The 2016-17 academic year was one of significant achievement for the Trent Community Research Centre. After a modest year in 2015-16 with only one full-time staff member focused on projects, September 2016 saw the appointment of the Centre’s first post-doctoral fellow. Dr. David Tough joined the Centre on a 4 day-a-week contract to take on project coordination and development, and also perform research into community-based research methods.

The result was something of a record year of projects with 44 community-based research projects and one community service learning project completed by 139 students. These projects ranged across the academic disciplines from history to psychology, from environmental studies to cultural studies and included in-class group projects, half and full year CBR projects and double-credit thesis projects. A number of graduate projects also continued throughout the year. For the first time, the spring Celebration of Research was a Trent only endeavour and was held in the Great Hall in Champlain College. Some 42 projects were presented to the Peterborough community, students and faculty (see page seven for a detailed report on the Celebration).

Browse through the Trent Centre’s Annual Report by clicking on the image below to find out all about their activities this year!

TCRC Annual Report title page.

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