Who is organizing this research?
The First Three Years is a collaborative research project conducted by researchers at four Canadian universities: Western University, University of Alberta, University of Waterloo and York University. We also have an amazing community partner, The Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA). Members of this team have worked together for years and we are excited to be taking on this new and important work.
Where can I learn more about the study?
Right here on this very website! Check out the Project Summary and the Research Questions sections for more information. When we have research results, we will link to them in our Publications section. If you’re curious to learn more about the problems we are tackling, be sure to check out our Citations page.
Do you have ethics clearance for this project from your universities?
You bet we do! You have a whole bunch of rights that we must respect and a code of conduct that we have to follow. Some of your rights include the right to privacy, anonymity, and confidentiality. You can also withdraw from the study at any time, refuse to answer any particular question without consequence, and see any and all data about you that is associated with the project. You also have the right to see any publications that we produce based on your participation in the project. All these rights and more are outlined in the consent documents you will see before you agree to participate.