“Border Probes aims to make sense of the constantly shifting state of the Canadian-American border”

Have you crossed the Canadian-American border – by land, air or sea – in the last five years? What was your experience like?

In 2016, there were some 75 million crossings between Canada and the United States. This research project, Border Probes: Experiences with the new Canadian-American Frontier, aims to catalogue and make sense of border crossing experiences, policies and practices.

The Border Probes project is looking for people to complete an online questionnaire. This information will be used to catalogue and make sense of border crossing experience, policies and practices.

The questionnaire will take up to 10 to 20 minutes to complete with the potential for a follow-up interview that may last from 30 to 120 minutes. Researchers guarantee privacy and confidentiality with regards to all correspondence and subsequent interviews. For those wishing to be more public about their experiences, there are plans to produce a series of videos and possibly a podcast series on border crossings.