Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection


Mapping Our Work: Peterborough Labour Walking (and/or Cycling) Tour
By David Annan and Erica Rankin, Completed for: Peterborough and District Labour Council; Supervising Professor: Christopher Dummit; Trent Community Research Centre
Turtle Admission Records Analysis for Identifying High Risk Locations and Analyzing the Value of Ecopassages
By Lilliam Hamlin, Completed for: Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre; Supervising Professor: Julian Aherne; Trent Community Research Centre, ERST 4830Y -, The purpose of this research was to assist the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (OTCC) in analyzing their intake records and identifying the locations and details of mitigation measures that have been implemented in the province to reduce the mortality of turtles on roads. This project was complete by analyzing and mapping four years (2014–2017) of OTCC intake records to determine patterns of turtle mortality. Climate data, including temperature and precipitation, was also compared to determine potential drivers for the trends that arose in intake numbers. Through interviews conducted with individuals and organizations, locations of ecopassages were determined, and then examined to discuss their effectiveness. The results indicate that 84% of the turtles brought into the OTCC have been hit by cars, and that in 2017 the intake totals for the OTCC more than doubled. It is predicted that a decrease in precipitation in 2016, may have resulted in a population rebound when seasonal weather returned in 2017. In addition, a growing awareness about the OTCC appears to be a significant factor in these trends, as the spatial distribution of turtles in the OTCC intake records has increased by 16 km on average, and over 40,000 km in total over the past four years. In regards to mitigation measures, 80 different locations were identified and the features and effectiveness of these structures were discussed through a comparison with literature. It is recommended moving forward that the OTCC continue to monitor annual intake patterns and compile the locations of ecopassages in the province. It is evident that turtle populations are suffering as a result of habitat fragmentation from the development of road networks. The information presented in this project will help the OTCC become better prepared for years to come, and also assist in improving the communication and collaboration among stakeholders to increase the conservation of turtle populations in Ontario.
Building enthusiasm for nature
The purpose of this research is to create an interactive exhibit/display that will educate grade five students about solar energy. This research investigates the characteristics which make a successful interactive display; one in which [sic] is accessible to all visitors and keeps the user motivated and interested to learn., Executive summary -- Introduction -- A few words about Camp Kawartha -- Definitions of key terms -- Research questions -- Literature review -- Methods -- Results -- Limitations -- Recommendations -- Conclusion -- Appendix #1 Location of Camp Kawartha -- Appendix #2 Ontario curriculum documents -- Appendix #3 Energy curriculum -- Appendix #4 Exhibit checklist -- Appendix #5 Museum observations -- Appendix #6 Design of display board -- Appendix #7 Lesson plan: 3 smooth stones -- Appendix #8 Lesson plan: Solar oven -- Appendix #9 Lesson plan: Solar car -- Appendix #10 Lesson plan: Birthday theremin -- Appendix #11 Solar oven cooking times -- Appendix #12 Types of solar cookers -- Appendix #13 Camp Kawartha from the air -- Appendix #14 Map of the main camp -- Acknowledgments -- References., by Sara Sager and Tanya Gates., Includes : literature review ; final research report ; lesson plans ; bibliography., Date of project submission: April 2004., Includes bibliographic references., GEOG 470: Research in Human Geography.
A Review of Evaluation Methods & Tools to Measure the Impact of Crime Prevention Through Social Development [poster]
By Kyle Moes, Date of Project Submission: April 2016., Completed for: Peterborough Police Service; Supervising Professor: Sharon Beaucage-Johnson; Trent Community Research Centre Project Coordinator: John Marris, FRSC 4080Y - Community-Based Research Project
How do Police Services in Ontario Classify and Respond to Mental Health Crisis Calls? [presentation]
By Emily Cauduro, Completed for: Peterborough Police Service; Supervising Professor: Sharon Beaucage-Johnson; Trent Community Research Centre, FRSC 4890Y -
Making Home and Making Welcome: An Oral History of the New Canadians Centre and Immigration to Peterborough, Ontario from 1979 to 1997
Community Report by Maddy Macnab, Completed for: New Canadians Centre; Supervising Professor: May Chazan and Joan Sangster; Trent Community Research Centre, CAST MA -, This short document offers key findings and conclusions from research I carried out from 2015 to 2017 as part of my Master’s degree at Trent University in Canadian and Indigenous Studies. The purpose of the research was to document an oral history of the New Canadians Centre and immigration to Peterborough, focusing on the period from 1979 to 1997. I have prepared this document as a summary of the full Master’s thesis for research participants. In sharing this document, I invite participants to share their feedback on the research. I will incorporate participants’ feedback as I prepare the final version of the thesis, to be submitted to Trent University in January 2018.
