Fleming College launches Heroes campaign to celebrate students and alumni working on the frontlines

Peterborough ON – (September 10, 2020) – Fleming College has launched a Heroes campaign as a tribute to the courageous and dedicated students and alumni who are fighting on the frontlines of COVID-19.   

Hundreds of Fleming students and alumni are among the many brave heroes who work on the frontlines of the healthcare system. They rush to people in need, care for patients, and are behind the scenes supporting those who need it most.  

“We are tremendously proud of all the Fleming students and graduates who are working on the frontlines keeping us safe and healthy, and we thank them for the important work they contribute to our community,” said Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President. “We train today’s students to become tomorrow’s heroes. If you have a calling to be a community hero, join Fleming to pursue your goals.”  

Watch Fleming College’s Heroes video here.  

Fleming College creates heroes and you can be one too. Join us: flemingcollege.ca.   

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. 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 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni. 

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Media, for more information please contact:
Leigh McEachran

Social Media Officer 

leigh.mceachran@flemingcollege.ca

Fleming College announces program status for Fall 2020 and January 2021, hosts summer bootcamps for selected programs

Peterborough ON – (July 9, 2020) – Fleming College today announced the status of programs for the 2020/21 academic year, and will host summer bootcamps for selected programs that were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic during the Winter and Spring semesters. These bootcamps will be offered as part of the provincial government’s Postsecondary Education Health Measures Framework for Reopening.

The status for all Fleming programs is available on the College’s website. As per the Fleming Safe Plan, the Fall 2020 semester begins Sept. 8, 2020 through online and alternative delivery. Program delivery is subject to change based on government and public health requirements. The Fleming Safe Plan includes pre-screening tools and mandatory COVID-19 Safe Work Practices training for all students prior to returning to campus.

“Our team has worked incredibly hard to adjust our programs, schedules and facilities as we continue to adapt to our new context,” said Maureen Adamson, President of Fleming College. “We look forward to welcoming students to our campuses at the appropriate time as we strive to support student success, while maintaining health and safety as our top priority.”

Fleming College is participating in the Summer 2020 pilot to reopen campuses for priority in-person education and training for graduating students disrupted by COVID-19. Bootcamps will be held for graduating students in their final semester of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning TechnicianPersonal Support WorkerPractical NursingWelding and Fabrication Technician and Welding Techniques programs.

Students in these programs will begin to return to the Sutherland Campus in Peterborough to complete their outstanding learning outcomes starting July 13. Out-of-town students will have access to reconfigured spaces in the college residence. Accommodations will be available on a weekly basis and strictly adhere to all health and safety protocols.

Student support services will continue to be remotely available to students throughout the summer and fall semester. For the fall semester, limited on-campus housing will be available in Peterborough and Lindsay beginning October 22, 2020.

To learn more about the College’s response to COVID-19, please visit www.flemingcollege.ca/covid19.   

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. 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 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer 
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

Fleming Safe Plan – Residence & Housing in the Fall 2020 semester

Peterborough ON – (June 24, 2020) –At Fleming, we are committed to ensuring that safe housing is available to our students. The College has been listening to ensure compliance with the provincial guidelines and public health recommendations related to re-opening with health and safety remaining the top priority of the Fleming community.

As per the Minister’s announcement, Ontario’s colleges and universities can begin to re-open campuses for a small number of in-person programs that could not be completed due to COVID-19 this past winter and spring. Selected programs are specifically for students who were “stranded” in their final semester and unable to complete the practical requirements to graduate and join the work force. To support out-of-town students, our residences will be open to offer short-term, weekly stays for these students. Availability will be limited, as we are operating at a reduced capacity to ensure physical distancing measures are in place. These short-term stays will begin in July and carry through October.

As part of the Fleming Safe plan, the fall semester will begin online, ensuring that students can continue their programs of study while maintaining the highest possible safety standards in compliance with government and public health directives. To align with the Fleming Safe plan and in anticipation of a potential return to campus, residences will be available for students for the second half of the semester, beginning October 22. The residences will continue to operate at a reduced capacity and spaces will be reserved for those students in essential worker programs and those living the farthest distance from campus. Physical distancing measures and cleaning enhancements will be in-place to welcome students to a safe campus. Additional community housing information has also been developed to assist students and landlords in our campus communities to secure safe housing during COVID-19.

Specific details about residence and housing for the Fall semester have been added to the College’s Frequently Asked Questions website related to COVID-19. To learn more, please click here.

Students that had applied to live in residence are encouraged to check their email and tune in to the Student Experience town hall today, Wednesday, June 24 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. to hear about the services and programs that will be in-place to support their success.

