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

Young patients with chronic illnesses have much to gain from emerging therapies

“I say yes to participating in research for people who are desperate for new solutions.”
– Erin James, Vancouver

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Feeling asthma-free for the first time in her life

“I say yes because if I take part in study that ends up helping to alleviate symptoms for other people... I think that’s a wonderful thing I can give.”
– Madeline Laberge, Vancouver

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Study participant takes a few steps in the right direction

“I say yes to participating in research because it definitely allows you to gain knowledge, which is key to me.”
– John Chernesky, Vancouver

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Rest may not equal recovery for concussion sufferers

“I say yes to participating in research because I want other athletes in my position to have more answers regarding their mental health.”
– Jorden Sandover-Best, UBC

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Moving from evidence to action to treat knee osteoarthritis

“I say yes to participating in research because if people don’t say yes, we’re never going to know what the best health treatment approaches are.”
– Bronwen Cripps, Coquitlam

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Working out why and how Parkinson’s patients' brains benefit from exercise

“I say yes to participating in research because I learned a lot of current information about what’s going on with Parkinson’s research and about the disease itself.”
— Ord Lyons, Coquitlam

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Avoiding the pitfalls of falling in old age by participating in research

“I say yes because if there’s no research involving people, you can’t cure anything.”
— Eileen Curtis, Vancouver

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Prostate cancer patients are cooking their way to better nutrition and health

“I say yes to participating in research because I believe I will help myself and others by doing so.”
– John Webster, Vancouver

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