Monday, 27 July 2020

Research Request: Crafting in Canada during the Covid-19 Pandemic

We, the board of the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild, are passing on a message from researchers at the University of Regina:

We are Dr. Cory Kulczycki and Dr. Rebecca Genoe and we are researchers at the University of Regina in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies.

The focus of the research is on crafting in Canada during the COVID-19 social and physical distancing time.

To participate you must to be 18 years of age or older and residing in Canada. Your participation will involve answering questions on an online survey; estimated time to complete is 15 to 20 minutes.

Your participation is completely voluntary and if you choose not to participate it will not impact your relationship with the researchers or the University of Regina. Due to the survey design we will not know who has or has not completed the survey.

If you agree to volunteer you will be asked to review the study information letter and complete the survey available at

Please feel free to share this email with any members of your group and crafters you think would be interested in sharing their experiences.

If you have any questions about the study, please free to contact the principle investigator, Dr. Cory Kulczycki at (306-585-4841) or (, the co-investigator, Dr. Rebecca Genoe at (306-5854781 or ( This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through the Research Ethics Board of at the University of Regina. If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Office of the Chair of the Research Ethics Board at (306) 585-4775.


Thank you,

Cory Kulczycki and Rebecca Genoe

Dr. Cory Kulczycki
Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies
University of Regina
Regina, SK, CANADA
S4S 0A2
phone: 306-585-4841
fax: 306-585-4854

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