Alumnus of Distinction Award presented to vibrant local leader

 

dsc_0081-resizePeterborough ON – (Aug. 23, 2017) – Fleming College is pleased to announce that Tracey Randall, a Tourism and Transportation graduate from the Class of 1988, is the recipient of the 2017 Alumnus of Distinction Award.

This prestigious award is given to an alumnus who attains outstanding career success and professional achievement. As the General Manager of Musicfest Peterborough, Randall’s vibrant personality, passion for community development, and commitment to excellence joins community friends and tourists together for free summer concerts in Del Crary Park, Peterborough. Her remarkable leadership helps to generate millions of tourism dollars annually for the city.

Randall’s international experience in leadership roles – on the Olympic circuit, volunteer contributions in Zambia, and event management at Unilever Canada – have fueled her ability to become an accomplished and innovative event management professional in corporate, community, and volunteer settings.

She is a Board Director for Peterborough Economic Development and has assisted with Women’s Professional Golf Association tours, the PanAm Games, and The National Ballet of Canada. Randall is an excellent mentor for Fleming College students and alumni and often participates as a classroom guest speaker and student career event participate.

In 2016, Randall was honoured as a Premier’s Awards Business nominee for outstanding college graduates and a Women in Business nominee for excellence in endeavors that benefit the Peterborough area.

tracey-randallUnder Randall’s leadership, Festivals and Events Ontario recognized Peterborough Musicfest as a Top 100 Festival in 2015 and the 2016 Economic Impact Study revealed that Musicfest provides a $4.2 million boost to the region through hotels, restaurants and shopping, with 125,000 attendees each year.

Fleming College will present the 2017 Alumnus of Distinction Award to Tracey Randall at “Fleming Night at Musicfest” on Saturday, Aug. 26 at Del Crary Park, Peterborough.  The community is invited to attend and honour Randall as well as celebrate Fleming College’s 50th anniversary.

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:

Paula Walton
Alumni Officer
paula.walton@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.550 x 1390

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

 

Fleming College launches 50th anniversary celebrations in Peterborough

 

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Peterborough ON – (August 22, 2017) – Fleming College is inviting students, employees and alumni as well as the Peterborough community to help celebrate its 50th anniversary.

“Over the next month, Fleming will co-host a series of fun events, both in the community and at the college,” said Drew Van Parys, Executive Director of Advancement and Marketing. “It’s a way for us to not only celebrate this significant milestone but also give our thanks to the community for its unwavering and ongoing support of the college. All community members are welcome and encouraged to join in the celebrations.”

  • The college will kick-off 50th celebrations with a Fleming night at Peterborough Musicfest on Saturday, Aug. 26. Country music star Jason McCoy will perform a free concert at Del Crary Park, starting at 8 p.m.
  • The Peterborough Petes and Fleming have teamed up to help celebrate the college’s golden anniversary at the Petes’ home opener on Thursday, Sept. 21. As part of the evening, representatives from Fleming will take part in the puck drop as well as activities during the game.
  • Celebrations in Peterborough will culminate with a 50th anniversary party at Sutherland Campus on Friday, Sept. 22. From 3-7:30 p.m., the College will host live entertainment, special guests, soccer games (Fleming versus St. Lawrence College), and more. Those who would like to attend can RSVP for this event on Eventbrite here.

Fleming College first opened its doors in September 1967, part of Ontario’s ground-breaking network of community colleges that were established in Canada’s centennial year.

Starting with fewer than 200 students, Fleming has now grown to almost 6,000 full-time students. Its impact within the community and beyond is substantial with more than 74,000 alumni having graduated from the college over the last 50 years.

Fleming will also host a 50th anniversary celebration at Frost Campus on Friday, Sept. 29. To learn more about these and other upcoming events at our campuses, visit our Facebook page: facebook.com/flemingcollege or visit us on Twitter and Instagram @FlemingCollege.

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 74,000 alumni.

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

 

 

New Continuing Education calendar: Part-time education for your full-time life

 

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Peterborough ON – (August 21, 2017) – Fresh off the press, Fleming College is pleased to share its full listing of all in-class and online courses offered within its fall 2017 Continuing Education calendar.

With four campuses and countless courses to choose from, Fleming is offering a wealth of options to its learning audience this September. In-class and online graduate certificate courses within healthcare include Rural and Remote Nursing, Patient Navigator Graduate Certificate and the Palliative Care Certificate, underscoring the importance of specializations within the healthcare field.

For the entrepreneurial-minded, Fleming offers a number of business and leadership courses, such as the Small Business Accounting certificate, which is offered online.

Within the trades, Fleming’s School of Trades and Technology delivers TSSA rewrite exams, Advanced Power Engineering as well as Working at Heights certification (MOL approved training).

Tour the 2017 Calendar to learn about the hundreds of learning and leisure courses that are available, and take your education anywhere, anytime.

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

Haliburton Campus celebrating 50 years of art and craft education


Haliburton ON – (July 27 2017) – The Haliburton School of Art + Design (HSAD) is hosting two special events this summer in celebration of Fleming College’s 50th anniversary.

