Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection

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The History and Experience of Community-Based Research in Forensic Science
By Jennifer Wale, Date of Project Submission: April 2015., Completed for: Trent Community Research Centre; Supervising Professor: Sharon Beaucage-Johnson; Trent Community Research Centre, FRSC4890 - Community-Based Research Project, The purpose of this project was to highlight the unique collaboration of Forensic Science and Community-Based Research at Trent University facilitated by the Trent Community Research Centre (TCRC). A review of literature was conducted, and interviews of hosts, TCRC staff, faculty members and students were conducted as a means of gaining personal perspectives on the history and experience of the program. The course began in the academic year of 2009-2010 and that the idea of a collaboration between these two fields came from a friendly conversation between a TCRC staff member and the Trent faculty supervisor. In addition, most of the projects conducted address research themes of a social nature due to the criminal foundation of Forensic Science. In general host organizations were positively impacted by the projects conducted, using results to implement new best practice ideas and make positive change in the local community. Finally the Forensics student gained a unique learning experience that had a positive affected on their choices after completing their undergraduate degrees. The findings of this study could be used to create a best practices guide for Community-Based Research in Forensics Science, or to create the foundation for expansion of this program.
Sustainable Stormwater Management: Protecting Peterborough's Harper creek Through Effective Policy and Priority Placement of Rain Gardens
By Emily Amon, Date of Project Submission: April 2015., Completed for: Peterborough GreenUp; Supervising Professor: Tom Whillans, Stephen Hill; Trent Community Research Centre, ERSC4830 - Community-Based Research Project
The History and Experience of Community-Based Research in Forensic Science [poster]
By Jennifer Wale, Date of Project Submission: April 2015., Completed for: Trent Community Research Centre; Supervising Professor: Sharon Beaucage-Johnson; Trent Community Research Centre, FRSC4890 - Community-Based Research Project
Learning in the Kitchen
By Adrienne Creighton and Carolyn Munro, Date of Project Submission: April 2015., Completed for: Seasoned Spoon Café; Supervising Professor: Susan Wurtele; Trent Community Research Centre, GEOG 4030Y - Community-Based Research In Geography
How Does the Peterborough Community Understand its Immigrant Population?
By Sabina Borger, Date of Project Submission: April 2016., Completed for: New Canadians Centre; Supervising Professor: Chris Beyers; Trent Community Research Centre Project Coordinator: Matthew Hayes, IDST 3700Y - Community Based Research
The Experience of Peterborough Residents With the Peterborough Renovates Program and the Homeownership Assistance Loan Program
The following research paper investigates the effects of two of Peterborough City and County’s affordable housing programs: the Peterborough Renovates Program and the Homebuyer Assistance Loan Program. The goal of the research was to determine whether the programs were meeting their objectives, which were, primarily, positively impacting the quality of life of participants. Additional data about how participants heard about the program and whether they understood the terms of their loan were also collected. To determine whether the programs were meeting their goals both a quantitative and qualitative analyses were performed using data from a survey mailed to participants in both programs. The researchers found the programs do have a positive impact on self- reported quality of life of participants. However, future research into these phenomena is still needed in order to provide specific policy recommendations., By Laura Crump, Date of Project Submission: April 2016., Completed for: City of Peterborough, Housing; Supervising Professor: Roger Picton; Trent Community Research Centre Project Coordinator: Matthew Hayes, GEOG 3901H - Communinty Based Research
Developing Options for Rooftop, Accessible and Community Gardens at a Local Community Centre [poster]
By Leanne Trewin and Kaitlyn Reynolds, Date of Project Submission: April 2016., Completed for: The Mount Community Centre; Supervising Professor: Peter Lafleur; Trent Community Research Centre Project Coordinator: John Marris, GEOG 4030Y - Community-based Research in Geography
Developing Options for Rooftop, Accessible and Community Gardens at a Local Community Centre
By Leanne Trewin and Kaitlyn Reynolds, Date of Project Submission: April 2016., Completed for: The Mount Community Centre; Supervising Professor: Peter Lafleur; Trent Community Research Centre Project Coordinator: John Marris, GEOG 4030Y - Community-based Research in Geography
Adaptive Planning for Emerald Ash Borer Invasion [poster]
By Kaitlyn Fike, Alex Fisher, and Adam Fyfe, Date of Project Submission: April 2016., Completed for: Nature Areas Stewardship Advisory Committee; Supervising Professor: Tom Whillans; Trent Community Research Centre Project Coordinator: John Marris, ERSC 4830Y - Community-Based Research Project
What Services Are Available for Youth in Peterborough and What Should Be? [poster]
By Ngina Kibathi, Date of Project Submission: April 2016., Completed for: Regional Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee; Supervising Professor: Sharon Beaucage-Johnson; Trent Community Research Centre Project Coordinator: John Marris, FRSC 4080Y - Community-Based Research Project
A Review of Evaluation Methods & Tools to Measure the Impact of Crime Prevention Through Social Development [poster]
By Kyle Moes, Date of Project Submission: April 2016., Completed for: Peterborough Police Service; Supervising Professor: Sharon Beaucage-Johnson; Trent Community Research Centre Project Coordinator: John Marris, FRSC 4080Y - Community-Based Research Project
An outline of Invasive plant disposal pathways across Ontario's municipalities
By Madeline Seward, Earl Byers, Matthew Robbins, Daniel Krivenko, Date of Project Submission: April 2016., Completed for: Nogies Creek Waterway Park; Supervising Professor: Tom Whillans; Trent Community Research Centre, ERSC 3160H - Community Based Resource Management

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