2010 Ontario Colleges Facilities Management Association Conference Comes to Peterborough

Peterborough, ON – September 24, 2010 – Peterborough will welcome the Administrative Services Coordinating Committee members and the Ontario Colleges Facilities Management Association from September 26 to October 1 for the 43rd ASCC-OCFMA Conference 2010, themed The Big Lift, inspired by the Peterborough Lift Locks.

More than 30 private sector companies are sponsoring this event.

Over 200 Ontario College facilitators and administrators, along with Ministry representatives, will be visiting Fleming College’s Sutherland-Brealey and Frost Campuses to discuss enhancement of sustainability practices and management of Ontario College campuses. This is the first time Fleming’s Sutherland-Brealey Campus will host this event.

On Tuesday, September 28 at 8 p.m. Maude Barlow, the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, will be speaking on social justice issues. Media are invited to attend this event. Other keynote speakers will include Kevin Darling from RBC speaking on the Blue Water Project and Toronto procurement lawyer, and internationally known author, Paul Emanuelli.

Guests will be provided tours of Fleming’s Frost Campus in Lindsay on Monday and Thursday evenings.  The tours will include the Fish Hatchery, the Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment and the newly renovated Pathology Laboratory.

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Record Enrolment at Fleming College

Peterborough, ON – September 22, 2010 – With fall registration for full-time programs now complete, Fleming College reported record enrolment for the 2010 fall semester with 6,058 students now in class. This is the highest enrolment level in the college’s 43 year history.

“We are delighted that so many students have chosen Fleming. It is a strong testament to the quality and relevance of our programs and the need for new skills in our economy,” said Fleming College President Tony Tilly. “Our job ahead is to deliver the best possible educational experience to prepare our students for their future careers and further education. I am confident that our faculty and staff are more than capable of delivering that experience.”

Since the fall of 2007, total full-time enrolment at Fleming College has increased by over 1,000 students or approximately 20%. Total enrolment in 2010 increased 5% over 2009.

Growth was particularly strong in pathway programs in the School of General Arts & Sciences which grew by over 20%, and in environmental programs offered at the Frost Campus in Lindsay, which grew by over 140 students (8%) to 1,625.

Through the summer semester and into the fall, extensive renovations are being completed to expand and update college facilities, funded in large part through the support of the provincial government’s Strategic Capital Infrastructure Program. Fleming is proposing to build the Kawartha Skilled Trades Institute on the grounds of its Sutherland Campus on Brealey Drive in Peterborough to support growth and reduce reliance on temporary and outdated facilities.

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Massage Therapy Clinic

Fleming College’s Massage Therapy program has opened a new clinic offering treatment for impairments such as stress, muscle tension, acute and chronic pain, scar tissue, and poor circulation.

Student therapists can also provide treatments for conditions such as pregnancy, fibromyalgia, athletic injuries, carpal tunnel, and thoracic outlet syndrome.

The clinic is open to the public. Treatments are performed by student therapists, supervised by Registered Massage Therpaist Professionals.

The clinic is located at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus on Brealey Drive in room 445 and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 8 p.m. Appointments can be booked by calling 705-749-5538. A 60 minute appointment is $30.00. Treatments for pregnant patients and palliative care patients are free.

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Fleming College Continues Strong Growth

Peterborough, ON – September 9, 2010 – Preliminary enrolment numbers for the first day of the 2010 fall semester at Fleming College are higher than planned with approximately 5,980 students starting classes this week, representing a 5.7 percent increase in overall enrolment over 2009.

With final numbers to be confirmed at the end of the registration period, 3,400 students are currently enrolled in first semester classes, well ahead of projections and currently more than two percent ahead of last year.

These strong results follow an unprecedented 18 percent increase for incoming students in the fall of 2009.

“We were expecting a slight decline following last year’s tremendous results, but we are very pleased that our enrolment continues to grow beyond the results from fall of 2009,” said Fleming College President Tony Tilly.

“The 2010 enrolment levels reflect our ongoing commitment to developing unique programs and delivering all of our learning experiences with a hands-on, applied learning approach delivered in a personalized setting by experienced and committed faculty and staff,” said Tilly. “We are attracting a growing number of mature students seeking new skills as the job market continues to change.”

In Peterborough, pathway programs in the School of General Arts and Sciences experienced double digit growth through the launch of a new General Arts and Science – Environmental and Natural Resource Studies program and continued growth in its University Transfer program.

Other recently launched programs contributed to overall growth at the college’s Peterborough campuses including: Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technician, Office Administration, Electrical Engineering Technician, and Fitness and Health Promotion.

Total enrolment at the Sutherland-Brealey and Sutherland-McRae campuses in Peterborough grew approximately four per cent and now stands at over 4,100 students.

Environmental and natural resource sciences programming at the Frost Campus in Lindsay has continued to attract an increasing number of students. Overall enrolment at the Frost Campus grew more than eight percent. There are now more than 1,700 students enrolled in environmental, natural resources and community services programs at the Frost Campus.

The Haliburton Campus has grown significantly through the launch of a new Sustainable Renovations program and growth in the Visual and Creative Arts diploma program.

The college will release its final enrolment numbers based on the tenth day of classes later in September.

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