Gravel truck donated to Heavy Equipment programs

Lindsay ON – (October 28, 2010) – Fleming College welcomed a generous donation from Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. on Oct. 8.

Enbridge gave the Centre for Heavy Equipment Technology a gravel truck, valued at about $20,000, for use in the Heavy Equipment Operator and Heavy Equipment Techniques programs.

This is not the first time Fleming College has received a contribution from Enbridge. In July 2009, the company donated equipment valued at $90,000. The college received three backhoes and three sidebooms at that time.

Students benefit from equipment donations as it allows them to gain practical, applied experience, said Carmen Moore, coordinator of Fleming’s Heavy Equipment programs.

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College Information Program at Fleming

Peterborough ON – (October 27, 2010) – The College Information Program – a travelling road show of Ontario colleges – will visit Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus on Monday, Nov. 1.

Ontario’s community colleges, including Fleming, will have information displays set up throughout the campus to provide high school students with the many options available to them within college programs.

About 1,000 students, teachers and guidance counselors from local and regional high schools are expected to attend the event, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the campus on Brealey Drive.

During the event students can also attend sessions on financial aid and sports and recreation at Fleming as well as experience first-hand a postsecondary classroom environment.

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Fleming alumni dominate Tree Climbing Competition

Fleming College alumni have once again taken top honours at the annual Ontario Tree Climbing Competition (OTCC).

Graduates of the Arboriculture program nabbed the top four places in the men’s competition, which took place on Sept. 11, 2010.

Results were: 1st – John Ransom; 2nd – Ben Save; 3rd – Sean Hoondert; 4th – Mark Cooke.

Winner John Ransom will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Sydney, Australia to compete in the World Tree Climbing Championship in August 2011.

Fleming has taken the top spot in the men’s competition of the OTCC for the last 12 years.

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Cobourg Campus convocation

Cobourg ON (October 22, 2010) – Students graduating from Fleming College’s Cobourg Campus will celebrate their convocation on Friday, October 29.

The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at the Cobourg Lions Centre, 157 Elgin St. E.

Nineteen students will graduate with diplomas from the Esthetician program while another three students will graduate from the Academic and Career Entrance certificate program.

All media are welcome to attend this ceremony.

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Fleming College Board of Governors meeting

Peterborough ON – (October 22, 2010) — The Fleming College Board of Governors will meet on Wednesday, October 27 at 4 p.m. in the Frost Campus Boardroom, Room 252, at the Frost Campus of Fleming College, 200 Albert St. S. in Lindsay.

Please note there will be a tour of the Frost Campus renovations starting from the boardroom at 2 p.m. All media are welcome to attend this tour.

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Fleming’s CAWT Receives $2.3 Million in Research Funding

Lindsay, ON – October 12, 2010 – Fleming College is one of a select group of colleges in Canada to receive funding from the College and Community Innovation Program, a collaborative initiative between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, made the announcement earlier today in Bathurst, New Brunswick, where a total of $15 million in funding was awarded, with Fleming College receiving $2.3 million of the funds. Matching cash and in-kind contributions from industry partners brings the Fleming award to $4.6 million.

Approximately 30 colleges across Canada have received this funding from the College and Community Innovation Program to date.

Fleming’s Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT), led by Senior Scientist Dr. Brent Wootton, will utilize the funding to continue its highly regarded research on water and wastewater treatment technologies and the development and implementation of strategies for the integration of the these new technologies with the work of industry partners.

“The Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment continues to be regionally, nationally and internationally recognized for its advancements in wastewater research. This funding will ensure further study is done by both Centre scientists and students studying at Fleming’s Frost Campus,” said Fleming College President Tony Tilly.

The CAWT specializes in applied research on alternative, innovative, and emerging wastewater treatment technologies with emphasis on cold and temperate climates and on low cost, high efficiency technologies including biological treatment systems, phytotechnology, and other environmentally sound technologies.

Recent research and partnership projects at the CAWT include:

  • Integrated watershed management with a focus on improved capture of phosphorus contaminants in water and exploring uses of biochar for use in agriculture and water quality.
  • The development of water use efficiencies and improved water treatment for nutrient removal in greenhouses. Converting municipal waste and agricultural waste into worm castings.
  • The project will address the application of vermicasting technologies to produce growth substrates and fertilizers which are eligible for organic crop production.
  • Investigating methods to mitigate the leaching of harmful contaminants from large volumes of log piles and wood residue (sawdust, bark, chips, other debris).
  • A pilot scale study of a media engineered to remove phosphorous from water for use in stormwater treatment.

During the International Polar Year, Fleming researchers studied the use of constructed wetlands to treat wastewater in Nunavut. This led to the development of the modeling software, SubWet 2.0, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme. This software is now distributed to developing countries to improve water quality and sanitation.

