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Trent Centre for Community-Based Education to Host Japanese Academics


Group from Obihiro University to be at Trent September 18-19

Friday, September 15, 2006, Peterborough

From Monday, September 18 to Tuesday, September 19, a group of academics from Obihiro University in Hokkaido, Japan, will visit Peterborough and Haliburton Counties to learn more about the Community-Based Education Program at the Trent Centre for Community-Based Education (TCCBE). 

Led by Dr. Masanori Koike, the team of academics from the Department of Agro-Environmental Sciences are interested in creating a community-based program in Japan that is similar to the TCCBE program, which is run in partnership with Trent University.

"This is an opportunity to showcase the unique and longstanding partnerships between Trent University and so many community-based organizations," said Todd Barr, the new Executive Director of the TCCBE. "It will bring a fresh perspective to the research and service learning projects that we facilitate in our communities – especially in the context of another culture."

The public is invited to a Meet and Greet session hosted by the TCCBE on Monday, September 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Senior Common Room at Trent University’s Champlain College. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch.

The TCCBE is a cooperative initiative that facilitates community-based research, service learning and experiential learning. The Centre provides opportunities for students, faculty and local organizations to pool their resources and work together on community-inspired projects that enhance the social, environmental, cultural or economic health of our community. The TCCBE is located at 554 Reid Street, Peterborough in Langton House on the Traill College campus of Trent University.


For more information, please contact:
Tammy Rogers, Trent Centre for Community-Based Education, 743-0523