Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection

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Jamaica debt and development
The goal of the project was to research and analyze issues related to development in Jamaica, focusing on the history of the Jamaican international debt, past development strategies in Jamaica, the consequences of the debt for current social development programs, and development alternatives currently in place in Jamaica. The goal of the workshop is to provide a historical context of colonialism in Jamaica; open a discussion on the impacts of the colonial legacy specific to poverty and education., Part 1: Debt, party politics and foreign policy: exploring Jamaica's development experience between 1970 and 1989., Part 2: Exploring the colonial legacy in Jamaica: past, present, and possibilities for change., by Masaya Llaveranas Blanco. --, Includes: research report, bibliography, readers, and bibliography., Completed for: Marisa Kaczmarczyk at Jamaica Self-Help ; Supervising Professor: David Morrison, Trent University, and TCCBE., Date of project submission: June 2005, IDST 490, International Development Studies, Reading courses in International Development.
Peterborough Coalition Against Poverty fundraising manual
Section A: Introduction -- Section B: Some basic rules about fundraising for PCAP -- Section C: Grants -- Section D: Merchandise -- Section E: Publicity -- Section F: Media relseases -- Section G: Event -- Section G2: Example -- Section H: Trent Student Levy -- Section I: Asking individuals for money -- Section J: Conclusion., prepared by Daniel Bastien for the Peterborough Coalition Against Poverty, Professor Jim Conley, and the Trent Centre for Community Based Education. --, Date of project completion: May 2, 2006., Politics 487: Community based research project.
industrialization of farming
The industrialization of farming refers to the transformation whereby farms have become larger-scale, declined in number, and integrated more directly into production and marketing relationships with processors through vertical integrations. This project examines the implications of industrialized farming, including employment, crop quality, environmental impacts, and commodification of water., By: Alice Bickle, Jennie Cartwright and Janal Ingram. --, Includes: final research report., Completed for: Rachel Gurofsky at OPIRG; Supervising Professor: Paula Anderson, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: December 2007., Includes bibliographic references (p. 15-16)., CAST 334H, Canadian Studies, Community-based research project.
Are Peterborough's public spaces accessible?
The goal of this project is to examine levels of accessibility within public space in the City of Peterborough. The authors are comparing Sadleir House to other public spaces (Market Hall, Lions Club, Peterborough Public Library, George Street United Church) to highlight the need for Sadleir House to be renovated to improve its level of accessibility., Acknowledgments -- Abstract -- 1.0 Introduction -- 2.0 Background of Sadleir House -- 3.0 Literature review. 3.1 Literature review introduction. 3.2 Definitions. 3.3 Research framework. 3.4 Previous studies -- 4.0 Methods -- 5.0 Observations and results. 5.1 Inventory checklist observations and results. 5.2 Survey observation and results. 5.3 Observation and results discussion -- 6.0 Discussion -- 7.0 Conclusion -- References -- Appendix., by Amanda Reid and Trisha Pearce. --, Includes: final research report; literature review; appendix., Completed for: Karen Sutherland at OPIRG; Supervising Professor: Susan Wurtele, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2007., Includes bibliographic references (p. 53-54)., GEOG 470, Geography, Community-based research project.
Kawartha World Issues Centre speakers bureau project
The KWIC Speakers Bureau is a database of local speakers who have volunteered to share their personal knowledge and experiences with the community - as public speakers, discussion leaders, lecturers, and in many other capacities. This year KWIC's focus is on environmental issues, and the expertise that members of the Peterborough community possess in this area is reflected in the wide variety of issues and subject matters that can be found in the Speakers Bureau. This project includes a User's Manual of how to use the database, an article for KWIC's fall newsletter describing the project and it's benefits to the community, as well as a personal reflection, which focuses on the development and implementation of the project., Abstract -- Article -- Reflection -- User's manual., by Candice MacAulay. --, Includes: final research report; reflection paper; user manual., Completed for: Shelia Nabigon-Howlett at KWIC; Supervising Professor: Susan Wurtele, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., WMST 482, Women's Studies, Community-based research project.
health of Lake Kasshabog today and tomorrow
The Lake Kasshabog Residents Association (LKRA) would like to develop a tool, using a Geographic Information System (GIS), which would be accessible to certain members of the association. With this tool they would be able to describe the extent of damage that shoreline modifications, invasive plant species, fishing practices, etc. are causing to the lake. Using Microsoft Access, a database of field data has been created which has been attached to a digital map of the area. The tools provided with this application allow the user to manipulate the data into a visual representation and to see exactly what is happening to the ecology of Lake Kasshabog. It will be a useful aid for any study done on the lake, and for determining if the lake is improving over time., Executive summary -- Table of contents -- List of figures -- List of appendices -- 1.0 Introduction. 1.1 The client. 1.2 The problem. 1.3 Background information/study area. 1.4 Objectives -- 2.0 Methodology. 2.1 Importing and modifying the data. 2.2 Creating the themes. 2.3 Creating and linking the database. 2.4 Displaying the data in a 3D scene. 2.5 Graphic user interface (GUI) development -- 3.0 Project results -- 4.0 Discussion and conclusions. 4.1 Risk assessment. 4.2 Limitations of the project. 4.3 Potential improvements of the project., by Shawn Seawright. --, Includes: final research report., Completed for: Terry Rees at the Lake Kasshabog Residents' Association; Supervising Professor: Graham Cogley, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2003., GEOG 440, Research in Physical Geography, Community-based research project.
