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A partnership between Trent University and the Trent Community Research Centre (a separate non-profit corporation to Trent University) coordinates a service-learning program where approximately 40 student research projects are conducted with community partners every year. The students earn an academic credit, while community partners receive real-world solutions to issues they’re facing.
The centre aims to be a catalyst of community change through research, providing students with hands-on learning and delivering valuable research to partners.
One example of this partnership has eight Trent University students working on five community-based projects that are generating solutions to the housing crisis in Peterborough. Other research projects include community food production, and accessibility and inclusion at local businesses.
For more information, visit the Trent Community Research Centre.