SickKids + STEM Camp

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As part of our commitment to community and supporting STEM learning and work in many ways, STEM Camp has partnered with the psychology department at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario to assist them with a research study.

About the Research Project

In this study, the psychology department at SickKids is investigating how epilepsy may impact how people recognize and process different emotions, comparing youth with and without epilepsy. 

Who Can Participate & What’s Involved

SickKids is recruiting for healthy youth aged 12-18 and their parents to participate in this study. Participation in the study involves completing online questionnaires and tasks that take up to 2 hours for youth, and up to 1 hour for parents. The session is completed over Zoom with the researcher, so participants can be located anywhere in Canada.  

Benefits of Participating

By participating in the study, youth and parents can expect to receive:

  • Volunteer hours: Participants will receive volunteer hours, which may be used towards their community hours for high school. 
  • Gift cards: As a token of appreciation for their time and effort, each participant will receive gift cards as a gesture of gratitude.
  • Learning about science: Engaging in a research study offers an opportunity for youth to learn firsthand about the exciting world of scientific research. They will get a glimpse into the process of data collection, analysis, and interpretation, fostering a deeper understanding of psychology and its real-world applications.

How to Participate

Interested families can contact the research team by emailing Dr. Tamara Tavares at tamara.tavares@sickkids.ca or Vanessa Chen at vanessa.chen@sickkids.ca.