Frost Campus hosting Ontario Rangers

With activities such as geocaching and canoeing on the agenda, Fleming College’s Frost Campus will once again host a group of Ontario Rangers for a workshop July 27-28.

It is the fifth year the campus has hosted this workshop for the Ontario Ranger program.

About 50 Rangers will participate in a number of activities that include outdoor safety and survival skills, tree identification, traditional Aboriginal teachings, and a firsthand look at the campus fish hatcheries. Fleming’s expert instructors run the sessions, which focus on natural resource management, hands-on learning, and team-building exercises.

The Rangers who will visit Frost Campus this year represent a portion of the high school students the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) hires annually to work for eight weeks. The Rangers’ work is part of the MNR’s natural resource management projects that support biodiversity and combat climate change across Ontario.

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 6,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and more than 58,000 alumni.

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

Sutherland Campus Academic Awards

Sutherland Campus Academic Award Recipients

School of Law, Justice and Community Services

Law, Justice and Community Services Outstanding Achievement Award
Denise Bruno

Andy McIntosh Memorial Award
Andrea Thompson-Crowe

Biotechnology – Technologist Forensics Program Faculty Award
Paul Jannetta

City of Peterborough Recreation Award
Denise Bruno

Collections Conservation and Management Program Faculty Award
Jennifer Bowser

Collections Conservation and Management Program Faculty Award
Alison Fleming

Colleen Thode Memorial Award
Tarynn Lloyd

Community Emergency Management Solutions Award
ReBecca Nixon

Community and Justice Services Advisory Committee Award
Brittany Perras

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Ontario Award
Joseph Ferron

Culture and Heritage Board Award
Amanda Sittrop

Debbie Van Huizen Memorial Award
Tarah Belcourt

Don Saunders Memorial Award
Carolyn Baker

Doyle Coordinator Award
Louise Neal

Drug and Alcohol Counsellor Program Faculty Award
Cassandra Postill
Hughen Smith

Drug and Alcohol Counsellor Program Faculty Award
Gail Robinson-House

Eastern Ontario Fire Academy Award #1 (Pre-Service Fire Fighting Education and Training Program)
Mary Ann Brier Hooton

Eastern Ontario Fire Academy Award #2 (Emergency Management Program)
Robyn Heibert

Edward Blazo Memorial Scholarship Award #1
Tery Lee Maher

Edward Blazo Memorial Scholarship Award #2
Benjamin Dick

Emond Montgomery Award
Gerald Black

Expeditors Canada Inc. Award
Maxine Koorzen

Fairview United Church Award
Cailey Corrigan

Felix Walker Memorial Award
Natalie Luchmun

Greg Riddle Award of Excellence
Dale Patrick

Jack O’Hara Memorial Award
Adam Noxell

Jeremy Wade Bean Memorial Bursary
Ebonnie Jackson

Keith Tufo Memorial Award
Vanessa Allen

Lillico Bazuk Kent Galloway Award
Shantal Ingram

Livingston International Award
Nicole Glover

Murray McKinnon Foundation Award #1
Jennifer Sommers

Murray McKinnon Foundation Award #2
Dawn Casselman

Museum Management and Curatorship Program Faculty Award
Mark Scheibmayr

NCI Academic Excellence Student of the Year Award #1
Emily Kerrigan

NCI Academic Excellence Student of the Year Award #2
Brandon Triance-Haldane

NCI IT Security Professional of the Year Award #1
Erin Bracken

NCI IT Security Professional of the Year Award #2
Jamie McQuaid

NCSL International Scholarship Award
Kirsten Scott

NCSL International Scholarship Award
Leanne Zyba

OPSEU Local 352 Faculty Union 9/11 Award
Adam Tates

Pamela White Memorial Award
Tikib Whetung

Paragon Security Limited Award
Stephanie Grapes

Peterborough County Association of Community Emergency Management Coordinators Award
David Allester

