Any organization, small business or individual can propose a project for consideration. However, please keep in mind that your project must involve tangible benefits to the social, cultural, environmental and/or economic life of Haliburton County. The project also needs to be of educational value to students, making use of their university skills and training.
Host organizations and supervisors have certain responsibilities, as does U-Links and the student carrying out their project. Just complete ourproject proposal form, and we would be happy to help you if you require assistance.
We accept proposals at any time of year but prefer to have them by the end of June so we have time to develop them before the next school semester starts in September. All proposals submitted to us are reviewed and may require a period of development before they are suitable for promotion and matching. Matching projects with students happens primarily in September and January, but can also occur during the summer months.
Once a proposal is submitted and approved by the U-Links staff, it is promoted to Trent or Fleming students as a research project. Feel free to contact U-Links with any questions that you may have - we're here to help!
Along with doing projects through students at Trent University and Fleming College, we at U-Links also collaborate with community partners on local projects, such as the the Garlic/Leek Moth and Nematode project with the Haliburton County Farmers' Market Association and the Haliburton County Garlic Growers Association.
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..