Fleming College leads the province in apprenticeship student satisfaction

Peterborough ON – (January 31, 2019) – Fleming College has received top marks for its apprenticeship in-school training in Ontario’s Key Performance Indictor (KPI) Student Satisfaction survey.

The KPI Student Satisfaction survey allows students to provide feedback on their in-school learning experiences as well as allow colleges to measure the success of program delivery and identify areas to improve.

Fleming College had the third highest overall student satisfaction rate in the province with 82.7 per cent of apprenticeship students very satisfied with their overall experience at Fleming. As well:

  • 91.3 per cent of apprenticeship students at Fleming felt the program was giving them the knowledge and skills that would be useful for their future career.
  • Fleming scored 87.3 per cent satisfaction on the overall quality of the learning experiences in their program.
  • 84.1 per cent of apprenticeship students were very satisfied with the overall quality of the facilities and resources at Fleming, well above the 69.7 per cent provincial average and the second highest rate in Ontario.

“The future of work in Ontario is trades and technology, and we are very pleased to see Fleming as a provincial leader in student satisfaction among apprenticeship students,” said Maureen Adamson, President of Fleming College. “It is a testament to our state-of-the-art learning facility, the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre, and our expert faculty. The combination produces well-trained and prepared graduates that meet labour market needs. The survey will help us further improve overall program performance and success, and point to potential areas of improvement.”

To view the full results for all colleges visit collegesontario.org.

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:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Fleming College Board of Governors meeting

The Fleming College Board of Governors will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in the Scholfield Boardroom, Room B3330 at the Sutherland Campus of Fleming College, 599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough.

Packages available here

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.

Home Flood Risk Assessment Training Course Now Offered Online Across Canada

Peterborough ON (January 21, 2019) — Residential basement flooding is on the rise across Canada – with an average price tag of $43,000 per flooded home, Canadians are looking for practical support to help them take action to reduce their risk. To meet the growing demand from industry professionals and residents, the ground-breaking Home Flood Risk Assessment Training (HFRAT) Course will be available online across Canada through OntarioLearn starting March 2019.

The course provides practical training to home inspectors, insurance brokers, real estate agents, municipal engineers, developers and other industry specialists to help homeowners address the growing threat of basement flooding. The course was developed as a collaborative effort between Fleming College, Seneca College and the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (Intact Centre) at the University of Waterloo. Additional support was provided by Toronto Hydro and Intact Financial Corporation.

The first offering of the course was run from September to December 2018 at Seneca’s Newnham Campus. Online delivery provides a convenient format that allows the program to be scaled across Canada.

“As a registered home inspector, I have seen many homes that have been affected by water damage,” said Murray Parish, President of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors and recent graduate of the HFRAT course. “When registering for the Home Flood Risk Assessment Training course, I was looking for a more in-depth understanding of the related causes, corrections, financial support and insight from other stakeholders. During the course, I am happy to say I definitely received what I was looking for.”

Course participants complete a sample home flood risk assessment on a single detached, semi-detached or townhome of their choice using a nationally applicable electronic flood risk assessment tool developed by the Intact Centre at the University of Waterloo. Since 2017, this tool has been used to assess flood risks and identify opportunities to reduce these risks for hundreds of homes. Successful graduates have access to the tool upon course completion.

“The Home Flood Risk Assessment Training Course has given me a better understanding of how to identify factors that influence flood risk for homeowners and property owners,” said Rhianydd Phillips, Flood Reach Outreach Coordinator at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and recent graduate of the HFRAT course. “This course is the best way to gain the technical knowledge of the impact of climate change, municipal engineering and practices, government land development policies and building on the risk of flooding to Canadian homes.”

While open to anyone, the course has been built to complement the existing training of home inspectors, municipal engineers, emergency managers, landscape designers, home construction and renovation professionals. Insurance adjusters will also benefit from this training so they can provide improved customer service to their clientele. The course provides participants with the fundamental training required to complete a visual assessment of overland, infiltration and sewer backup flood risks, communicate opportunities to reduce these risks and identify where further investigation is required.

