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Survey for Climbing Guides for University Study

Doctoral student is looking for feedback for climate and environmental project

Brooklyn Rushton is a doctoral student at the University of Waterloo conducting a study on outdoor recreation guides’ perspectives on climate and environmental change.

To participate visit here.

The purpose of this study is to better understand outdoor guides’ perspectives on changes in the physical guiding environment. Your answers will help the outdoor recreation and adventure tourism sectors adapt and respond to environmental change. This survey is not affiliated with the ACMG, CMSG, CAA, IGA, or other guiding associations

To be eligible to take this survey, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
1. Be an active member of a guiding association (i.e. ACMG, CMSG, CAA, IGA, etc.)
2. Operate in outdoor guiding streams (i.e. mountain, rock, alpine, ski, top rope, hiking, and/or via ferrata)

The survey will ask questions about your guiding practice, your perception of environmental change and risk in the guiding environment, as well as your perspective on climate change and climate action. Your identity will be confidential, with your responses aggregated with other guides to warrant anonymity.

If you have any questions about the research or would like additional information to assist you in reaching a decision about participation, please contact me at brushton@uwaterloo.ca or my faculty supervisor (Dr. Michelle Rutty) at michelle.rutty@uwaterloo.ca. This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through the University of Waterloo Research Ethics Committee.