Understanding the Increase in Mental Health Calls to Peterborough Police Since 2010 [poster]
By Scottie Jean Curran, Completed for: Peterborough Police Service; Supervising Professor: Sharon Beaucage-Johnson; Trent Community Research Centre, FRSC 4890Y -
Best Practice in the Development of Hose-Homes and Respite Care for Youth
By Kasandra Tancorre, Completed for: A Way Home Peterborough; Supervising Professor: Sharon Beaucage-Johnson; Trent Community Research Centre, FRSC 4890Y -, The purpose of this project was to determine best practices in the development of a host- home program and other respite care programs for youth ages 14-24 in Peterborough, Ontario. The project is being completed for A Way Home Peterborough (AWHP), a local organization striving to end youth homelessness in the Peterborough area by 25% by 2021.
Assessment of the Seasoned Spoon's Educational Workshops and Events
By Joyce Davis and Emily Worrad, Completed for: The Seasoned Spoon Café; Supervising Professor: Hayley Goodchild; Trent Community Research Centre, IDST 4220Y - Theory & Assessment in Development Projects, The Seasoned Spoon is a vegetarian cooperative café at Trent University that sells prepared food to the Trent community and a variety of services to students, staff and community members. Among these services are their nearly 20 workshops and events offered each academic year. The project was a four-month community-based research project to evaluate the workshops and events that the Seasoned Spoon offered for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Mapping Global Citizenship in Peterborough and the Kawarthas [poster]
By Victoria Huys, Completed for: Kawartha World Issues Centre; Supervising Professor: Katharine Murphy; Trent Community Research Centre
Project Assessment and Evaluation: The Aspire Program
By Emily Amanda Wessels, Completed for: John Howard Society Peterborough; Supervising Professor: Hayley Goodchild; Trent Community Research Centre, This report provides an analysis and evaluation of the Aspire program based out of the John Howard Society of Peterborough. This program aims at assisting youth ages 17-25 in achieving their personal career and training goals through mentor-based relationships. Methods of analysis include literature review and semi-structured interviews. A review of academic and grey literature on engaging young adults in positive development through mentoring relationships was completed. The semi- structured interview aspect of the research focused on identifying the aspects of successful mentoring relationships that have lasted more than three months and assessing the effectiveness of the Aspire program as it is currently practiced. Currently there are six mentoring matches at the John Howard Society which have exceeded three months in length. The researcher conducted semi-structured interviews with mentors and mentees involved in the program. The interviews focused on the participants’ experiences in the program and were not life history type interviews. The data obtained was transcribed and analyzed using coding and grounded theory. The data collected suggests that that mentoring relationships can contribute to positive youth development. In particular, mentoring relationships that last a year or more tend to show increased signs of positive youth development. The report finds the prospects of the Aspire Program in its current position are positive, however implementation in some areas of the program could be improved. The areas of weakness require further investigation and action by the management of the program. However, these results are based on a small sample size so may not be generalizable to the program as a whole. The report also investigates the fact that the analysis conducted has limitations. Some of these limitations include; data limitations as a result of the small group of interviewees.
The Status of the Artist in Peterborough
By Anna Currier, Completed for: Electric City Culture Council; Supervising Professor: Colleen O'Manique; Trent Community Research Centre


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