Student innovation on display at Fleming College’s GIS Open House


City of Kawartha Lakes ON – (June 16, 2017) – Graduates of Fleming College’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Application Specialist and Cartographic Specialist programs are hosting a GIS Open House next week.

The event will showcase the students’ collaborative projects, which they completed in partnership with non-profit and government organizations.

Project areas cover a range of topics from technology to archaeology to ecology. Here is a sample of some of the projects that will be on display:

  • Threats Affecting Natural Systems in the Kawarthas
  • Ontario Lake Water Quality Collection and Analysis (Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change)
  • Evolution of Land Use and Land Management Change in Rouge National Urban Park
  • Necrogeography: Mapping Peterborough’s Little Lake Cemetery
  • Otonabee Region Watershed Atlas
  • 3D Visualization at Peterborough Airport

All are welcome to attend, meet the students and learn more about their projects. The open house will take place on Friday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frost Campus, 200 Albert St. S. in Lindsay.

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

Fleming College experiences record summer enrolment

 

wayne-eardley-2015-1542Peterborough ON – (June 7, 2017) – Fleming College is experiencing record summer enrolment with more than 1,500 students enrolled in the summer semester.

With a total enrolment of 1,542 students, the College has 285 more students enrolled this semester than at the same time last year.

While domestic enrolment is in-line with projections and similar to 2016, international enrolment for the summer semester has grown from 255 students to 539.

“The results are a testament to the teams involved in both our international and domestic recruitment and marketing strategies,” said Drew Van Parys, Executive Director, Marketing and Advancement. “We continue to successfully attract students from our own area, from across the province and from over 25 countries worldwide.”

The summer enrolment numbers build on Fleming’s record winter 2017 intake. First-semester intake in January was 1,238 students, the highest in the College’s 50-year history.

More than half of Fleming’s 115 full-time programs offer a January start. Students can study through the summer and start third semester with the fall cohort. The summer semester runs from May to August.

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

 

 

Fleming College part of pilot project to bring more local food to campuses

 

Four Ontario colleges are launching pilot projects aimed at having more locally grown food available for students on campus.

The pilot projects are part of a local food procurement initiative led by Mohawk College in Hamilton with financial support from the Government of Ontario, in partnership with the Greenbelt Fund.

The initiative is aimed at encouraging colleges to buy their food from local suppliers in their communities. The initiative would promote healthy food options for students, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing transportation, and support local food producers.

Algonquin College in Ottawa, Collège Boréal in Sudbury, Fleming College in Peterborough and Humber College in Toronto will carry out pilot projects to replicate and validate local food initiatives used at Mohawk and to also develop new initiatives.

Results from the pilot projects will be used to help build the province’s first local food procurement framework for Ontario’s 24 public colleges in early 2018.  The framework will support colleges in improving the student experience, enhancing the sustainability of campus food services operations, and supporting local farmers and economies.

QUOTES:

“Fleming understands the importance of using local ingredients in seasonal menus and fully supports the Office of Sustainability and the Mohawk-led Greenbelt project in developing a pilot program focusing on this initiative, and providing education to our faculty, staff and students.” – Travis Doak, Fleming College Director Housing, Food & Conference Services and Student Conduct

“Our four college partners have strong track records of success in sustainability. We’re excited to build on the momentum of this project by testing solutions in a broad range of food service environments. The local food pilot projects will help build a transferable and scalable framework for bringing even more Ontario-grown food to campuses across the province.” – Emily Baynes, Interim Manager, Mohawk College Sustainability Office

“This initiative will bring exciting benefits to the province and its students. It will provide students with healthy options, support the regional economy, and improve the sustainability of college foodservices.” – Linda Franklin, President and CEO of Colleges Ontario

“With support from the Government Ontario through the Local Food Investment Fund, Mohawk College is leading the way in making it easier for college students across Ontario to choose fresh, local food. When public institutions embrace local, they are strengthening their communities and supporting the powerhouse agri-food sector in Ontario” – The Hon. Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

“We’re pleased to see Mohawk College move to the next phase of their local food project and launch a pilot project at 5 Ontario colleges to get more Ontario food onto students’ plates. This project has the opportunity to make significant change to how colleges source food and increase local food sales in Ontario.” — Burkhard Mausberg, Greenbelt Fund CEO.

