Invitation to join public transit research project

If you are a woman who uses public transit in the Metro Vancouver Area, or know women who do, please read this callout for candidates to participate in an important research project.

My name is Tahia Ahmed. I’m working with Marion Pollack from the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women and Leah Levac at the University of Guelph. Leah is the principal investigator, and Marion and I are coordinators for the Vancouver part of a national research team looking at how changes to public services — such as public transit — affect women. The research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

We are inviting women to participate in a research project about the experiences of women with public transit in Metro Vancouver. We want to know about how the services work for women or not, and how much influence they feel they have over the service.

We are holding focus groups across Vancouver and you’re invited! 

Upcoming dates:  Thursday Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Dominion Building (605-207 W. Hastings). This focus group is for women in unions. 

The goal of the project is to gain a better understanding of women’s transit needs and preferences, and women’s feelings about how much influence they have on public transit decisions.

You can participate in this research if you self-identify as a woman, speak English, and are at least 16 years old. It will take about one-and-a-half hours to participate all together, including attending a focus group. You can also do an optional review of the results of the focus group if you want. Snacks and bus tickets will be provided.

If you are willing to participate, contact me (Tahia) for details: You can also contact me if you have questions.

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