Fleming Safe and the college’s response to yesterday’s provincial announcement

Peterborough ON – (June 11, 2020)
This message is sent on behalf of Linda Poirier, Vice President, Academic Experience 

We were very pleased to hear yesterday’s news from Minister Ross Romano that Ontario’s colleges and universities can begin to re-open their campuses for a small number of in-person programs this summer. These selected programs are specifically for those students who were “stranded”, meaning that due to the COVID-19 interruption, they were unable to complete outstanding practical requirements that would have been regularly scheduled at the college and therefore, prevented them from graduating.

At Fleming, we are currently determining when we can schedule selected short-term boot camps to enable stranded students to complete their studies from the Winter and Spring semesters. We are developing plans to run a small number of programs related to essential services during the summer. In the coming weeks, impacted students will receive further communication directly from their schools regarding start dates and timetables.

As per the Minister’s announcement, the focus of this limited selection of pilot programs is directed toward students in essential front-line health service areas and high labour market demand training programs in engineering, trades and other critical professions. While this announcement is good news and a small step toward re-opening our campuses, it is important to note that it does not mean a full-scale return to campus on July 2 for students or employees. Employees will continue to work remotely until further notice.

This gradual approach to re-opening re-affirms our Fleming Safe plan to have all Fall semester programs begin in alternate or online delivery with a transition to on-campus classes when public health authorities deem it to be safe to do so. The summer boot camps will also allow us to test several of the new safety measures and protocols we will be implementing upon the return to campus.

Our top priority remains the health and safety of the Fleming community. I would like to thank everyone for your patience and support. We will continue to share more information as it comes available.

Thank you.

Fleming College to Start Fall Term Online and Transition to Face-to-Face Classes | Fleming Safe Plan Balances Safety and Learning

Peterborough ON – (May 11, 2020) – Fleming College will begin the Fall semester using online and alternative delivery on Sept. 8.  The College’s Fleming Safe plan will ensure that students can complete the learning outcomes required in their programs while maintaining the highest possible safety standards in compliance with all government and public health directives. 

“Our Fall semester will be delivered through alternate models as we prepare for multiple scenarios for our campuses and classrooms to create the utmost in safe learning environments,” said Maureen Adamson, President, Fleming College. “We will follow guidelines from public health and the province, and our delivery decisions will be focused on the health and safety of everyone in our community.”

“The plan allows flexibility to react to the loosening of health and safety restrictions by being ready to begin face-to-face, applied learning responsibly and appropriately. We do not anticipate that all health and safety restrictions will be lifted all at once – we are ready to respond swiftly to advance student success effectively given the circumstances that will present themselves,” continued Adamson.

Fleming will work with community partners to re-establish field placements, field trips, clinical placements and other applied learning opportunities aligned with health and safety directives.

At the outset of COVID-19, the College established task teams to develop the response to the pandemic. Teams assigned to academic programming and facilities protocols are now assembling detailed plans for the return to classes in September. Alongside planning for the return to class and access to campus facilities this fall, the college is also assessing how students will safely access residence, food services and athletics. Decisions addressing these broader college services and programs will be shared in the near future.

“I want to thank our students for their patience. We are taking these steps to provide as much certainty as we can for students and their families at this point in time. In keeping with our guiding principle of ‘safety first’, we are dedicated to moving forward and mitigating any risk of recurrence. I also want to thank our Fleming employees for their incredible resilience and dedication to our students and our communities,” added Adamson.

To learn more about the College’s response to COVID-19, please click here.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. 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 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer 
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

Fleming College opens residence buildings to frontline healthcare professionals amid COVID-19 pandemic

Peterborough ON – (May 1, 2020) Fleming College has opened its residence buildings to offer temporary housing options for frontline healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Fleming College is proud to support our community in our collaborative COVID-19 efforts,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “We must do our part for those fighting on the frontlines to keep us and our loved ones safe and healthy.”

Fleming College has opened its residence buildings at Sutherland Campus for healthcare professionals, and is preparing its Frost Campus residence for Ross Memorial Hospital employees. The College has signed partnerships with Peterborough Regional Health Centre, OMNI Health Care Long Term Care, Peterborough County Paramedics, St. Joseph’s at Fleming and Ross Memorial Hospital.

Fleming’s ongoing efforts to support the community during the pandemic have included use of the 3D printer at the Makerspace to create face shield parts for facemasks, establishing a Student Help Line to offer additional support for students, the creation of a COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund for students, and the launch of a music video, #TogetherAtHome featuring Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor and local artists in support of the emergency fund.