Peterborough Fire Department Chief’s Award
James Fukuri

Peterborough-Lakefield Police Services Board Award
Hannah Dumouchel

Peterborough-Lakefield Community Police Chief’s Award
Jaymie Boutin

Peterborough Law Association
Patrick Mullaly

Phyllis McNeil Fraser Scholarship Award
Kortney Cox

Recreation and Leisure Services Program Faculty Award
Derek Walsh

Security and Risk Management Advisory Committee Award
Elora Cowie

Social Service Worker Program Faculty Award
Danielle Vernon

Social Service Worker Program Faculty Award
Alicia Sales

Vanessa Rivard Memorial Award
Caitlin Jones
School of Business, Computing and Hospitality

Angus Glenn Culinary Classic Award (1st Year)
Donald Laplante

Angus Glenn Culinary Classic Award (1st Year)
Jason Lee

Angus Glenn Culinary Classic Award (Culinary Management)
AndrewTye

Angus Glenn Culinary Classic Award (Culinary Management)
Carl Nielsen

Baily Event Management Award
Janelle Eisler

Bell Academic Excellence Award (Web Design)
Nathan Hogle

Bell Academic Excellence Award (Event Management)
Shannon Boschma

Bell Academic Excellence Award (Marketing)
Lindsay LePage

Bill Johnson Memorial Award
Lindsay LePage

Business Administration Academic Achievement Award
Jay Hamblin

Canada Cutlery Inc. Award (1st Year)
Hillary Brown

Canada Cutlery Inc. Award (Graduate)
David Li
Canadian Sporting Goods Association Award
Gregory DeBoer

Carlson Wagonlit Stewart Travel Award
Rachelle Simon

Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario Award
Jennifer Pounder

Canadian Information Processing Society Award (CIPS)
Kendra Borthwick

Easton Sport Canada
Mark Million

Gary Henderson Memorial Award
Matt Hills

GE – Web Design
Kristopher Atkinson

Global Telesales Award (International Trade)
Charles Dickinson

Global Telesales Award (Tourism and Travel)
Krista Gadd

Harry Cherney Award
Ashley Dolan

Human Resources Professionals Association of Peterborough Award (HR Management Diploma)
Denise Bloomer

Human Resources Professionals Association of Peterborough Award (HR Management Certificate program)
Martin Luebke

Kawartha Culinary Association Award (1st Year)
Steve Barber

Kawartha Culinary Association Award (Graduate)
Ariel Ruff

Materials Management and Distribution – Academic Achievement Award (Graduate)
Hilary Gray

McColl Turner Award
Trisha Love

Meyer Cherney Award
Robin Cooper

Nancy Taylor Memorial Award
Meghan Alton

Norco Performance Bike Award
Ethan Champlain

Ontario Accommodation Association Award
Monica Schoeni

Ontario Restaurant, Hotel and Motel Association Provincial Award (1st year)
Tyler Lovenuk

Ontario Restaurant, Hotel and Motel Association Provincial Award (Academic)
Graham Clark

Operitel Award
Kristopher Atkinson

Peterborough and Kawarthas Tourism Award
Kimberly Worthington

Peterborough Club Award
Kristen Medland

Rare Grill Chef’s Table Award
Taylor Maddison

Royal Bank Financial Group Award – Applied Project
Vikki Nisbett

School of Business, Computing and Hospitality Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
Robynne Hubert

School of Business, Computing and Hospitality – EDGE Award
Cassandra Harris

Steve Towns Memorial Award
Sarah-Jayne Riley

Sysco Champion Award
Dillon Muldoon

Sysco Food Services Ontario Award (1st Year)
Andrea Heuving

Sysco Food Services Ontario Award (Graduate)
Robynne Hubert

Tourism and Travel Faculty Award (1st Year)
Brianne Dubeau

Tourism and Travel Faculty Award (Graduate)
Vanessa Twiddy
School of General Arts and Science

