Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection


Photo-mapping of the urban fringe
This project examines current development pressures on areas in the rural-urban fringe within Cavan Monaghan Township. A selection of photographs were taken within the villages of Millbrook, Cavan and Fraserville in an effort to document the visual character of the township prior to future development., Abstract -- Acknowledgements -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Literature review. 2.1 Cultural geography. 2.2 Historical geography. 2.3 Rural geography. 2.4 Development pressures on the rural-urban fringe. 2.5 Development pressure in Cavan Monaghan Township. 2.6 Similar projects -- 3. Profile of study area. 3.1 Cavan Monaghan Township. 3.2 Millbrook. 3.3 Cavan. 3.4 Fraserville -- 4. Methodology. 4.1 Planning stages. 4.2 Data collection: In-field and interviews. 4.3 Data organization. 4.4 Data analysis -- 5. Results. 5.1 Millbrook. 5.2 Cavan. 5.3 Fraserville -- 6. Discussion. 7. Conclusion. 7.1 Summary. 7.2 Limitations. 7.3 Recommendations. 7.4 Concluding remarks -- 8. References -- 9. Appendix., Cora Tinney & Nicole Urbanowicz. --, Includes bibliographic references., GEOG 4700Y: Community-Based Research in Human Geography.
Dissecting a doctor's ledgers two centuries later
The research project centered around Dr. John Hutchison's business ledgers from the 1800's [sic]. Using these original documents an analysis of the doctors income during some of the most comprehensive years will be accomplished. In order to analyze the income and equivalents the ledgers will first have to have the formatting changed to allow for separation and manipulation of the data., Acknowledgements -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Methods -- Results -- Key definitions -- Discussion -- Conclusion., Completed for: Hutchison House Museum; Supervising Professor: Joanna Freeland, Trent University; Course Coordinator: Sharon Beaucage-Johnson; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Enclosed CD Contains: Appendices, Photographs of Original Ledgers, Transcription of Original Ledgers, Resources and References, 19th Century Medical Terminology., FRSC 4980 Community-Based Education.
Mississauga River recreation corridor feasibility study
Mason Lampert. --, Client: Ian Attridge, Dept. of Geography, Trent University, 2000-01, G0470., Includes bibliographic references., GEO 470: Seminar in Human Geography.
Oral histories of new Canadians
by Ayesha Barmania., Date of Project Submission: April 2014., Completed for: The New Canadians Centre ; Supervising Professor: Jacqueline Solway ; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography and appendices., IDST 3700Y.
Greening the schoolyard
The schoolyard plays an important role in the healthy development of students and is a space that can be used not only for academic learning, but also for fostering a sense of community. 'Greening' or building natural environments in schoolyards can enhance the overall educational experience of the child, and may even have an impact later in in their adult life., 1. Introduction. 1.1 Purpose of the project. 1.2 Key research terms. 1.3 Study area -- 2. Literature review. 2.1 Relevant geographical issues and debates. 2.2 Benefits of schoolyards and gardening programmes. 2.3 Lessons on how to establish green schoolyard programmes. 2.4 Challenges. 2.5 Conclusion -- 3. Methodology. 3.1 Partcipants. 3.2 Materials. 3.3 Procedure. 3.4 Surveys -- 4. Results and discussion. 4.1 Challenges. 4.2 Student survey. 4.3 Staff survey. 4.4 Parent survey. 4.5 Community survey. 4.6 Focus group. 4.7 The 'Ten Year Green Schoolyard Plan' -- 5. Conclusion. 5.1 Summary of key findings. 5.2 Research limitations. 5.3 Suggestions for the future. 5.4 Final summation -- 6. References -- 7. Appendices., Completed for: R.F. Downey Public School. Supervising Professor: Heather Nicol, Trent University. Date of Submission: April 2012., Includes bibliographic references., GEOG 4700: Research in Human Geography.
