Cartoon computer screen reading "Take Survey"UWindsor staff, faculty, and students are sought for a survey intended to inform effective campus health messaging.

Researchers seeking participants for COVID-19 survey

A team of UWindsor health researchers is looking for volunteers to participate in a survey called Student, Faculty, and Staff Perceptions of On-campus COVID-19 Testing, Return to Campus, and Vaccination Hesitancy.

“The purpose of the survey is to gather insights from the University of Windsor student, faculty, and staff population to inform effective campus health messaging,” says lead researcher Kendall Soucie, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology.

“Another key objective is to determine common perceived barriers and facilitators to weekly COVID-19 screening procedures.”

The survey is a collaboration between WE-Spark Health Institute’s project “Students Igniting Vaccine Confidence Program in Windsor-Essex” and its COVID Screening Platform.

Dr. Soucie says the team aims to determine factors and barriers to getting vaccinated and critical demographics that will need to be targeted.

“Consideration of this data may highlight opportunities to increase voluntary participation in weekly COVID-19 screenings as students, faculty, and staff return to campus.”

All UWindsor staff, faculty, and students are eligible and may sign up for the survey here.

Participants will be entered into a draw for one of 30 $10 gift cards from the Campus Bookstore.

The survey is executed by Soucie with fellow investigators Lisa Porter and Dora Cavallo-Medved from biomedical sciences, Sarah Woodruff from kinesiology, and research assistants Jesse Scott and Jackie Fong. It has received clearance from the UWindsor Research Ethics Board.