Surrounded by family and friends, recipients of Fleming College’s Academic Excellence Scholarships were recognized at a reception in Fulford’s Dining Room at the Sutherland Campus on Thursday, October 4.Established in 1998 by the college Board of Governors, the scholarship program recognizes outstanding academic achievement among students in the local school board districts as well as students who have excelled academically in specific disciplines. This year, 28 first-year students received $2,000 each toward one year of full-time study."The Fleming College Board of Governors congratulates you on your outstanding achievement and thanks you for choosing Fleming,” Board Chair Murray Rodd told the students. “The academic talent that our scholarship students bring to Fleming greatly enriches our college community.”About 100 guests attended the reception, including the students’ family, friends, and high school teachers and counsellors. Guests at the reception were treated to a host of culinary creations prepared and served by the college’s culinary students.Roberta Thompson, a graduate of Holy Trinity Secondary School in Courtice, is enrolled in the Motive Power Techniques program. She was surprised to learn she would receive a scholarship. “It was kind of a shock. I wasn’t expecting it,” she said.She chose the program after learning about it from her high school automotive teacher and then visiting the Centre for Heavy Equipment Technology at the Frost Campus. Ms. Thompson is, to date, the only female enrolled in the program set to start in January."It doesn’t bother me at all,” she said. “I’ve done co-operative courses where I’m the only female. It gives me more will to carry on – and show them up,” she added with a smile. For a complete list of the scholarship recipients visit: http://www.flemingc.on.ca/index.cfm/go/news/sub/view/ID/4 3/cfid/6346514/cftoken/30113295.cfm
Fleming College is pleased to announce Sandra Dupret as the new principal of the Haliburton Campus, home to the Haliburton School of The Arts. As the current chair of the School of Media, Art and Design at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ms. Dupret is responsible for strategically leading nine academic programs delivered at two campus locations. As the former director and curator of exhibitions at Wayne State University, Ms. Dupret managed and directed more than 110 exhibitions, where she developed exceptional arts administration skills involving public relations, advertising, community outreach, fundraising, staffing, and educational programming. Ms. Dupret has a master’s degree in Fine Arts (printmaking, sculpture) and has taught in the areas of papermaking, sculpture, and lithography. Her teaching experience is enhanced by her significant fundraising experience – including grant proposal writing and donor cultivation. Ms. Dupret recognizes the uniqueness of the Haliburton School of The Arts and its long-serving foundation within the Haliburton community. She says she is looking forward to assisting the Haliburton Campus as it continues to move forward with its strategic plan of increasing access, quality and accountability through creativity and innovation. She will begin her new role as principal on November 5. "I am very honoured to have first been considered and subsequently offered the position of Principal, Haliburton Campus. Both the Haliburton School of The Arts and the community’s outstanding reputation and commitment to the arts are highly celebrated and I look forward to being a part of something that is so special. My family and I are very much looking forward to being a part of the Haliburton community, which has always been one of our favorite places to visit. We are delighted with the opportunity to now be able to permanently live and work in the region," said Ms. Dupret.
The Global Cafe returns to the Steele Centre at Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus in Peterborough on Thursday, October 18. The cafe is a joint activity of the Diversity Officeand the Student Administrative Council (SAC),and creates a relaxed environment for discussing a range of interesting topics, while letting students raise funds for projects by selling coffee. This month the theme brings together two well-known annual Peterborough events, Week Without Violence and Aboriginal Awareness Day. Fleming College is situated close to three important First Nations communities: Curve Lake, Hiawatha and Alderville First Nations. North of Peterborough near Ardoch, two other communities are currently in a land claim conflict with both the Canadian government and a company wishing to exploit the disputed land for uranium mining. Join us at noon on October 18 in the lower Steele Centre as we discuss the issue with Algonquin community leaders. The cafe will also be selling espresso, cappuccino and cookies, with proceeds going towards the SAC and student club development on campus. Aboriginal community groups will also host displays. Week Without Violence events include an open forum: “The Face of Oppression: Envisioning a World Without Violence”. Students of the Social Service Worker program invite you to join them October 18 at 4 p.m. for a presentation in room 374 by three local leaders in anti-oppression work: Audrey Caskanette will speak about violence against Aboriginal women; Owen McEwen of Peterborough AIDS Resource Network discusses the risks of coming out of the closet for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth; and Mike Ma of the Community and Race Relations Committee will address racism in Peterborough. All are welcome to attend these events. The schedule is: October 15 to 17 Week Without Violence displays in the lower foyer outside room 374 October 18 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Global Cafe and displays open in Steele Centre Noon to 1 p.m. – Global Café Aboriginal Awareness Day discussion 4 to 6 p.m. – Anti-oppression forum in room 374For more information, contact Diversity Coordinator Debbie Harrison at 705-749-5520 ext. 1179 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A group of local high school students had the opportunity to try out careers in the forestry industry at Frost Campus on Thursday, September 27, as part of National Forestry Week celebrations at Fleming College. The students, from the Lindsay area, visited three skill stations: Forest Renewal – students took part in planting trees and spoke with forest technicians on how successful planting is carried out Forest Fire Fighting – students tried out the special equipment used to fight forest fires and heard from two alumni currently working in the forest fire fighting industry in northern Ontario and Alberta Urban Forestry – students learned about the necessity for urban forestry management and how to make knots used in climbing in the arboriculture/urban forestry industries Fleming College’s cluster of forestry programs – Arboriculture, Forestry and Urban Forestry – educates and trains students in forest resource management as well as in identifying, maintaining and preserving trees and shrubs. Students in these programs learn to use forestry technology and equipment and spend most of their class time outdoors gaining hands-on experience in the field. This year’s theme for National Forestry Week was Canada’s Forests: Tradition and Transition. The week challenges all Canadians to learn more about their forest heritage and support greater recognition of this valuable resource.