 

FAST FACTS:

  • Food services at Ontario’s 24 colleges serve approximately 237,000 students daily, with estimated annual sales of $65 million.
  • In 2016, the Greenbelt Fund, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, provided Mohawk College with $100,000 in funding through the Local Food Investment Fund (LFIF) to develop the first provincial local food procurement model for Ontario colleges.
  • The project is comprised of three phases: industry research; pilot projects; and the development of the local food procurement framework.
  • The research phase was completed in March 2017.
  • The four colleges will receive up to $10,000 in matching funds to support the pilot projects.
  • The research report and results of the pilot projects will be used to create a local food procurement framework to be presented at a research summit this fall.
  • The final framework will be released in early 2018.
  • 85 per cent of the 4,000 students surveyed agreed it is important for colleges to support sustainability by serving local food options
  • 78 per cent of surveyed students agreed that serving more local food increases the quality and nutritional value of on-campus food options

 

 

Celebrating Fleming College’s 50th Convocation at Sutherland Campus

 

Peterborough ON – (May 31, 2017) – Fleming College will host its 50th Convocation for graduates of Sutherland Campus from June 6-8.

About 2,600 students are eligible to cross the stage to receive certificates and diplomas at this year’s Convocation. The ceremonies, which will celebrate the college’s special milestone, will take place at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre. Students are graduating from more than 60 programs across academic areas.

Here is the full schedule:

Tuesday, June 6

  • 10 a.m. – School of Trades and Technology; School of General Arts and Sciences; Haliburton School of Art + Design (Arts and Heritage programs)
  • 2 p.m. – School of Business


Wednesday, June 7

  • 10 a.m. – School of Justice and Community Development (Justice programs)
  • 2 p.m. – School of Justice and Community Development (Community Development programs)

Thursday, June 8

  • 10 a.m. – School of Health and Wellness (Massage Therapy; Paramedic; Personal Support Worker; Practical Nursing)
  • 2 p.m. – School of Health and Wellness

At the School of Business ceremony on June 6, faculty member D’Arcy McKittrick will receive the Vice-President Academic’s Contract Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Mr. McKittrick is recognized for his work in developing and delivering Project Management courses as well as playing an integral role in designing and launching the current applied project student experience, which has become a primary point of differentiation for Fleming’s Project Management program. An active project manager himself, Mr. McKittrick brings new and highly relevant examples of real-life project management to the classroom.  He also hosts an informal ceremony for students from his program to celebrate and share their cultural heritage at the conclusion of the program.

For those that can’t attend, the college will present a live stream of the ceremony. It will be available here: www.flemingcollege.ca/convocation/live-stream.

Ontario Colleges at 50: The Start of Something Amazing
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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Members of the media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Fleming College to host 2017 summer basketball camps, clinics, leagues

The Fleming Knights men’s varsity basketball program will be host to summer basketball programming for both youth and adults for a second year at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre.

Following the success of both the men’s and high school-age boys’ leagues, as well as the kids’ clinics last year, Fleming College has decided to offer the programs developed and instructed by varsity players and coaching staff again for 2017.

The Fleming Knights have also partnered with the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre to provide new soccer and basketball specialty sport camps for kids, which focus on developing physical literacy, confidence, competence, and sportsmanship. Also for kids this year is the Knights basketball clinic, which develops basketball skills and athletic training through drills, activities, and games.

On offer again for 2017 are league play for men and high school boys. The men’s league consists of up to six teams with 10 players per team, playing in a high school game format of two 25-minute halves for 10 total games including playoffs. The boys’ league is geared to boys in grades 9 through 12 who will experience 45 to 60 minutes of basketball specific skill development and athletic training followed by 30-45 minutes of league play.

“Through community outreach, the Fleming Knights summer programs offer the highest quality programming for all ages and abilities, and provide learning opportunities for not only our participants but also for our varsity players, students and volunteers,” said Josh Williams, basketball coach for Fleming Knights.

Both the basketball clinic and leagues are held at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre at 775 Brealey Dr. in Peterborough, with the basketball clinic for boys and girls aged 8 to 13 taking place July 15-16, the high school boys’ league beginning June 29, and the men’s league beginning June 20.

Further information can be found at www.flemingknights.ca or by calling 705-749-5552. The soccer specialty camp runs July 17-21 at the Fleming Sport Complex, and the basketball specialty camp runs Aug. 21-25 at the Wellness Centre. Additional information can be found at www.peterborough.ca/pswc or by calling 705-742-0050.

Fleming College to celebrate 50th Convocation at Frost Campus


City of Kawartha Lakes ON – (May 30, 2017) –
Fleming College will host its 50th annual convocation ceremony for graduates of the Frost Campus on Friday, June 2 at 2 p.m.

