Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection

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Determining Barriers to Enrollment in the Ontario Electricity Support Program in Peterborough City and Country [poster]
By Victoria Hamilton & Laila Tarakai, Date of Project Submission: April 2015., Completed for: The Energy Cost Work Group, Peterborough Ontario; Supervising Professor: Dr. Michal Avram; Trent Community Research Centre, IDST 4220 - Assessment of Development Projects
Turtle Admission Records Analysis for Identifying High Risk Locations and Analyzing the Value of Ecopassages [poster]
By Lilliam Hamlin, Completed for: Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre; Supervising Professor: Julian Aherne; 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.
A history of the Women's Health Care Centre
Introduction, Vision & Objectives -- Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- Personal comments -- References -- Appendix A: Letter to ethics committee -- Appendix B: Participant consent form -- Appendix C: Interview questions., by Claire Hanlon., Completion Date: April 2010., Complete for: Women's Health Care Centre; Supervising Professor: Ann MacLeod, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliographic references (p. 15)., NURS 302H, Community Health Nursing Care.
Community Care Keene service review
Introduction -- Volunteer survey -- Client survey -- Community survey -- Recommendations -- Graphs -- Surveys., by Kim Harding., Includes samples of various related surveys., Date of project submission: April 2002., WMNS 400: Advanced Studies in Feminism and Social Justice.
The Seasoned Spoon educational outreach program
1. A journey of food discovery (Grades 1 & 2) / Kim Robichaud and Jessica Stares. 1b. Teacher resources -- 2. Breakfast: A global affair (Grades 7 & 8) / Jessica Zintel and Andrew Harman. 2b. Teacher resources -- 3. Food fight! A debate activity (Grades 9-12) / Andrew Lockhart. 3b. Teacher resources., by Andrew Harman, Andrew Lockhart, Kim Robichaud, Jessica Stares and Jessica Zintel., Date of Project Completion: December 2008., Includes: Research Report Sample Activities for Grades 1 & 2, Grades 7 & 8 and Grades 9-12., Completed for: The Seasoned Spoon; Supervising Professor: Paula Anderson, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography and appendices., ERST 334H.
Women, health and the environment
Anne Harrison, Laura Messer, Emmanuelle Reid. --, WS 4951 and WS 397: Canadian Feminist Organizing and Women Health and the Environment.
Evaluating runoff generation characteristics of subcatchments for the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
by Travis Haws., Date of Project Submission: April 2014., Completed for: Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service ; Supervising Professor: Peter Lafleur ; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography and appendices., GEOG 4030Y.
The regional history of Peterborough County and the War of 1812
In keeping with Lang Pioneer Village's mission statement of preserving, promoting and authentically recreating the rural history of the Peterborough County, this project has documented the historical connection between the area and the War of 1812. Though the Peterborough area was not the site of any recorded acts during the conflict, several questions have been answered in regards to its impacts on the local history., Abstract -- Acknowledgements -- Research objectives -- Study area -- Chapter 1: Introduction to the War of 1812 -- Chapter 2: Literature review. 2.1: Historical geography. 2.2: Regional geography. 2.3: Cultural geography. 2.4: Archival research. 2.5: Oral history -- Chapter 3: Methodology -- Chapter 4: Results. Section 4.1: War of 1812 veterans and the County of Peterborough. Section 4.2: The participation by the First Nation people. Section 4.3: The perspective of women on the War of 1812. Section 4.4: Music and songs of the time period -- Chapter 5: Discussion. 5.1: Research setbacks. 5.2 Recommended future research. 5.3 Research connections -- Chapter 6: Research conclusions. 6.1 Summary of key findings. 6.2 Concluding comments -- References -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C -- Appendix D -- Appendix E., Submitted By: Nathaniel Hayes and Aleysha Rajabali. --, Includes bibliographic references., GEOG 4700Y: Research in Human Geography.
"Immigrant friendly" work environments
This research project was solicited by the New Canadian Centre of Peterborough (NCCP) in order to determine if and to what extent employers and workplaces are immigrant friendly in the City of Peterborough. This particular research will aid in providing current information and recommendations which will direct and inform the current employment counsellor [sic] at the NCCP as to what new innovations and connections must be built., Acronyms -- Executive summary -- 1.0 Background information. 1.1 The changing face of Canada. 1.2 The Peterborough labor market -- 2.0 Research goals and objectives. 2.1 A bit about the host: The New Canadian Center of Peterborough. 2.2 Peterborough's immigrant population -- 3.0 Methodology. 3.1 Conceptual framework. 3.2 The evaluator's role. 3.3 Ethical considerations. 3.4 Research design. 3.5 Literature review. 3.6 Interviews. 3.7 Attendance of applicable community events. 3.8 Survey -- 4.0 Findings. 4.1 Semi-standardized interviews with clients of the NCCP. 4.2 Semi-standardized interviews with employment agencies. 4.3 Survey findings. 4.4 Employers' suggestions for new Canadians seeking work. 4.5 Barriers to employment. 4.6 Programs currently in operation. 4.7 Programs in the near future -- 5.0 Discussion. 5.1 Immigrant friendliness as a criterion. 5.2 Immigrant friendliness of the Peterborough labour market. 5.3 Assumptions and presumptions inhibiting immigrant friendliness. 5.4 Communication and connection. 5.5 Government requirements and incentives. 5.6 Community research focus -- 6.0 Recommendations. 6.1 Better coordination between stakeholders in the local labour market. 6.2 Employer marketing of the necessity for immigrant friendliness. 6.3 More emphasis in personal networks for employment assistance. 6.2 [sic] Building a sense of community. 6.3 [sic] Further research -- 7.0 Conclusions -- References -- Appendices., by Xochilt Hernandez and Emma Taillefer., Completion Date: April 2010., Completed for: New Canadian Centre; Supervising Professor: Chris Beyers, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography., IDST 422, Assessment of Development Projects.
Raising awareness and building partnerships in the Peterborough community
Executive summary -- Introduction -- Methodology -- Limitations -- Findings and analysis -- Recommendations -- Conclusion -- Areas for possible further research -- References -- Appendices., by Will Hill and Jacqui Brelsford., IDST 422
Biophysical Inventory
The Whitfield Wetland Biophysical Asessment was completed for the Otonabee Conservation Foundation by the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority in 2007. This project was initiated as a result of the identified need for a scientific evaluation of the property and adjacent lands to assist in the creation of a management plan for the property., Executive summary -- Table of contents -- Acknowledgements -- 1.0 Introduction. 1.1 Wetland characteristics. 1.2 Study purpose. 1.3 Study area, location and description. 1.4 Study program -- 2.0 Physical description -- 3.0 Water quality assessment. 3.1 Water chemistry. 3.2 Benthic macroinvertebrates. 3.3 Water quality discussion -- 4.0 Vegetation assessment. 4.1 Methodlogy. 4.2 Ecological land classification (ELC). Vegetation inventory -- 5.0 Wildlife inventory and habitat assessment. 5.1 Birds. 5.2 Mammals. 5.3 Reptiles. 5.4 Amphibians. 5.5 Fisheries -- 6.0 Conclusions -- 7.0 Recommendations. 7.1 Flora. 7.2 Fauna. 7.3 Water quality. 7.4 Public access and potential for development. 7.5 Educational opportunities. 7.6 Restoration/stewardship opportunities -- 8.0 Future study/monitoring programs -- References -- Glossary., By Sarah Hogg. --, Includes bibliographic references., BIOL 491H - Reading Course.

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