General Arts and Sciences Outstanding Achievement Award
Kevin Payne

Peterborough Examiner Award
Amanda Hobbs
School of Education, Health and Wellness

Early Childhood Education Program Faculty Award
Laurie McColl
Stuart McGibbon

Janet Castle Memorial Award
Lisa Gilhooley

Strath-MacLean Child Care Centre Award
Barb Barrons

St. Barnabas Nursery School Award
Alice Bond

Omemee Children’s Centre Award
Amie Munro

Peterborough Family Resource Centre Award
Jessica Steele
Margaret Rodgers

Emergent Curriculum Award – Kawartha Child Care Services
Leah Thomas

Educational Assistant Program Faculty Award
Jody Ackerman
Jammie Murphy
Thelma Scott

Educational Assistant – Advanced Standing Program Faculty Award
Mocha Macdonald

Fitness and Health Promotion Program Faculty Award
Natacha Couillard
Natalie Hutchinson

School of Education, Health and Wellness Outstanding Achievement Award
Wendy Fleguel

Cactus Abstracting Award of Excellence
Amanda Brinklow

Health Information Management Faculty Award
Nicole Walsh

Massage Therapy Program Faculty Award
Rhonda Avery
Krista Young

Elsevier Canada Book Award
Beth Hurren

Aranka deSzegheo Memorial Award
Hawley Osland

Paramedic Program Faculty Award
Derek MacGillivray
Tiffany Storms

Practical Nursing Program Faculty Award
Vanessa Papatzikakis

Peterborough Hospitals Medical Staff Award
Melissa Dalton-Maloney
Andrew Mills

Carolyn Brandt Memorial Award
Jessica Bulger

Dr. G. Stewart Cameron Award
Laura Clark

Carol Condon Memorial Award
Jennifer Capsey
John Dee

RPNAO Award
Samantha Crowley

Bill Rogers Memorial Award
Megan Wegner

Alzheimer Society of Peterborough and Area Award
Shawn Lace
Melanie Lyons

Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Program Faculty Award
Sarah Mackie
Brooke Sutherland
Janet Wright

Soroptimist International of Peterborough Award
Koren Mussen

Personal Support Worker Program Faculty Award – Sutherland Campus
Arlene Bell

Personal Support Worker Program Outstanding Student Award – Sutherland Campus
Kimberley McBride

Kawartha Participation Projects Award
Kristy Eckert

OPSEU Local 352, Faculty Union 9/11 – First Responder Award
Jessica Bulger

OPSEU Local 352, Faculty Union Award
Kathleen Campbell
Sara Henderson

New trades and technology building for Fleming students

McGuinty Government Invests In Colleges And Universities

Ontario is helping Fleming College build a new skills training centre to provide state-of-the-art education and training facilities to a growing number of students.

“Our government’s investment in the Sutherland campus of Sir Sandford Fleming College in Peterborough adds to the province’s future prosperity. Every community, every region must have the opportunity to contribute to the growth and well-being of Ontario. Our investment here today will benefit not only Peterborough but the province as a whole,” said Jeff Leal, MPP for Peterborough.

The new Kawartha Skilled Trades Institute will help meet the needs in the construction and manufacturing trade sectors. The 87,000-square-foot facility will provide new space and equipment for Fleming students training in areas such as carpentry, masonry, welding, plumbing and machining. Through partnerships with education and industry, the Institute will also teach and train more students from regional secondary schools and industry.

“The new building will be a vital resource for skilled trades students in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. This investment by the Ontario government is helping our students get the best possible education to succeed,” said Tony Tilly, President of Fleming College.

Increasing the number of student spaces at colleges and universities and making sure
students have access to education and training is an important element of Putting Students First, the government’s plan to provide quality, affordable postsecondary education and training to Ontario.

