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Inter-comparison of Precipitation Gauges for Water Survey Monitoring
By Scotia Brailsford and Meghan Forget, Completed for: Ministry of Natural Resources; Supervising Professor: Tom Whillans; Trent Community Research Centre, Precipitation gauges have historically been a valuable asset for surface water monitoring (Tokay et al​, 2010), as well as predicting climatic change and seasonal variation (Grieser, 2015). This study will focus on the performances of three precipitation gauges at the Trent Climate Station in Peterborough, Ontario. The motivation of this project is to evaluate the potential of the new Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF) precipitation gauge for its provincial surface water monitoring network. We will evaluate the effectiveness of the new OMNRF gauge by comparing it to the data gathered from Trent’s established gauges, the Tipping bucket and GEONOR models. In doing so, we hope to provide insight on whether the new model of gauge is an improvement, equivalent, or less reliable when compared with the established models. We will compare reliability, ease of use, and potential applications in order to help determine the benefits and drawbacks of the new gauge.
Tourist sites and new media
This report explores four important tourist sites within the City and County of Peterborough. A new website is being designed by the County of Peterborough called Trip-Click where tourists can create their own self guided tour of the area., Abstract -- Acknowledgements -- List of figures -- List of appendices -- 1.0 Introduction. 1.1 Description. 1.2 Purpose. 1.3 Research objectives and questions. 1.4 Study area. 1.5 Structure of report -- 2.0 Literature review. 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 Geography of tourism. 2.3 Cultural geography. 2.4 Historical geography. 2.5 Military significance in Peterborough. 2.6 Changing trends in transportation in Peterborough. 2.7 New media -- 3.0 Methodology. 3.1 Overview of research. 3.2 Data collection. 3.3 Data organization. 3.4 Data analysis. 3.5 Essays. 3.6 Narratives. 3.7 Website -- 4.0 Analysis. 4.1 Thematic analysis. 4.2 Textual analysis -- 5.0 Results. 5.1 Map of tourist sites. 5.2 F-86 Mark 5 Sabre Jet. 5.3 Peterborough War Memorial. 5.4 James A. Gifford causeway. 5.5 Historic Chemong portage -- 6.0 Narratives. 6.1 F-86 Mark 5 Sabre Jet. 6.2 Peterborough War Memorial. 6.3 James A. Gifford causeway. 6.4 Historic Chemong portage -- 7.0 Discussion -- 8.0 Conclusion. 8.1 Summary. 8.2 Limitations of research. 8.3 Future research -- 9.0 Bibliography -- 10.0 Appendices. Appendix A: Map of the County of Peterborough. Appendix B: Map of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield Township. Appendix C: Map of the City of Peterborough. Appendix D: Research proposal/project agreement. Appendix E: Knowledge in Action Forum poster. Appendix F: Ethics proposal. Appendix G: Transcription of interviews. Appendix H: Map of Historic Chemong portage., by Allison Bradbeer and Krista Bucholtz., Date of Project Submission: April, 2010., Completed for: County of Peterborough; Supervising Prof. Heather Nicol & Prof. Mark Skinner, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliographic references and appendices., GEOG 4700: Research in Human Geography.
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.
Discovering the health of the people of Peterborough during the 1830s using the ledgers of Doctor Hutchison
Doctor Hutchison was Peterborough's first resident Doctor which made him an important historical figure. Thus his house has been turned into a museum. His ledgers containing information from 1830-1839 were analyzed to assess what treatments he was giving people, what diseases these treatments were linked to, and their cultural, social and historical significance., Acknowledgements -- Abstract -- Introduction. Key research terms -- Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- Recommendations -- Conclusion -- References -- Appendices. A: Ledger of treatments organized chronologically. B: Ledger of treatments organized alphabetically. C: Alphabetical list of treatments. D: Treatment occurrence. E: Treatments and uses. F: General definitions., By: Ann-Marie Bowman. --, Includes bibliographic references, index and appendices., FRSC 4980Y: Community-Based Education Research Project.
Establishing the Need for Food Services at Sadlier House
By Lauren Bower, Date of Project Submission: April 2015., Completed for: Sadlier House; Supervising Professor: Heather Nicol; Trent Community Research Centre, GEOG4030 - Community Based Research in Geography, The purpose of this project is to look at the area surrounding Sadleir House in Peterborough Ontario and determine what the level of interest in a food service is. The area surrounding Sadleir House does not offer adequate food service options, and this research aims to see if adding a food service option in Sadleir House would add or alter the level of usage of the building. This research draws on different methodologies such as, conducting a literature review, looking into the area of Peterborough and the issue of food security, as well as what different food service provider type options are available. Another methodology used is surveys, which were analyzed to see if students at Trent University are interested in a food service and what type. This research also consisted of interviews of food service providers, drawing on the challenges and benefits of specific types of food services. It is determined that there is a strong level of interest in a food service. This research determines that a café style food service is a best fit for Sadleir House.
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 -
School ground greening plan for Prince of Wales School
by Jessica Bosch., Completed for: Prince of Wales Public School; Supervising Professor: Prof. Tom Hutchinson, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Date of Project Submission: April, 2010., ERST 4840H, Community-Based Research Project.
How Does the Peterborough Community Understand its Immigrant Population? [poster]
By Sabina Borger, Date of Project Submission: April 2016., Completed for: New Canadians Centre; Supervising Professor: Chris Beyers; Trent Community Research Centre Project Coordinator: Matthew Hayes, IDST 3700Y - Community Based Research
How Does the Peterborough Community Understand its Immigrant Population?
By Sabina Borger, Date of Project Submission: April 2016., Completed for: New Canadians Centre; Supervising Professor: Chris Beyers; Trent Community Research Centre Project Coordinator: Matthew Hayes, IDST 3700Y - Community Based Research
Supporting Activism in Peterborough: Building Relationships to Support OPIRG Working Groups
This paper evaluates the effectiveness of OPIRG Peterborough in supporting its working groups. The conceptual framework is built on a literature review drawing on relevant themes, policy review of PIRGS across Ontario and interviews from working group participants to identify working group dynamics and best practices. Results suggest that communication, training, networking, planning and reflection are areas in which OPIRG both demonstrated strengths and weakness. Recommendations for OPIRG staff and working group members are included. This study extends previous discussion on effective campaigning and relationships between OPIRG and working groups by implementing planning mechanisms within the working groups and offering networking opportunities on a local, provincial and PIRG to PIRG basis., By Ashley Bonner and Nomaan Butt, Date of Project Submission: April 2015., Completed for: Trent Community Research Centre and OPIRG Peterborough; Supervising Professor: Paul Shaffer; Trent Community Research Centre, IDST 4220Y - Assessment of Development Projects
Supporting Activism in Peterborough: Building Relationships to Support OPIRG Working Groups [poster]
By Ashley Bonner and Nomaan Butt, Date of Project Submission: April 2015., Completed for: Trent Community Research Centre and OPIRG Peterborough; Supervising Professor: Paul Shaffer; Trent Community Research Centre, IDST 4220Y - Assessment of Development Projects
Spaces of racism II
Section one: Introduction -- Section two: Methodology -- Section three: Analysis -- Racism -- Sexism and gender discrimination as compared to racism -- Comparison to last year's results -- Section four: Conclusion -- Section five: Recommendations -- Appendices., by Linzy Bonham and Andres Salazar., WMST 483H

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