Students: Your Feedback Matters

Valuable research is being performed by the University of Calgary on the mental health needs and resilience of students as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage student participation in this study as it will help researchers and our district learn how best to meet the needs of our students at this time. The University of Calgary has shared this information for your consideration.

Note: The study closes at 12 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2. Only those who participate in the initial survey will be invited to participate in the three follow-up surveys throughout the school year. Please see below for more details.

Dear Student/Parent/Guardian/Caregiver,

You are/your student is being asked to participate in a research project conducted by the University of Calgary. This project, called the COVID-19 Student Well-being and Resiliency During School Re-Entry Study, will be conducted with students ages 12–18 in four metro school districts: Calgary Catholic School District, Calgary Board of Education, Edmonton Catholic School District and Edmonton Public Schools. Any student ages 12–18 who is enrolled in one of these school districts is eligible to participate.

In this project, and with your consent, you/your child(ren) will be invited to complete an online survey that will take approximately 20 minutes to complete, and you/they will also be invited to participate in three follow-up surveys throughout the school year. This study will help us to better understand how COVID-19 has impacted you/your child, your/their self-reported well-being and behaviour, and the social and emotional resources you/they are accessing.

Please click here to read more details about the study, and feel free to contact us with any questions before taking part in the study. The University of Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board and your/your child's school district have approved this research study.

Thank you for considering our project!

Sincerely,
Dr. Kelly Dean Schwartz
Associate Professor, School and Applied Child Psychology
University of Calgary