Students present their research at the TCRC’s annual Celebration of Community Research

Almost fifty students presented their community-based research projects to peers, faculty, host organizations, and other community members at the TCRC’s annual Celebration of Community Research on March 27, 2018. These projects have engaged with crucial research questions being asked by the Peterborough community right now, and they are an inspiring example of what collaborative community research can accomplish.

Congratulations to all of the students who presented projects!

The Celebration was also a chance to give out our year-end awards to students who have done exceptional work in their community-based research projects. We were pleased to present the following awards:

Academic Achievement in a Community Setting Award

Awarded to the project that best demonstrates rigorous community-based research practices to produce results of particularly high academic merit. Sponsored by the Trent University School for the Study of Canada and the Trent University Faculty Association.

FIRST PRIZE – Lillian Hamlin (Turtle Admission Records Analysis and Analyzing Injury Mitigation Measures)

RUNNER UP – Nhu Nguyen (Records Analysis of Outcomes From Peterborough Community Support Court)

Lilian Hamlin

Nhu Nguyen

Community Impact Award

Presented to the project that shows clear engagement with community needs and interests, and illustrates the principles of a community-first approach to research work, creating the potential for significant impact within the community. Sponsored by CUPE Local 3908 and Literacy Central Ontario South.

FIRST PRIZE – Shannon Shillinglaw and Kathleen Walker (Exploring Attitudes of Local Businesses in Relation to Disability, Accessibility, and Inclusion)

FIRST PRIZE – Kasandra Tancorre (Best Practices in the Development of Host Homes and Respite Care for Youth)

Shannon Shillinglaw and Kathleen Walker

Kasandra Tancorre

Innovative Presentation Award

Presented to the student(s) who have demonstrated highly effective communication and presentation skills in the design of their poster. Judges looked for high standards of poster design and information presentation, effective and imaginative use of space, and communication of research process and results. Sponsored by the Trent University Centre for Teaching and Learning and the Workforce Development Board.

FIRST PRIZE – Jennifer Boesche (How Much Can We Grow? An Analysis of Community Food Production in Peterborough, Part One)

RUNNER UP – Abby Sparling (How Much Can We Grow? An Analysis of Community Food Production in Peterborough, Part Two) 

Jennifer Boesche

Abby Sparling



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