“Ontario is putting students first by creating more opportunities at our colleges and universities so we can build the skilled and knowledgeable workforce needed for the global economy. Our government’s investment in the new Kawartha Skilled Trades Institute will help Fleming College students succeed in the future, while creating good jobs today,” said John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario’s investment of $29.3 million in the Kawartha Skilled Trades Institute at Fleming College is part of the McGuinty government’s upcoming long-term capital plan.
  • This project will create more than 650 jobs.
  • Since 2003, the McGuinty government has invested more than $3 billion in capital funding at Ontario colleges and universities.
  • The 2011 Budget – Turning The Corner announced additional operating support that will help create places for more than 60,000 additional students in Ontario’s colleges and universities by 2015-16.

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

Community Living honours Fleming faculty member

Community Living Peterborough has recognized Fleming College’s Joyce Wade for her dedication to inclusion in education.

Wade, coordinator of Fleming’s new Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) program, has received Community Living’s 2011 Education Award.

The Education Award is given to an individual or organization that has made positive contributions toward the goal of meaningful inclusion in the school system.

According to Community Living, the key to building an inclusive school culture is to involve not only the academic side – teachers, students and education assistants in the classroom – but to the entire school community.

The award is presented to someone who shares this vision and who is prepared to make inclusion a critical component of a healthy school.

Wade received her award at Community Living Peterborough’s annual general meeting on June 21.

Fleming is one of only a handful of colleges offering a unique new program designed for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and brain injury.

The CICE program starts in September 2011 and will have room for 20 students. It is a two-year program and students graduate with an Ontario College Certificate.

The CICE program offers a combination of academic courses and cooperative education opportunities. It focuses on personal development, social opportunities and essential employability skills.

“This program will offer students a rich opportunity to develop academic and vocational skills while participating in an integrated post-secondary experience,” says Wade.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for students to attend college and to do so in their own community. Students will continue to develop essential workplace skills and experience a post-secondary program that offers a unique blend of core and optional courses in an integrated setting. Parents and their sons and daughters have been talking of this possibility for far too long. It has finally arrived,” said Ray Walt, chair of the CICE program advisory committee and former head of Special Education at St. Peter’s Secondary School.

For more information, visit www.flemingcollege.ca.

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Student case study to be published in international journal

Taking her classroom work to another level, graduating student Rhonda-Marie Avery will soon have a case study published in an international journal.

Rhonda-Marie, who graduated June 9 from the Massage Therapy program at the Sutherland Campus, completed the case study in her sixth semester.

She then submitted her study to the American Massage Therapy Association’s Student Case Report Contest. This is an international competition with entries from around the world and the winner receives publication in an international journal (pending a peer review).

“I offer the case study as an option to replace a simpler assignment in semester six. It gives students the opportunity to tackle something more rigorous and provides a challenge for the ambitious,” said Massage Therapy faculty member Paul Clifford. “I think it gives the right student a chance to get excited about the formal application of science to their own practice of massage therapy.”

Massage Therapy students operate a public massage therapy clinic at the college. For her case study Rhonda-Marie chose a clinic patient who was suffering from arthritic neck and arm pain and attempted to alleviate her symptoms – and then determine how and why it worked.

It is quite an undertaking to complete the case study. And on top of dealing with the everyday demands of school work and family life, Rhonda-Marie faces additional challenges as she is legally blind.

“The project itself took a number of weeks to finish. It would have been impossible without help from teachers on an ongoing and untiring basis,” she said.

However, her perseverance and extra time spent on the case study ultimately led to personal and professional rewards.

“Client care and interaction was ongoing throughout the study. The majority of the research part came at the right time in my learning to really push me to study and understand various aspects of the pathology I was dealing with.”

Rhonda-Marie said the majority of people see massage therapy as only one type of health care – usually for relaxation.

“While this is true, the profession follows a foundation of assessment, treatment planning and focused reassessment to meet client goals. The ultimate goal of massage therapy should not be more massage therapy. It should be health and well being.”

She said the case study taught her that clients also need self-education and ongoing encouragement to continue progressing.

“Just as health is dynamic, massage therapy is dynamic; all parties need active involvement to hopefully create the path to healing,” she said.

