Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection

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Supermarket tour
This report includes: the health effects and political issues around "bottled water" ; profiles of various food additives in our food; environmental and health impacts: packaging and distribution of food; other signs of sickness in our food system., By: Juby Lee and Christopher Stygall. --, Completed for: Rachel Gurofsky at OPIRG; Supervisor: Paula Anderson, [Trent University]; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: January 2008., Includes bibliography., ERST/CAST 334H.
Public forum organizing
The Activist School of the CSFTN (Canadian Student Fair Trade Network) provided a great forum for fair trade practitioners, activists, and academics to meet and discuss fair trade ..., By: Patrick Clark. --, Completed for: Karen Sutherland at OPIRG; Supervisor: Gavin Friddell, [ Trent University], Trent-Centre for Community-Based Education., Date of project submission: April 2008., Additional title: Ethical purchasing policies: Activist school. A convergence of students working for change on campus, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, February 1st-3rd, 2008., POLI 493H, Politics, Community-based research project.
White oak (quercus alba) dispersal within "The Land Between" Central, Ontario
The Land Between (TLB) is one of Ontario's most unique landscapes. In this area of Central Ontario, the granite rock of the Canadian Shield meets the limestone rock of the St. Lawrence Lowlands. This area is known as an ecotone which has highly mixed patterns due to an overlap of representative elements from ecosystems at each extent. The project objectives are to locate the white oaks in this area; analyze the pattern distribution and determine dominant species., by: Rory Eckenswiller. --, Completed for: Leora Bermann at the Kawartha Heritage Conservancy; Supervisor: Colin Taylor, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2008., Includes references., GEOG 440, Geography, Research in Physical Geography.
Understanding and creating accessible playgrounds
The purpose of this project is understand and explain the importance of accessibility within a playspace in order to produce a resource guide on how to create a new accessible playground, or update an existing playground., Abstract -- Acknowledgements -- Table of contents -- Table of tables & figures -- 1. Introduction. 1.1 Purpose. 1.2 Overview of approach. 1.3 How this project is geographically situated. 1.4 Key terms. 1.5 Structure of the report -- 2. Literature review. 2.1 An ableist culture. 2.2 Barriers to accessibility. 2.3 Financial considerations. 2.4 Effects of inaccessibility. 2.5 Elements of integration. 2.6 Equipment and standards. 2.7 Discussion -- Methodology. 3.1 Study area. 3.2 Environmental scan. 3.3 Interviews. 3.4 Playground audits -- 4. Results. 4.1 Environmental scan. 4.2 Interviews. 4.3 Playground audits -- 5. Discussion. 5.1 Importance of play. 5.2 Barrier-free society. 5.3 Sources of founding. 5.4 Understanding barriers to accessibility. 5.5 Limitations to the study. 5.6 Contributions to research. 5.7 Concluding comments -- 6. References -- Appendices., by: Lindsay Morey & Lindsay Taylor. --, Completed for: Deb Heslinga at the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland School Board; Supervisor: Mark Skinner, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2008., Includes bibliographic references (p. 50-52)., GEOG 470, Geography, Community-Based Research in Human Geography.
Greening the Festival of Trees
Audits were conducted, and results checked to calculate the amount of material that could have been recycled, reused or composted with a goal of working towards zero-waste generation, or a reduction of waste sent to the landfill., Introduction -- Schedule and festival events/materials and methods -- Waste audit results -- Overcoming last year's waste audit challenges/issues -- New challenges/issues regarding waste audit -- Recommendations -- Conclusion -- References., by Eva Ori. --, Completed for: Mary Conchelos & Ruth Kuchinand at the Festival of Trees; Supervisor: John Jackson, [Trent University]; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Date of project submission: January 2008., Includes bibliographic references (p. 17)., ERST 308, Environmental & Resource Studies, Waste Management.
Art gallery education guide
The purpose of this research project was to interview a Canadian woman artist, and create an education guide for the teachers of grade 5 students coming into the Art Gallery. The appendix is a transcript of the interview with the artist., by Thalia Bock. --, Completed for: Deirdre Chisholm at the Peterborough Arts Umbrella; Supervisor: Caroline Langill, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based Education., Date of project submission: April 2008., Includes bibliographic references., WMST 383H, Women's Studies, Community-based research project.
