Departments: Canadian Studies and Environmental Studies
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The author has coined the term 'communitycation' as "the effective communication that takes place among the members of a community" and community as a "small collective group such as the Haliburton Environmental Network (H.E.N.) or a larger group, similar to a village or town."
The focus of this paper is the experience of the author as she participated in the community research program at Trent University. Based on the papers of two other students, Bernie Davis and Anna Gibson, the author presents her views on the two-way communication needed for the program to be a success both from the community perspective and that of the student. She reports on her work with the community-based Haliburton Environmental Network and the experiences gleaned from the interaction with the members of the group. Some of the difficulties faced by students and community are discussed and suggestions presented for improvement in communication among the three groups; Trent University, the community, and the students.