Request for Post-secondary Research Participants

Project Title: Understanding the experiences of students with disabilities: A study of self-determination and the quality of student life in postsecondary settings

Julieta Aguilera is a doctoral candidate in the School/Applied Child Psychology Program at McGill University who is conducting a research study as part of the requirements of her Doctoral degree. This study is funded in part by the Fonds de Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FRQSC) and has received ethical approval from McGill University.

Julieta is currently recruiting English-speaking participants for a study concerning disability in post-secondary academic settings. The study will explore various aspects of the experiences of students with disabilities in post-secondary settings, mainly related to support, belonging, and self-determination, and is open to students with disabilities (18 and older) across Canada.

Participation is voluntary and confidential. If you decide to participate, you will be asked to take part in an online survey that will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete.

Study participants will be offered the opportunity to enter a raffle to win one of 10 gift certificates (iTunes, Amazon, Chapters) of 50$ value each! 

If you are:

  1. 18 and older.
  2. Self-identify as having any of the following disabilities:
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
    • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    • Learning disabilities
    • Medical Disabilities or chronic medical conditions
    • Mental health conditions or psychiatric disabilities
    • Mobility Disabilities
    • Neurological disabilities
    • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  3. Are enrolled in a Canadian postsecondary institution

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Principal Investigator:
C. Julieta Aguilera Vasquez, MA, PhD Candidate School/Applied Child Psychology
SPARC Research Team,  Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University