29th Annual Loggersports Competition at Fleming Frost Campus

On Saturday, November 5, 2011, the Fleming College Frost Campus in Lindsay will host the 29th Annual Loggersports Competition. Teams from Canada and the United States will take part in various events including crosscut saw, log decking, axe throw, chain saw and pole climb competitions.

Admission is free for spectators. Events will be held at the back of the main building of Frost Campus.

LIST OF EVENTS
Opening Ceremonies  8 a.m.
Log Decking   8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Pulp Throwing    8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Triathlon    8:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Quarter Split    8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Single Buck    8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pole Climb    8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Axe Throw       8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Standing Block Chop       8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Chain Saw      8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Super Swede Saw      8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 
 
ALUMNI COMPETITION FOLLOWING MORNING EVENTS
Swede Saw     2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Crosscut Saw    2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Underhand Chop   2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Water Boil    4:30 p.m.
Dinner     6:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony    7:00pm
For event rules see www.lumberjacking.ca.

Fleming College Enrolment Tops 6,000 Students

Student enrolment at Fleming College remains strong with 6,001 students registered for the 2011 fall semester, just shy of last year’s record enrolment of 6,058 students.

“We are very pleased to welcome our new students and we appreciate that they have chosen Fleming College as part of their path to success,” said President Tony Tilly. “Strong enrolment correlates with the success of our new academic programs, our ongoing marketing and recruiting efforts across our local region and the GTA, as well as our exciting new initiatives targeting the international student market.”

Through new initiatives in India, Fleming has experienced strong growth in the number of International students at the college. With more than 50 new International students enrolled in the fall semester, Fleming anticipates another strong cohort to arrive for the January 2012 semester. The College continues to identify new International opportunities to increase enrolment.

Over the past five years, total full-time enrolment at Fleming has grown by approximately 1,000 students, an increase of 20 percent. Total enrolment in 2010 increased five percent over 2009.
Fleming College attributes part of the strong enrolment results to its ongoing commitment to the introduction of new academic programs such as Child and Youth Worker, Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Pharmacy Technician and Community Integration Through Cooperative Education. Growing demand for skilled workers in the environmental sector and social and community services sectors has influenced high student enrolment in the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences and the School of Law, Justice and Community Services. In addition, enrolment in arts programs at the Haliburton School of The Arts continues to grow, with a 25 percent increase of the past four years.

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 100 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine 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 60,000 alumni.

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For more information:
Paula Walton, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or paulaw@flemingc.on.ca

Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Awards Bursary to Fleming Student

Fleming College Business Administration student Matthew Warren is the recipient of a $1,000 Business Leadership Bursary sponsored by the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented to Warren at the 8th Annual Peterborough Business Excellence Awards Gala held on Tuesday, October 18th held at the Trentwinds in Peterborough, Ontario.

“Thank you, I am very excited to receive this award,” expressed Matthew in his acceptance speech to hundreds of local Business Associates. “Fleming has given me a great educational experience, great friendships, and the skills and confidence I need to become a strong business leader in the future.”

In partnership with Fleming College, and as part of their mandate to encourage young business people, the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce presents the Business Leadership Bursary to recognize student excellence and foster responsible leadership and business prosperity for the future.

Academically, Matthew has maintained an overall GPA of 3.73, achieving final grades of over 90% in Business and Contract Law, International Trade, Accounting, Contemporary Management Skills, Importing, Computer Applications, Effective Problem Solving and Business Statistics. Matthew achieved a final grade of 100% in Negotiating Skills.

“Matthew has distinguished himself through strong work ethic, community involvement and academic achievement,” said School of Business Dean Jim Drennan. “He strives for excellence and fellow students highly respect him for his leadership qualities.”

Matthew Warren is enrolled in the three year Business Administration Program at Fleming College, he is currently in his fifth of six semesters. Matthew is a volunteer with the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life organization and donates as many hours as his schedule will permit. Matthew will graduate in the Spring 2012 and pursue career interests related to the banking industry and economic matters.

The Student Business Leadership Bursary was established on behalf of the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce as a way to recognize exceptional business leadership potential in a post-secondary student. The Chamber awards an annual $1,000 bursary and a GPCC one-year Student Associate Membership to a Fleming student in their final year who demonstrates potential to be a leader in Business, academic excellence, and initiative beyond the boundaries of academics.

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 100 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine 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 60,000 alumni.

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For more information:
Paula Walton, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or paulaw@flemingc.on.ca

Welcome Days are here at Fleming College

Fleming College will welcome new students to the Sutherland Campus July 11-15 to help them “Get a Jump on September” before classes begin.

Students will have the opportunity to make arrangements for financial aid, parking, meal plans, lockers, student identification and more. The college will offer student and parent sessions designed to support the transition to college and guided tours of the campus, residences and the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre. Mandatory Assess for Success testing will be available for students to complete during Welcome Days as well.

Students and their families can even experience what it’s like to stay in residence with accommodation available for one night before or after their visit to the college.

Here is an overview of the daily Welcome Days sessions:
• 8:55 to 9:25 a.m. – Registration
• 9:30 to 10 a.m. – Welcome session
• 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Concurrent sessions: Transitions to College for Parents of College Bound students; Preparing for Success at Fleming (for those who graduated high school between 2010 and 2011); Preparing for Success at Fleming (for all ages who completed high school prior to 2009 or are returning to school from the workforce). Please note these are child-friendly sessions.
• 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Lunch
• 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Assess for Success testing (by appointment)
• 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Get a jump on September by visiting the bookstore, career services, counselling, disability services, housing, athletics and recreation, or student government. Take a tour or speak with a financial aid representative.

For more information or to register for Welcome Days, visit www.flemingcollege.ca/welcome-days

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

News from the Board

October
Tour of the campus
Fleming’s Board met at the Frost Campus on Oct. 27 where governors received a guided tour of ongoing renovations from Randy Prentice, capital projects manager at the college.

A number of changes have occurred at the campus. The board room has returned to its original location in room 252, and the registrar’s office is now located in the former dean’s office. The staff lounge is now in room 230.

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Electrical Safety Symposium

Invisible electrical burn or shock injuries are “absolutely unlike any other injury,” a leading medical expert told a Fleming audience recently.

Dr. Joel Fish, currently the medical director of the Hospital for Sick Children Burn Centre, is formerly medical director of the Worker’s Compensation Burn Specialty program and the founder and former Chief Medical Officer of the Electrical Injury Program at St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto.

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