Kathleen Cooper, a senior researcher at the Canadian Environmental Law Association, will give a free talk on environmental toxins and their effect on children’s health at the Frost Campus on Tuesday, October 16. “Putting Children First… Are Environmental Toxins Harming our Children?” will explore how environmental toxins and household products can affect children’s health and well-being. A product information exhibit will also be on display. The event is free and open to the public. It will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Crombie Theatre at the Frost Campus of Fleming College, 200 Albert S. S. in Lindsay. The event is sponsored by Fleming College and its Early Childhood Education program, Best Start, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, the United Way, the City of Kawartha Lakes, the Early Years Centre and Community Living Kawartha Lakes.
Fleming College will honour 28 first-year Fleming students at a reception for recipients of the college’s Academic Excellence Scholarships on Thursday, October 4 at 4 p.m. in Fulford’s Dining Room at the Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Dr. in Peterborough.Established in 1998 by the college’s Board of Governors, the scholarship program recognizes outstanding academic achievement among students in the local school board districts as well as students who have excelled academically in specific disciplines. The scholarship provides each recipient with $2,000 toward one year of full-time study.This year’s recipients are from City of Kawartha Lakes, Durham, Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough, and Simcoe. They are:School of Business and Technology Erin Glofcheskie of Madawaska Valley DHS, Barry’s Bay – Business Katelyn Patterson of Haliburton Highlands SS, Haliburton – Business Administration Samantha Felder of I.E. Weldon SS, Lindsay – Business Administration -Accounting Erin Oudyk of Clarington Central SS, Bowmanville – Chef Training Kenneth Parnell of Kenner CVS, Peterborough – Computer Programmer Analyst Craig Williams of Huntsville HS, Huntsville – Sporting Goods Business Emily Eagleson of Durham Christian HS, Bowmanville – Tourism and TravelSchool of Health and Wellness Sonja Stillman of Thomas A. Stewart SS, Peterborough – Early Childhood Education Angela Chaput of Adam Scott CVI, Peterborough – Early Childhood Education Stacey Lee of Patrick Fogarty SS, Orillia – Early Childhood Education Katelyn Tilstra of Holy Cross SS, Peterborough – Educational Assistant Codie Lean of Canadian Christian Academy, Windsor – Health Information Management Emily Edwards of St. Peter’s SS, Peterborough – Massage Therapy Katelyn Plunkett of North Hastings HS, Bancroft – Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist Assistant Tarah Gunn of Port Hope HS, Port Hope – Practical Nursing Mary Hackett of Lindsay CVI, Lindsay – Practical Nursing Danielle Schut of Cobourg DCI West, Cobourg – Practical NursingSchool of Interdisciplinary Studies Amanda Aube of Brock HS, Cannington – General Arts and Science – University Transfer Jessica Lunn of Norwood DHS, Norwood – Preparatory Health Sciences School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences Thomas Mansfield of Courtice SS, Courtice – Fish and Wildlife Technician Zachary Worr of Crestwood SS, Peterborough – Fish and Wildlife Technician Daniel Snider of Fenelon Falls SS, Fenelon Falls – Motive Power Techniques – Heavy Equipment Roberta Thompson Holy Trinity SS, Courtice – Motive Power Techniques – Heavy EquipmentSchool of Law, Justice and Community Services Leeann Reid of East Northumberland SS, Brighton – Social Service Worker Micheal Hulcio of Bowmanville HS, Bowmanville – Police Foundations Ryan Northam of St. Mary’s SS, Cobourg – Police Foundations Melissa Boyer of Bradford HS, Bradford – Biotechnology Technologist – ForensicsSchool of Continuing Education and Skilled Trades Kyle Mactaggart of St. Peter’s SS, Barrie – Construction SkillsLocated in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 90 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, Interdisciplinary Studies, Law, Justice & Community Services, and Continuing Education and Skilled Trades. Fleming College has more than 5,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni.