New programs at Fleming College

Fleming College will offer five new diploma and certificate programs to students in September 2011.

With the continued growth in skilled trades enrolment at Fleming, the college will add two new programs to this area – Plumbing Techniques and Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician (HRAC). Plumbing Techniques, an Ontario college certificate program, is offered in a 19-week compressed format while HRAC is offered in a compressed three semester, 45 week format.

The HRAC program features an emphasis on renewable, sustainable and alternative energy efficient solutions for indoor environments. Both programs will be offered in Peterborough.

Pharmacy Technician is a two-year diploma program that will be offered at the Sutherland Campus this fall. Graduates of this program will enter a growing field, assisting registered pharmacists in the pharmaceutical industry.

Building on Fleming’s recognized Early Childhood Education and Educational Assistant programs; the college will now offer the Child and Youth Worker program. This program prepares students to provide care and treatment for children or teens who may be experiencing a range of social, emotional, behavioural or learning challenges.

Full-time and online, the new Spa Management post-graduate certificate program is offered in three semesters and includes 12 courses and two internships. It complements Fleming College’s Esthetician diploma program, which is offered at the Cobourg Campus.

For more information on any of these new programs, visit www.flemingcollege.ca. Please note, these new programs will be offered pending funding approval by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

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 90 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Visual Arts, Education, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 6,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 58,000 alumni.

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For more information:
Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca

Grandmothers to share HIV/AIDS advocacy efforts with students

Two local grandmothers will bring their message of fundraising and advocacy for HIV/AIDS projects in Africa to Fleming College on Monday, Feb. 7.

The event, Tea with the Grannies, will feature Bernice Standen and Nancy Martin from the Peterborough Chapter of the Stephen Lewis Foundation “Grandmothers to Grandmothers” project. The women will share their latest activities with students at the Sutherland Campus.

The grandmothers take part in fundraising for grassroots HIV/AIDS projects in Africa as well as partner with African grandmothers caring for orphaned grandchildren. The women also advocate on behalf of African women by prodding the government to provide greater access to HIV/AIDS medication and support.

“Granny” Bernice is a retired neo-natal nurse whose area of advocacy is directed toward increasing access to AIDS medications and social supports for African mothers and their children. She has been working hard to encourage MPs to pass Bill C-393, which will allow less expensive versions of AIDS medications to be produced and distributed.

“Granny” Nancy worked in the prison system in Canada before retiring. She will speak about the networking and community-building projects involving Canadian and African grandmothers together.

There are 140 grandmothers who belong to the local chapter of the foundation.

Tea with the Grannies will take place on Feb. 7 in room 613 from 3-4 p.m. at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Dr.

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 90 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Visual Arts, Education, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 6,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 58,000 alumni.

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For more information:
Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca

Ministry of the Environment announces funding for source water protection

Minister of the Environment John Wilkinson visited the Frost Campus on Jan. 26 to announce funding of $7 million annually for four years for source water protection in Ontario.

Mr. Wilkinson made the announcement at the Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT). The CAWT has received $150,000 of that funding to conduct research on floating islands technology.

Floating islands are man-made plastic mats planted with reeds that float in storm water management ponds. Senior Scientist and CAWT Director Brent Wootton and his team are studying the effects the roots have in naturally filtering the water so it can be returned to our river and lake systems.

The funding will also help farmers, property owners and businesses across the province take action to protect local drinking water.

In the past three years, the Ontario government has already helped more than 2,000 projects remove risks to local drinking water sources, including: inspecting and upgrading more than 1,000 septic systems and closing or upgrading more than 480 wells.

Measures like this help prevent water contamination and protect our valuable water resources.

According to the provincial government, this program is an important part of the government’s Open Ontario Plan to make Ontario a leader in water protection and technology.

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For more information:
Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370

Israel's Consul General speaks to business students

Fleming College and the School of Business, Computing and Hospitality hosted a very important visitor at the Sutherland Campus on Jan. 24, 2011.

Fulford’s Restaurant was the scene for a standing room only crowd wanting to hear from, and see, Israel’s Consul General speak to business students concerning international relations, the economic relations between Canada and Israel, and general trade issues.

Students and staff heard Mr. Amir Gissin provide his, and his country’s, thoughts about global issues and relations. It’s not often that students in business programs at a college level have the opportunity to hear such a distinguished guest speaker on such important issues.

Mr. Gissin, a graduate of the University of Tel Aviv, has served as Israel’s Director of Public Affairs for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and he has served on missions for Israel worldwide. He was Chief of Staff to the Minister for the World Jewish Community and was government advisor to the Prime Minister’s Foreign Policy Secretary for Israel, under both the Netanyahu and Barak Israeli Governments. In addition, Mr. Gissin served as the Director General of the Mosaica Research Centre for Religion, State and Society and Director General of the Shalom Beinenu Foundation in Israel.

Students and staff were all very impressed with his one-hour presentation and thanked both the Consul General and Deputy for taking time from their hectic schedules to visit our college and present to our school and students.

This event was a significant example of the integration of the ‘EDGE’ concept across the School of Business, Computing and Hospitality curricula and specifically demonstrates our commitment to global and international aspects of learning within our programs.

For more information:
School of Business, Computing and Hospitality at Fleming College
1-866-353-6464

Israel’s Consul General speaks to business students

Fleming College and the School of Business, Computing and Hospitality hosted a very important visitor at the Sutherland Campus on Jan. 24, 2011.

