People say yes to research for many reasons. Whether you are healthy or have a medical condition, there are opportunities to participate.

Chilli peppers and the mystery of neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury

"I say yes to participating because as a researcher myself, it’s really important to remember what it feels like on the other side.”
– Jessie McDougall, Squamish

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Suffering in silence: measuring the impact of voice disorders on workplace productivity

"I say yes to participating in research because the more data researchers have the more they can help patients.”
– Jonathan dela Cruz, Burnaby

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Planning ahead to ease concerns of Parkinson’s patients

"I say yes to participating in research because it is important for patients to be heard.”
– Sue Jackel, Sechelt

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From physical decline to newfound hope

"I say yes to participating in research for the opportunity to learn about my condition and hopefully contribute to better health care supports for others.”
– Andréa Vawda, Burnaby

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The stress effect: finding the causes behind a rare heart attack

"I say yes to participating in research because so little is known about my condition. It’s my civic duty to help clinicians find a way to prevent others having to go through this.”
– Mary Woo Sims, Vancouver

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Pinpointing patients most at-risk from air pollution exposure

"I say yes to participating in research because I want to know more about my condition and how I can maintain my health and lung function.”
– Mike Fischer, Coquitlam

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Regaining control after a devastating accident

"I say yes to participating in research because it has been such a positive experience for me and I know it can have a profound effect on other people.”
– Aaron Coret, Vancouver

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Not just a disease of the elderly

"I say yes to participating because I want to support other people with arthritis. The only way we can move forward with this disease is through research.”
– Trish Silvester-Lee, Surrey

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