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Haliburton School of Art and Design Annual Faculty Art Auction raises over $20,000 for student bursaries

Haliburton ON – (August 13, 2018) The Haliburton School of Art and Design is pleased to announce that the annual Faculty Art Auction raised $20,411 for student bursaries. The bursaries will be directed to art and design students at the Haliburton campus.

The Faculty Art Auction took place on Thursday, August 9 at the Haliburton School of Art and Design campus, with both a silent and live auction. The auction featured unique works of art, created and generously donated by faculty who teach in the summer school and art certificate programs. There were over 130 items sold.

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 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 74,000 alumni.

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For more information, please contact:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

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Peter Stumpf to speak at this year’s Fleming Innovation Quest

Peterborough ON – (August 8, 2018) Student innovation and hands-on learning will be on display at Fleming Innovation Quest on Thursday, August 9. Fleming College’s Technology and Business students will demonstrate experiential learning in action with projects that showcase problem solving, research and solution delivery.

“We are excited to showcase these projects our graduates have developed and learn more about the challenges they encountered and innovative thinking required to develop solutions,” said Maxine Mann, Dean of the School of Business and the School of Trades and Technology.

Hosted at the Innovation Cluster in downtown Peterborough, the event is a showcase of experiential learning in action. Students have been sponsored by local community businesses, industries, and public and private sector organizations to find innovative solutions to business-or technology-related problems.

“Students make valuable contributions to the local community and economy through these projects, all while gaining academic credit and on-the-job experience,” continued Dean Mann. “At the same time, the project results can provide new information, contribute to planning and lay the groundwork for future innovations. This is a really great opportunity for students to gain confidence and build their network”

The 20 projects will be judged with cash prizes awarded at the end. Members of the public are invited to attend the event and view the projects, which will be on display from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Innovation Cluster, with keynote address and award presentation beginning at 4 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

Presented by the Peterborough section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Showcase will feature keynote speaker Peter Stumpf, R&D Manager – Test and Certification, Siemens Canada Limited at 4 p.m. Peter is a Manager and Engineer with 23 years of experience in research and development, project, program, business and engineering management. His work specializes in system engineering, product and process design, manufacturing and research in the fields of instrumentation, mechanical and automation systems design.

Peter’s professional career has been shaped by responsibilities for working in research for a small business in rural Manitoba to managing multi-million dollar projects for technology giants such as ABB and Siemens.

 Event agenda:

  • 2 p.m. Showcase opens
  • 4 p.m. Keynote speaker Peter Stumpf and awards presentations

Fleming Innovation Quest

Thursday, August 9, 2 to 5 p.m.

Innovation Cluster

270 George St. N.

Peterborough

Please note parking is available at the King Street Parkade at 202 King St. Peterborough, ON, K9J 2R9.

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

Fleming College’s CAWT to receive over $990,000 for water research centre expansion

Lindsay, ON (July 25, 2018) – Fleming College’s Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT) will receive $994,318 in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) College-Industry Innovation Fund (CIIF) to expand the CAWT’s applied research infrastructure and equipment.

The Honorable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced the CIIF funding awards today at Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The CAWT’s CIIF award will support a much-needed $2.5 million expansion of water-related research infrastructure and equipment.

“This infrastructure will immediately support and benefit dozens of innovative small and medium-sized Canadian companies,” said Dr. Brent Wootton, Fleming College Associate Vice-President, Business Development, Applied Research, Government and Partner Relations. “There has been a consistent level of research at the CAWT; however, the demand for partnerships and projects has increased, and due to space and equipment limitations we have had to delay starting many projects and have put others on waiting lists.”

The CAWT’s expansion will house high-end analytical instrumentation enabling sophisticated development and discovery work, and allow Fleming College researchers to evaluate new and innovative clean technologies that focus on water reclamation and advanced nutrient removal. Wastewater reclamation has the potential to play a critical role in integrated long-term solutions to water shortages.

Since 2005, the CAWT has provided research and development services to over 130 industry partners in the water and wastewater sector, mostly small and medium sized companies that lack resources to conduct their own research. As a result of working with the CAWT, these companies accelerate and advance their innovative products and technologies in the marketplace, promoting economic development and protection of the environment.

For more information, visit https://www.innovation.ca/about/press-release/putting-science-work-boost-innovation-and-skills-training.

About the Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies

The Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT) is a unique water research centre with advanced infrastructure and accredited on-site facilities. Located in Lindsay, Ontario at the Frost Campus of Fleming College, the CAWT works with industry, government, NGOs and other academic institutions to develop and test innovative water and wastewater technologies. The CAWT is comprised of a core group of project managers, scientists, faculty researchers, and technologists passionate about driving innovation in the water and wastewater sector, supporting small- to medium-sized companies, and helping find new ways to protect, reuse, treat, and manage the world’s water.