The online Home Flood Risk Assessment Training (HFRAT) Course is available through OntarioLearn and will run from March 1 to June 7, 2019. The cost is $448.47 and includes a one-year subscription to the Home Flood Risk Assessment Tool.

For more information, and to register, please visit: www.FlemingCollege.ca/HFRAT.

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.

About Seneca

Combining career and professional skills training with theoretical knowledge, Seneca’s expert faculty provide a polytechnic education to 30,000 full-time and 60,000 part-time students. With campuses in Toronto, York Region and Peterborough and education partners around the world, Seneca offers degrees, graduate certificates, diplomas and certificates in more than 300 full-time, part-time and online programs. Seneca’s credentials are renowned for their quality and respected by employers. Co-op and work placements, applied research projects, entrepreneurial opportunities and the latest technology ensure that Seneca graduates are highly skilled and ready to work.

Find out more at senecacollege.ca.
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About the University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo is one of Canada’s top innovation universities. With more than 36,000 students and the world’s largest co-operative education system of its kind, its unmatched entrepreneurial culture, combined with an intensive focus on research, powers one of the top innovation hubs in the world. For more information, visit www.uwaterloo.ca.

About the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation

The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (Intact Centre) is an applied research centre with a national focus within the Faculty of Environment and the University of Waterloo. The Intact Centre works with homeowners, communities, government and businesses to identify and reduce the impacts of extreme weather and climate change.

www.intactcentre.ca 

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For more information, please contact:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

 

Lisa Pires

Media Relations

Seneca College

416-805-5443

lisa.pires@senecacollege.ca

 

Matthew Grant

University of Waterloo

519-888-4451

matthew.grant@uwaterloo.ca

 

Blair Feltmate

Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation

226-339-3506

bfeltmat@uwaterloo.ca

Education Pathways Fair to take place at Sutherland, Frost campuses

Peterborough ON – (January 21, 2019) Students and alumni of Fleming College have the opportunity to learn about pursuing further education at this year’s Education Pathways Fair.

The event, which is open to the public, allows students and graduates to discover education pathways both within Fleming as well as with the college’s many Ontario, Canadian and international partners. The fair provides students and alumni a face-to-face opportunity to ask questions about programs, scholarships and bursaries, and on-campus support.

More than 25 universities will be on site this year to provide information about how to use a Fleming certificate or diploma to earn a degree. These include the Limerick Institute of Technology in Ireland, Trent University and University of Guelph, as well as Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia, Robert Gordon University in Scotland and Royal Roads University in British Columbia.

Fleming will also feature information about its post-graduate and advanced standing programs that add specialized skills to a college diploma or university degree.

The fair will take place at both Frost and Sutherland campuses on Jan. 29 and 30 respectively:

Frost Campus

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Discovery Trail

200 Albert St. S., Lindsay

Sutherland Campus

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Main Foyer

599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough

For more information about Education Pathways, please contact pathways@flemingcollege.ca.

Please see below for a full list of exhibitors:

  • Acadia University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Algoma University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Athabasca University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Brock University (Sutherland)
  • Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia (Frost)
  • Carleton University (Sutherland)
  • Institute of Technology, Carlow, Ireland (Sutherland)
  • Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland (Sutherland)
  • Institute of Technology, Tralee, Ireland (Sutherland)
  • KOM Consultants (Sutherland)
  • Lakehead University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Laurentian University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland (Sutherland)
  • Nipissing University (Sutherland)
  • Queen’s University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Robert Gordon University, Scotland (Sutherland)
  • Royal Roads University, British Columbia (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Ryerson University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Seneca College (Sutherland)
  • Trent University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • University of Guelph (Sutherland and Frost)
  • University of Guelph-Humber (Sutherland)
  • University of New Brunswick (Sutherland and Frost)
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Sutherland)
  • University of Windsor (Sutherland)
  • Vancouver Island University (Frost)
  • Wilfrid Laurier University (Frost)
  • York University (Sutherland and Frost)
  • Fleming College Post-Graduate and Dual Diploma Options (Sutherland and Frost)

