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Chantal Trudel, Associate Professor, School of Industrial Design, Carleton University
July 2021-December 2021

Background and Participants

McCormick Dementia Research is participating in a research study with Carleton University, who is looking to identify infection risks associated with the design of shared workspaces at long-term care homes and how to create safer working environments for staff to prevent the spread of infection during viral outbreaks.

The study is currently taking place until December 2021 and will involve research team members observing the interactions and work station/shared work area use among staff at McCormick Home. These locations will include common areas where staff have access, including entrances, shared work stations and in particular, any high-risk areas for congestion and cross-traffic or areas where mask use is difficult or at a minimum (e.g., staff meal areas).

No identifying or personal information about staff, residents or families will be collected during this study.

For more information, please contact Steve Crawford, CEO, McCormick Care Group, at 519-432-2648 ext. 2319, or by e-mail at