Surveys and Research

Hello Mount Students! On this page you can find opportunities to participate in research conducted by fellow Mount Students. If you would like your research project added to this page, please email

Master’s Thesis: Seeking survey respondents

Dear Students,

My name is Maya Gwilliam. I am a graduate student in the Master of Arts (Communication) program at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A requirement of this program is to conduct original research to complete a master’s thesis. The purpose of my research is to explore if there is a relationship between white and Eastern Asian-Canadian women’s self-esteem, ethnicity and racial identity, and their Instagram use. By examining the potential link between these two particular racial groups and the three variables, it may provide insight into our ability to recognize the potential contrasting relationships between young women of various racial/ethnic groups and social media.

Participants in this study should be either white or Eastern-Asian Canadian women between the ages of 19 to 30 years old, inclusive. The survey can be accessed via a link at the end of this email. The survey is expected to take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

If you agree to participate in this research, please follow the link to the letter of informed consent. If you check the box indicating that you agree to the conditions as outlined in the letter, you consent to participate in the study and will be redirected to the online survey and your data will be used to answer the research questions.

All participants’ responses will remain anonymous.

Survey link:

Thank you.
Maya Gwilliam
Master of Arts (Communication) student
Department of Communication Studies
Mount Saint Vincent University

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