Eurasian watermilfoil
The OFAH has classified the Eurasian watermilfoil, Myriophyllum spicatum, as an aquatic emergent species that requires close attention. The author conducted a comprehensive literature search to gather and synthesize a comprehensive report on Eurasian watermilfoil, discussing the characteristics, control methods, and methods for predicting dispersal patterns., Includes bibliographic references., by Tasnova Khan. --, Includes: final research report; bibliography., Completed for: Cameron Proctor at Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters; Supervising Professor: David Beresford, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2007., ERSC 316H, Community-Based Natural Resource Management.
Kawartha Choice final research report
Kawartha Choice is currently in need of funding. This paper examines funding opportunities available to Kawartha Choice. The authors contacted nine community groups from Ontario who are promoting local food security in their region to determine structure of their organizations, their mandates, their programs and how they fund their programs: Kawartha Farm Fresh, Caledon Countryside, Local Flavours, Durham Farm Fresh, Taste the County, Toronto Food Share, Waterloo FoodLink, York Region Farm Fresh Association. Section three of this report is an analysis of the various ways that KC can fund their organization., Executive summary -- Introduction -- Section one: Research methods -- Section two: Local food organizations. Kawartha Farm Fresh. Caledon Countryside. Local Flavours. Durham Farm Fresh. Taste the Country. Toronto Food Share. Waterloo FoodLink. York Region Farm Fresh Association. EcoPerth -- Section three: Funding summary. 3.1 Structural options. 3.2 Business and community partnerships. 3.3 In-kind donations and fundraising. 3.4 Funding organizations -- Section four: Analysis of results -- Appendix 1: Questionnaire -- Appendix 2: Map -- References., by Aimee Blyth, Laura Hale and Jennifer Nantais. --, Includes: final research report; appendix; bibliography., Completed for: Stuart Harrison at Kawartha Choice; Supervising Professor: Peter Andree, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission December 2005., Kawartha Choice was founded in 2004 and is a "grassroots, volunteer initiative that supports local farmers by promoting the wide variety of products grown in the Kawartha region," (Good Food Guide, cover)., Includes bibliographic references (p. 26)., ERST 334H, Canadian Studies, Community-Based Research Project.
Diversity among volunteers of the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
At the request of the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre (KSAC), this report was completed to evaluate diversity among the Centre's pool of volunteers. After deciding on a set of categories (race, culture, language, age, sexual orientation, physical disability, religion and class) as a definition of 'diversity' the authors of this report carried out research at KSAC and the larger Peterborough community through both interviews and surveys., I. Introduction -- II. Methodology -- III. Results -- IV. Analysis and discussion -- V. Recommendations -- VI. Final remark on the process of research -- VII. Appendixes -- VIII. List of references., by Melissa Breton and Sofia Castillo. --, Includes: Final research report; Bibliography., Completed for: Theresa Forson at the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre; Supervising Professor: Chris Beyers, Trent University; Trent Centre for community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2005., IDST 422, International Development Studies, Community-based research project.
Web-based education
It is the intention of this report to illustrate the current usage of the Internet throughout the many levels of education. The information provided is intended to also offer some insights into future possibilities for which the C.O.I.N. (Community Opportunity and Innovation Network) Research and Development committee can build on., Executive summary -- Introduction to education & the Internet -- Kindergarten to Grade 8 -- Grade 9 to OAC -- Post Secondary education -- Conclusion -- Current Ontario initiatives -- Internet resources used., sumbitted by Jim Brisimitzis. --, Submitted for: Coin Research & Development Group., Date: April 26, 1999., Includes bibliography., Community-based research project.
Qualitative content analysis of GirlSpoken submissions
This report is part of the ongoing process of creating an anthology called GirlSpoken written by girls and young women for girls and young women. The authors took part in the process of soliciting submissions, leading creative workshops, and performing a qualitative content analysis of the submissions received. Working from a feminist, anti-oppressive framework, they analyzed the themes present in all the submissions., by Elizabeth Brockest and Tiina Kivinen. --, Includes: final analytical report., Completed for: Heather Holland at GirlSpoken; Supervising Professor: Colleen O'Manique, Trent University; Trent Centre for community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2005., WMST 382, Women's Studies, Community-based research project.
Strategic audit report
The purpose of this paper was to perform a SWOT analysis of the Peterborough Tai Chi Association, analyzing their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. The authors recommended short-term and long-term strategies for dealing with current problems including increasing rental costs and decreasing membership., Executive summary -- Background of Peterborough Tai Chi Association -- Current strategies -- Assessment of current strategies -- Results from the SWOT analysis -- Strategy information -- Defining three strategies -- Analysis of three strategies -- Our recommendations -- Implementation of the recommended strategy -- Conclusion -- Appendix., by Geasuddin Ahmed ... [et al.]. --, Includes: final research report., Completed for: Peterborough Tai Chi Association; Supervising Professor: Bruce Ahlstrand, Trent University; Trent Centre for community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2005., This document was submitted by G6 Consulting Group Members: Geasuddin Ahmed, Ayanna Whitehall, Celena Li, Ling Yu, Li Yu, Chen-Wei Wang., ADMN 400, Business Administration; Community-based research project.

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