Invitation to Participate - Episodic Disabilities and Post-Secondary Education in Canada: A Pilot Study to Explore the Perspectives of Students and Disability Service Providers

February 11, 2016 -

As a student who attends a post-secondary education institution in Canada, you are receiving this invitation to participate in a survey about students in post-secondary education institutions with mental health or physical conditions that are episodic in nature and who may or may not have registered for learning and/or evaluation accommodations.

The survey you are being asked to complete is being conducted by a team of researchers from Dalhousie University, and the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation. We are interested in understanding the impact having an episodic mental health or physical condition has had on your life at your post-secondary education institution.

It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete the survey. You can choose to complete it online, on paper, or by phone if you are not able to use online or paper formats. You will be asked to provide some identifying information but we will not ask for nor will your name ever be revealed. Only the research team will have access to your identifying information.

Please click on the link provided below and you will be directed to the project website where you can choose the survey and format that best suits your needs:

Student survey English:

Student survey French:

The survey will remain open until March 11, 2016. If you are unable to access these links, or you have any questions concerning this research please contact the Investigators, Dr. Joan Versnel or Dr. Brenda Merritt at the School of Occupational Therapy at Dalhousie University at (902) 494-8804 or or or Wendy Porch, Manager, Episodic Disabilities Initiatives at the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation at (416) 513-0440 x222 or

Thank you for your participation, Tammy C. Yates, Wendy Porch.

Contact: Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) 1240 Bay Street, Suite 600 Toronto, ON Canada M5R 2A7 Telephone: (416) 513-0440 Fax: (416) 595-0094 Email: website: