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Current studies recruiting participants

Volunteers needed for consumer survey assessing diet change in response to a health claim

We are looking for participants 18 and older to participate in a survey assessing how consumers change their diet in response to health claim messages.

What is involved?

  • Attend one 10 minute and one 30 minute phone screening.
  • Attend two 30 minute virtual meetings.
  • Prepare two 3-day food records.
  • Attempt to eat 40g of ground flaxseed daily over a 2-week period.

An honorarium and nutrient analysis report will be provided. If you are interested or would like more information, please call 204-258-1209 or email

Principal investigator: Dr. Heather Blewett

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Do you have higher than normal blood pressure?

Are you between 40 and 75 years old? Do you have higher than normal blood pressure (systolic blood pressure: 120-150mmHg, diastolic blood pressure: 80-100mmHg) and currently not taking any blood pressure management medications?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a short nutrition study looking at the effects of consuming breakfast cookies containing oat beta-glucan on blood pressure management at the University of Manitoba.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Dylan Mackay

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Study for those at risk for type 2 diabetes and who are inactive or whose fitness has stalled

The aim of the study is to test different approaches to helping people with prediabetes become more physically active, which can significantly decrease their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

  • a family history of Type-2 diabetes
  • a weight that is above recommended levels 
  • currently engaging in no or low physical activity 

Time commitment: All participation is virtual. Particpants must have one 1-1.5 hour one-on-one meeting with a researcher and then participate in weekly group sessions over 7 weeks. The study also involves completing an online questionnaire and wearing a physical activity tracker before the study starts, when it ends and at the 6 and 12 week marks after the study.

Researcher: Shaelyn Strachan:

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Eccentric quasi-isometric contractions

This study examines sex differences in the muscle and force response to eccentric quasi-isometric contractions (EQIs). 

EQIs are a novel method of resistance training that involves holding a static muscular contraction for as long as possible. 

Participation eligibility: Seeking adults aged 18-35 who regularly participate in resistance training.

Time commitment: 2 x 2.5 hour sessions

Researcher: Zachariah Henderson
Advisor: Trisha Scribbans

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The Integrative Musculoskeletal Research Lab

Participant eligibility:

We are looking for 24 men and women (18-40) to compare the effects of therapist-assisted stretching intensities on the pectoralis muscles.

Participants will be asked to commit to two 1.5-hour sessions (3 hours total).

Researcher: Sarah Bohunicky

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The Effect of Auditory Cues on Inter-limb Motor Performance

This study investigates how sound affects movement performance across different limbs and aims to contribute to guidelines for teaching movement effectively in a variety of settings.

Participation eligibility: Anyone who is within 18-35 years of age and right-handed

Time commitment: Two session which are 24 hours apart; the first session takes around 45 min and the second session around 30 min

Researcher: Elena Broeckelmann
Advisor: Cheryl Glazebrook

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