Participate in Research


You can help advance Canadian health research by being a participant in one of the many important research studies happening in our Faculty. The studies listed below are currently recruiting participants.

Visual and Auditory Processing in People with One Eye
Seeking participants who are at least 16 years of age or older who have had one eye surgically removed due to trauma or pathology.
More details about this study [PDF]

Visual and Cognitive Development Project
Seeking babies whose age falls anywhere between 2 and 6 months of age. The particular objective of this research program is to begin to delineate the mechanisms of selective attention in early development, by use of a new methodology of assessing infants’ and adults’ eye movements.
More details about this study [PDF]

Mindfulness Virtual Communities Study
The Mindfulness Virtual Communities study is a CIHR funded research study supporting student mental health on campus. We are conducting the next phase of our Full RCT with the aim to recruit 160 students per term for three terms (Fall 2017, Winter 2018 & Fall 2018). Students have the option to receive a $50 cash honorarium or URPP credits.
More details about this study

York Research Participant Pool
We are recruiting older adult participants in the community to become members of the York Research Participant Pool (YRPP). The YRPP represents a database of community volunteers who wish to be contacted on a regular basis regarding lifespan research studies at York University in which they are eligible to participate.
More details about YRPP

A trial of labour or a repeat Cesarean section? A mixed methods study examining women’s preferences and providers’ counsel: Phase II – The factors women consider
Repeat Cesarean section (Csection) is a major contributor to the high rate of C-sections in Canada. The majority of women with a previous C-section are eligible for a trial of labour leading to vaginal birth, yet the number of women choosing this option has dropped by half within the past decade. We are interested in talking to women between the ages of 18 and 50 who have had one previous C-section and  live in Canada about the factors they consider when deciding on their preferred method of delivery for pregnancies after C-section. Your participation would involve completing a 15 minute online survey. If you would like to participate in the study or want more information about the study, please contact our research coordinator, Kadeen at York University by  email at

Visual Spatial Study
We are looking for adults between 18 to 25 years old to participate in an eye-tracking study. Participation involves paper-and-pencil questionnaires and computerized cognitive tasks in 1 hour session. Eligible persons: Right-handed. Participation is CONFIDENTIAL and participants will receive $5 Tim Hortons Gift Card for their time & effort. If you are interested, please contact David at 416-736-2100 x22753 or (subject titled “Visual Spatial Study”).


York University is committed to the highest standards of integrity in research.

York University has policies for the conduct of research and all projects involving the use of human subjects, animals or biohazardous materials are subject to review by the appropriate University committee. Researchers must respect the safety, welfare, and dignity of human participants in their research and treat them equally and fairly.

The responsibility for research ethics at York resides in the Office of Research Ethics. For additional information regarding research ethics and policies at York, please contact the Office of Research Ethics.