Community Volunteer Program

*New Initiative! Research in a Suitcase


Where UAlberta grad students meet the open road!

Pack up your lab gadgets, research findings, and enthusiasm for community engagement as 'Research in a Suitcase' travels to the brand new Calgary Central Library!

In partnership with UAlberta's Community Relations, the FGSR is looking for 10-12 grad students to come share their research during the library's grand opening and week of celebration. You will host your own table and answer questions from the public (2 - 92 year olds). Bring research photos, demonstrations, activities, crafts, you name it. It's your work and your table!

Come as a group with your lab and study mates for this mini-road trip! All disciplines are welcome. All food and transportation will be covered.

Full details:

Date: Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

8 a.m. - Meet at Red Arrow Bus Station

8:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. - Travel by bus to Calgary
Note: Breakfast, snacks, and refreshments are provided.
A 1.5 hours professional development credit workshop will be offered on the bus from 9 - 10:30 a.m. Please consult your department for final approval.

12:15 - 1 p.m. - Lunch downtown Calgary
1:15 - 2 p.m. - Table set up
2 - 5 p.m. - Central Library opening activities!
5 - 5:30 p.m. - Tear down
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Free time (in downtown Calgary)

6:30 - 10 p.m. - Travel by bus to Edmonton
Note: Dinner, snacks, and refreshments are provided.

Please contact Charity Slobod at to discuss this opportunity!