Inclusive Innovation Study
Science | Technology | Engineering | Math
You are invited to take part in an innovative, federally funded gender equality research project on creating collaborative cultures in the workplace. Your organization and others have joined an exciting new collaborative effort with leading research scientists to conduct and assess the efficacy of a virtual workshop designed to improve workplace experiences and promote professional success by cultivating an inclusive culture. These workshop will be a 3.5 hour virtual workshop hosted over Zoom. The workshop and follow-up surveys cover topics related to organizational values, gender and ethnic diversity in teams, effective communication, and promoting an inclusive culture through allyship.
Volunteers will be randomly assigned (like the flip of a coin) to complete the workshop during either an early set of dates or a later set of dates (i.e., a waitlist control experimental design). To assess both the short and long-term impact of each workshop, attendees will be invited to complete five online surveys before and after the seminar.
• Work full-time as a faculty member or STEM professional in a discipline related to science, technology, engineering, or math.
• Click here or follow the link above to learn more about the study and how to volunteer to participate.
• This project has been reviewed and received clearance from the research ethics boards at the University of British Columbia and the University of Waterloo. You will be asked to indicate your consent to participate after you complete some basic eligibility questions.
• 5.5 hours over the span of 8 months.
• Your organization supports this research and has committed to having participating employees complete the workshop and surveys during work time.
• In gratitude for your participation, the researchers will offer you the opportunity to enter a draw for a $100 gift card to Amazon.ca.
Please click on the frequently asked questions below to learn more about participating in the RISE Workshops.
Who is the research team?
Who is eligible to participate?
What is the time commitment?
How long is recruitment open?
Is there a difference between the early and late workshops? How are employees assigned?
Why is assignment to the workshop randomly determined?
Can I be assigned to a workshop with another person at my organization?
What if I am only available to participate on one of the two days that the workshops are being held?
Who is facilitating the workshops?
What is expected of employees during and after the workshop?
Where can I find more information about the workshops in advance of participating?
Is there a fee for me to participate?
How many participants are in each workshop?
How do I register for the workshop?
How is confidentiality maintained in the workshops and follow-up surveys?
Is Zoom secure?
Who will have access to the data that is collected?
If something comes up and I cannot attend, what should I do?
Do I need to do anything to prepare ahead of time?
Will I have a break during the workshop?
Will the short- or long-term findings of the workshop be shared with me after I participate?
Can I participate in the workshop without completing any surveys?
What happens if I miss the window to complete a survey?
What do I do if my contact email for the study has changed before the study is completed?
Whom can I contact if I have concerns about my rights as a research participant?
Can I recommend another organization that might be interested in participating in these workshops?
Can I remain enrolled in the study if I leave my organization or change positions within the organization?
Who can I speak with regarding my accessibility needs? (For example: visual impairments, hearing impairments)
Where can I find more information? You can read more about Project RISE on this site: ProjectRISE.ca/UBC. If you have additional questions about participating in this study, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read more about Project RISE on this site: ProjectRISE.ca/UBC.
If you have additional questions about participating in this study, please contact email@example.com.