Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection

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OPIRG ethical food sourcing
The major goal of this project was to begin documenting and researching about ethical food sourcing movements happening at universities nationally. Project research included: fair trade, ethical sourcing, procurement policies., 1.0 Introduction to the project -- 2.0 Research methodology -- 3.0 Glossary of terms -- 4.0 What is 'ethical sourcing?' -- 5.0 What is fair trade? -- 6.0 University procurement -- 7.0 The relationship between academia and activism -- 8.0 Case studies -- 9.0 Future directions/way forward -- 10.0 Report bibliography -- Appendix A: Original literature review (including its own bibliography)., by Steve Disher and Hayley Goodchild. --, Includes: final research report; case studies., Completed for: Karen Sutherland at OPIRG; Supervising Professor: Paula Anderson, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: December 2007., Case Studies: University of British Columbia; Simon Fraser University; University of Alberta; University of Manitoba; University of Guelph; McMaster University; York University; Trent University; Queen's University., Includes bibliographic references (p. 25-26)., ERST 334H, The Canadian Food System, a community development approach.
Local food sourcing feasibility study
The project involved the Festival of Trees and how to "green" it with sustainable practices for the following year. Since the Festival beneficiaries are healthcare organizations, it was even more imperative that they promote and exercise healthy and sustainable practices. The "greening" process began in 2006 with a focus on waste reduction. The Preview Gala was examined and it was attempted to locally source the food and beverages served at this event., by Shannon Morrison, Sasha Tyers, and Jacqueline Cameron. --, Includes: Final research report., Completed for: Mary Conchelos & Ruth Kuchinad from Festival of Trees Green Tream; Supervising Professor: Paula Anderson, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: December 2007., CAST 334H, The Canadian Food System: A Community Development Approach.
Small city community gardens
by Matt Hopkins. --, Includes: literature review ; final research report ; bibliography., Completed for: Jennifer Rowe at the Trent Centre for Community-Based Education ; Supervising Professor: Alan Brunger and Alison Bain, Trent University ; TCCBE., The purpose of this report is to develop both information for focus groups to discuss the benefits of community gardens and a survey to gather additional information., Date of project submission: April 2003., Includes references., GEOG 470, Research in Human Geography, Community-Based Research Project.
Land search and purchase by conservation organization
This project summarizes the behind the scenes effort that goes into pursuing land for possible purchase by a conservation organization., Reflection of project -- Chain of title (North Kawartha) -- Recent of documentation (North Kawartha) -- Chain of title (South Monaghan) -- Chain of title (Dummer) -- Recent Documentation (North Monaghan) -- Tax incentive programs for properties of interest -- Research placement agreement -- Peterborough County official plan -- Chain of titles (Manvers) -- Tax information (North Kawartha) -- Assessment information -- Time outline., by Pam Ruttan. --, Includes: Final Reserach Report., Completed for: Carol Andrews at Kawartha Heritage Conservancy ; supervising Professor: Ian Attridge, Trent University ; TCCBE., Date of project submission: April 2007., Environmental & Resource Studies ERST 425H - Advanced environmental law.
Guide for squatters
Introduction -- Section A: The politics of squatting -- Section B: Legal considerations -- Section C: Practical considerations -- Section D: Three squat stories -- Section E: Summary and conclusions -- Section F: Resources -- Appendix A: Relevant sections from the Canadian Criminal Code -- Appendix B: Ontario Trespass to Property Act -- Appendix C: Sections from the Ontario Family and Children Services Act., prepared by Sarah Lamble for the Peterborough Coalition Against Poverty., Date of project submission: April 2002, WMST 400: Advanced Studies in Feminism.
guide to anti-racist resources in Peterborough
An annotated bibliography of anti-racism resources located within Peterborough., Peterborough Public Library -- Stratton House Public Library -- Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board -- Community Race Relations Committee -- Kawartha World Issues Center -- Internet resources -- How to conduct anti-racism research online., by Brendan Bell., CAST 477.
