Fleming College embarking on major hiring initiative


Fourteen full-time faculty positions available across academic areas

Peterborough ON – (May 23, 2017) – Fleming College is hiring more than a dozen full-time faculty and staff positions this spring – one of the largest hiring initiatives in the College’s history.

The faculty positions are located across Fleming’s academic areas and are intended to keep pace with continued enrolment growth.

“Faculty across Canada and professionals with relevant expertise should consider Fleming.  As recently hired faculty attest, the College is a great place to work and the opportunity to develop the next generation in Canada’s workforce is an extraordinary privilege,” said Fleming College President Tony Tilly.

“I am delighted that we are able to increase the number of full-time faculty at Fleming,” said Judith Limkilde, Vice-President Academic. “This opportunity demonstrates our commitment to providing the absolute best theory and applied teaching and learning opportunities for our students.”

Eleven of the positions are currently posted. As well, three full-time faculty hires are in the process of being finalized. Fleming is also completing the hiring process for a new administrative role, Dean of Flexible Delivery and Contract Training.

As part of its overall growth, the College is preparing to expand and upgrade its physical space with two major renovation projects that are getting underway at Frost and Sutherland campuses. The renovations will create new classrooms, labs and study spaces for students and will include new equipment and technology.

For more information on the positions, please visit: https://flemingcollege.ca/about-fleming/careers-at-fleming

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

 

 

Fleming College to celebrate convocation at Haliburton Campus

 

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Haliburton, ON (May 16, 2017) – Fleming College will host a convocation ceremony for graduates of the Haliburton Campus on Friday, May 26 at 2 p.m.

Close to 150 students are eligible to receive certificates and diplomas at this year’s convocation.

The ceremony will take place in the Great Hall at the campus, 297 College Dr., Haliburton. Students will graduate from 14 art, design and environmental programs within the Haliburton School of Art + Design. Student awards will also be handed out at the ceremony.

Fleming College is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017. The theme for this year-long commemoration is The Start of Something Amazing, which signifies a new beginning – after 50 years of continued success in post-secondary education, Fleming looks forward to another 50 years of innovation in the college sector. As part of this, Fleming is proud to celebrate the many accomplishments of its graduates at convocation – one of the most important events in the College year.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

 

Fleming College School of Trades and Technology hosting skills camps

 

Participants from the 2016 Tech It Out skilled trades camp.
Students taking part in the 2016 Tech It Out skilled trades camp.

Peterborough ON – (May 12, 2017) – Fleming College’s School of Trades and Technology will host a record number of Grade 7 and 8 students from the three regional school boards for skilled trades camps over the next three weeks (May 15 – June 1).

According to Jan Watson, KTTC Employment Market and Student Success Specialist, in total, 270 students will be visiting the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus to participate in the camps.

“The camps present an opportunity for elementary/intermediate students to try out various skilled trades through hands-on activities – namely, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, welding and culinary. While the opportunity provides a fun-filled learning experience, our ultimate objective is to encourage the students to consider the trades as a feasible, rewarding career option,” said Ms. Watson.

The School of Trades and Technology, in partnership with Trillium Lakelands District School Board, is hosting 60 students for the “Tech It Out” skilled trades camps during the week of May 15-19. One group of 30 students (both boys and girls) will attend May 15-17 while the second group of 30 students will attend May 17-19. These are three-day, two-night camps. Participants will stay at the Sutherland Campus residences during the camp.

The camps are filled with activities related to the trades. Students will spend their time building and assembling a comprehensive project that they will take home with them at the end of camp. They will also visit Fleming’s culinary lab one night to cook their own dinner and eat in Fulford’s, the campus restaurant.

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board students will participate in skilled trades workshops May 23-26. Thirty students will attend each day throughout the week.  Participants will work in both the carpentry and plumbing labs to build a camp chair and a copper vase using a variety of hand tools.

And for the first time, Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board students will participate in a girls-only trades camp May 30 to June 1. The “Jill of All Trades” camp will host 30 female students each day. Students will work in the carpentry and plumbing labs and will leave at the end of the day with two projects.

 

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Members of the media, for more information or a full schedule of events, please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

 

School of Trades and Technology offering mandatory Working at Heights certification

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Peterborough ON – (May 11, 2017) – Fleming College is offering the Working at Heights certification, a training program approved and accredited by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

The certification is now mandatory in Ontario for all workers who have the potential of working at heights.

Working at Heights, hosted at the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre at Sutherland Campus, focuses on safe work practices with the goal of eliminating injuries and accidents. Course participants will gain hazard awareness and fall protection training in the classroom as well as through practical experience in a simulation lab.