Assessment of greenroof management, food production, financial support, and educational programs at academic institutions across North America
Executive summary -- Table of contents -- Introduction to Trent's rooftop garden -- Reseach objectives -- Schools with green roofs -- Schools producing food on campus -- Suggestions for Trent -- Future research -- Summary chart -- Disclaimer -- Inclusive project references -- Appendix., by Kailee Corr. --, Includes bibliographic references., CAST 334H : The Canadian Food System: A Community Development Approach.
Bear in a box research kit
A kit which contains work outlining black bear yearly patterns and hibernation, a list of bear terminology, games, campfire bear songs, and a take-home checklist for bear proofing a house., by Cailey Anderson. --, Completed for: Lee-Ann Choquette at the Ministry of Natural Resources ; Supervising Professor: Joe Cebek, Trent University ; TCCBE., Date of Project Submission: April 2006., Includes: kit ; reflection paper ; correspondence., BIOL 389H: Biology Community-Based research.
Development in Jamaica executive summaries
The purpose of this project was to discover some (of) the major development issues which concern Jamaica today. It also examines (the) historical development of current community and economic situations in the country., by Krista Wray. --, Includes: Executive summaries., Completed for: Marisa Kaczmarczyk at Jamaican Self-Help ; Supervising Professor: David Morrison, Trent University ; TCCBE., Date of project completion: April 2007., IDST 372: International Development Studies - Community-based research project.
Feasibility of an alumni survey at Trent University
This project in cooperation with the Trent University Career Centre seeks to answer whether or not an alumni survey is feasible at Trent University. The two main parts of this project were a literature review and a test survey., Abstract -- Acknowledgements -- 1.0 Introduction -- 2.0 Literature review. 2.1 Survey design. 2.1.1 Design. 2.1.2 Survey questions. 2.1.3 Analyzing survey data. 2.1.4 Ethical issue in survey design. 2.2 Survey methods. 2.2.1 Self-administered surveys. 2.2.2 Telephone surveys. 2.2.3 Pilot surveys. 2.3 Alumni survey activity at educational institutions. 2.3.1 Motivations for survey creation. 2.3.2 Survey design/delivery. 2.3.3 Response rates. 2.3.3.1 Incentives. 2.3.4 Conclusion -- 3.0 Methods. 3.1 Test survey design. 3.2 Test survey execution. 3.3 Test survey data analysis. 3.4 Full survey design -- 4.0 Observations and results. 4.1 Observations of test survey -- 5.0 Discussion. 5.1 Survey design. 5.2 Conducting test survey. 5.3 Alumni database. 5.4 Reflections on test survey -- 6.0 Recommendations. 6.1 Research questions -- 7.0 Conclusions. 7.1 Future research -- References -- Appendix., Josh Annett ... [et al.]. --, Includes: literature review, final research report., Date of project submission: April 2007., This project in cooperation with the Trent University Career Centre seeks to answer or not an alumni survey is feasible at Trent University. The two main parts of this project are a literature review and a test survey. The literature review involved gathering information on survey methods, design and delivery. The test survey is a questionnaire administered over the telephone that asked geography graduates about employment history and satisfaction with their education from Trent., Includes bibliographic references (p. 78-81)., GEOG 470 ; Research in Human Geography., Completed for: Kristi Kerford at Trent Career Centre ; supervising Professor: Susan Wurtele, Trent University ; TCCBE.
Terminator technology
by Tamara Molloy., Includes: final research report ; bibliography., Completed for: Benjamin Laurie at the Seasoned Spoon ; Supervising Professor: Paula Anderson, Trent University ; TCCBE., Date of project submission: December 2006., Includes bibliographic references., ERST/CAST 334H: Canadian Food System: A Community Development Approach.
Building enthusiasm for nature
by Amy Dickens. --, Includes: final research report ; bibliography ; curriculum., Date of project submission: April 2004., Completed for: Lucile Fragomeni at Quinte Conservation ; supervising Professor: Alan Brunger, Trent University ; TCCBE., The purpose of the project was to review existing literature and museum displays to determine the key elements involved in making an interactive display, and to determine what style of learning best affects environmental awareness in children and how this influences the display., Includes references., GEOG 470 - Research in Human Geography.

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