Rhonda-Marie has a degree in Anthropology from Trent University and it was that post-secondary background that spurred her to do the case study.

“Research was always fun, hard work, but fun,” she said.

Conducting the study reinforced for Rhonda-Marie that the profession she has chosen is aimed at, and capable of, creating optimistic changes in people’s health.

“There is something major to be said about knowing and believing in what you plan on doing and advocating for every day,” she said.

Massage Therapy is a familiar vocation to Rhonda-Marie. Her husband is a registered massage therapist. And with three children, demands at home are time consuming.

“With massage therapy I can do this on an individual basis and still work around children and family dynamics.”

She added that Fleming College was an “easy choice.”

“My husband went there and I know the best training for massage comes from here. You want to be the best, you train with them. That’s just the way it is.”

Going forward, Rhonda-Marie says her career goals in the field are focused on creating a clinic that enables and fosters a positive environment for clients.

“My primary focus is to open a clinic that embraces the active involvement of clients. In the future I would love to continue researching in the field,” she said.

“First and foremost, my goals are to never get bored with my self in this profession, to always seek out the adventure that life has to offer and to take on the next challenge,” she added.

Paul Clifford calls Rhonda-Marie an “exceptional” student. A lot of extra time goes into completing the case study – at least 50 to 100 hours beyond the time spent with the client in the clinic.

Having a case study published in a journal is a major achievement, he added.

“These are international, peer-reviewed journals. Articles are often authored by leading educators, experience practitioners, or teams of researchers. It indicates an extremely high standard of work.”

Following a peer review process, Rhonda-Marie’s case study, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease: Alleviating a Pain in the Neck?, will be published in one of two journals: the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: Research, Education, and Practice (IJTMB) at http://ijtmb.org or the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (JBMT) at http://www.elsevier.com/jbmt

Rhonda-Marie also receives a cash prize of $2,500 and an invitation to display a poster of her case study at the American Massage Therapy Association national meeting in Portland, Oregon in October 2011.

Grand Opening: new site for employment centre

Fleming Community Resources for Employers & Workers (Fleming CREW) is hosting a grand opening/open house at their new location, 1550 Lansdowne St. W. (northeast corner of Lansdowne St. and Spillsbury), on Friday, June 17 from noon to 2 p.m.

The formal part of the event will take place at 1 p.m. with greetings from members of the college community, its service partners, as well as local dignitaries.

Fleming CREW is a specialized division of Fleming College. Working closely with its fellow service partners and by supporting its client groups – unemployed or underemployed workers and employers – Fleming CREW hopes to build a stronger workforce in the Peterborough area and contribute to the growth of the community.

Fleming CREW assists clients with career planning, access to training, small business start-up, employer incentives and an array of supports to make the career planning process easier and more effective. Fleming CREW can also help with applications to such programs as Second Career and the Self-Employment Benefit. Clients can also access computers, fax machines and printers for free, minimizing the cost of a job search.

On the employer side, Fleming CREW ensures employer clients can take advantage of recruitment assistance, job fairs, opportunities to gain business support information and mentorship programs.

All services are free of charge. Funded by Employment Ontario, Fleming CREW serves the south end of Peterborough as well as Millbrook, Cavan and Keene areas. For more information, contact Fleming CREW at www.flemingcrew.ca or call 705-775-2739 (CREW).

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 6,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and more than 58,000 alumni.

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

Frost Convocation and Awards

“The friends we have made are the basis of what makes this experience so special… The sense of community and the feeling of togetherness will all never be forgotten.”

– Frost Valedictorian Katie Paroschy

There were tears all around as faculty member Eric Sager presented student Michael Reaume with the Second Year Ecological Restoration Perseverance Award at the annual Academic Awards ceremony on June 3 at Frost Campus.

The award is presented to a second year student in the Ecological Restoration program who has shown outstanding perseverance and determination during the first two years of the program.