Close to 1,100 students are eligible to receive certificates and diplomas at this year’s convocation. The ceremony, which will celebrate the college’s special milestone, will take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex. Students will graduate from more than 30 programs within the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences.

At convocation, President Tony Tilly will present the Governor General’s Award to Zachary Steele. Mr. Steele, who had a near perfect grade point average, is graduating from the Fish and Wildlife Technician program. He has also been selected as the valedictorian.

As well, President Tilly will present the Charles E. Pascal Award for Excellence in Teaching to faculty member Katrina Van Osch-Saxon. Ms. Van Osch-Saxon teaches within the forestry cluster of programs and has been described as inspirational and a role model for her students. She is the founder and driving force behind the Women in Trees Conference and Awareness Day, held annually at Frost Campus. The event encourages young women to consider a career in the forestry/arboriculture industry and provides networking and mentorship opportunities.

For those that can’t attend, the college will present a live stream of the ceremony. It will be available here: www.flemingcollege.ca/convocation/live-stream.

Honorary Diploma
Fleming College’s Board of Governors will also present a special honorary diploma at an awards ceremony at the campus earlier in the day.

John Macfie will be honoured for a lifetime dedicated to recording, teaching and writing about forestry and logging history in Ontario. His connection to Fleming College and its graduates began with Mr. Macfie’s work with the Ontario Department of Lands and Forests, now known as the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

He has spent countless hours interviewing individuals, collecting photographs, artifacts and recording historical events. He has authored several books and articles on forestry and logging history. He has also contributed a great wealth of material and information to Parry Sound District Museum (Tower Hill Museum), as well as articles and photos to the Fleming College 402 Museum, including a record-setting Black Ash specimen confirmed to be over 340-years of age. He has assisted Fleming College staff in collecting tree research data and material.

The awards ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. in room 250, the Glenn Crombie Theatre.

Ontario Colleges at 50: The Start of Something Amazing
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

 

Wilfrid Laurier University and Fleming College to offer new “2+2” diploma-degree pathway

 

Peterborough ON – (May 29, 2017) – Fleming College and Wilfrid Laurier University have signed a “2 + 2” diploma-degree pathway agreement, the first of its kind for the university.

Under the agreement, eligible graduates of three Fleming programs can enter directly into the third year of Laurier’s Honours Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, allowing the students to complete a diploma and degree in four years.

The agreement applies to Environmental Technician, Ecosystem Management Technician, and Fish and Wildlife Technician, all two-year diploma programs in Fleming’s School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences students at Fleming,” said Brett Goodwin, dean of Fleming’s School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences. “It will allow our students to combine the applied skills of their college diploma with the theoretical knowledge and research skills of an honours degree, ensuring a depth and breadth in their skill set that will help them advance within their chosen careers.”

“The nature and depth of the Fleming programs make them a natural fit with Laurier’s Environmental Studies program,” said Sean Doherty, chair of Laurier’s Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. “We look forward to immersing students into our department where they can confront challenging environmental issues, further expand and put into practice their impressive skill set, and engage with our existing students in ways that raise the profile of the whole program.”

Laurier’s Environmental Studies program combines natural and social sciences to better understand the human relationship with the natural environment. Students focus on issues such as sustainability in land and water management, and acquire applied skills in environmental impact assessment, geovisualization, remote sensing, and research methods. Hands-on experiential, field, and community-engaged learning opportunities are built into all aspects of the program.

Fleming graduates in Laurier’s degree program will be required to take core Geography and Environmental Studies courses such as environmental theory/issues, hydrology, geographic information systems (GIS) and research methods to expand their knowledge and immerse them in the same level of experience as current majors.

Diploma-to-degree pathways have become a popular option for students seeking both an applied and theoretical education. The pathways often allow students to complete both credentials in less time and at a lower cost.

The pathway program will be offered beginning in September 2017.

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. flemingcollege.ca

About Wilfrid Laurier University
Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university known for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research and scholarship, combined with a strong student focus, high levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community. Laurier’s innovative educational model purposefully integrates the academic learning experience with an experiential learning component. The university has more than 19,000 students throughout its campuses in Waterloo and Brantford and locations in Kitchener and Toronto. The university celebrated its centennial in 2011. www.wlu.ca

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Members of the media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
Fleming College
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca or 705.749.5530 ext. 1370

 

Kevin Crowley
Director, Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University
kcrowley@wlu.ca or 519.884.0710 ext. 3070

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