Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection

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Social barriers to litterless lunches
This research project is one of the first studies of litterless lunch programs in Ontario schools. Our research project was done in conjunction with Peterborough Green-Up, an environmentally friendly community organization, who enlisted our assistance for this research., Abstract -- Acknowledgements -- Section 1: Introduction. 1.1 Purpose of this project. 1.2 Key research questions. 1.3 Study area. 1.4 Key research terms. 1.5 Relevant geographic issues and debates -- Section 2: Literature review. 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 Historical geography. 2.3 Cultural geography. 2.4 Social geography. 2.5 Feminist geography. 2.6 Barriers. 2.7 Litterless lunches and waste reduction practices -- Section 3: Methodology and area of research. 3.1 Description of research area. 3.2 Textual analysis. 3.3 Qualitative research: Focus groups. 3.4 Data organization and analysis. 3.5 Ethical concerns -- Section 4: Results and discussion. 4.1 Changes in methodology. 4.2 Opinions and attitudes of students. 4.3 Opinions and attitudes of teachers. 4.4 Opinions and attitudes of parents -- Section 5: Conclusion. 5.1 Summary of key findings. 5.2 Limitations of the research. 5.3 Reflection and considerations for the future. 5.4 Final summation -- References -- Appendices., Completed by: Alexandra Trotter and Melissa Lentini., Includes bibliographic references., GEOG 4700: Community-Based Research in Human Geography.
School program coordination
PALS is an after school program initiated by the Trent University Concurrent Education department for students Grades 4 to 8 in the Peterborough area. Recently PALS was in partnership with Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC) to coordinate a field trip (to Camp Kawartha) to learn about global environmental issues., by Lisa Tsumura. --, Date of project submission: April 2002., ERST 383: Community-Based Research.
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.
County outreach strategy
The purpose of this project was to design an outreach strategy for the Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan in partnership with the Trent Centre for Community Based Education (TCCBE)., Acknowledgements -- Executive summary -- Introduction -- Background -- Methodology -- Findings and reflections -- Conclusions -- Recommendations -- References., by Alex Valoroso and Paul McCarney. --, Completed for: Barb Woolner at the Trent Centre for Community-based Education; Superviosr: Chris Beyers, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based Education., Date of project submission: April 2008., Includes bibliographic references (p. 52)., IDST 422, International Development Studies, Assessment of development projects.
Experiences of intimate partner violence
Angelique Vasilaros. --, Includes bibliographic references., WMST 4820Y: Community Research Placement.
Exploring the relationship between educational experience and homelessness
by Sean Veecock. --, Includes: literature review ; final research report ; bibliography., Completed for: Shari Davis at the Learning Disabilities Association ; Supervising Professor: Jim Struthers, Trent University ; TCCBE., Date of project submission: May 2004., This paper examines the educational backgrounds of eleven homeless youth in Peterborough. This examination seeks to determine if there is a correlation between level of education and youth homelessness., Includes bibliographic references (p. 29-30)., CAST 477 ; Canadian Studies.
Harvesting the edible landscape
Part 1: Peterborough, the YWCA and urban fruit harvesting -- Part 2: The details. Project scope. Planting the seeds. Finding the trees. The fun work: Harvesting process. Transportation methods. Distribution: A home for the fruit. A fruit education. The funding barrier -- Part 3: Mapping -- Part 4: Maple syrup -- Part 5: Conclusions. The fruit process and harvest benefits. Advice. The core requirements -- References. Harvesting projects., Written By: Kody Vickers, Matthew Brady, Dave Ward, Colin Stainton. --, Includes bibliographic references., ERST-CAST 3340H: The Canadian food system: A community development approach.
Market feasibility study
This report explores the feasibility of car sharing in Peterborough through a market analysis of other car sharing organizations - Montreal/Quebec's CommunAuto and Toronto's Autoshare, [sic] examining car sharing surveys and designing and administering a car sharing survey to Trent University students. By exploring market niches, the patterns and demographics of char sharing customers, and the geographical layout of the city and its infrastructure, it has been concluded that the [sic] a car sharing organization in Peterborough would not be a viable business., 1) Executive summary -- 2) Target market: Researching car sharing customer profiles -- 3) Trent survey: Are Trent University students a potential market niche? -- 4) Is Peterborough fit for char sharing? -- 5) Conclusion -- 6) References -- 7) Appendix section., Presented By: Kim Vu., Date of project completion: April 10, 2000., Presented to: Professor Ahlstrand and Community Opportunity & Innovation Network., Includes bibliographic references.
Invasion of the round goby (negobius melanostomus) in Great Lake tributaries
Invasive species are a continuing issue for Ontario, in both terrestrial and aquatic environments. The round goby is an example of this. This study focuses on the distribution of round gobies within Great Lake tributaries and the impact of barriers., Abstract -- Introduction -- Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- References -- Appendix A -- Appendix B., by Bethany Waite. --, Includes: final research report; bibliography; appendices., Completed for: Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters; Supervising Professor: Michael Fox, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2008., Includes bibliographic references., ERSC 384H, Environmental Resource Science, Community-based research project.
Breastfed on campus
Natalie Warner. --, Date of project submission: April 2003., Completed for: Trent Women's Centre; Supervising Professor: Prof. Joan Ayre, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliographical references., NURS 304H.
Monitoring protocols examining shoreline naturalization and measures of water quality
by Catherine Warren., Includes bibliographic references., ERST 383 and ERST 316.
development of a low cost spay/neuter clinic as a means of controlling the animal population within Peterborough, Ontario and surrounding area
The primary purpose of this project was to examine [sic] Peterborough's community views on spaying and neutering within the local area and to examine the current status of [sic] participant's companion animals to see if there is a need for a low cost spay/neuter clinic in Peterborough, Ontario., by Shannon Warren. --, Prepared for: LAWS, May 2,2001, Includes bibliographic references., BI 387: Community Research Placement.

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