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:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

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Integrated Design diploma program students from Haliburton School of Art + Design host exhibit at Design TO Festival

Haliburton ON – (January 16, 2019) – Fleming College students, alumni and faculty from the Integrated Design diploma program will participate in real-world design culture and experiential learning while hosting an exhibit in conjunction with this year’s Design TO Festival. The student exhibition will be featured as part of the Come Up To My Room 2019 event at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, Ontario.

The student exhibit, titled Human/Nature: Meditations on Material Culture will demonstrate the complexities and challenges of a new Digital Age. Ever since the paradigm shift that was the Industrial Revolution, Homo sapiens have struggled to reconnect with Mother Nature. The exhibit w ill demonstrate the relationship to consumption and material waste, and connections to other beings and far-off galaxies.

“My hope is that this exhibition shows the breadth of work and subject matter that we continue to explore in the Integrated Design program at the Haliburton School of Art + Design,” said Barr Gilmore, Professor of Integrated Design. “Our ultimate goal as designers and artists should be to make the world a better, more aesthetically-pleasing place for all creatures great and small. But first, we must learn to re-centre ourselves as individuals in the spectacle that is life.”

The Integrated Design diploma program at the Haliburton School of Art + Design is the only design foundation program of its kind in Canada. The accelerated, three-semester diploma program offers students a unique opportunity to implement their design skills in state-of-the-art fine art and craft studios, which provides an enhanced understanding of materials and production techniques.

The student exhibit will be on the fourth floor of the historic Gladstone hotel, 1214 Queen St W, Toronto, January 17 to 20, 2019, with opening reception occurring Saturday, Jan. 19 from 7 – 10 p.m.

Come Up To My Room is an alternative design exhibition that provides a platform for experimentation outside the norms of art and design, at the edges between intention and interpretation. For more information or for tickets, please visit:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/come-up-to-my-room-2019-tickets-52639038782

For more information about the Integrated Design program, please contact Professor and Coordinator of Integrated Design, Barr Gilmore: barr.gilmore@flemingcollege.ca

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:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Change of date and keynote speaker announced for OACYC Provincial Conference hosted by Fleming College; June 5 – 7, 2019

Peterborough ON – (January 10, 2019) Fleming College is pleased to announce the opening keynote speaker for the 2019 Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care (OACYC) Provincial Conference, Weaving Perspectives, Liz Stone. Due to the College’s convocation dates, the conference dates have changed to June 5 – 7, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience the change may have caused. The conference will take place at Sutherland Campus in Peterborough, Ontario.

Keynote speaker, Liz Stone, Niimin Mshiikehn Kwe, Turtle Clan, Aamjiwnaang First Nation, is a Professor of Indigenous Studies at Fleming College. Liz is currently serving second appointment on the Indigenous Women’s Circle, Status of Women Canada and Director at Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services Circle since 2008. Liz is an instructor at Enweying Professional Learning Institute at Trent University and Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child and Family Services. Liz was the previous Chair of the Indigenous Education Council at Fleming College, previous Associate Professor of Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria, KAIROS Canada member, trainer, facilitator and member of the National Reconciliation committee: People of Faith Moving Forward. Liz has contributed to publications of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and subsequent employee to the National Youth Solvent Abuse Program. In 2017, Liz was the National recipient of the inaugural Change Makers award, Canadian Mental Health Association. Liz organized the “From Indian Residential Schools to Truth and Reconciliation” Conference in Peterborough and attendance included Residential School students, Provincial and National Church representation as well as Commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Her most important accomplishment and responsibility has been as a mother to her son, Mkons Stone-Debassige.

Weaving Perspectives is expected to draw over 200 participants from across Ontario and surrounding provinces.

