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Call for research participants

Project Title: Men's Experiences of Dating and Domestic Violence on a Post-secondary Campus

Gaye Warthe, Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Health, Community and Education (403.440.6441 or
Peter Choate, Professor, Child Studies and Social Work (403.440.5008 or

Cathy Carter-Snell, Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery (403.440.6679 or ccartersnell@mtroyal.ca)

We are conducting a study on men’s experiences of abuse or violence in relationships.

We would like men to participate in an interview. To be eligible to participate in this study, men must be 18 years of age or older, have experienced violence/abuse (physical, emotional, financial, sexual) in an intimate relationship and be a student at Mount Royal University. 

The interview will take 60 to 90 minutes to complete and will be conducted in a private room at the Mount Royal University. Your participation in an interview and any information that could identify you personally will be kept confidential. A $50.00 gift card is available for interview participants. A follow-up interview may be requested. This would require an additional 30 to 60 minutes and an additional $50.00 gift card will be provided for the follow-up interview.

If you are interested in participating or you would like more information please contact Jenna Skogberg at jskog167@mtroyal.ca. She can answer questions about the study and if you are interested, schedule a time to meet for an interview.

This research has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Board at Mount Royal University.

If you have any questions concerning your rights as a possible participant in this research, please contact the Research Ethics Officer, at Mount Royal University, 403-440-8470, hreb@mtroyal.ca.

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Stepping Up Participant (January, 2019)
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