If you are considering participating in my doctoral research you will need to fill out an informed consent request document and return it to me. You may do so electronically via e-mail or by printing and signing the document.

Providing verbal consent to act as a research participant is possible, should you have material concerns about signing the consent document. Please note: should you wish to provide verbal consent you do not need to state your rationale to the researcher, but you should review the consent documentation and keep a copy, or a link to the document for your records.

The informed consent document is available for download here.

Further Questions:

Further questions about your rights as a participant in the study can be directed to the University of Toronto Office of Research Ethics by phone (416) 946-3273 or by email at You can also contact my supervisor, Dr. Sara Grimes by e-mail at