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Current Opportunities:

CART-GRAC welcomes applications from graduate students. Please see Research Scholarship for more information.

We are looking for a Research Assistant (posted on Nov 4, 2019)

The Research Assistant will play an active role in facilitating the development of a Canadian Abortion Provider Survey (CAPS), approximately 0.6 FTE, in addition to supporting the research operation of the Contraception and Abortion Research Team (CART) office, approximately 0.4 FTE.

For the CAPS research project, the Research Assistant will assist with implementing the study from coordinating investigator meetings to finalizing the survey development, assisting investigators to arrange pilot testing and associated data analysis and survey revisions, and to manage survey distribution.  The Research Assistant will contribute to data collection, and support investigators with conducting analysis, knowledge translation activities, and manuscript writing. The Research Assistant will work closely with the UBC Contraception & Abortion Research Team (CART) and relevant stakeholders and partners to support all aspects of the conduct of the research project.

Supporting the research operation of CART will involve facilitating communication with team members and knowledge user partners, assisting the team with literature reviews and use of bibliographic software, supporting a range of team research projects through assisting with coordination of provincial and national research meetings, focus group, and pilot testing meetings, assisting the Research Manager to ensure accurate financial reporting for all grant and research activities, and supporting investigator teams for grant application submission processes.

This position requires a high level of independence, interpersonal skills, and either pre-existing knowledge about the latest abortion policies and service provider guidelines or willingness to learn about them. The position also requires great attention to detail and basic knowledge of UBC administrative policies, and willingness to adapt to changing procedures and policies.

More information can be found at:

Other positions currently filled, although we regularly have exciting opportunities for volunteers, please contact  to inquire further.  

If you are a past participant, you have reached the correct place.

 The Canadian Sexual Health Survey (CSHS) (Recruitment from June 2014- October 2015)

*Recruitment for this study is complete.  We surveyed in 21 communities across British Columbia, and spoke to nearly 1700 women about their sexual health.  Stay tuned for results from the CSHS! 

1 CSHS–UBC blueRead about the project: Current projects

Read the survey introduction letter here.

Eligibility criteria: female, 14 – 49 years old

From June 2014- October 2015 qualified medical professionals (e.g. nurses, medical students) conducted in-person interviews with women in every region of BC.  Randomly selected households received an introduction letter in their mailbox before the survey. Surveyors returned periodically to the selected neighbourhood and made door-to-door visits to establish participant eligibility among households. Those eligible at that time, could  decide if they would like to participate.

If there is more than one eligible female in a household, a participant will be randomly selected for that household.  It is important that a broad range of ages are sampled from women and girls in each neighbourhood. All survey interviews were conducted in complete privacy and all responses are 100% anonymous. In addition, sensitive questions are answered directly into the computer by the participant, so that responses are anonymous. This survey takes 10 – 40 minutes to complete.

Invited participants were offered a $20 honorarium as a thank-you for their time in participating in this survey.

Navigation options for past participants will be available soon.

We are always in need of volunteers to support our research initiatives. Please contact to inquire about volunteer opportunities currently available.

Membership as a Full Member (for principal investigators and researchers) or a Trainee Member (for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and residents) is available through an online application and requires references from two Full Members in good standing. Membership is approved for two years, and renewable upon application.
Membership Benefits
Members will have access to a variety of networking opportunities, resources, and support through the following (depending on available CART-GRAC resources):

  1. A members'-only website, that includes publications, study instruments, and other resources;
  2. Online discussion fora and List-serves ; and
  3. Eligibility to apply for letters of support from CART-GRAC and/or permission to use the CART-GRAC logo.

Membership Registration Coming soon.
We look forward to welcoming you as a member of the Contraception Access Research Team-Groupe de recherche sur l’accessibilité à la contraception (CART-GRAC) network.
To apply:

  1. Complete the online Membership Form to submit a membership request; or,
  2. Download and complete the CART-GRAC Membership Form, and return to