Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection

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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
Best Management Practices Preparation Research for Encroaching Invasive Plant Species [poster]
By Norina Paolucci, Emma Chiu, Ajay Venkat, Mitch Keating, Tristan Nichol, Date of Project Submission: April 2015., Completed for: Ontario Invasive Plant Council; Supervising Professor: Stephen Hill; Trent Community Research Centre, ERSC3160 - Community-Based Research Project
Peterborough Natural Areas: The net gains and losses in natural heritage features from 1996-2016
By Vanessa Potvin, Date of Project Submission: April 2015., Completed for: Peterborough Field Naturalists; Supervising Professor: Heather Nicol; Trent Community Research Centre, - Community-Based Research Project, The Peterborough Natural Areas Strategy was developed in 1996 to establish a natural areas corridor for the citizens of Peterborough. Ten natural areas were mapped. Within each site, core areas were identified for a total of 24 natural areas throughout the city. The environmental status of the areas has not been assessed since the development of the original strategy. This report examines each natural heritage area to determine the net gains and losses in ecological features over the past twenty years. ArcGIS was used to digitize the maps, and map analysis tools were used to determine the net gains and losses in natural heritage features. As a result of this study, it was determined that there has been no statistically significant change in the natural areas since 1996. However, an assertive conclusion cannot be made, due to the variety of limitations that pertained to this study. Instead, further studies should take place to support the claim of this research.
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.
Residents' Experiences with the City of Peterborough's Rent Supplment Programs [presentation slides]
By Brianne Walton, Date of Project Submission: April 2015., Completed for: City of Peterborough, Housing Division; Supervising Professor: Sharon Beaucage-Johnson; Trent Community Research Centre, FRSC4890 - Community-Based Research Project
Establishing the Need for Food Services at Sadlier House [poster]
By Lauren Bower, Date of Project Submission: April 2015., Completed for: Sadlier House; Supervising Professor: Heather Nicol; Trent Community Research Centre, GEOG4030 -
Transitional Housing to Prevent and Reduce Youth Homelessness
By Melissa Hunt, Date of Project Submission: April 2015., Completed for: Youth Emergency Shelter; Supervising Professor: May Chazan; Trent Community Research Centre, WMST4820 - Community-Based Research Project
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 -
Peterborough Bicycling Statistical Analysis Project [poster]
By Joshua Knackstedt, Date of Project Submission: April 2015., Completed for: GreenUP; Supervising Professor: Wesley Burr; Trent Community Research Centre, MATH4851 - Community-Based Research Project
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.

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