The Annual Faculty Art Auction will take place at Haliburton Campus (297 College Dr.) on Thursday, Aug. 10. It will include artworks donated by HSAD faculty with proceeds funding student bursaries. This year’s event will also feature a mystery art piece auction.

The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with an opportunity to preview the art pieces and take in live entertainment that will include a fire dancer, aerial acrobatics, clowns and music. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by remarks at 6 p.m. and the live auction at 7 p.m.

The art auction is free to attend. Those interested in attending can RSVP by email to shannon.lee@flemingcollege.ca or by phone to 705-749-5530 ext. 1509.

At the same time, HSAD is hosting a Faculty Exhibition for the college’s 50th anniversary. The exhibition, which began July 4, will run until Aug. 19, 2017 in the Great Hall at Haliburton Campus.

The exhibition features works from renowned artists who teach at the campus, including Mary Intven Wallace, Sue Rankin, Rod Prouse, Otis Tamasauskas, Susan Watson Ellis, and Rob Stimpson.

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

New students can ‘get a jump on September’ at Fleming College’s Welcome Days

 

Peterborough ON – (July 13 2017) – New students will have the opportunity to ‘get a jump on September’ at Fleming College’s Welcome Days next week.

Hosted by Fleming’s Student Life department, Welcome Days help to ensure incoming students feel connected prior to starting classes. Students have the opportunity to have a tour and arrange for items such as student identification, lockers, text books, and meal plans.

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. Special sessions are scheduled for students to learn more about student life and getting involved in campus activities. There will also be a session for parents where they can learn more about resources available to support a successful transition to the college.

Visitors can further experience what it’s like to stay in residence. For $50, families (up to six individuals) can stay for one night.

“Welcome Days are a great opportunity for new students and their families to spend a day on campus before the fall to better familiarize themselves with Fleming services and supports that contribute to student success. Our goal is to give students the opportunity to get a jump on September feeling welcomed as part of the Fleming community. We are confident that those that attend Welcome Days are more likely to succeed with their transition into college life,” said Greg Jefford, Manager, Student Life, Athletics and Recreation.

Welcome Days take place at Sutherland Campus on July 17, 19, and 21. At Frost Campus, Welcome Days are set for July 17 and 21. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. each day with sessions beginning at 9:30 a.m. Close to 1,000 students are expected to attend.

For full information or to register, visit: www.flemingcollege.ca/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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Members of the media, for more information please contact:

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

Frost Campus hosting Stewardship Youth Rangers workshops


City of Kawartha Lakes, ON (July 12, 2017) – Stewardship Youth Rangers will visit Fleming College’s Frost Campus next week for three days of environmental and natural resource sciences workshops.

Sixty rangers and their supervisory staff will be at the campus from July 18-20. The rangers will learn about natural resource management – benefiting from both theory and hands-on knowledge – and will explore education and career options in this field. Fleming faculty and staff will be conducting workshops throughout the Rangers’ visit.

Here is a schedule of activities:

Tuesday, July 18
– 12:30-2 p.m. – Team Building Activities (Loggersports Field)
– 2-5 p.m. – Knot Tying and Back Country Food Hanging (Outdoor Education Building) and Fish Identification and Hatchery Tour (Room 232 and Muskie Hatchery)

Wednesday, July 19
– 1-5 p.m. – Tree Identification and Race (Room 306, Nature Trail) and Arboriculture Tree Climbing (Nature Trail)

Thursday, July 20
– 8 a.m. to noon – Owl Pellet Hunt and Dissection (Room 306) and Aquatic Inverts Session (Room 191)

 

Learn more about the Stewardship Youth Rangers 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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Members of the media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
laura.copeland@flemingcollege.ca
705.749.5530 x 1370

Queen’s University and Fleming College sign degree pathway agreement

 

Peterborough ON – (July 10, 2017) – Fleming College students now have a pathway to a degree at Queen’s University, the first agreement of its kind between the two institutions.

Eligible graduates of Fleming’s Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees certificate program (PHS) can now pursue a Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree (Honours) at Queen’s University. Students taking advantage of this pathway will be awarded 12 credit hours, which is equivalent to nearly one semester of credit.

“This is a groundbreaking agreement for Fleming College, and it is a definite advantage for our graduates,” said Sandra Dupret, dean of the School of General Arts and Sciences at Fleming. “Providing the opportunity to pursue a degree at a highly regarded and respected institution such as Queen’s University represents continued progress and growth for us as an institution and is, we believe, a testament to the quality of the program and the ability of our graduates.”

“Queen’s University’s Bachelor of Health Sciences program is pleased to welcome Fleming College graduates who are ready to pursue an advanced degree in health, and want to do so through a state-of-the-art, customizable, and flexible online program,” notes Dr. Michael Adams, Director of the Bachelor of Health Sciences program at Queen’s. “This partnership with Fleming College will give students a head-start in building a fulfilling and challenging career in healthcare.”

The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program, within Fleming’s School of General Arts and Sciences, is a two-semester certificate program intended to prepare graduates for more advanced studies in health sciences. The program provides students with core knowledge, skills and abilities that are fundamental to academic success in health sciences and related programs. The program further offers extensive, hands-on laboratory-based learning in preparation for post-secondary level science programs.

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

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