Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection

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Sensitivity of the Jackson Creek hydrologic system to climate change
If climate change occurs it could seriously impact the work and programs of Otonabee Region Conservation Authority as well as having environmental and socio-economic effects on local watersheds. This study was intended to examine the possible change in flood probabilities in the Jackson Creek sub-watershed located within the Otonabee Conservation watershed in response to increases resulting from global warming changes to rainfall depths of storms of various durations., A research report by Chris Straw. --, Date of project submission: April 2002., Includes bibliographic references., GEOG 440.
A report
Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC) and the Concurrent Education department aim to provide future educators with global and environmental perspectives before they are immersed in a teaching career, with the hopes these teachers will spread awareness into their future classrooms. This goal is to be undertaken via a series of workshops and conferences and this document serves as a template for future organizers of such events., 1. Introduction -- 2. Recruitment/organizers -- 3. Brainstorming -- 4. Speakers/resources -- 5. Design: Workshop models -- 6. Location & transportation & food -- 7. Budgets and fundraising -- 8. Promotion & volunteers -- 9. Evaluations, recommendations & follow-up -- 10. Timeline., Nan Kendy. --, Date of project submission: Nov. 2001., Includes bibliographic references., ERST 483.
Research report on
This two-part final report is a review of theoretical literature on Violence Against Women and the Aftermath of Violence. Part One of the report will identify the definitions, nature and extent of violence against women in Canada, focusing on a broad-based analysis of the problem, and recognition of its multidimensional nature., 1. Gender-based violence: an introduction -- 2. Measuring gender-based violence: methodological tools -- 3. Spousal abuse: violence against women in intimate partnerships -- 4. Sexual violence -- 5. Theoretical perspectives on violence against women -- 6. Legal response to violence against women -- 7. Conclusion -- 8. Resisting violence: coping/survival strategies -- 9. The consequences and impacts of violence -- 10. Community-based responses to domestic violence -- 11. Community-based responses to sexual violence -- 12. Community-based responses: education and general interventions -- 13. Bibliography., by Nancy Courtney ; for Peterborough Social Planning Council. --, Date of project submission: April 2002., Includes bibliographic references (p. 79)., WS/CS 481: Gender, Violence and Community Initiatives in Canada.
Rural community child care assessment project
Abstract -- Terms of reference -- Introduction -- Key research questions -- Site map (Peterborough County) -- Literature survey -- Methodology -- Results -- Site map of the Village of Norwood -- Site map of the Village of Havelock -- Discussion -- Conclusions -- Suggestions for future research -- References -- Acknowledgments -- Appendices., by Amy Beath. --, Date of project submission: April 2002, Includes bibliographic references (p. 27)., GEOG 470: Research in Human Geography.
Children of the world
Project -- Project organization -- Project research process -- Project activities and events -- Project reflection -- Appendices., Jenny Chong. --, Date of project submission: April 2002., CAST 438: Community Research Placement.
Seniors and trail use in Peterborough, Ontario
The primary reason for the research is to determine whether seniors are currently using the trails in Peterborough and to also identify what barriers are preventing seniors from using the trails. Once the barriers are identified the creation of possible business ventures and/or programs to aid in overcoming such barriers is the aim of this endeavor., Abstract -- Literature review and midterm report (revised) -- Examination of selected literature of interest -- Project information. Topic. Client -- Purpose of the project -- Key research questions -- Study area -- Information needs -- Methods of information collection -- Methods of analysis -- Summary of methods and findings -- Seniors residences -- Interview process -- Interpretation of results -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Acknowledgements -- Sources., By Lyndsey Simpson. --, Date of project submission: April 2002, Includes bibliographic references (p. 25)., GEOG 470: Research in Human Geography.
Artspace approach evaluation
This paper is the researcher's account of the Artspace Critical Publications Developer project. In order to foster an atmosphere conducive to the exchange of ideas, the purpose of the project was to develop a model for a critical written component of Artspace programming, and to expand to new audiences., By Jennifer Besner. --, Date of project submission: April 2002., ADMN 482H: Community-Based Research Project.
Phosphates and automatic dishwashing detergents
The use of phosphates has continued in automatic dishwashing detergents (ADDs) despite the recognition of the impact of phosphorous on aquatic environments. Canada's laws and regulations surrounding the use of phosphorous in detergents are similar to that of other industrialized countries., Introduction -- Phosphorous -- Eutrophication -- Septic systems -- Detergents -- Regulations -- Brands researched -- Material safety data sheet information -- Methodology -- Product testing -- Conclusions -- Recommendations -- References., By Ross Lashbrook. --, Date of project submission: Dec 2002., Includes bibliographic references (p. 52)., ERST 484H: Community-Based Research Project.
Volunteer Bureau assessment report
by Heather Stewart and Kasia Kalat ; for the Community Counselling and Resource Centre. --, Date of project submission: April 2002., CDST 422.
Barriers to sustainable housing
Summary of barriers to sustainable housing -- Introduction -- Definition of sustainability -- Definition of affordability -- Overview of Peterborough's current housing state -- How to access social housing in Peterborough -- Affordable housing in Peterborough -- Sustainable housing options for Peterborough -- Solutions to obtain sustainable housing -- Target areas for sustainable housing -- How to ensure Peterborough's housing stock will be environmentally sustainable -- What are the benefits to environmentally sustainable homes? -- What if I cannot afford to make my home more sustainable? -- Strategies for sustainable development -- Conclusion -- Bibliography., by Britt Langzik ; for Patty Morrison at Community Opportunity Innovation Network (COIN). --, Date of project submission: April 2002, Includes bibliographic references (p. 22)., GEOG 470H.
Final report of farm tours for Jennifer Clapp
The purpose of this project was to educate members of the Peterborough community and surrounding areas about food issues, our food sources, and how food is produced., Jen McMullen. --, Date of project submission: April 2002., Comparative Development 400: Reading Course.
Demand for youth recreation in Muskoka Lakes Township
Recreation is a much more important aspect of children's lives- today than previously [sic]. Today's children are not leading the active lives that young people did fifteen or more years ago., Contents -- Lists of figures and tables -- Acknowledgements -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Literature review -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion -- Recommendations -- Bibliography -- Appendices., by Lyndsey Baxter. --, Date of project submission: April 2002, Includes bibliographic references (p. 36)., GEOG 470: Research in Human Geography.

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