Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection

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A cultural history of Lakefield Lift Lock
The purpose of this project is to document the cultural landscape at the Lakefield Lock Station over the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The project will focus on the development of the lumering industry with emphasis on the early construction and infrastrucutre development in Lakefield and surrounding areas along the Trent Severn Waterway., Abstract -- 1.0 Introduction. 1.1 Key research terms. 1.2 Study area. -- 2.0 Literature review. 2.1 Staples theory. 2.2 Historical geography. 2.3 Historical record. 2.4 Local literature -- 3.0 Methods. 3.1 Archival research. 3.2 Interaction with local historians. 3.3 Primary sources. 3.4 Photographs -- 4.0 Results. 4.1 Key settlers. 4.2 Samuel Dickson. 4.3 Samuel Strickland. 4.4 Cavendish. 4.5 Timber trade. 4.6 Mills. 4.7 Strickland mill. 4.8 Perry mill. 4.9 Cavendish mill. 5.0 Herriot mill. 5.1 Dickson mill -- 6.0 Conclusion -- 7.0 Recommendations -- 8.0 Appendix -- 9.0 Bibliography., By Rebecca Williams. --, Completed for: Parks Canada (Trent Severn Waterway Historical Site). Supervising Professor: Heather Nicol, Trent University. Date of Project Submission: April 2012., Includes bibliography., Geography 4700Y - Community-Based Research in Human Geography.
YWCA court support project
The purpose of this project was to help supplement local YWCA research and inform a local domestic abuse intiative interested in creating a collaborative hub. This report is broken into two sections - a literature review and a research paper, and althought the two, at first, seem unrelated, they are very much connected., Acknowledgments -- Executive summary -- Key words -- Literature review -- Enhancing synergy between domestic abuse agencies in a multidisciplinary setting: Challenges and best practices -- Bibliography., by Rachelia Giardino. --, Completed for: YWCA Peterborough, Victoria & Haliburton. Supervising Professor: Casey Ready. Term: Fall-Winter 2011-2012., Includes bibliography., CAST 4770 - Studies in Canadian Social Policy.
Indigenous community garden needs assessment
A. Survey questions -- B. Survey responses -- C. An overview of selected community garden models -- D. Researcher's reflections., By: Bennett Bedoukian. --, INDG 3860.
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.
Inventory of Food Product Terminology
Introduction -- Background -- Methodology -- Literature summary -- List of terms -- References., By Alexandra Hume. --, Includes bibliographic references., ERS 384H: Community-based research project.
Healthy child development presentations
By: Lesa Fox. --, NURS 302H
Older Workers Project: Employer Experiences
This report presents the main results from the qualitative and exploratory study of Employer experiences of the aging workforce in the manufacturing and health care sectors in the Peterborough area during 2010-11. The purpose of the study was to identify the challenges and opportunities confronted by organizations employing older workers, and navigating the challenges of a labour pool with a high average age relative to other parts of Ontario and similar communities across Canada., Introduction and executive summary. Project organization. Method. Summary of key findings and policy directions -- Succession planning: Kim Bates. Overview. Main findings. Policy directions. Research directions -- Inter-generational realtions: Alan Law. Overview. Main findings. Policy directions: Firm level. Policy directions: Civic level. Further research -- Health and safety: Tarun Dewar and Alan Law. Overview. Main findings. Policy directions. Research directions -- Pensions: Alan Law and Kim Bates. Overview. Main findings. Policy directions. Research directions., Submitted by: Trent Applied Social Research Laboratory. --
Older Worker Stories
This report presents the main results from the qualitative and exploratory study of the sustainability of manufacturing and health care workers 55+ in the Peterborough area during 2010. The purpose of the study was to identify and investigate labour market challenges and opportunities confronted by workers at the back end of their careers when work-time is extending, responsibilities are piling up, the public pension is under revision and the job market is under pressure., Introduction and executive summary -- Presentation of results and next steps. Contribution: Bailey. Health: Reker and Coughlan. Work/Life balance: Law. Care giving: Struthers. Retirement and pensions: Struthers. Training and education upgrading: Law -- Attachment 1: Findings with supporting material. Contribution: Bailey. Health: Reker. Work/Life balance: Law. Care giving: Struthers. Pensions and retirement: Struthers. Training and education: Law -- Attachment 2: Facilitation session with Peterborough seniors. Contribution. Health. Pensions and care giving. Work/Life balance and knowledge needs., Submitted by Trent Applied Social Research Laboratory. --
Popular Education Evaluation for ORCA
Lesson plans. i) Tag game: Life cycle of aquatic insects. ii) Benthic education program. iii) Frog education program. iv) Planting education program. v) Snake education program. vi) Tree education program. vii) Turtles education program. viii) Water quality education program. ix) Watershed in action program. x) Who polluted the river? : Pollution education -- Essays and reports. xi) Essay: A review of environmental education and its importance. xii) Final suggestions for ORCA's environmental education., By Peter Faught. --, Includes bibliographic references., BIOL 3901H: Reading Course.
Experimental eradication of invasive plant species
Trent Nature Areas are community based recreational areas and members of the community have expressed a concern with the proliferation of Rhamnus cathartica, commonly known as the Common Buckthorn or alias European Buckthorn. To address this invasion problem, we evaluated three methods of eradication for their effectiveness: glyphosate herbicide [sic] cut and pull and cut and cover., Abstract -- Experimental eradication of invasive plant species -- Methods -- Results -- Disucussion -- Recommendations -- References -- Appendix -- Tables -- Figures., By Gail L. Crowell. --, Includes bibliographic references.
Experimental eradication of an invasive exotic vine in the Trent University Nature Areas
The Nature Areas Committee at Trent University oversees the natural heritage of the campus, and is committed to including students in community-based research projects which involve scientific experimental design projects. The experiment described here on out deals wih restoration management of natural areas on the campus of Trent University and particularly focuses on introduced, non-native plants as a degrading force in these natural areas., Completed By: Kieran Pinder. --, Includes bibliographic references.
Guide for small wineries in Central Ontario
By Marc Eber. --, Includes bibliographic references., Canadian Studies 381: Community-Based Research Project.

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