Kate Butler left and Andrea Mueller are inviting the public to this year's 5th annual Ugly Sweater Run on Sunday Nov. 26 at the Haliburton Highlands Museum where it will start and finish. The organizers love the event for its simplicity and the spirit of joy it has during a time of year when it is greatly warranted. The free event is open to everyone and begins at 10 a.m. with the run (and walk) starting just after the sweater contest judging at 11 a.m./DARREN LUM Staff

U-Links seeking project proposals

Published Feb. 5 2019

U-Links Centre for Community-Based Research is looking forward to their 21st annual Celebration of Research on Saturday Mar. 23 at the Minden Hills Community Centre and is already looking ahead for project proposals for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Twenty-two projects with Trent university in geography environmental science forensics and international development will be presented at this year’s Celebration of Research on March 23 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The event will feature light refreshments poster presentations and a keynote address from Ray Letheren: a distinguished community and environmental advocate best known for his work with the Blue Bayfield Community Project on the topic of translating research into action. U-Links welcomes all from the community to attend.

New this year U-Links has decided to move up the start of project-planning and development for the 2019-2020 academic calendar. This will help them better match projects with students.

Interested organizations are encouraged to reach out to Amanda Duncombe-Lee U-Links projects co-ordinator via email (aduncombe-lee@ulinks.ca) or call 705-286-2411 to discuss potential projects for the future from now until June 30.

All organizations are eligible to develop project proposals from small non-profits to community associations municipal working groups and private businesses. U-Links hopes to hear from interested participants soon.

Interested organizations can search for examples of past research by keyword subject tag and research area via their new online database. The database includes a full screen map where users can view the locations of community-based research projects in Haliburton County. The direct link to the database can be found at https://database.ulinks.ca.