Michael, an exceptional student, served three tours of duty with the Canadian military in Afghanistan before deciding to return to the classroom.

“It’s a very proud experience for me to have him in the class,” said Prof. Sager. Michael received a standing ovation as he accepted his award.

The campus hosted the awards ceremony just prior to the 44th annual convocation.

More than 1,000 students graduated from the campus that day.

“Don’t be a spectator. Don’t watch your life go by,” Fellowship in Applied Education recipient George Skerratt urged graduates.

Valedictorian Katie Paroschy thanked faculty and staff during her speech.

“I would like to thank all of the teachers and especially all the support staff – the glue holding us together – because it is you who makes this institution feel like a home,” she said.

“The friends we have made are the basis of what makes this experience so special… The sense of community and the feeling of togetherness will all never be forgotten.”
Academic Awards

School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences
School of General Arts and Science
School of Law, Justice and Community Services
School of Education, Health and Wellness

Early Childhood Education 1st Year – Faculty Award
Kendall Thibadeau

Early Childhood Education Program Academic Excellence Award
Lynette Bertrand

Early Childhood Education 2nd Year – Faculty Award
Kathleen McCuaig

Omemee Children’s Centre Award
Britney Dickinson

College Evaluators Award
Bobbiesue Campbell

Kawartha Childcare Award
Tara Zimmerman

Frost General Arts and Science Award
David Collier

Common First Semester Award of Recognition
David John Kamrath

John Finlay Memorial Award
Casey Cook

Rachel Spearing Memorial Award
Annie Richard

The Voyageur Quest Achievement Award
Brett Carr

Lawrence Nesbit Memorial Award
Stacy Tinkler

Association of Ontario Land Surveyors Education Foundation Geomatics Award
Arjun Rattan

McLeod Prize in Surveying
Tina Curtin

Van Amelsfoort Surveying Award
Scott Van Raay

Association of Ontario Land Surveyors Education Foundation GIS Award
Sarah Degenhardt

Canadian Institute of Geomatics Award
Natalie Tomlin

Dr. Ibrahim Elshayal Excellence in Problem Solving Award
Julia Talotti

Gary Clements Memorial Award
Emily Hill

SGS Canada Inc. Award
Kate Estabrooks

Ron Date Award
Anne Frame & Jeremy Haak

City of Kawartha Lakes Award (Urban Forestry)
Gregory Kerr

City of Kawartha Lakes Award (1st Year)
Scott Asling

City of Kawartha Lakes Award (2nd Year)
Miriam Odermatt

City of Kawartha Lakes Award (3r Year)
Molly Simon

Student Association Inc. Award (1st Year)
Scott Asling

Student Association Inc. Award (2nd Year)
Miriam Odermatt

Student Association Inc. Award (3rd year
Molly Simon

Environmental Technologist Advisory Committee Award
Randy Vesterfelt

Paul E. Hanna Memorial Award
Michael Robbins

LAC Environmental Achievement Award
Daniel McNamara

Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs Award
William Doughty

Andy Matwichuk Award
Daniel McNamara

Otonabee Region Conservation Authority Award
Jane Bevan

Nelson Tavares Memorial Award
Mark Kassel

Optimist Club of Lindsay Award
Kassandra Medeiros

Lindsay Lions Club Award
Kassandra Medeiros

Social Service Worker 2nd Year Award
Leigh-Anne Hammell

Social Service Worker 2nd Year – Faculty Award
Linda Brown

Social Service Worker 1st Year Award
Christina Beare

Kawartha Field Naturalists’ Award
Lisa Chou & Jeffrey Ethier

LOTEK Wireless Inc. Award
Zachary Daragon

Danny Fitzgerald Memorial Award
Thomas Howson

Terry McFadden Award
Patrick King

Above and Beyond Award
Nicole Rien & Molly Simon

Robert Whitney Memorial Award
Kathlynn Paroschy

Michael A. Fraser Award of Merit
Christopher Pipher & Crystal Rielly

Canada-U.S. Walleye Tournament Award
Scott Asling

Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs Award
Nicole Timoshenko

Victoria Land & Water Stewardship Council Award
Delaina Arnold

Annual Forest Planning Using GIS Project Award
Anne Garrett, Terry Meadowcroft, Katherine Polatynski, Jesse Platt & Michael Hibrant

