Learn what participant opportunities are currently available.

We’re offering employees the opportunity to participate in a variety of research studies around workplace wellness that will provide free access to unique and innovative programs.

As part of our ongoing commitment to the health and wellness of staff and medical staff, we’re offering employees the opportunity to participate in a variety of research studies around workplace wellness that will provide free access to unique and innovative programs.

By participating in these studies, you will not only have access to new resources to help you take care of yourself, you will be contributing to the overall advancement of workplace wellness practices at Fraser Health and beyond.

Research opportunities are listed below. 

Improving the psychological and physical health outcomes of Fraser Health employees working at home or doing virtual work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Survey open May 20 – June 17, 2021

Project Leads and Co-Principal Investigators
UBC: Chris McLeod
Fraser Health: Leah Thomas-Olson, Thomas Clyne-Salley

What is the study about?

This study is funded by Fraser Health and UBC’s Partnership for Work, Health and Safety and is being conducted to help us to better understand employees’ psychological and physical health while working from home or doing virtual work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What’s in it for me?

By participating in this study, your results will inform Fraser Health and potentially similar organizations on how to promote and maintain employee health and well-being while working from home or doing virtual work.

Who can participate?

Any Fraser Health employees that have worked from home or virtually at any point during the COVID-19 pandemic are invited to participate.

What will I need to do as a participant?

All participants will complete the Health and well-being while working from home or virtually during COVID-19 survey. This survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

How do I sign up to participate?

To express interest in participating in this study, please visit the survey consent form here.

FAQs

Q: How long does the study run for?
A: 
The survey will be accessible for four weeks from May 20 – June 17, 2021

Q: What are the potential benefits to Fraser Health?
A:
 The results from this survey will help shape Fraser Health’s future work arrangements policies, tools and resources.

Q: What are potential costs for employees to participate?
A:
 There are no costs for Fraser Health employees. The study has received ethics approval by both Fraser Health’s and UBC’s REB (FHREB 2021-030; H21-00434)

Contacts
Please contact the research team with questions:

  • Christopher McLeod, Associate Professor and Head, Occupational and Environmental Health Division (UBC), chris.mcleod@ubc.ca
  • Leah Thomas-Olson, Client Partner - Ergonomics, Health and Safety, Fraser Health Authority, leah.olson@fraserhealth.ca
  • Thomas Clyne-Salley, Leader, Culture Transformation, People and Culture, Fraser Health Authority, thomas.clynesalley@fraserhealth.ca

Team Well-being Study: Registration now closed

As an extension of the award-winning mindfulness research study (i.e. MindwellU), we are inviting all Fraser Health staff and medical staff to participate in a new opportunity to learn more ways to care for your well-being – this time together with your team using Calm.com (the world’s leading app for sleep, meditation and relaxation).   

In partnership with the University of Queensland, Monash University and Calm.com, researchers have designed a study to investigate the effects of well-being on the functioning of teams amid COVID-19. 

Interested participants are asked to enroll in this study together as a team of 4-6 people who plan on working their regular work schedule between May-June 2021. A team is defined as a group of people who are regularly in work-related contact with one another. Each team must also have a designated Team Leader. The Team Leader should be someone that is recognized as a formal or informal leader of Fraser Health. 

By participating in this study, it is expected that you (and your team) will benefit in terms of health and well-being. You will also gain three months of free access to Calm.com. You are eligible to receive up to $50 in e-gift cards (funded entirely by the University of Queensland and Monash University), depending on your level of participation. You will also have the option to donate the $50 to the COVID-19 Response Fund at Surrey Memorial Hospital. 

Interested in participating? Follow these three steps:

  1. Assemble your team of 4-6 participants (remember that each team should be made up of colleagues who are in regular work contact. Your team also needs to include one formal or informal Fraser Health leader).
  2. Watch this short 5-minute informational video.
  3. Visit the Pulse page for more information, including how to register. If you are ready to register, you can directly access the official registration form.

Fit4WorkStudy – participant registration now closed - stay tuned for study results

What is the study about?

The Fit4Work Study is being conducted through Simon Fraser University (SFU), to evaluate the effectiveness of ‘Transform’ an online program that coaches participants towards a healthier lifestyle.

In collaboration with Virgin Pulse, researchers from SFU’s Beedie School of Business designed a study to evaluate the effectiveness of ‘Transform’, an online program developed by Virgin Pulse that coaches participants towards a healthier lifestyle (e.g., healthier diet, exercise, weight loss). This program can improve health, and our aim is to examine if Transform can also help employees to achieve better work outcomes (e.g., better focus, lower absenteeism).