Research by the charitable organization Meal Exchange indicates that 2 in 5 students across five Canadian campuses experience moderate or severe food insecurity - meaning they are unable to access enough food for a healthy, active life. The McMaster Students Union serves full-time undergraduate students through political representation and enhancement of student life. By both running services and being on the front lines of advocacy, the MSU works to address food insecurity on campus.
The purpose of this short survey is to assess the rate of food insecurity among McMaster students.
As required by the McMaster Research Ethics Board, the researchers confirm that your participation in this survey is entirely voluntary and can be halted at any time without penalty. All personal information will be kept strictly confidential. The researchers, who are undergraduate students conducting this study as part of their class project for Sustain 3S03 – Implementing Sustainable Change, intend to write a summary report and share the results publicly. You will be able to find this summary report online at asp.mcmaster.ca in January 2019.
By clicking the link and completing the survey you consent to having your information included as part of the summary report. Any contact information you provide for future research or for the lottery draw will be separated from your survey responses; therefore, your participation in this survey will be completely anonymous.
Please take 10 minutes to complete the following survey. At the end of the survey, you can choose to enter your email for the chance to win one of 10, $25 (TBC) grocery store gift cards. You can also choose to be contacted for a follow-up interview. Please note that if you
choose to provide your email for either the prize draw or the follow-up interview that your email addresses will be kept separate from your survey response so that your survey response will remain anonymous.
Contact Stephanie Bertolo if you have any questions/concerns (firstname.lastname@example.org 905-525-9140 x24017).
You are free to complete this survey or not. If you have any concerns or questions about your rights as a participant or about the way the study is being conducted, please contact:
McMaster Research Ethics Secretariat
Telephone 1-(905) 525-9140 ext. 23142
c/o Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS)
to read the detailed Letter of Information and Consent Form.