Historical place names
This research project examines three study areas in the Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation, and two municipalities of North Kawartha and Galway-Harvey and Cavendish. The main focus of this project was to examine the names of water bodies and some land forms in the three study areas., Abstract -- Introduction -- Literature review. 1. Introduction. 2. Background information. 3. Sense of place. 4. Brief history of the settlement of Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough County. 5. Aboriginal peoples role in place names. 6. How places are names. 7. Types of place name studies. 8. How to conduct place names research. 9. Trends in place name research. 10. Ontario place names studies. 11. Conclusion -- Methods -- Results. Curve Lake First Nation. North Kawartha. Cavendish, Galway-Harvey. Cumulative analysis -- Discussion. Individual trends. Cumulative trends -- Conclusion -- Appendix. Curve Lake First Nation. North Kawartha. Cavendish, Galway-Harvey., By: Ellery Leitch, Subitha Premkumar & Kathleen Watt. --, Includes: bibliography and appendices., Completed for: Leora Berman at the Kawartha Heritage Conservancy; Supervisor Alan Brunger, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Date of project submission: April 2008., GEOG 470, Geography, Community-Based Research in Human Geography.
Land search and purchase by conservation organization
This project summarizes the behind the scenes effort that goes into pursuing land for possible purchase by a conservation organization., Reflection of project -- Chain of title (North Kawartha) -- Recent of documentation (North Kawartha) -- Chain of title (South Monaghan) -- Chain of title (Dummer) -- Recent Documentation (North Monaghan) -- Tax incentive programs for properties of interest -- Research placement agreement -- Peterborough County official plan -- Chain of titles (Manvers) -- Tax information (North Kawartha) -- Assessment information -- Time outline., by Pam Ruttan. --, Includes: Final Reserach Report., Completed for: Carol Andrews at Kawartha Heritage Conservancy ; supervising Professor: Ian Attridge, Trent University ; TCCBE., Date of project submission: April 2007., Environmental & Resource Studies ERST 425H - Advanced environmental law.
The regional history of Peterborough County and the War of 1812
In keeping with Lang Pioneer Village's mission statement of preserving, promoting and authentically recreating the rural history of the Peterborough County, this project has documented the historical connection between the area and the War of 1812. Though the Peterborough area was not the site of any recorded acts during the conflict, several questions have been answered in regards to its impacts on the local history., Abstract -- Acknowledgements -- Research objectives -- Study area -- Chapter 1: Introduction to the War of 1812 -- Chapter 2: Literature review. 2.1: Historical geography. 2.2: Regional geography. 2.3: Cultural geography. 2.4: Archival research. 2.5: Oral history -- Chapter 3: Methodology -- Chapter 4: Results. Section 4.1: War of 1812 veterans and the County of Peterborough. Section 4.2: The participation by the First Nation people. Section 4.3: The perspective of women on the War of 1812. Section 4.4: Music and songs of the time period -- Chapter 5: Discussion. 5.1: Research setbacks. 5.2 Recommended future research. 5.3 Research connections -- Chapter 6: Research conclusions. 6.1 Summary of key findings. 6.2 Concluding comments -- References -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C -- Appendix D -- Appendix E., Submitted By: Nathaniel Hayes and Aleysha Rajabali. --, Includes bibliographic references., GEOG 4700Y: Research in Human Geography.
Evaluating runoff generation characteristics of subcatchments for the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
by Travis Haws., Date of Project Submission: April 2014., Completed for: Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service ; Supervising Professor: Peter Lafleur ; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography and appendices., GEOG 4030Y.
Perceived barriers to boycotting the sale of bottled water at Trent University, Peterborough
Conducted by Alisha Embury., Completed for: Council of Canadians, Peterborough Chapter; Supervising Professor: Stephen Hill, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliographic references., ERST 3840 Community-Based Research Project.
Sensitivity of the Jackson Creek hydrologic system to climate change
If climate change occurs it could seriously impact the work and programs of Otonabee Region Conservation Authority as well as having environmental and socio-economic effects on local watersheds. This study was intended to examine the possible change in flood probabilities in the Jackson Creek sub-watershed located within the Otonabee Conservation watershed in response to increases resulting from global warming changes to rainfall depths of storms of various durations., A research report by Chris Straw. --, Date of project submission: April 2002., Includes bibliographic references., GEOG 440.
A review of the Peterborough Fire Services Home Smoke Alarm Program
by Jason Mann., Date of Project Submission: April 2014., Completed for: Peterborough Fire Services ; Supervising Professor: Sharon Beaucage-Johnson ; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography and appendices., FRSC 4890Y.


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