U-Links Centre for Community Based Research
The U-Links Centre for Community Based Research delivers high quality, relevant research services to Haliburton County. The results of our research are used to foster community development in many apsects of life in Haliburton County including social services, health, agriculture and the environment. Through the innovative Community Based Education (CBE) program, we bring the resources of Trent University to the community; and the resources of the community to the university.
U-Links community-focussed research service include:
- Community Based Education Program (CBE): The CBE program is an academic program offered to students of Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. The program builds capacity in local communities by matching research needs with students who undertake the research & service learning projects for course credit.
- Project Managment & Research Support: U-Links supports local community not-for-profit groups with project management, grant writing, meeting facilitation, report writing and research services. We help community groups to define the scope of their research projects, provide expertise in research and survey methodology, carry out research and report back to the group with relevent, reliable findings.
- The Haliburton County Collection: The results of all Trent student research and research projects conducted by U-Links researchers are available on-line or in the collection housed in our office in Minden. Members of the public are welcome to search the Haliburton County collection for information. Contributions of books or other materials are also welcome. Click to access the The Haliburton County Collection.
U-Links is a project of the Haliburton County Community Co-operative, and is supported by Trent University and the Township of Minden Hills. U-Links works in co-operation with our program delivery partner in Peterborough County, the Trent Centre for Community-Based Education (TCCBE).
U-Links Centre for Community Based Research is partialy funded by the Ontarion Trilluim Foundation.