Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection


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.
An exploration on immigrant entrepreneurship in Peterborough
1: Introduction -- 2: Literature review. 2.1: Community Economic Development (CED). 2.2: Government programs. 2.3: Non-profit organizations. 2.4: Social capital. 2.5: Ethic enclave theory. 2.6: Language and cultural climate. 2.7: Neoliberal context -- 3: Method. 3.1: Business resources in Peterborough. 3.2: Creation of entrepreneurship services guide. 3.3: Creation of the survey. 3.4: Survey process -- 4: Researcher reflections. 4.1: Inconsistencies when creating the entrepreneurship services guide. 4.2: Research characteristics. 4.3: Disconnects and discourse -- 5: Conclusions. 5.1: Business resource awareness, use and rated experience. 5.2: Survey results in comparison with academic literature -- 6: Discussion of conclusions -- Bibliography., Mary Dirmeitis. --, Includes bibliographic references., CAST 4770Y: Studies in Canadian Social Policy.
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.
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.
Secondary global education program
The project consisted of creating two global education workshops intended to engage proactively with high school classes. My position at KWIC was the global education workshop program coordinator., 1. Final report. Summary of project (including project schedule) -- 2. Introduction to Global Education workshops for secondary students. Introduction to workshop presentations. Table: Human Rights and Food Security topics that relate the Ontario Curriculum to each workshop -- 3. Food Security workshop. Background essay on Food Security. Workshop activities. Handouts. Bibliography -- Human Rights workshop. Background essay on Human Rights. Workshop activities. Handouts. Bibliography -- Evaluation. Student participants. Workshop facilitators. Teachers., by Dan Morrison. --, Includes: final research report., Completed for: Kawartha World Issues Centre, Professor Jennifer Clapp, Trent University, Trent-Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliographic references., IDS 370: Community-Based Research Project.
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.
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.
Making the Canadian Canoe Museum accessible
Introduction -- Acknowledgements -- 1. The site -- 2. Entrances -- 3. The lobby - 4. Horizontal access -- 5. Vertical access -- 6. Recreation areas -- 7. Displays -- 8. Gift shop -- 9. Washrooms -- 10. The visually impaired and blind -- 11. The hearing impaired -- 12. Future considerations -- Appendices -- Photos -- Local agencies -- Bibliography., by Tyler Schaefer., CAST/HIS 300: Canada: communities and identities.
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.
Evaluation of pedagogical strategies
The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not the Outdoor Education Centre at Camp Kawartha is effective in its mandate: teaching children to know more about and care more for the natural world., by Kelly O-Neill-MacLellan. --, Includes: final research report; bibliography., Completed for: Camp Kawartha; Professor Jackie Solway, Trent University; Trent-Centre for Community-Based Education., Date of project completion: April 2003., Includes bibliographic references., IDST 370, International Development Studies, Community-based research project.
Ontario Disability Support Program and The Natural Blends Cafe trainee program
The research paper contains both the results of an evaluation of the Natural Blends Cafe training program and a discussion of the impacts of the Provincial Government's social policies on the program., Includes: Final research report., Completed for: Dianne Woodruff at Natural Blends Cafe Trainee Program; Supervising Professor: Jim Struthers, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Date of submission: March 2004., Includes bibliographic references., CAST 477, Canadian Studies, Community-based research project
by Adam Ruck., Prepared for: The Youth Career Centre, the T.C.C.B.C. and Geography 470., Includes bibliography., Geography 470: Research in Human Geography.


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