Westwind Forest Stewardship Inc. – Tree Marketing Award
Luke Oomen

Wood-Mizer Canada Award
Sameer Sukhiani

Universal Field Supplies Inc. Award
Colin McGee

Canadian Institute of Forestry
Michael Nandan

Davey Tree Award
Darren Mountain

Ross Imrie Memorial Award
Katrina Van Oschsaxon

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters Award
Miranda Virtanen

Ontario Conservation Officers Association Award
Jonathan Neely

Robert Johnson Award
Kaitlin Martin

Ralph Snider Memorial Award
Shauna Spiers

Lantech Drilling Services Inc. Award
Scott Proulx

Archie Watt Award – Industry Sector
Dwayne Graff

Archie Watt Award
Sean Murphy

Creighton Rock Drill Ltd. Award
Luc Mavin

Ontario Groundwater Association Award
Jessie Black

Jacob Wallace Achievement Award
Shawn Tonello

Dan Snider Memorial Award
Taylor Snoddon

John Deere Award of Excellence
Erik Troan

Tim Dawe Memorial Award
Gregory White

Toromont Award of Excellence
Taylor Snoddon

Personal Support Worker Program Faculty Award – Frost Campus
Wendy Raffo

Personal Support Worker Program Outstanding Student Award – Frost Campus
Tammy Francis

First Year Ecological Restoration Award
James McBride

Second Year Ecological Restoration Award
Michael Reaume

School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences Award – Outstanding Student
Kathlynn Paroschy

Vice-President Academic Award
Carolyn Knapper

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NSERC funding for Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment

Fleming College’s Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT) will receive a $150,000 grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) it was announced last week.

The grant will go toward purchasing research equipment for the Centre to enhance the college’s applied research capacity.

“This funding will allow the CAWT to purchase advanced analytical water testing equipment including an automated chemistry analyzer, ion chromatograph, and a new fume hood. This equipment will significantly expand the capacity of our lab to analyze water samples,” said Dr. Brent Wootton, senior scientist and director of the CAWT.

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.

A total of 35 colleges will share more than $8 million in NSERC’s College and Community Innovation Program’s (CCI) Applied Research Tools and Instruments (ARTI) Grants. The grants will support 79 research projects.

“These CCI Program – ARTI Grants will result in innovation at the community level and entice companies to collaborate with colleges across the country,” said Suzanne Fortier, President of NSERC, which administers the CCI Program. “When companies and colleges have access to the very best resources, everyone benefits. New jobs are created, industry expands and the community prospers.”

NSERC is a federal agency that helps make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for all Canadians. The agency supports some 30,000 postsecondary students and postdoctoral fellows in their advanced studies. NSERC promotes discovery by funding more than 12,000 professors every year and fosters innovation by encouraging more than 1,500 Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects.

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 6,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and more than 58,000 alumni.

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

Culinary student competes at National Skills Competition

Fleming College‘s Andrew Tye earned a fifth place finish when he competed at the 2011 National Skills Competition, June 1-4.

Andrew’s hard work and professionalism carried him through the competition, which was extremely challenging. He was competing with the best students from across Canada at the event, which took place in Quebec City.

“The days at the competition were long and tiring, but it was well worth it. By the end I thought the skills I developed during my education and training were showcased in the plates that I presented to the judges,” said Andrew.

Andrew worked very hard over the course of the two day competition. He represented himself, Fleming College, and Team Ontario with a high standard of excellence and professionalism.  His mentoring abilities with Solomon Mason, Team Ontario’s Secondary Cook contestant, helped Solomon to secure a Silver Medal in the secondary contest.