This unique gathering, located on the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiigi in Nogojiwanong, Peterborough, will pull away from the typical lecture format to provide participants with opportunities for experiential learning. This year’s conference, Weaving Perspectives: Challenging ourselves and others through storytelling and narratives, will focus on bringing together non-Indigenous practitioners and Indigenous Knowledge Holders in meaningful collaboration to offer Child and Youth Care professionals an opportunity to explore ways to enhance relational care practice, methods and models. Liz Stone, along with panel presentations and interactive workshops will encourage attendees to continue to work toward excellence, and provide an opportunity for individuals and organizations to showcase innovative research, activities and programs through exhibits and vendor opportunities.    

The conference will feature speakers who are not only real-life champions in Child and Youth Care Practice but who also inspire and advocate effectively. All sessions will be geared towards Child and Youth Care competencies. Presentations will provide insight on the strategies and approaches that promote relational care, strength-based approaches and inclusive programs that can be used in a variety of settings.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and demonstrate a commitment to the development of a profession serving the young persons and families within our province. For event and sponsorship information, visit http://www.oacyc.org/2019-oacyc-provincial-conference or email office@oacyc.org.

Fleming College is an accessible campus and the OACYC is committed to giving persons with disabilities the same opportunities, and will make every effort to provide accommodations. The Fleming Child and Youth Care program standards exceed Ministry of Ontario requirements, providing an extensive and high level of training in preparation for employment. For more information about the Child and Youth Care Program at Fleming College, visit: www.facebook.com/FlemingCYC or https://flemingcollege.ca/programs/child-and-youth-care.

 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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For more information, please contact:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Frost Campus to host Seed Cleaning Workshop

Lindsay ON – (January 9, 2019) Fleming College’s Frost Campus is pleased to offer a free, hands-on workshop to demonstrate how to clean locally harvested seed crops. The seed cleaning workshop will occur on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Discovery Hall, Frost Campus in Lindsay, Ontario. Join seed saving expert, Jill Bishop from Nourish Peterborough, who will demonstrate a variety of easy to use and innovative seed cleaning equipment, and discuss the importance of seed saving as a skill for food security and biodiversity.

A unique array of seeds including vegetables, grains and wildflowers will be cleaned and used for local food and naturalization projects with Fleming College and Nourish Peterborough.

For more information visit www.nourishproject.ca or contact Marcy Adzich, Office of Sustainability, marcy.adzich@flemingcollege.ca.

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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.

About Nourish Project

Nourish is part of a broad movement which seeks to give food more importance in our communities, our economy, and our everyday lives. Through innovative programs dedicated to eating, cooking, growing, and advocating for good food, our work cultivates health, builds community, and promotes fairness.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Fleming Knights Basketball Program to Host Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Peterborough ON – (January 9, 2019) – The 2019 Knights Winter Classic basketball tournament will run on January 12 at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre. Geared towards youth aged eight to 19 years of age, the tournament will begin at 9 a.m. and is open for both male and female youth and teens.

The tournament will have a recreational and a competitive division separated into age categories, and will be run by the Fleming Knights men’s basketball team and coaching staff.

The recreational division will be divided into youth ages eight to nine, 10 to 12, teens aged 13 to 15 and 16 to 19.

The competitive division will be divided into ages 13 to 15 and 16 to 19.

To register for the 2019 Knights Winter Classic, visit the front desk at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre or online at http://flemingknights.ca/knights-winter-classic/.

The tournament will also include a three-point competition, skills competition, raffle for Fleming Knights merchandise and prizes for winning teams in each division.

“This is an excellent opportunity for Fleming Knight players to offer something to the families who attend their games,” said Josh Williams, Fleming Knights Basketball Coach. “Offering a fun and enjoyable tournament for youth and teens, and bridging our team with the community is a win-win. Participants in our tournaments could potentially become future Fleming Knights or spectators in our home games. We want to build relationships with the community, and this is a great way for our team and the basketball program to do so.”