Fleming is currently offering mid-week and Saturday courses. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is required – hard hat, safety boots and safety glasses.

For more information and course dates, visit flemingcollege.ca/continuing-education/courses/working-at-heights-certification

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Fleming College students create new Self-Care Colouring and Activity Book

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The book is filled with self-care tips and coping strategies to help support students’ mental health

Peterborough ON – (April 21, 2017) – Fleming College is pleased to announce a new mental health initiative created by Fleming students for Fleming students with the support of the college’s Student Services department.

The Self-Care Colouring and Activity Book is filled with self-care tips and strategies, resources on- and off-campus, as well as encouraging pictures just waiting for users to add a splash of colour.

“Originally, the book was imagined to be a Fleming version of the inspired We Believe You – A colouring book for survivors and supporters that was created by Farrah Khan and her team at Ryerson University. However, when speaking with students, it became evident that some of the messages that students wanted to see were universal messages around caring for one’s self, and journeying through adversity,” said Amie Kroes, Project Lead and Student Rights and Responsibilities Officer. “The project then turned into conversation about wellness and how to cope through difficulty.”

Student focus groups provided the information for the content, which includes affirmative statements and coping strategies. Clara Cummings, an artist and then student within the Haliburton School of Art + Design, brought the ideas from her fellow students to life on each page.

“Often times, when people struggle with their mental health, they feel isolated and alone. Mental health is a hard topic to discuss, but when we start breaking down stigma, and start talking, we create change,” said Kroes.

Limited copies of the colouring book can be made available by connecting with Amie Kroes at amie.kroes@flemingcollege.ca. Also, easy to print copies of both the colouring pages as well as the activity pages can be found online: https://department.flemingcollege.ca/living-well/

 “Whatever the reason, or experience that leads a person to struggle with their mental wellness, I want you to know that your community cares, and is here for you. I hope you find the pages in this book a reminder of your inner awesome.” – Excerpt from the book intro written by Amie Kroes, Project Lead.

 

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media inquiries, please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

 

Women take to the trees at annual Fleming College conference

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Women in Trees Conference and Awareness Day at Frost Campus to take place April 22

City of Kawartha Lakes ON – (April 13, 2017) – How long has it been since you climbed a tree? Come climb trees like a girl at Fleming College’s Women in Trees Conference and Awareness Day on Saturday, April 22.

The conference, which will take place at Frost Campus in Lindsay, Ont., is a free event to showcase the variety of roles and opportunities for women in the fields of Urban Forestry, Forestry and Arboriculture. A panel of female industry experts will speak about their experiences and pathways to fulfilling careers with trees.

The event will be filled with networking opportunities, story-telling, and will culminate with the ‘Women in Trees’ group climb. Participants will be climbing with a harness and ropes, with expert instruction and supervision with the goal to have 100 women in trees.

For more information, please contact Katrina Van Osch-Saxon at Katrina.van_osch-saxon@flemingcollege.ca or 866-353-6464 ext. 3274. To register, contact Adele Russell at adele.russell@flemingcollege.ca or 866-353-6464 ext. 3234.

Here is the full agenda:

  • 9 a.m. – Registration and refreshments
  • 10 a.m. – Hear from inspirational women who may change the way you think about opportunities for women and trees (Room 250).
    Introduction: Katrina Van Osch-Saxon, Professor
    Panelists: Adrina Bardekjian; Daniele Fleming; Jessica Kaknevicius
  • Noon – Lunch (provided)
  • 12:45 p.m. – Let the climbing commence!

 

Panelist Information

Adrina Bardekjian
Dr. Adrina Bardekjian is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the University of British Columbia and a Totten Fellow of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station. She also works with Tree Canada as Manager of Urban Forestry Programs and Research Development, directing the Canadian Urban Forest Network and Strategy. Dr. Bardekjian holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from York University, and remains an active board member of the Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition. Her academic research focuses on bridging interdisciplinary perspectives in urban forestry, by exploring underrepresented narratives and transdisciplinary education. She has a number of publications and is one of the editors of the text, Urban Forests, Trees and Greenspace: A Political Ecology Perspective (2014). She is the recipient of several awards, including York University’s Graduate in Environmental Studies Community Excellence Prize (2012), the Canadian Dermatology Association Public Education Award for her film, Partners In Action: A Shade Policy for the City of Toronto (2014), and the International Society of Arboriculture’s Honourary Membership Award (2016) in recognition for her efforts to promote and advance the ideas of arboriculture and urban forestry. For more information: www.adrina.ca @AdrinaBard

