Recruitment Information on an Arbutus Greenway Study

Dear SCARP community,

My name is Stella, and I am a SCARP student working on a research project that is evaluating the health impacts of the Arbutus Greenway development. I am part of the Interventions, Research, and Action in Cities Team (INTERACT), which is a national collaboration of leading scientists, public health experts, and urban planners uncovering how major changes in city design shape the health and well-being of Canadians ( We are currently looking for participants on our latest research project.

In spring 2018, INTERACT launched a five-year study to uncover how the development of Vancouver’s Arbutus Greenway is impacting physical activity, social participation, and well-being of nearby residents, and whether these impacts are felt equally across different socioeconomic groups.  This study is led by INTERACT researchers at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, in collaboration with the City of Vancouver and scientists across Canada. We are recruiting adults 18 years of age or older who live within 3 km of the Arbutus Greenway to help us learn how this new development influences activity, well-being, and social interactions.

For more information, or to sign up for the online surveys, please visit our website at Participants will be invited to:

  • Complete two online surveys, and optionally to
  • Collect sensor and locational data through your mobile phone or other wearable device.

If you have any questions regarding the research study, please feel free to reach out to me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have! Thank you very much for your time.

Kind regards,

Stella Zhou

Tuesday, July 31, 2018