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:
Laura Coles

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Office of Applied Research, Centre for Sustainable Municipalities (CSM) and Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT)

laura.coles@flemingcollege.ca

705.324.9144 x 3078

 

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Fleming College to receive provincial funding for experiential learning opportunities

Peterborough ON – (July 24, 2018) Fleming College will receive new funding to further its extensive programming in experiential learning from the provincial government’s Career Ready Fund.

As part of the provincial government’s Career Kick-Start Strategy, the Career Ready Fund helps publicly assisted colleges and universities, employers and other organizations create experiential learning opportunities for postsecondary students and recent graduates.

“Fleming College has a high degree of programs that offer experiential learning for students and with support from the Career Ready Fund, students and new graduates will have even more opportunities to gain meaningful hands-on experience that will better prepare them for their future careers,” said Tom Weegar, Vice-President, Academic at Fleming College. “The funding will help us provide new or enhanced initiatives for students in programs where these experiences may not have previously been available to ensure every student participates in some sort of experiential learning.”

Fleming College will receive $350,000 from the Career Kick-Start Strategy, with plans to launch new initiatives with the provincial funds that include:

  • International or remote block placements based on the expressed needs of the community
  • Two integrated service-learning courses, which culminate with a service-learning trip
  • Standardization and expansion of co-op experiences
  • Student consulting opportunities in the computer engineering and computer security programs
  • Cultivation of Indigenous placement sites
  • Cultivation of tools to support accessibility in placement sites

“Experiential learning is a vital part of many programs here at Fleming College and we take pride in providing both academic credit and on-the-job experience,” continued Weegar. “These programs provide opportunity to obtain specialized skills that will be valued by future employers.”

For more information about the Career Ready Fund, visit http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/pepg/programs/careerreadyfund.html#about.

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 Stewardship Youth Rangers Workshop 2018

Peterborough ON – (July 16, 2018) – Fleming College will once again host a group of Stewardship Youth Rangers for three-days of environmental and natural resource science workshops from July 17-19, 2018 at Frost Campus.

The Campus will host 60 Rangers over the three-day workshop with exercises such as caring for wildlife, fish identification, drilling and blasting techniques and knots for outdoor adventures. The Rangers will also enjoy recreational activities such as ultimate Frisbee and beach volleyball, and will unwind by the campfire.

Fleming’s expert instructors run the sessions, which focus on natural resource management, hands-on learning and team-building exercises. The Rangers will also take part in campus tours throughout the workshop.

The Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry (MNRF) program, which includes both junior and Stewardship Rangers, is intended for teens ages 17 or turning 17. The Rangers who will visit Frost Campus this year represent a portion of the high school students the MNRF hires annually to work for eight weeks. The Rangers’ work is part of the MNRF’s natural resource management project that support biodiversity and combats climate change across Ontario.

Schedule of activities:

Tuesday, July 17

  • 1 – 2 p.m. – Caring for Wildlife, Pelt and Skull ID (Room 280)
  • 2 – 5 p.m. – Soils Activity / Fish ID and Hatchery (Room 306/Room 232 and Muskie Hatchery)

 Wednesday, July 18

  • 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Frost Presentation and tour/ Drilling and Blasting Techniques (Room 188 and Drilling Building)
  • 1 – 5 p.m. – Predator Prey Game / Aquatic Inverts (Room 110/Room 191)

Thursday, July 19

  • 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Tree Identification and Race / Knots for Outdoor Adventures (Room 306/Outdoor Ed. Building)

 Learn more about the Stewardship Youth Ranger Program here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/stewardship-youth-ranger-program

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

Welcome Days return to Fleming College

Peterborough ON – (July 16, 2018) New students starting class in the fall have the opportunity to “get a jump on September” by attending Welcome Days at Fleming College.

Hosted by Fleming’s Student Services and Student Life department, Welcome Days help incoming students feel connected and ensure students are well informed before returning for classes in September.

Fleming staff and student leaders will be on hand to answer questions about residence and housing, financial aid, athletics and recreation, learning support services and career services. Incoming students enjoy special sessions about student life and ways to get involved on campus. Parents enjoy a session about ways to support the student transition to college life.

“We have received positive feedback over the years about our Welcome Days as a great way for incoming students to familiarize themselves with Fleming services and support,” said Greg Jefford, Manager, Student Life and Athletics. “Students leave Welcome Days feeling better prepared and overall part of our Fleming community, and parents appreciate the genuine care and quality of service provided. We are confident that those who attend Welcome Days are more likely to succeed with their transition into college life.”