OPIRG's volunteer services
The report explores the relationship between the Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) in Peterborough and its volunteers. The report presents and reflects on the main findings and recommendations of a research undertaken in 2004, which was called by last year's OPIRG's Board of Directors., Acknowledgments -- Executive summary -- Chapter 1: Introduction and methodlogy. Introduction. Organizational profile. Methodology -- Chapter 2: Results. Introduction to results. Past: Learning from the past. Present: Current challenges and experiences. Future: Fostering debate and proposing directions -- Epilogue -- References -- Appendixes., by Andres Garcia and Masaya Llavaneras-Blanco. --, Includes: Final research report; Bibliography., Completed for: Jessie White at the Ontario Public Interest Research Group; 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.
Fostering social entrepreneurship through a unique engagement model
Executive summary -- Introduction -- Past research -- Background information -- Research question -- Methodology -- Limitations to the data -- Research findings -- Recommendations -- Conclusion -- Works cited -- Appendices., Mandy Ashton and Jenny Ross. --, Date of project submission: May 2006., Includes bibliographic references (p. 36)., IDS 422.
Peterborough New Dance - Public Energy
Since World War Two, arts has been deemed a cost efficient means of fostering morale. Despite governmental economic cutbacks, the organization Peterborough New Dance/ Public Energy (also known as PND/PE) has managed to survive to the present day., Executive summary -- Introduction. History of Arts. Peterborough New Dance/Public Energy. The evaluation project. Specifics of methodology -- Presentation and analysis of data. Attendance. Audience members. Gender. Age. City of residence. Involvement level. Performance attendance. Dance performance attendance -- Advertising. Mediums used. Medium of preference. Venue. Ticket price -- Conclusions. Has PND/PE developed an audience for contemporary dance -- Recommendations. Creating stronger ties with Trent University. Ticket pricing. Partnerships with other organizations. Further evaluation projects -- Bibliography., By: Sara Korosi and Rebecca Shoesmith. --, Includes final research report., Date of project submission: March 2004., Includes bibliographic references (p. 26-27)., International Development Studies 422.
Community awareness survey
The report "Assessing Community Awareness" purpose is to assess the awareness of, and attitudes towards the United Way (UW) and its role in Peterborough City and County., by Pei Chin Teoh and Irene Andayo. --, Completed for: United Way of Peterborough & District ; Professor Chris Beyers, Trent University ; TCCBE., Date of project completion: April 24, 2006., International Development 422 - Assessment of development projects.
Strategies for growing green health care
1.0 Background -- 2.0 Methodology -- 3.0 Summary of data -- 4.0 Data analysis -- 5.0 Recommendations -- 6.0 A self-assessment -- 7.0 Thanks -- 8.0 Appendices., by Dalal Abdul-Razzaq & Nathan Ashton., Date of project submission: March 2004., Completed for: Peterborough Regional Health Centre; Supervising Professor: Prof. Chris Beyers, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education, IDST 422.
introduction and background research analysis
Car sharing is a new and exciting way to travel that cuts costs and reduces gas emissions that pollute our environment. Car sharing is a popular mode of transportation in Europe, which is where the idea originated., 1) Executive summary -- 2) Section 1: What are the macro trends in personal vehicle ownership that effect the long-term viability of car co-cops? -- 3) Section 2: What is happening with vehicle co-ops in other jurisdictions? -- 4) Section 3: What has been the experience of Canadian vehicle co-ops to date in terms of market acceptance and financial performance? -- 5) Section 4: What might we identify as best practice in terms of the management and organization of vehicle co-ops? -- 6) Conclusion -- 7) References -- 8) Appendix section., Presented By: Kim Vu., Date of project completion: January 31, 2000., Presented to: Professor Ahlstrand and Community Opportunity & Innovation Network., Includes bibliographic references (p. 37)., ADMIN 482.

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