Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection

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Cultural and oral histories
This project is contributing to the Land Between's mandate through a focused study of a single township in the Land Between. Manvers Township, a part of Victoria County and now also part of the City of Kawartha Lakes, is a strong example of the heritage value and importance of rural townships across The Land Between. Note: The Land Between is a non-profit organization focused on the preservation of the land extending roughly from Georgian Bay, west to Kingston. It spans across eight ecodistricts identified by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, as well as seven counties including Simcoe, Muskoka, Haliburton, Victoria, Peterborough, Hastings, Lennox and Addington, and Frontenac., by Jessica Davidson. --, Includes: final research report; bibliography., Completed for: Leora Berman at the Kawartha Heritage Conservancy; Supervising Professor: John Wadland, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2007., Includes bibliographic references., CAST 204, Canada: the land, Canadian Studies, Community-based research project.
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.
Promoting hunger awareness through volunteerism
Mandy Ashton., Completed for: Dave Kranenburg at Meal Exchange ; Supervising Professor : Chris Beyers, Trent University ; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Date of project submission : May 2005, Includes references (p. 55)., IDST 372: International Development Studies.
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.
GIS based analysis of streamflow indications in the Grand River Basin
The purpose of this project was to explore the relationships between a Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) created ratio indicator and the population density of the Grand River watershed to examine [sic] the influence of population density and streamflow variability., Abstract -- Purpose -- Introduction -- Rationale. Variables rationale. Response variables -- Methods. Basin area. Main channel length. Stream density. Regulated flow. Population density. Average of the response variables -- Results -- Discussion -- Conclusion and recommendations -- References -- Bibliography -- Appendix I -- Appendix II -- Appendix III., A research report by Catherine Bickram ; [for] ; Bruce Pond at Ministry of Natural Resources. --, Date of project submission: April 2002., Includes bibliographic references (p. 15)., GEOG 440: Research in Physical Geography.
Rural violence report card and awareness survey
Introduction -- Literature review -- Focus group design -- Survey cover letter -- Draft survey -- Survey methodologies -- Monitoring strategies -- The community report card -- Conclusion -- Annotated bibliography -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C., by: Trent Applied Social Research; Cheryl Green ...[et al.]. --, Submitted to: The Rural Outreach Committee., Includes annotated bibliography., SOCI 495.
Groundwater levels and low water responses in the geographical jurisdiction of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA)
by Jordan Rouse., Date of Project Submission: April 2014., Completed for: Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA) ; Supervising Professor: Peter Lafleur ; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography., GEOG 4030Y.
Assessment and rehabilitation of the Lakefield College School weather station
Date of Project Completion: April 2014., Completed for: Lakefield College School; Supervising Professor: Peter Lafleur; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography and appendices., GEOG 3902H.
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.
Fundraising feasibility Market Hall, Showplace Peterborough and Gordon Best Theatre
As requested by Kevin Edwards, General Manager, of C.O.I.N. this is a preliminary report concerning the combined marketing resources of: Showplace Peterborough, Market Hall, and Gordon Best Theatre. Dayna Coppins has been requested to seek out other venues that have benefited from implementing a combined marketing strategy., by Dayna Coppins. --, "Requested by Kevin Edwards, General Manager of C.O.I.N.", "To R & D Committee, Feb. 5, 1999" Version: Email TXT format., AD 499.
How Much Can We Grow? Determining a Best Method to Measure Sidewalk/Frontyard/Backyard Garden Harvests [poster]
By Jennifer Boesche, Completed for: Nourish; Supervising Professor: Stephanie Rutherford; Trent Community Research Centre, ERST 4830Y -
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.

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