Welcome Days take place at Sutherland Campus on July 16, 18 and 20. At Frost Campus, Welcome Days are set for July 16 and 20. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. each day with a welcome session beginning at 9:30 a.m. Close to 1,000 students and their families are expected to attend.

Full more information or to register, visit www.flemingcollege.com/welcome-days.

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

Fleming Knights to Host Sports Camp, Canada’s First Canadian Nike Elite Soccer Training Camp

Peterborough ON – (July 11, 2018) – Fleming Knights soccer coaches and athletes are excited to announce the partnership with Sports Camps Canada to host Canada’s first Nike Elite Soccer Training Camp at Fleming College in Peterborough. Geared towards highly skilled soccer players between the ages of 10 to 17, the Elite Soccer Training Camp will run from July 9 to 13, 2018 at Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus.

“This is an excellent opportunity for Fleming Knights players to share their soccer talent and knowledge with young athletes while offering this elite sports camp,” said Josh Williams, Fleming Knights Basketball Coach and summer Program Coordinator. “Our staff are excited to be the first to host this elite soccer camp in Canada. We are thrilled for this opportunity to work with Sports Camps Canada, and even more excited that the first elite soccer camp is being held at Fleming College.”

The camp offers elite training provided by Fleming Knights varsity soccer athletes and coaches. Fleming soccer program coaches, Stan Bombino and Tony Bombino, will lead the coaching.

The sports camp will offer one week of soccer training on Fleming College’s FIFA 1-Star certified turf field at the campus’ sports complex. Players are invited to join the Knights for the inaugural year of this summer soccer camp. The Nike Elite Soccer Training Camp is a great opportunity for participants to bring their game to the next level with instruction that focuses on functional training, attacking, supporting play, decision making, shooting, defending, small-sided games and creativity.

For additional details, call 1-844-464-5372, email sportsinfo@flemingcollege.ca or visit www.sportscampscanada.com/soccer/nike/nike-elite-soccer-training-camp-in-peterborough/.

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:
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

Fleming College Celebrates Canada Day

Peterborough ON (June 26, 2018) – Fleming International Student Services and the Student Administrative Council (SAC) have teamed up to celebrate Canada Day on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Members of the media and public are invited to join this free campus event.

International and Canadian students will host art and cultural displays, music, performances, games, fashion shows and a free BBQ to celebrate Canada’s cultural diversity.

Event Details:

Canada D’Eh! Celebration

Wednesday, June 27

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Steele Centre, Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Drive, Peterborough

Schedule:

11:00 am to 3:00 pm      Festival activities in the Steele Centre

11:30 am to 1:30 pm      Live music & BBQ on the Steele Centre patio

12:30 pm                          Latin dance show with the Panama Program on the KTTC patio

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm        Performances on the Steele Centre stage

2:30 pm                            Closing remarks and prizes for best displays

For more information about the event, please contact:

Debbie Harrison

705-749-5530 ext. 1145

international@flemingcollege.ca

SJ Riley

705-749-5530 ext. 1576

sjriley@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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For more information, please contact:

Sara O’Halloran, Communications Officer

705-749-5530 x 1366

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

Appointment of Interim Fleming College President

This message is sent on behalf of Dana Empey, Chair, Fleming College Board of Governors

On behalf of the Board of Governors, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Frank Sorochinsky as our Interim President, effective July 3.

Frank has extensive leadership experience in the college system in Ontario. He served for two terms as the President of George Brown College, leading the college through a period of significant growth and financial success. Frank has also served as the Chair of the Board of Governors at Cambrian College and held senior management roles in healthcare institutions across Canada.

Frank will assume leadership for the college through the summer period and prepare for the transition of the role to Maureen Adamson on August 21. The leadership team currently reporting to Tony will report to Frank as of July 3.

Please join us in welcoming Frank to Fleming College.

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Welcome to Shifting Gears 2018!

Article and photo provided by Peterborough Moves 

Shifting Gears

Over 1000 participants competed, logging nearly 34000 active and sustainable trips through the month of May! Competition was strong in all categories, with participation rates rising in the workplace, school, and community categories.

For 2018, we presented Travel Wise Award in two new categories. The In Gear Award was presented to workplaces who demonstrate a full commitment to active and sustainable transportation, with policies, incentives, and encouragement of staff to embrace walking, biking and transit use for daily trips. The Gearing Up Awards were presented to workplaces and schools that are making great strides in both participation and number of trips – those who are closing in on the leaders in each category, and who are not only inspiring the shift in their own employees, but becoming great examples for other workplaces and schools in Peterborough.

Here are the 2018 Travel Wise Award Winners:

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