Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection

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Do Trent University Students Support the Divestment From Fossil Fuels Movement? A Methodology Development
By Alaine Spiwak & Kristina Dergacheva, Date of Project Submission: April 2015., Completed for: Climate Justice Trent; Supervising Professor: Dr. Michal Avram; Trent Community Research Centre, IDST 4220 - Assessment of Development Projects, This paper explores the divestment from fossil fuels movement, which is a recent socioenvironmental movement aimed at pressuring Canadian universities and colleges to dissolve current investments, stocks, or bonds in the fossil fuel industry. This divestment campaign took place at Trent University from 2012-2015, but was unsuccessful in their lobbying for full fossil fuel divestment. As this is a recent movement at Trent, this paper aims to collect data on how to best survey the level of knowledge and support Trent students have for the divestment campaign. The specific research questions investigated are: What is the best method of collecting data to determine if Trent students support divestment from fossil fuels? What is the best method to engage students with the divestment from fossil fuels movement? The methods used to answer these research questions involved implementing and testing four different types of data collection: online surveys, focus groups, semi-structured interviews, and opportunity sampling. After analyzing all of the data collected, a methodology was developed which will be used by Part II of this project to survey the widest student population possible, and to break into previously untapped student demographics.
Do Trent University Students Support the Divestment From Fossil Fuels Movement? A Methodology Development [poster]
By Alaine Spiwak & Kristina Dergacheva, Date of Project Submission: April 2015., Completed for: Climate Justice Trent; Supervising Professor: Dr. Michal Avram; Trent Community Research Centre, IDST 4220 - Assessment of Development Projects
Community Gardening in Peterborough: Growing More than Food
By Abby Sparling, Completed for: Nourish; Supervising Professor: Stephanie Rutherford; Trent Community Research Centre, ERST 4830Y - Community-Based Research Project, Community gardening is integral to the creation of sustainable local food systems, providing fresh, healthy, nutritious food, while fostering resilient community spaces. The purpose of this study is to build on existing knowledge about the social benefits of community gardens and explore their application in the context of Peterborough. This research is conducted on behalf of Nourish, a community organization actively working to address food issues. Through this research, the social values of community gardening in Peterborough will help inform Nourish programming, outreach, and future grant proposals. In Peterborough, the unique social benefits experienced by community gardeners revealed a health-conscious orientation, supported by evidence of social cohesion and enhanced food security.
Community Gardening in Peterborough: Growing More than Food [poster]
By Abby Sparling, Completed for: Nourish; Supervising Professor: Stephanie Rutherford; Trent Community Research Centre, ERST 4830Y - Community-Based Research Project
Food sovereignty and the role of popular education
Introduction -- Literary analysis -- Food sovereignty initiatives -- Education and outreach at the Seasoned Spoon -- Education and outreach survey -- Assessment of education & outreach -- Conclusion -- References., By: Robyn Smith., Completed for: Seasoned Spoon; Supervising Professor: Gavin Fridell, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliographic references., POST 391H : Community-Based Research Project.
History of the Nichols Oval Stage
By Cameron Smith and Carolyn Conrad, Date of Project Submission: April 2015., Completed for: Peterborough Folk Festival; Supervising Professor: Chris Dummitt; Trent Community Research Centre, HIST3010 - Community-Based Research Project
History of the Nichols Oval Stage [poster]
By Cameron Smith and Carolyn Conrad, Date of Project Submission: April 2015., Completed for: Peterborough Folk Festival; Supervising Professor: Chris Dummitt ; Trent Community Research Centre, HIST3010 - Community-Based Research Project
Mail order industry
This project required an in depth analysis of the Mail Order industry. The premise of this paper was to give COIN detailed insight into the scope, contribution, and growth of the mail order industry., Conducted by Aaron Smith & Chris Wilson. --, Includes bibliographic references.
Jamaica Self-Help
I have produced a manual for the Global Education Committee and trip leaders involved with Jamaican Self - Help (JSH). The reason for this project is to improve parts of an existing manual., 1. Abstract -- 2. Acknowledgements -- 3. Jamaican Self-Help manual -- 4. Recommendations -- 5. Placement agreement contract -- 6. Bibliography., by Colleen Slattery ; for Jamaica Self-Help. --, Date of project submission: April 2002, Includes bibliographic references., Geography 440/470: Research in Human Geography.
aica Self-Help
Acknowledgements -- Introduction to Jamaica Self-Help -- Introduction to Global Awareness Trips -- Objectives of evaluation -- Timeline -- Data collection methods -- Constraints -- Survey results -- Analysis and interpretation -- Conclusions -- Recommendations -- Appendices., By: Colleen Slattery, Kayo Gohara. --, Final report for Jamaica Self-Help, Supervising Professor: David Powell, Trent University, Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Date of project completion: April 2002., Includes references., CDS 422.
Barriers Preventing Youth from Using Transportation in Peterborough [poster]
By Jacob Slater, Completed for: Peterborough Youth Commission; Supervising Professor: Cheryl McKenna-Newman & Roger Picton; Trent Community Research Centre
Barriers Preventing Youth from Using Transportation in Peterborough
By Jacob Slater, Completed for: Peterborough Youth Commission; Supervising Professor: Cheryl McKenna-Newman & Roger Picton; Trent Community Research Centre, Barriers Preventing Youth From Using Transportation in Peterborough was a community based research project that was completed in the 2017-2018 academic year at Trent University,Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. The purpose of the project was to expand on information previously obtained by the Peterborough Youth Council (the host organization of the project), being that the youth demographic of Peterborough experience issues when accessing the local pubic transit system. Specifically, this project illustrated the expansion of this information and through research it was identified that the perception of transit accessibility vary significantly across socioeconomic cohorts. Through performing a literature reviews and conducting interviews, several attributes were identified as having influence over transit accessibility including: frequency, overall route and network coverage, as well as user’s proximity to transit stops. However it was noted that through research that different perspectives exists in regards to which attribute is considered the most important or most significant. Ultimately, these different perspectives present the suggestion that citizens from different life-stages and social statuses hold distinctive attitudes regarding transit accessibility. As result, several research tools were created with the intention of being used in further studies conducted by the Peterborough Youth Council that would be used to investigate the specific factors that lead to youth in Peterborough having issues and feelings of anxiety when accessing public transit. Furthermore, several strategies that could improve transit accessibility, by targeting specific attributes that were deemed as having significant influence over transit accessibility were suggested.

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