Field Research Info Sessions

Field research info sessions provide valuable education for University of Alberta academics, staff and students who supervise or participate in research projects off-campus or in the field.

Sessions run annually in February and cover topics such as:

  • creating a field activity plan.
  • insurance considerations.
  • reportable incidents and lessons learned.
  • subject matter experts (e.g. EDI, bear awareness, CN railway crossings).

Definition of Field Research

Any off-campus research activity undertaken by members of the university staff, students, postdoctoral fellows, volunteers and faculty to collect, generate or analyze all forms of data, including but not limited to environmental, biological, archival, ethnographical, anthropological, library or other research (e.g. laboratory research conducted by a member of the university community at a host institution, reconnaissance field trips to locate suitable field sites or visit an industrial or construction site for hazard assessment). As well as field trips and field schools carried out nationally or internationally. Travels to conferences that do not include research activities are not considered in this definition.

Keep an eye out for event registration communications!

Session Archive

2023 Field Research Info Session Resources

Photo Contest

Each year, the Field Research Office hosts a photo contest.

2022 Winners

First Place Winner Hande Gür

First Place Winner
Hande Gür (ARTS, Anthropology)  

Second Place winner Ben Louter

Second Place Winner
Ben Louter (ARTS, Anthropology) 

Third place winner Jéssica Chaves Cardoso

Third Place Winner
Jéssica Chaves Cardoso (ALES, RenR)