BCIT Research: CSA Wheelchair Lifts survey

Project poster, which is also available to download in PDF format at the bottom of this post.
BCIT: British Columbia Institute of Technology‘s Applied Research, MAKE+ Team is conducting a project for the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) that aims to provide recommendations for improvements to standards for wheelchair lifts. They are hopeful this will lead to some positive changes in the accessibility and usability of these devices.

As part of this work, the team is hoping to get feedback on wheelchair users’ experiences using platform lifts through a short online survey.

Take the survey here: https://ca.research.net/r/bcitlifts.

Download a PDF of the project poster here:


Research project on human rights in mental health care

Have you had experiences with the mental health system and hospitalization? Share your voice!

A group of researchers and community collaborators are interested in learning more about people’s experiences related to mental health, hospitalization and the Mental Health Act, such as, involuntary detainment & treatment, use of restraints or seclusion.

They would also like to hear about stigmatizing and discriminatory practices in mental health based on experiences of colonization, racism, sexism, heterosexism, transphobia, ageism, poverty and homelessness. These conversations will be led by a Peer Researcher who shares these experiences.

Participants must be 18 or older. Participants receive $50 and snacks and refreshments.

This research supports an international research project (Canada, Kenya, and Australia) that is aiming to develop mental health services that enhance human rights and equity.

Participants attending the in-person session are asked to please wear a mask.

Interested? Contact Abe Joseph and Anita David at: rhrsj@yorku.ca.

Download the poster.

Participants needed—doctors & nurses with a disability

The UBC Inclusive Campus team is currently recruiting participants for a CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) funded Stethoscopeproject that examines barriers and facilitators for students and clinicians with disabilities in healthcare professional programs and practice settings.

In particular, we are looking to speak with clinicians from Medicine and Nursing who live in British Columbia and identify as having a disability. An identified disability can be visible or non-visible (e.g. learning disability, physical disability, mental health disability).

There are a series of 3 interviews (45 – 60 minutes each) and you will be reimbursed $45 for your time, paid in incremental fashion.

Confidentiality will be strictly kept.

If you are interested or have further questions, please contact Courtney at
court.rogers@alumni.ubc.ca to let us know!