Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection

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synthesis of the current literature on the distribution, life history, and impacts associated with invasive rainbow smelt (osmerus mordax)
This report represents a synthesis of the current relevant literature on the life history characteristics and impacts associated with invasive rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) in Ontario., By: Andrew Chard. --, Completed for: Francine Macdonald at the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters; Supervisor: Tom Whillans, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2008., Includes bibliographic references., ERST 316H, Environmental and Resource Studies, Community-based research project.
qualitative study of living in the adult world with a physical disability
Abstract -- Literature review -- Methodology -- Participants -- Results -- Discussion -- Applications -- Limitations -- References -- Appendix., prepared by Heather Patterson. --, "In conjunction with Five Counties Children Centre.", Includes bibliographic references (p. 40-41)., NURS 302: Community Health Nursing Practice.
introduction and background research analysis
Car sharing is a new and exciting way to travel that cuts costs and reduces gas emissions that pollute our environment. Car sharing is a popular mode of transportation in Europe, which is where the idea originated., 1) Executive summary -- 2) Section 1: What are the macro trends in personal vehicle ownership that effect the long-term viability of car co-cops? -- 3) Section 2: What is happening with vehicle co-ops in other jurisdictions? -- 4) Section 3: What has been the experience of Canadian vehicle co-ops to date in terms of market acceptance and financial performance? -- 5) Section 4: What might we identify as best practice in terms of the management and organization of vehicle co-ops? -- 6) Conclusion -- 7) References -- 8) Appendix section., Presented By: Kim Vu., Date of project completion: January 31, 2000., Presented to: Professor Ahlstrand and Community Opportunity & Innovation Network., Includes bibliographic references (p. 37)., ADMIN 482.
industrialization of farming
The industrialization of farming refers to the transformation whereby farms have become larger-scale, declined in number, and integrated more directly into production and marketing relationships with processors through vertical integrations. This project examines the implications of industrialized farming, including employment, crop quality, environmental impacts, and commodification of water., By: Alice Bickle, Jennie Cartwright and Janal Ingram. --, Includes: final research report., Completed for: Rachel Gurofsky at OPIRG; Supervising Professor: Paula Anderson, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: December 2007., Includes bibliographic references (p. 15-16)., CAST 334H, Canadian Studies, Community-based research project.
health of Lake Kasshabog today and tomorrow
The Lake Kasshabog Residents Association (LKRA) would like to develop a tool, using a Geographic Information System (GIS), which would be accessible to certain members of the association. With this tool they would be able to describe the extent of damage that shoreline modifications, invasive plant species, fishing practices, etc. are causing to the lake. Using Microsoft Access, a database of field data has been created which has been attached to a digital map of the area. The tools provided with this application allow the user to manipulate the data into a visual representation and to see exactly what is happening to the ecology of Lake Kasshabog. It will be a useful aid for any study done on the lake, and for determining if the lake is improving over time., Executive summary -- Table of contents -- List of figures -- List of appendices -- 1.0 Introduction. 1.1 The client. 1.2 The problem. 1.3 Background information/study area. 1.4 Objectives -- 2.0 Methodology. 2.1 Importing and modifying the data. 2.2 Creating the themes. 2.3 Creating and linking the database. 2.4 Displaying the data in a 3D scene. 2.5 Graphic user interface (GUI) development -- 3.0 Project results -- 4.0 Discussion and conclusions. 4.1 Risk assessment. 4.2 Limitations of the project. 4.3 Potential improvements of the project., by Shawn Seawright. --, Includes: final research report., Completed for: Terry Rees at the Lake Kasshabog Residents' Association; Supervising Professor: Graham Cogley, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2003., GEOG 440, Research in Physical Geography, Community-based research project.