Daniele Fleming
Daniele is a graduate of the Forestry Technician program at Fleming College. She started her career with Ontario Hydro in 1989, as the first female Mechanical Heavy Equipment Operator with Forestry Services. In 1991, Daniele became one of the first of five females hired by Ontario Hydro as an Electrical Forestry Apprentice, working in Parry Sound. Due to cut backs, Daniele left Ontario Hydro and took a position with Vaughan Hydro Forestry as a Utility Arborist. Eventually, she worked her way into a management role as the City Forester for the City of Vaughan, supervising Arborists and various contractors. In 2001, Daniele returned to Hydro One as a Utility Arborist Foreperson. She also took on the role as a Union Chief Steward, representing 800 Hydro One members province-wide. Two years later, Daniele was offered a full-time position with the Power Workers’ Union as a Staff Officer, where she currently represents over 2800 members with Hydro One. The most exciting part of her current role is being able to give new young graduates the same opportunities that she had when she started with Ontario Hydro.

 Jessica Kaknevicius
Jessica holds a Master of Forest Conservation and an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto. She has been with Forests Ontario (previously the Ontario Forestry Association) since 2009, heavily focused on building the education and awareness programs. Her current work aims to dispel myths and broaden the understanding of sustainable forest management in Ontario. Jessica worked previously in community tree planting and restoration, chain of custody auditing, and research. Above all, Jessica is passionate about engaging directly with youth and the public to talk about our forest resources, as well as driving Women in Wood – a networking group focused on bringing together women from across the forestry and wood related sectors.

 

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Awards to honour Fleming College alumni of influence

 

Call for nominations: Premier’s Awards celebrate college graduate success

Peterborough ON – (April 11, 2017) – The Advancement & Alumni Relations Office at Fleming College is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Premier’s Awards for outstanding college graduates.

The awards provide Fleming College with an opportunity to recognize graduates who demonstrate excellence in their chosen career, influence advancement in their field and inspire others in their community.

Presented annually by Colleges Ontario, the Premier’s Awards honour six outstanding graduates in the following categories:

  • Business
  • Community Services
  • Creative Arts and Design
  • Health Sciences
  • Technology
  • Recent Graduate (Class of 2013 – 2017)

The awards celebrate graduate career success and honour the social and economic contribution that college graduates make to Ontario and around the world. Nominees must demonstrate remarkable career achievements that include making a significant contribution to their industry, profession and community. Humanitarian achievements are an asset but not a requirement. A Fleming College graduate from any program may be nominated.

Fleming College award finalists will be invited to attend the Premier’s Awards Gala on Monday, November 27, 2017 in Toronto where Colleges Ontario will announce the Premier’s Award winners from nominations submitted by 24 Ontario Colleges.

The deadline to submit a Premier’s Award nomination package is Sunday, April 30, 2017. Nominations submitted after the deadline will be considered for next year’s awards.

To nominate a deserving Fleming graduate, please contact Fleming College Alumni Officer Paula Walton at 705-749-5530 ext. 1390 or e-mail paula.walton@flemingcollege.ca.

Last year, Fleming College honoured a graduate in each of the six categories. To learn more about all of the 2016 Premier’s Award nominees, please visit www.flemingcollege.ca/alumni-relations. 

About Colleges Ontario
Colleges Ontario is the advocacy organization for the province’s 24 colleges of applied arts and technology. Colleges Ontario is committed to the future strength of the province and the country and to an Ontario where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.They advance policies and awareness campaigns to ensure Ontario produces the highly skilled workforce that is essential to our province’s prosperity. www.co-awards.org

About Fleming College Alumni Relations
Fleming College Alumni Relations Office is proud to serve more than 71,000 graduates of over 100 full-time academic programs. Alumni services include mentorship support, career counselling, special events, locator services, awards and recognition, online bulletins and print publications.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

 

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

 

Future green leaders compete in regional Envirothon at Fleming College

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MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE COUNTY OF PETERBOROUGH:

Join in the excitement as teams of high school students from the Greater Peterborough Area compete for the title of the Peterborough/Kawarthas/Northumberland Envirothon Champions at Sutherland Campus on Thursday, April 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Participating students will face a series of challenging hands-on, environmental science tests focused on forestry, wildlife, soils and aquatics. In addition to raising awareness of the needs of Ontario’s forests, Envirothon encourages critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and communication skills among participants.

The Peterborough/Kawarthas/Northumberland Envirothon is part of a larger program that reaches over 5,000 students and educators annually across the province. From May 28-31, the top placing teams from across Ontario will compete for the opportunity to become the Ontario Envirothon Champions at Fleming’s Frost Campus.

