Environmental Technician at Fleming College Accredited

Lindsay ON – July 30, 2010 – Fleming College’s Environmental Technician program joins three post-secondary institutions in Ontario to be accredited by the Canadian Environmental Accreditation Commission (CEAC).

“Accreditation will signify to prospective students, graduates and employers that Fleming College’s Environmental Technician program has met national standards against specific criteria with regard to curriculum, learning resources, and faculty credentials and experience,” said Linda Skilton, Dean of the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences at Fleming College’s Frost Campus.

The CEAC is a standing committee of Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada to provide non-governmental, third party, auditing for universities, colleges and other technical institutes.

“ECO Canada has worked closely with the Canadian post-secondary community for a number of years in developing this program. It is very exciting to see the results of this collaboration and to witness leading institutions such as Fleming College being recognized for their commitment to world-class environmental education. ECO Canada accreditation sends a clear signal to industry that graduates of these programs have the desired knowledge and competence to meet the growing needs of the environmental sector,” said Michael Kerford, Vice President, ECO Canada.

This newest accreditation illustrates Fleming’s continued dedication to ensure students will receive education tested against the highest standards to equip them with all that is necessary to succeed after graduation.

Graduates of the Environmental Technician program have gone on to become groundwater technicians, watershed technicians, water quality technicians and environmental technicians, soil specialists and environmental officers.

Fleming applied to be considered for the accreditation in October 2009, as part of a national pilot project. Fleming is one of six post-secondary institutions in Canada, and one of three colleges chosen for the pilot accreditation process.

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Temporary Location Change for Brealey Bookstore

Please pardon our dust, while we renovate the Bookstore to make it better!The Fleming Bookstore – Brealey Campus, will be located in our temporary locationRoom 433 from Monday, July 26th to  Friday, July, 30th. Please feel free to contact us at 705-749-5539 or jmanser@flemingc.on.ca <mailto:jmanser@flemingc.on.ca> .Sorry for this inconvenience while we renovate to serve you better!

Fleming College Student Wins National Award

Lindsay ON – July 22, 2010 – Fleming’s Geographic Information System student Nicole Benishek has won first prize from the Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA) for Best Interactive Map.“We’re very fortunate to have Nicole associated with our program and we wish her continued success,” said Stewart O’Brien, professor of Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences at Fleming College.The GIS programs at Fleming’s Frost Campus are unique in Canada, featuring partnerships with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Natural Resources of Canada, The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and with many leading industry organizations like TELUS Geomatics, Autodesk Canada and the Geomatics Industry Association of Canada.The award-winning project titled Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Provincial Park Canoe Routes, explores the famous Kawartha Highlands and delivers a modern way to map a canoe route through the provincial park.Benishek said she is happy her project received national recognition and hopes it will illustrate what is possible with online cartography.“People don’t know what is all possible. You can do so much,” said Benishek, who used elements of her project during her co-op placement with the Kawartha Field NaturalistsTo view Benishek’s project and other students from the GIS program, visit http://highway61.flemingc.on.ca/~nbenishe/KawarthaHighlands_Benishek.html.Located 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, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and over 50,000 alumni.     – 30 -For more information:     Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca

Fleming College Hosts Ranger Event on July 28 & 29

Lindsay ON – July 20, 2010 – Frost Campus will host a large group of Ontario Rangers from around the province next week for activities such as tree climbing, natural resource crime scene investigations and team building exercises.Over 90 Rangers, high school students working for the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) for eight weeks this summer, are expected at the two-day event on July 28 and 29.“This is a wonderful partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources. It is very positive to get the Ontario Rangers here on campus and experience what Fleming has to offer. It’s a great way to show them they can come to Fleming College and train for the career they want in the natural resource and environmental field,” said event organizer Derrick Laplante, Bio-Diversity Commons Technologist at Fleming College.The workshops run by Fleming’s expert instructors focus on natural resource management, hands-on experience, as well as team building exercises to strengthen the skills and knowledge of the next generation of environmental leaders.Sandy White, Manager of Youth and Learning at the Ministry of Natural Resources, was equally enthusiastic. “By the time our Rangers arrive here at Fleming College, they are halfway through a summer of working hard outdoors every day on great biodiversity-related projects. These workshops really add to their work experience by opening their eyes to think about their own future plans – where they want to study after high school and which type of career they might like to pursue. With the knowledge, skills and enthusiasm that have been shared with them at both our ministry and at Fleming College, they go forward with a great attitude towards becoming tomorrow’s environmental leaders,” she said.The work done by the Ontario Rangers during the summer is part of the MNR’s natural resource management projects that support biodiversity and combat climate change in Ontario. This summer, rangers are also celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity.Located 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, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni.     –  30 -For more information:     Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca

Fleming College Hosts Ranger Event on July 28 & 29

Lindsay ON – July 20, 2010 – Frost Campus will host a large group of Ontario Rangers from around the province next week for activities such as tree climbing, natural resource crime scene investigations and team building exercises.Over 90 Rangers, high school students working for the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) for eight weeks this summer, are expected at the two-day event on July 28 and 29.“This is a wonderful partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources. It is very positive to get the Ontario Rangers here on campus and experience what Fleming has to offer. It’s a great way to show them they can come to Fleming College and train for the career they want in the natural resource and environmental field,” said event organizer Derrick Laplante, Bio-Diversity Commons Technologist at Fleming College.The workshops run by Fleming’s expert instructors focus on natural resource management, hands-on experience, as well as team building exercises to strengthen the skills and knowledge of the next generation of environmental leaders.Sandy White, Manager of Youth and Learning at the Ministry of Natural Resources, was equally enthusiastic. “By the time our Rangers arrive here at Fleming College, they are halfway through a summer of working hard outdoors every day on great biodiversity-related projects. These workshops really add to their work experience by opening their eyes to think about their own future plans – where they want to study after high school and which type of career they might like to pursue. With the knowledge, skills and enthusiasm that have been shared with them at both our ministry and at Fleming College, they go forward with a great attitude towards becoming tomorrow’s environmental leaders,” she said.The work done by the Ontario Rangers during the summer is part of the MNR’s natural resource management projects that support biodiversity and combat climate change in Ontario. This summer, rangers are also celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity.Located 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, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni.     –  30 -For more information:     Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca

2010 Welcome Days at Fleming College

Fleming College will host over 700 new students next week at “Welcome Days” at its campuses in both Peterborough and Lindsay. From July 12 to 16, 9:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m., students and their families will get a head-start on preparations for the September semester and take part in helpful sessions to prepare both new high school graduates and mature students for their studies at Fleming. Welcome Session 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Room 519 Information Sessions 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.1) Transitions to College – For Parents of College Bound Students: Room 519•Helping Students Make the Transition to Fleming2) Strategies for Success Session: Room 374 •For Those Just Graduating from High School3) Strategies for Success Session: Room 5920 • For Those Who Completed High School Prior to 2008 or Who Are Returning to School from the WorkforceWalking Tours 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.• Guided Walking Tours of Residence Village and Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre Tours begin every hour at each location beginning at 11:30 am Visit www.flemingcollege.com/welcomedays for further details. Located 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, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni.                          & nbsp;                         &n bsp;        – 30 -For more information:              Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca