U-LINKS CENTRE FOR COMMUNITY BASED RESEARCH (CBR) Research that connects us
WHO WE ARE Established in 1999, the U-Links Centre for Community-Based Research works with community partners, faculty and students to deliver high quality, relevant research services to Haliburton County. Through the innovative Community Based Education (CBE) program, U-Links works with community partners, and faculty and students from Trent University to bring the resources of the university to the community, and the resources of the community to the university. The results of our research are used to foster community development in many aspects of life in Haliburton County including social services, culture and recreation, health, agriculture and the environment.
U-Links community-based research services include:
Community Based Education Program (CBE): This program provides real-world, practical research experience for students from Trent University and builds capacity in communities. U-Links works with community partners to identify research needs and recruits and matches students to undertake this work for course credit, under the supervision of faculty experts in the field.
Partnership Research Initiatives: U-Links supports local municipalities, community organizations and the private sector with the development and delivery of research projects. As part of this process U-Links can undertake project development, research management, grant writing, meeting facilitation, report writing, evaluations and other research services. U-Links helps partners define the scope of their research projects, provide expertise in research and survey methodology, carry out research, and report back with relevant, reliable findings.
The Haliburton County Collection:The results of all Trent University 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 relevant to are welcome. Click to access The Haliburton County Collection.
U-Links is a project of the Haliburton County Community Co-operative, and is supported by Trent University, the Township of Minden Hills and other community partners.