Learn more about Envirothon here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzxds5nQ9OQ#action=share

 

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New STEM and Technical Skilled Trades Job Creation program

 

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE NMA:

The Northumberland Manufacturers’ Association (NMA) will benefit from an investment announced today by Northumberland CFDC and Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South.

The Northumberland CFDC is pleased to provide support for Eastern Ontario Youth STEM and Technical Skilled Trades Job Creation Pilot Program with an investment of $488,000 under the Eastern Ontario Development Program’s Collaborative Economic Development Projects stream with a total project cost of up to $1.4 million.

The funding will invest in the next generation of young STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and technical skilled trades graduates in rural Eastern Ontario’s advanced manufacturing sector, resulting in 23 new full-time positions which will benefit Eastern Ontario.

The Technical Skilled Trades Job Creation Pilot Program will support qualified industry to hire graduates or recent graduates from STEM related programs by providing up to a maximum of $20K incentive towards their salary, with SME providing two-thirds of the salary per position.

This program will assist regional rural SME’s in attracting and retaining a skilled workforce with Science, Engineering, Technology and Math related skills. This new program will concentrate on sectors that span across advanced manufacturing, cleantech, and high growth, industrial small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

The pilot program will operate as an employer job creation contribution that will help ensure competitive access to and retention of young talent in rural Eastern Ontario. All recent STEM graduates are eligible with particular emphasis on attracting women STEM graduates.

This is a tri-county collaboration, being led by the NMA, in partnership with the Quinte Manufacturers Association (QMA) and the Kawartha Manufacturers Association (KMA). The NMA is reaching out to all post-secondary institutions within Eastern Ontario to market the project and to assist in connecting graduates with industry. In addition, The NMA will be working with Fleming College Business and Marketing students on the outreach and marketing of the project.

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)’s Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) advances economic development in rural Eastern Ontario. Through EODP, FedDev Ontario is collaborating with Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Eastern Ontario to promote the growth of new and existing businesses in rural communities.


Quick Facts
~The Northumberland Manufacturers’ Association (NMA) incorporated in 2004 as a not-for- profit membership organization that provides services including networking, business development, and training to assist local and regional manufacturers to remain innovative and competitive in a global marketplace. The NMA actively represents over 200 manufacturers in Northumberland County, and works through strategic partnerships with Quinte and Kawartha manufacturers, industry associations, government, and stakeholders such as the Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation, and local economic development offices, universities, colleges, and training centers.

~Northumberland CFDC is one of the 15 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Eastern Ontario funded by the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). CFDCs deliver a wide variety of programs and services to support community economic development and small business growth. They employ local staff and are each governed by a volunteer board of directors, made up of local residents representing the community.


Quotes
“By providing more leverage within the manufacturing sector for local businesses to encourage and retain skilled talent through EODP funding, we are providing for a stronger, sustainable, and more diversified Eastern Ontario economy.” -Kim Rudd, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Northumberland−Peterborough South

“In my experience, giving a bright young mind a chance to shine and contribute is a wise business decision. This project helps our rural areas to be competitive with urban centres, while involving the next generation of young people into the next generation business growth.” -Wendy Curtis, Executive Director, Northumberland CFDC

“Today’s global competitive market, paired with amplified investments in innovation technology, increases the need to attract and retain a skilled workforce. We are confident that this new program will attract youth graduates or recent graduates from the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) sector to Eastern Ontario manufacturing organizations.” -Dan Ross, President, Northumberland Manufacturing Association

Nature Explorer Summer Camp at Frost Campus and Kawartha Conservation

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City of Kawartha Lakes ON – (April 11, 2017) – Children ages 6 to 10 will have the opportunity to learn more about the environment around them at the Nature Explorer Summer Camp hosted by Kawartha Conservation and Fleming College’s Frost Campus Sustainability Initiative.

The camp, which will take place at both Frost Campus and Ken Reid Conservation Area, will feature four week-long sessions in July and August.

The camp is focused on fun, hands-on activities that will teach campers about the environment. Participants will learn about wildlife, habitat, aquatics, nature art and wilderness skills (Week A) and birds, minerals/rocks/soil, wetlands, weather and climate change, and orienteering (Week B).

The session dates are:

  • July 17-21 (Week A)
  • July 24-28 (Week B)
  • Aug. 14-18 (Week B)
  • Aug. 21-25 (Week A)

The cost for the camp is $190 (camp fees for additional children are $150 each). For more information or to register, visit http://frostcampus.wixsite.com/naturecamp.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370