Study

This study looks at what factors affect young men’s sexual decisions. We are interested in hearing about how your experiences as a young man affect choices you make regarding your personal relationships and your sexual life, including when and why they use substances. For more information about the study, please visit our webpage for this study: www.bccsu.ca/context-study


Recruitment

We are currently recruiting young men in Metro Vancouver for the Context Study.

To be eligible to participate in this study, you must:

  • Be between the ages of 15-30;
  • Be sexually active;
  • Have used substances during sex in the last 12 months;
  • Identify as a man (including cis- and trans-identified men)
  • Reside in Metro Vancouver; and
  • Speak English.

Involvement will include:

  • One 1-1.5 hour interview (for which participants receive $30).


Contact Information

If you are interested in participating, or if find out more about the study, please contact the Research Coordinator, Caroline Mniszak:

SUBSTANCE USE AND SEXUAL HEALTH DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

About the Study

This study explores how LGBTQ/2S youth are experiencing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This set of interviews is part of a larger study that Dr. Knight’s team is conducting. For more information about the study, please visit our webpage: www.bccsu.ca/implementation-science-team-grant-is-team-grant


Recruitment

We are currently recruiting young LGBTQ/2S youth from B.C. for this study. To be eligible to participate in this study, you must:

  • Be between the ages of 15-30;
  • Have used substances (including alcohol) in the past month;
  • Identify as lesbian, gay bisexual, trans, queer, and/or Two-Spirit;
  • Reside in B.C.; and
  • Speak English.

Involvement will include:

  • One 1-1.5 hour interview (for which participants receive $30).


Contact Information

If you are interested in participating, or if find out more about the study, please contact the Research Coordinator, Anna Carson:

DIGITAL DIARIES AND DOCUMENTING QUEER LIVES IN SOCIAL ISOLATION DURING COVID-19 AND THE OVERDOSE EPIDEMIC

About the Study

This study seeks to understand what it is like for queer youth to live through two public health crises: the COVID-19 pandemic and the overdose crisis. We are interested in the ways that substance use, sexual health, and mental health services can be tailored to meet the needs of 2SLGBTQ+ youth living in BC during the pandemic and post-physical distancing measures. Interested youth will be asked to participate in 2 semi-structured interviews and to complete a series of digital diary entries.


Recruitment

We are currently recruiting young LGBTQ/2S youth from BC for this study. To be eligible to participate in this study, you must be:

  • Between the ages of 15-25;
  • Reside in Metro Vancouver;
  • Identify as lesbian, gay bisexual, trans, queer, and/or Two-Spirit;
  • Either actively use, occasionally use, no longer use, or are on a recovery pathway from any substance or drug; and
  • Are either impacted by physical distancing measures or are not able to comply with them (e.g., are an essential worker or do not have consistent shelter) implemented by the government.

Involvement will include:

  • Participating in an approximately 30-minute intake interview (receive $20);
  • Submitting digital diary entries: maximum of 2 posts a week for three weeks (option to enter a draw to win $100); and,
  • Participating in an approximately 1-hour follow-up interview (receive $30).


Contact Information

If you are interested in participating, or if find out more about the study, please contact Rodney Stehr:

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