Fulford’s Restaurant was the scene for a standing room only crowd wanting to hear from, and see, Israel’s Consul General speak to business students concerning international relations, the economic relations between Canada and Israel, and general trade issues.

Students and staff heard Mr. Amir Gissin provide his, and his country’s, thoughts about global issues and relations. It’s not often that students in business programs at a college level have the opportunity to hear such a distinguished guest speaker on such important issues.

Mr. Gissin, a graduate of the University of Tel Aviv, has served as Israel’s Director of Public Affairs for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and he has served on missions for Israel worldwide. He was Chief of Staff to the Minister for the World Jewish Community and was government advisor to the Prime Minister’s Foreign Policy Secretary for Israel, under both the Netanyahu and Barak Israeli Governments. In addition, Mr. Gissin served as the Director General of the Mosaica Research Centre for Religion, State and Society and Director General of the Shalom Beinenu Foundation in Israel.

Students and staff were all very impressed with his one-hour presentation and thanked both the Consul General and Deputy for taking time from their hectic schedules to visit our college and present to our school and students.

This event was a significant example of the integration of the ‘EDGE’ concept across the School of Business, Computing and Hospitality curricula and specifically demonstrates our commitment to global and international aspects of learning within our programs.

For more information:
School of Business, Computing and Hospitality at Fleming College
1-866-353-6464

March Break computer animation camp inspires creativity

Creativity, collaboration and imagination will form the foundation of Fleming College’s 2011 March Break Animation Camp.

For children aged eight to 14, the camp runs Mar. 14-18. The cost is $281.70 per child. The camp will also be offered in the summer – July 18-22 and July 25-29.

Children will be encouraged to apply their limitless imagination to create video game characters for 3D animated films. They will brainstorm, collaborate, create and animate throughout the five-day camp. Kids leave the camp with the skills to amaze friends and family in video game creation and computer animation.

For more information or to register, visit www.flemingcollege.ca/reinvent or call 1-888-269-6929.

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 90 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Visual Arts, Education, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 6,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 58,000 alumni.

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For more information:
Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca

Board of Governors meeting

The Fleming College Board of Governors will meet on Wednesday, January 26 at 2 p.m. in Room 321 at the Cobourg Campus of Fleming College, 1005 Elgin St. W. in Cobourg.

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 90 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Visual Arts, Education, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 6,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 58,000 alumni.

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For more information:

Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
Fleming College
(705) 749-5530 ext. 1370

New performing arts camp at Cobourg Campus

New in 2011, Fleming College’s Cobourg Campus will host a March Break performing arts camp for children aged eight to 12.

Taught by entertainment professionals Daniel Matmor and Heidi von Palleske, the camp will take place from Mar. 14 to 18. The camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day, and costs $266.25 per child. It will also be offered in the summer, from July 11 to 15.

Offering training in the discipline of acting, students will develop their talents through a variety of exciting games, challenging improvisations, invigorating exercises, spirited song, and interactive classes. The students will also create and produce a public performance.

Mr. Matmor is an actor, writer, director and producer of theatre and film. He is the founder and artistic director of the Hampstead Stage Company – the largest touring children’s theatre company in North America – and has worked with Hollywood greats Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, and Tobe Hooper.

Ms. von Palleske is one of the most respected actors in the film and television industry. She has starred in more than 40 films and TV programs, working opposite Antonio Banderas, Jeremy Irons, Goldie Hawn, and Michelle Williams.

For more information or to register for either camp, visit www.flemingcollege.ca/cobourg or call 1-888-269-6929.

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 90 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Visual Arts, Education, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 6,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 58,000 alumni.

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For more information:
Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca

Open House for new Community Integration Through Cooperative Education program

An Open House for Fleming College’s new Community Integration Through Cooperative Education (CICE) program will take place on Thursday, Jan. 20 from 7-8 p.m. in room 374 of the Sutherland Campus (599 Brealey Dr. in Peterborough).

The CICE program is open to adults with Developmental Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Mild Intellectual Disabilities or Brain Injury and provides students a unique opportunity to continue their education in a post-secondary environment.

This two-year Ontario College Certificate program offers a combination of academic courses and cooperative education opportunities. Learning focuses on personal development, human growth and essential employability skills.

More information on the program can be found here:
http://www.flemingc.on.ca/index.cfm/go/programs/sub/display/code/CIC/style/d.cfm

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International Culinary Festival at Fleming College

Fleming College is once again hosting the International Culinary Festival on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at the Sutherland Campus.

Guests will experience culinary excellence, created by the faculty and students of the Fleming College Culinary Department. Taste food samplings from 10 different destinations from around the world including:   Italy, France, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, Belize, South Africa, Poland, USA (Florida and Keys) and China (Mandarin).

You will have the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items and try exciting new food dishes while enjoying an atmosphere of fun and learning. One hundred per cent of the money raised by this event will go toward student bursaries. Partial net proceeds of this event will be endowed and matched by the Ontario Government as part of the Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS) – allowing us to double the impact of your support.

Tickets are $75 per person. If you purchase six tickets in a bulk order, the seventh ticket is free. For more information and to reserve your tickets, please contact Arla Whalen at the Foundation Office by calling 749-5509.

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