For more information about Fleming College’s efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit https://flemingcollege.ca/covid19

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. 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 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer 
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

Fleming College Announces Cancellation of Haliburton School of Art + Design Summer School Programs

Haliburton ON – (April 8, 2020) – The 2020 Haliburton School of Art + Design summer program will be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fleming College announced the change today regarding more than 300 week-long and weekend courses that occur May through September every year. 

“The summer arts program has been an integral part of the Haliburton community every summer for more than 50 years,” said Tom Phillips, Vice President, Academic Experience at Fleming College. “Although this is a difficult decision that impacts thousands of students and many others in the arts community, it is the only option available to us as we hold the health and safety of the community as our highest priority.”

The week-long courses and workshops for adults and kids, beginners and experts are held annually at the Haliburton Campus, J. Douglas Hodgson Elementary School, Haliburton Highlands Secondary School, as well as locations in Toronto and Kleinburg. 

“We remain committed to the arts community in Haliburton and will endure this challenge together,” said Angela Stukator, Dean, Haliburton School of Art + Design. “We love art. We love being creative. We will find a way through this and we will come back stronger than ever.” 

All students will be contacted by the college in the near future regarding the cancellation and refunds.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. 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 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

Information Update | COVID-19 Update from College President Maureen Adamson – April 3, 2020

This message is sent on behalf of President Maureen Adamson

Peterborough ON – (April 3, 2020) – I continue to be amazed by the creativity, generosity and resilience of our Fleming community as we adapt to learning and working together in the new context of COVID-19. We can’t understate the importance of what we have done together. As our Premier emphasized earlier today, the measures we have taken have saved lives.

We continue to adjust our programs and support services to provide every opportunity for students to learn and receive the guidance and support they deserve as we move forward in these very unique circumstances.

As we announced earlier, the Spring semester will now begin on May 19 in online or alternative delivery only. Our faculty, Chairs and Deans have worked together to assess all programs and create opportunities to run as many programs as possible in the new format. A complete list of Spring semester offerings is below and will be posted to our website soon. Students returning for the Spring semester will be contacted by their faculty or program coordinators shortly with more information on the upcoming semester. Please be reminded that placements remain under suspension until further notice. There may be exceptions for co-op placements where the workplace is still operating. Students will hear from their faculty or program coordinator closer to the start of the semester regarding these.

The academic schedule for the coming months has changed. A revised version will be posted here. Some of the key dates that have changed include:

  • April 17, 2020          Tuition Fees – Spring Term Final Payment Due – All domestic students
  • May 1, 2020             Tuition Fees – Spring Term Due Date – All returning international students
  • May 1, 2020              Final Date to Withdraw from a course of less than eight weeks duration (delivered in second half of term) and receive a ‘‘W’ designation on Academic Record
  • May 1, 2020              Final Date to Withdraw from a course of more than seven weeks and receive a ‘W’ designation on Academic Record

Unfortunately, our Convocation ceremonies scheduled for May and June must be rescheduled. Graduating students will receive their credentials in June as planned. This is a tough decision knowing how much this means to students and their families. We are exploring alternatives and will communicate new plans in the near future.

Some students have asked about a refund for the Winter semester. We are focused on providing the same level of teaching and support to students including access to faculty, learning supports and counselling services. We are working to ensure that all graduating students will achieve the necessary learning outcomes for each program. With this in mind, we will not be offering refunds for the Winter semester. Partial refunds for services no longer available or relevant, such as parking, residence and lockers, will be issued on a prorated basis as previously announced. In addition, depending on the program of study, students may be eligible for a refund on program fees where the event or service did not happen (e.g. camps or trips).

We recognize that many students will be facing financial uncertainty as a result of COVID-19. To assist those in need, we have established an emergency support fund. The College is reallocating funds from other sources and soliciting donations from the public. Beginning next week, students will be able to apply for support through our website.

For any questions that students have, they can contact our Student Help Line, available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 1-866-341-3485 or by email at studenthelpline@flemingcollege.ca.

I am incredibly proud of the efforts being made by our employees, students and alumni in support of our community. We have made several donations of gloves, masks and other protective equipment to hospitals and long-term care facilities in Peterborough, Lindsay and Haliburton. We have also made a donation of food to the emergency homeless shelter that has been set up at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre and, where possible, we are making our residences available to front-line health care providers.

There are hundreds of Fleming graduates working on the front-lines of this crisis. Nurses, Personal Support Workers, first responders and so many others providing support to those in need in our communities. Their efforts are nothing short of heroic and we salute them.

