Volunteering and Career Opportunities

Video Analysis of Falls in Older Adults

The Injury Prevention and Mobility Lab at Simon Fraser University is seeking volunteers for an ongoing research study that involves the analysis of video recordings of falls occurring in older adults in long-term care facilities.

Volunteers will get an opportunity to gain experience in research methods and also acquire knowledge of the mechanics behind how and why falls happen in aging populations.

Volunteers will be asked to use a questionnaire to analyze video footage of real life falls in older adults to identify various characteristics of the conditions of the falls.

We are recruiting volunteers year round. Volunteers should be ready to commit for at least 4 months for 2 hours/week although scheduling is flexible.  

If you are interested or would like more information, please send an email to Daxton Chan (daxton_chan@sfu.ca) or Vicki Komisar (vkomisar@sfu.ca), including a CV/Resume as well as your general availability. 

Video Analysis of Head Impacts During Ice Hockey

The Injury Prevention and Mobility Lab at Simon Fraser University is seeking volunteers for an ongoing research study that involves the Dynamics of Ice Hockey Impacts. 
 
Volunteers will get an opportunity to gain research experience and be involved in data capture of on-ice head impacts and their analysis. Volunteers will also gain knowledge on the cause and prevention of concussion and other brain injuries in hockey.

Duties include a) attending SFU hockey team home games (scheduled between late September to early March) and assisting with data collection and b) helping analyze various hockey collisions via the use of a questionnaire. 

We are looking for volunteers to start late September/early October and extend on to the end of the hockey season in March. Time commitment is 2 hours per week for head impact analysis as well as 4 hours on game nights (typically Friday or Saturday evenings). Preference will be given to volunteers that can be available for a majority of the games.

If you are interested or would like more information, please send an email to Olivia Aguiar  at oaguiar@sfu.ca including a CV/Resume as well as your general availability.