“The event itself was a real eye opener for Andrew; it was great to witness the quality and diversity of trades within Canada. Andrew represented Fleming College and Team Ontario with his work ethic and professional attitude,” said Steve Benns, Andrew’s advisor for the competition.

Thanks go to Dr. Jim Drennan, Dean of the School of Business, Computing and Hospitality, for his support. Special thanks go to the corporate sponsors who helped make Andrew’s trip a reality:

• Patricia Thompson from King Cole Ducks,
• Peter Huebner from Canada Cutlery
• Steve Christie from Sysco Foodservices of Central Ontario
• Jetan Patel from Peterborough Wholesalers

Thank you to all the staff, students, friends and family who supported Andrew through a Fundraising dinner on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Guests were treated to Andrew’s menu that he presented at the competition.  All who attended said that Andrew’s menu was great and his presentation was exceptional.

“Congratulations to Andrew for competing at the 2011 National Skills Competition. Your efforts make us all proud,” said Wayne Bonner, Academic Lead, School of Business, Computing and Hospitality.

Andrew’s hard work did not stop at the competition as he is already back to work at 38 Degrees with Chefs Will Wood-Gates and Evan Podd. Fleming College’s Culinary department thanks these great area chefs who have helped develop Andrew into the skilled cook he is today.

In the last four years at the Ontario Skills Competition, Fleming culinary students have won four gold medals as well as several silver and bronze medals. Andrew Tye, who won gold this year, is the son of recently retired Fleming faculty member Al Tye.

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 6,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and more than 58,000 alumni.

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

Awards to be handed out at Fleming College convocation

Fleming College will recognize students, faculty and members of the public through various awards to be handed out at upcoming convocation ceremonies in Lindsay and Peterborough. More than 3,200 students will graduate from ceremonies held at both campuses over the next week.

Frost Campus – June 3 at 2 p.m., Lindsay Recreation Complex

• Faculty member Josh Feltham will receive the Vice-President Academic’s Contract Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Mr. Feltham teaches in the Ecosystem Management program. He makes active efforts to communicate with, and be available to students. Mr. Feltham is described as radiating support and encouragement with nothing but optimism.

• Community member George Skerratt will receive the Kawartha Lakes/Haliburton Fellowship in Applied Education. Mr. Skerratt is a retired paramedic and a very active community volunteer. He often takes on a leadership role in many community activities for the benefit of countless individuals in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

• Carolyn Knapper will receive the Vice President Academic Award which recognizes outstanding academic success and significant contribution to the college community. Ms. Knapper is graduating from the Fish and Wildlife Technician program. With a passion for protecting the environment, Ms. Knapper has led her fellow students in the Frost Initiative for the last two years. Her efforts have greatly furthered sustainability at Frost Campus and include awareness campaigns, campus sustainability assessments and assistance in drafting the proposal to ban the sale of bottled water at Frost.

Sutherland Campus – June 7-9, Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

• Faculty member Peter Malkovsky will receive the Charles E. Pascal Award for Excellence in Teaching. Mr. Malkovsky teaches in the School of Business, Computing and Hospitality. He goes out of his way to ensure his students have the resources they need to succeed and his teaching style makes his classes interesting and unique. Mr. Malkovsky is often viewed as a mentor by students and he always makes himself available outside of the classroom. He will receive his award on Wednesday, June 8 at 2 p.m.

• Phil White, Dominion Sculptor of Canada, will receive the Alumnus of Distinction Award. Mr. White will receive his award on Tuesday, June 7 at 10 a.m.

• Drew Monkman will receive the Peterborough/Cobourg Fellowship in Applied Education. Mr. Monkman is a teacher, naturalist, author and newspaper columnist. His passion for the natural world is infused in all he does including his classroom teaching and volunteer work. Mr. Monkman will receive his award on Thursday, June 9 at 2 p.m.

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 6,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and more than 58,000 alumni.

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