development of a community outreach strategy
This project examines the definitions of community, rural and regional development in a geographical context. It takes these definitions and applies them within the Township of Asphodel-Norwood., Abstract -- Acknowledgements -- Table of contents -- List of tables -- List of maps -- List of figures -- Chapter one: Introduction -- Chapter two: Literature review -- Chapter three: Site description -- Chapter four: Methodology -- Chapter five: Results -- Chapter six: Conclusions -- References -- Appendices., by Justin Lowe. --, Includes: research report, literature review, bibliography and appendices., Completed for: Trent Centre for Community-Based Education ; Supervising Professor: Mark Skinner and Alan Brunger, Trent University., Date of project submission: April 2008., GEO470, Geography, Community-Based Research in Human Geography.
development design and creation of an outdoor interpretive exhibit
This paper documents the function and benefits of outdoor interpretive exhibits. A proposed bird ecology interpretive exhibit is discussed in detail building on resources that are all ready in place at Camp Kawartha., by Graham Cameron. --, Includes: Final Research Report ; bibliography., Completed for: Jacob Rodenburg at Camp Kawartha ; Supervising Professor: Michael Fox, Trent University ; TCCBE., Date of project submission: May 2003., Includes bibliographic references., Environmental and Resource Studies ; ERSC 484 - Community-based research project
community needs assessment survey
The purpose of this project was to conduct a community needs assessment for the Peterborough Parent-Child Mother Goose Program (PPCMGP). The program offers group experiences in rhyme, song and storytelling to parents and their children (ages birth to twenty-four months), in ten-week sessions., By Theresa McKay. --, Date of project submission: April 2002., CUST 387: Community-Based Research Project.
climate analysis for grape production in Central Ontario
With the increase in regional temperatures, there is a real potential for the Central Ontario Region to become a viable region for the production of grapevines (Viits vinifera). This paper examines six climatic variables (minimum daily temperatures, total number frost free days, first occurrence of frost, last occurrence of frost, numbers of days below -23 Celsius, and the yearly amount of heat units from six locations throughout the region (Burkerton McLaughlin, Chatsworth, Delhi, Georgetown, Morrinsburg, and Peterborough, Ontario)., By: Greg Turner., Prepared for Larry Paterson, Central Ontario Viniculture Association ; Colin Taylor, Trent University., Date of project submission: April 2006., Includes bibliographic references., GEO 440: Community-Based Research Project.
changing face of not-for-profit health care
1) Introduction -- 2) Alternative healing -- 3) The changing face of not-for-profit health care -- 4) VON: Now entering its Second Century -- 5) Survey results: Background. Age. Gender. Occupation and income. 1) Use of alternative therapies. 1a) Which therapies have you used or tried? 1b) Frequency of use. 2) Location of service. 2a) Is distance/transportation an obstacle? 2b) Hours/days of availability an obstacle? 3) Was this a pay-per-use type of service? 4) How much did the service cost? 5) Is cost a factor of service usage? 6) Who supplied this service? 7) Reasons for non-use of alt. therapies? 8a) Knowledge of Von's Centre for Health? 8b) Use of VON's Centre for Health? 8c) Request for further knowledge of C for H -- 6) Conclusions/recommendations -- 7) A final note -- 8) Thanks -- 9) Limitations of survey -- 10) Bibliography., Diane C. Graham. --, Prof. Alena Heitlinger, C.C. J 15, Sociology 363, Health & Illness., Includes bibliographic references., SOC 363: Health and illness.
barriers between employers of the City of Peterborough and people with learning disabilities in obtaining jobs
The purpose of the present study was to discover if employers in the City of Peterborough were willing or reluctant to hire people with learning exceptionalities, as well as breakdown the barriers that exist., Acknowledgements -- Abstract -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Literature review. 2.1 Terminology. 2.2 Geographies of disability. 2.3 Studies in the geographies of intellectual and developmental disabilties. 2.4 Employment and the intellectually disabled in Canada -- Chapter 3: Methodological review -- Chapter 4: Results -- Chapter 5: Discussion. 5.1 Willingness v. Reluctance. 5.2 Barriers. 5.3 Limitations. 5.4 Future research -- Chapter 6: Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C -- Appendix D -- Appendix E., Includes: Bibliography and Appendices., Completed for: Jenny Nelson & Linda Slavin at COIN ; Supervisor: Alan Brunger, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Date of submission: April 2008., GEOG 470, Geography, Community-Based Research in Human Geography.

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