Research in a Suitcase

Where UAlberta grad students meet the open road!

Please note: This programming is currently paused until further notice due to COVID-19.

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 (e.g., 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!

Previous Research in a Suitcase trips: Calgary (November 2018); Slave Lake (October 2019)

Contact Us

Questions regarding the Community Connect (CC) Program, including other volunteer opportunities for graduate students can be directed to:

Charity Slobod, MA
Community Connect Program Lead and Professional Development Coordinator
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Email: cslobod@ualberta.ca