There are a number of ways that students can complete a Trent Benthic Biomonitoring research project. You either need to be enrolled in a Trent University or Fleming course that offers CBR (current applicable courses at Trent include but are not limited to: ERST 3080Y, , ERSC 1010Y, BIOL 3890, and GEOG 4830Y).
You can apply to do an independent project under the supervision of a faculty member. Most of our independent projects commence at the beginning of each semester, but opportunities may be available at any time throughout the year. Click here for an "Independent Student Application form for a CBR project"
You can complete a CBR project as your master’s thesis. A number of community-based projects are broad in scope, require a high level of academic skill and more time for completion. Review the project descriptions for proposals that suggest group work or graduate level work. If a project interests you, contact us directly to discuss. CBR is a unique opportunity to apply your research skills while also gaining valuable professional experience!
If you have any questions or want to discuss a project, contact us through email or via the contact window at the bottom of this page.
Available Benthic Biomonitoring Projects for 2021-2022
Assist the various cottage, property owners, and lake associations of Haliburton County and the Kawarthas assess the health of their lake through the collection, identification, and analysis of benthic macroinvertebrates! Projects are available on a first come first serve basis and are encouraged to be completed in pairs. Students are highly recommended to have their Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network (OBBN) certification, but students without are not excluded from participating in these projects.
U-Links Centre for Community Based Research operates within the Williams Treaty First Nations Michi Saagiig territory as well as the unceded territories of the Algonquin Nation. We respectfully acknowledge that the Williams Treaty First Nations and Algonquin Nation are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity, and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health for generations to come..