Dr. Wootton has recently participated in United Nations Wastewater Taskforce meetings in Japan, and Switzerland and in a UN water assessment in Kenya.

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Fleming’s CAWT Receives $2.3 Million in Research Funding

Lindsay, ON – October 12, 2010 – Fleming College is one of a select group of colleges in Canada to receive funding from the College and Community Innovation Program, a collaborative initiative between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, made the announcement earlier today in Bathurst, New Brunswick, where a total of $15 million in funding was awarded, with Fleming College receiving $2.3 million of the funds. Matching cash and in-kind contributions from industry partners brings the Fleming award to $4.6 million.

Approximately 30 colleges across Canada have received this funding from the College and Community Innovation Program to date.

Fleming’s Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT), led by Senior Scientist Dr. Brent Wootton, will utilize the funding to continue its highly regarded research on water and wastewater treatment technologies and the development and implementation of strategies for the integration of the these new technologies with the work of industry partners.

“The Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment continues to be regionally, nationally and internationally recognized for its advancements in wastewater research. This funding will ensure further study is done by both Centre scientists and students studying at Fleming’s Frost Campus,” said Fleming College President Tony Tilly.

The CAWT specializes in applied research on alternative, innovative, and emerging wastewater treatment technologies with emphasis on cold and temperate climates and on low cost, high efficiency technologies including biological treatment systems, phytotechnology, and other environmentally sound technologies.

Recent research and partnership projects at the CAWT include:

  • Integrated watershed management with a focus on improved capture of phosphorus contaminants in water and exploring uses of biochar for use in agriculture and water quality.
  • The development of water use efficiencies and improved water treatment for nutrient removal in greenhouses. Converting municipal waste and agricultural waste into worm castings.
  • The project will address the application of vermicasting technologies to produce growth substrates and fertilizers which are eligible for organic crop production.
  • Investigating methods to mitigate the leaching of harmful contaminants from large volumes of log piles and wood residue (sawdust, bark, chips, other debris).
  • A pilot scale study of a media engineered to remove phosphorous from water for use in stormwater treatment.

During the International Polar Year, Fleming researchers studied the use of constructed wetlands to treat wastewater in Nunavut. This led to the development of the modeling software, SubWet 2.0, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme. This software is now distributed to developing countries to improve water quality and sanitation.

Dr. Wootton has recently participated in United Nations Wastewater Taskforce meetings in Japan, and Switzerland and in a UN water assessment in Kenya.

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Fleming College Hosts Green Event at Frost Campus

Lindsay, ON – October 7, 2010 – On October 19, Fleming College’s Frost Campus in Lindsay will host a free lecture on the environmental sector and sustainable initiatives at Fleming.

Dr. Brent Wootton, senior scientist with the Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment, Chris Magwood, Professor for the Fleming Sustainable Building Design and Construction program and Sara Kelly, of the Frost Sustainable Campus Initiative will be discussing Fleming’s leadership role in sustainability as it relates to the environment.

Guests will have an opportunity to ask panelists questions about their initiatives and areas of specialization.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 19th 2010 at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Crombie Theatre, Fleming College Lindsay – 200 Albert Street S.

COST: Free admission

OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY

To register, please call Arla Whalen at 705-749-5509 or 1-866-353-6464 ext. 1664. Please bring a re-usable mug or glass for water.

The lecture is organized by the Fleming College Foundation and follows a campus tour of 150 Grade 8 and 10 students who will visiting the Frost Campus from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This lecture is part of a ‘Careers in the Green Sector’ initiative put on by the Trillium Lakelands District School Board and the Adventures in Green Industry Committee.

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Fleming College Staff Deliver Drilling and Blasting Training in Northwest Territories

Peterborough, ON – October 8, 2010 – Four faculty members of Fleming’s Frost Campus in Lindsay will be traveling to the Northwest Territories to deliver practical training in drilling and blasting techniques at the Det’on Cho Training Centre from October 11 to December 22.

Instructors Lorne Bellamy, Steve Pinney, Tim Casey and Gord Bailey will be training 16 students from the local communities in Blasting Fundamentals, Intro to Drilling Fundamentals, Blast Hole Drilling,and Preventative Maintenance.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for Fleming College to share our expertise with communities in need in Canada. There is a real need for this type of training in the Northwest Territories. The students participating will qualify for entry level blasting jobs in surface mining, underground mining, road construction, and quarry operations,” said Linda Skilton, Principal of Fleming College’s Frost Campus.

The Det’on Cho Training Centre serves the training needs of Dene First Nations people in the Yellowknife area.

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