IHLCDP Associate and UBCO Professor, Dr. Lesley Lutes has teamed up with Dr. Scott Lear from SFU to study young adult (18-40 years) experiences during the pandemic. Interviews with 50 young adults from across BC have been conducted so far. Preliminary results indicate that young adults have experienced significant impacts of COVID-19, and those working in high-risk jobs are concerned about their health. Interviews are continuing and more results will be reported in the new year. The research team has initiated a social media competition as one way for young adults to share their own ways to be COVID-safe for the holidays. They’ve created @HomeforHolidaysBC accounts on Instagram and Tik Tok. People tagging them and using the hashtag #HomeforHolidaysBC, on their videos, pictures and memes will be re-posted on the @HomeforHolidaysBC accounts and entered in a contest to win Amazon gift cards.
For the full news release see: SFU / University Communications