Nurturing the experiences of international grad students (women-identifying) participation in a dedicated physical activity space.


Our project includes a survey to help identify the sociocultural factors and barriers to using fitness facilities/spaces for international graduate students (women-identifying). This is followed by an invitation to participate for 8 weeks in a dedicated physical activity space supervised by a certified instructor. We will then seek out volunteer to participate in a semi-structured interviews, that will explore their attitudes using a women’s-only fitness space following participation.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Transgender, Female

Eligible ages: 18 to 50

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

International UCalgary graduate students -woman-identifying.

Exclusion criteria:

If you are a woman-identifying international UCalgary graduate student, you are eligible to complete the first survey. If you are interested in joining the physical activity program, you will need to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire to ensure that it is safe for you to participate.


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Dr. Patricia Doyle-Baker (Principal Investigator, Dr. PH/PhD; CSEP-CEP); Alissa Kazakoff (Co-Investigator MSc student, BSc); Paula Suarez Moreno (Co-Investigator MSc student, BSc)

Principal investigator:

Patricia Katherine Doyle-Baker

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