Community Connect Program

Research in a Suitcase


Where UAlberta grad students meet the open road!

Research in a Suitcase partners with facilities across Alberta and brings the University of Alberta to their front door. We encourage grad students to think about bringing and packing the following items:
  • an engaging table-top conversation piece (i.e., something to draw attention)
  • some toys or colouring sheets for young kids
  • images of their research
  • an interactive game or activity (Do-It-Yourself)
  • safe lab/office instruments for items
  • a keen willingness to answer lots of questions!

Remember to engage 2- to 92-year-olds!

Time to pack your suitcase...

On October 10, 2019, Research in a Suitcase is hitting the road to go to the Town of Slave Lake. Please see below for the full itinerary:

Research in a Suitcase | Slave Lake, AB


8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Arrive at campus and load up the van
8:30 a.m.  Drive to Slave Lake (3-hour drive)
11:30 a.m. Arrive in Slave Lake; process to the City Hall/Library
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Set-up
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Doors open to the schools and the public
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pack up and clean
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Dinner (provided)
5:30 pm. Drive to Edmonton (3-hour drive)
8:30 p.m. Arrive on campus for drop-off

Please contact Charity Slobod at if interested.