I urge all of you to continue to practice physical distancing and abide by all recommendations provided by government and public health units across our region. For more information, visit our website at http://www.flemingcollege.ca/covid19 or email us at COVID19@flemingcollege.ca

Stay safe and stay strong.

Sincerely,

Maureen Adamson
President, Fleming College

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Spring Semester Program Availability – Semester Starts May 19, 2020

Semester 1 Programs available online beginning the week of May 19:

Project Management

Supply Chain Management Global Logistics

Personal Support Worker

Practical Nursing

Mental Health & Addiction Worker

Social Services Worker

Food & Nutrition Management

Semester 2 Programs available online beginning the week of May 19:

Business

Business – Accounting

Business Administration

Business Admin-Accounting

Business Admin-Human Resources Mgmt (3 yr)

Business – Human Resources (2 yr)

Business Admin-Marketing

Global Business Management

Hospitality

International Business Mgmt

Project Management

Tourism – Global Travel (winter)

Advanced Water Sys Oper & Mgmt

Ecosystem Mgmt Technician/Technologist

Environmental Technician/Technologist

Fish & Wildlife Technician/Technologist

Forestry Technician

Pre-Health Sciences (Certificates and Diplomas)

Personal Support Worker

Practical Nursing

Child and Youth Care

Customs Border Services

Early Childhood Education

Mental Health & Addiction Worker

Police Foundations

Social Services Worker

Comp Security & Investigations

Wireless Info Networking

SSW / MHAW  – Dual Pathway

MHAW/SSW – Dual Pathway

Arboriculture

Electrical Power Generation

Heavy Equipment Techniques

Semester 3 Programs available online beginning the week of May 19:

Office Admin – Executive

Advanced Water Sys Oper & Mgmt

Applied Planning – Environmental

Aquaculture

Earth Resources Technician

GIS-Appl Specialist

GIS-Appl Specialist (Online)

GIS-Cartograph Specialist

Sustainable Agriculture

Urban Forestry Technician

Graphic Design – Visual Communication

Practical Nursing

Mental Health & Addiction Worker

Social Services Worker

SSW / MHAW  – Dual Pathway

MHAW/SSW – Dual Pathway

Instrumentation & Control Eng (Co-op)

Semester 4 Programs available online beginning the week of May 19:

Practical Nursing

Law Clerk

SSW/MHAW – Dual Pathway

MHAW/SSW – Dual Pathway

Wireless Info Networking

Educational Support Program-Advanced

Semester 6 Programs available online beginning the week of May 19:

Graphic Design – Visual Communication

Fleming College establishes Student Help Line to offer additional support and responsiveness to students during COVID-19 outbreak

Peterborough ON – (March 30, 2020) Fleming College has established a Student Help Line to provide students immediate virtual support during these unprecedented times. Students will be connected with a Fleming employee who will triage questions, provide support, and service referrals during a time when students and staff no longer have access to college campuses.

The Student Help Line is available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Students can reach the Student Help Line by phone at 1-866-341-3485 or by email at studenthelpline@flemingcollege.ca.

For students who need a listening ear during these uncertain times, Fleming College will host two virtual student drop-in sessions to share experiences and concerns during the outbreak. Drop-in sessions will be hosted with Sandra Dupret, Vice President, Student Experience and Julie Middleton, Director of Counselling and Accessible Education Services. The drop-in sessions will occur:

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 11 – 11:40 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 11 – 11:40 a.m.

Students who wish to attend can email studenthelpline@flemingcollege.ca for login details.

As a public educational institution, the primary focus during the COVID-19 outbreak is the health and safety of the communities we serve. Fleming College continues to support students through these uncertain times. To learn more about the College’s response to COVID-19, please visit flemingcollege.ca/covid19.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. 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 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

Fleming College announces COVID-19 Emergency Fund to support students in need of financial relief

Peterborough ON – (March 30, 2020) As the COVID-19 outbreak rapidly evolves, Fleming College has created the COVID-19 Emergency Fund to support students in need of financial relief.

This fund will support a variety of student needs during this critical time, including access to equipment for online learning and alternative delivery format, transportation, food and rent. 

In the midst of this emergency, please consider donating to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund. With special thanks to Fleming’s generous donors, the fund has already secured $10,000, which will make a tremendous impact on the college community. All grant decisions from this fund will be made by Fleming’s Senior Leadership Team, who are at the front lines of this emergency and can best evaluate how to distribute funds to students in urgent need.

If you are able to make a donation to Fleming’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund, please click here. To learn more about the College’s response to COVID-19, please click here.  Thank you to those who have already made a donation. The College and the community are coming together to stop the spread of this pandemic, and will come through this stronger than ever.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. 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 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact

Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer 
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca