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How freedom foods presents a new form of farming
This paper was conducted to research how farming regulations differ between several countries and selected areas, and show how these regulations could be improved. This paper looks at Ontario's current farming regulations as well as Freedom Foods standards, and compares them to Britain and New Zealand., Abstract -- Acknowledgements -- 1.0 Introduction -- 2.0 Background information of farming operations -- 3.0 Methodology -- 4.0 Results -- 5.0 Discussion -- 6.0 Relevance to Freedom Foods -- 7.0 Conclusion -- 8.0 Recommendations for further research -- 9.0 Bibliography -- Appendix A: Glossary of terms -- Appendix B: Relevant sections from the Rules for Livestock Movements -- Appendix C: Relevant sections from the Meat Inspection Act (Ontario)., by Kyle Rody. --, Includes: final research report ; bibliography., Completed for: Roger Harley at Freedom Foods ; Supervising Professors: Susan Wurtele and Steven Tufts, Trent University ; TCCBE., Date of project submission : April 2005., Includes bibliographic references (p. 42-43)., GEOG 470 - Research in Human Geography.
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.
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.
Key indicators of failure
by Lily J. Mills., Includes: evaluation template ; results reporting : academic deliverables., Completed for: John K. Muir at Trent Radio ; supervising Professor: Ray Dart, Trent University ; TCCBE., Date of project submission: April 2007., ADMN 483H: Community-Based Research Project.
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.
County outreach strategy
The purpose of this project was to design an outreach strategy for the Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan in partnership with the Trent Centre for Community Based Education (TCCBE)., Acknowledgements -- Executive summary -- Introduction -- Background -- Methodology -- Findings and reflections -- Conclusions -- Recommendations -- References., by Alex Valoroso and Paul McCarney. --, Completed for: Barb Woolner at the Trent Centre for Community-based Education; Superviosr: Chris Beyers, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based Education., Date of project submission: April 2008., Includes bibliographic references (p. 52)., IDST 422, International Development Studies, Assessment of development projects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
car versus sustainable transportation
This study with students at Peterborough Collegiate Vocational School attempts to understand how youth feel towards the car and sustainable transportation, how this is shaped by age, and how environmental knowledge shapes student behaviours., Introduction -- Literature review. Environmental attitudes. Psycho-spatial dimension of environmental perceptions. Environmental knowledge. Geography of children and youth. Automobile use -- Methodology. Student survey questionnaire. Focus groups. Participant observation -- Results. Survey questionnaire. Focus groups. E.C.O.S. and Gr. 12 presentations -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- References., by Lyndsey Corrigan. --, Includes: Literature Review, Final research report, Bibliography., Completed for: Jackie Donaldson at Peterborough Green-Up ; Supervising Professor: Alan Brunger, Trent University, Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2003., Includes bibliographic references (p. 29)., GEOG 470 ,Geography, Community-based research project.
Invasion of the round goby (negobius melanostomus) in Great Lake tributaries
Invasive species are a continuing issue for Ontario, in both terrestrial and aquatic environments. The round goby is an example of this. This study focuses on the distribution of round gobies within Great Lake tributaries and the impact of barriers., Abstract -- Introduction -- Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- References -- Appendix A -- Appendix B., by Bethany Waite. --, Includes: final research report; bibliography; appendices., Completed for: Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters; Supervising Professor: Michael Fox, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2008., Includes bibliographic references., ERSC 384H, Environmental Resource Science, Community-based research project.

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