For more information, please contact: sportsinfo@flemingcollege.ca

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:

Jonathan Taylor

Sports Information & Special Events Coordinator

Jonathan.taylor@flemingcollege.ca

705-742-0050 x 2215

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Diploma-to-degree pathway renewed with Fleming College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Building on a strong relationship between Fleming College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, the two institutions have signed an Articulation Agreement that provides access to a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs for Fleming College graduates.

The Agreement was first signed in February 2013, and has been renewed for five years, effective November 2018.

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, providing a broader spectrum of opportunity, from diploma-to-degree,” said Maxine Mann, Dean of Fleming College’s School of Business and the School of Trades and Technology. “Diploma-to-degree pathways offer great opportunities for students seeking both applied and theoretical education, and help students meet their personal learning and employment goals.”

The Agreement creates consistent, flexible and seamless pathways to degrees and additional opportunities for students enrolled in approved programs at Fleming and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The Agreement spans across multiple schools, with the addition of Kinesiology – Advanced Entry for OTA/PTA Graduates and Medical Laboratory Science Bridge opportunities.

“The extension of our partnership with Fleming College opens unparalleled opportunities for student success through access to exciting programs in a wide range of professional streams,” said Robert Bailey, PhD, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, University of Ontario institute of Technology. “We are proud to continue building this vital collaboration between our institutions which supports barrier-free continuous learning from apprenticeship to PhD.”

Programs of study include degree programs in the faculties of Business and Information Technology; Education, Health Sciences; and Social Science and Humanities.

Fleming is proud to partner with colleges, institutes of technologies and universities in Ontario, across Canada and around the world. For more information about Pathways opportunities at Fleming College, visit the 2018/2019 Pathways Book: https://flemingcollege.ca/PDF/pathways/Pathways-booklet-final-Aug-2018.pdf.

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.

About The University of Ontario Institute of Technology

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and the delivery of innovative market-driven programs responsive to the needs of students and industry. With more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in more than 90 programs, the university promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. The university’s commitment to accelerating economic growth and social innovation is realized through faculty research collaborations with leading organizations such as Ontario Power Generation, IBM, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Durham Regional Police Service. To find out more, visit uoit.ca.

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Media, for more information please contact:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

 

Bryan Oliver

Communications Officer

Bryan.oliver@uoit.ca

905.721.8668 ext. 6709

Fleming Knights Powerlifting earns title of Strongest School

The Fleming Knights extramural powerlifting team was awarded the title of Strongest Team following a successful competition at Sheridan College in Brampton on Sunday, November 25.

The extramural powerlifting team is in its second year of operation at Fleming College. Despite being a relatively new sport for Fleming, the powerlifting team continues to rank highly in competition. Last year, the team was awarded Second Strongest Team, motivating them to further their training and take home this year’s Strongest Team title.

With 10 athletes representing Fleming, nine of those placed in the top three in their respective weight categories. Fleming was awarded male and female MVP. Fleming’s men’s powerlifters were awarded Best Overall, Best Squat, Best Bench and Best Deadlift. Likewise, Fleming’s women’s powerlifters were awarded Best Overall, Best Squat and Best Deadlift. Fleming Knights women’s powerlifters dominated the women’s 63 kg category placing first, second and third. Fleming Knights men’s powerlifters placed first in men’s 83 kg, first and second in men’s 93 kg, second and third in men’s 105 kg, and first and second in men’s 120 kg.

“We are fortunate to have a number of determined athletes return to the team from last season, who inspire our already eager rookies,” said Raymond D’Almeida, Fleming Knight’s powerlifting coach. “Day-in and day-out, each of our athletes strive to further their strength and push their personal best. We are fortunate to have such a passionate team who support each other and understand the dedication needed to reach our goals. We, the coaching staff, are proud of the team’s commitment to their sport and their drive for results.”

For more information, please email sportsinfo@flemingcollege.ca or visit flemingknights.ca.

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:
Jonathan Taylor

Sports Information & Special Events Coordinator

Jonathan.taylor@flemingcollege.ca

705-742-0050 x 2215

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366