Fleming College Celebrates Indigenous History Month

Peterborough ON – (June 17, 2022) – Fleming College is celebrating the rich culture, contributions, and diversity of Indigenous People across the northern part of Turtle Island as Indigenous History Month continues.  

Fleming’s Indigenous Perspectives Team members have planned events across all College campuses next week, June 20-24.  

Monday, June 20: Students and staff will build a Teaching Lodge at the Sutherland Campus from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Teaching Lodges offer a place for students and staff to gather in a traditional Indigenous setting, where we can learn, teach, utilize Indigenous Pedagogy and hold meetings and ceremony.

A Teaching Lodge was built at the Frost Campus June 6. The last Teaching Lodge installment will take place at the Haliburton Campus on June 27.  

Fleming Staff and students build a Teaching Lodge at the Frost Campus

A guided exhibit explaining some of the treaties between Indigenous communities and Canadians will run throughout the week at the Sutherland Campus. Tours will run from 1 – 3 p.m.  

You can take the tour virtually by visiting Whose.Land or Native-Land. 

Tuesday, June 21: Day of solidarity at all three campuses for National Indigenous Peoples Day.  

Wednesday, June 22: Frost Campus will host a guided exhibit explaining some of the treaties between Indigenous communities and Canadians from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  

Sutherland Campus will host a drum making/repair workshop with Knowledge Holder Anne Taylor at 10 a.m. in the Indigenous Student Services Lounge (limited spaces available).   

Thursday, June 23: Strawberry Picking from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at The Berry Patch. Strawberry pickers can drop by the Sutherland Campus’s Indigenous Student Services Lounge from 12 – 4:30 p.m. to make scone, strawberry compote and enjoy a strawberry feast. 

Friday, June 24: Three Sisters planting at the new Indigenous Perspectives garden at the Sutherland Campus from 9 – 11 a.m. 

There will be a Sacred Fire at the outdoor Cultural Space (Sutherland Campus) from 2 – 4 p.m.  

Fleming Staff are encouraged to participate in “In Their Moccasins,” a game with quizzes and narrative branching (choose your own adventure style) elements. It is designed to build capacity for empathy for Indigenous students’ lived realities. Contributions to the game were made by Fleming Indigenous students. 

This year marks an important milestone for Fleming College’s Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD). More than 2,000 students have now graduated with their IPD. IPD students have chosen to incorporate more in-depth knowledge of First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples, cultures, histories, traditions, and contributions through the course of their Fleming College studies. 

Fleming has also created a new logo to be used by the Indigenous Perspectives team and initiatives.   

The new logo for Indigenous Perspectives and initiatives.

We’re looking forward to seeing you! 

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 80,000 alumni.

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Deeth

Communications Officer

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca

705-749-5530 ext. 1161

Peterborough
Sutherland Campus
599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530
Lindsay
Frost Campus
200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144
Haliburton
Haliburton Campus
P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680

Web: flemingcollege.ca

Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter: @FlemingCollege

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Fleming College Partners With Ontario Tech University And Horizon Aircraft For Three-Year Aviation Research Project

Peterborough ON – (May 17, 2022) – Fleming College and Ontario Tech University have been awarded funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to collaborate on a three-year research project with Horizon Aircraft.

With this funding, researchers from both institutions will assist the local aerospace engineering company with the design and prototyping of innovative mechanisms for the company’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

Based in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Horizon Aircraft has developed the prototype Cavorite X5, a hybrid electric eVTOL aircraft capable of potential speeds of up to 450 km/h, a 500-kilometre range, and five- passenger capacity. Like others in the aviation and aerospace industries, Horizon is searching for ways to make their vehicles more efficient, lightweight, and able to withstand high vibrations, stresses, and large loads.

Photo courtesy of Horizon Aircraft

“We are looking to our academic research partners to assist us with their expertise in additive manufacturing, topology optimization, modelling, and prototyping,” says E. Brandon Robinson, CEO of Horizon Aircraft. “Advanced manufacturing processes and technologies such as these are proving to be an efficient and highly effective way to prototype innovative new aerospace parts. This is pivotal to the success of our eVTOL system.”

Fleming College and Ontario Tech University were jointly awarded $750,000 over three years from NSERC’s Innovation Link program, under the Tri-Agency College and Community Innovation Program.

Leading the project is Fleming College’s Dr. Fereydoon Diba, lead Research Scientist at Fleming’s Centre for Advancement in Mechatronics and Industrial Internet of Things (CAMIIT). The CAMIIT research team’s strengths and expertise include mechatronics system design, product development, Industrial Internet of Things, advanced manufacturing, and rapid prototyping.

Ontario Tech University’s research lead is Dr. Sayyed Ali Hosseini, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and Director of Ontario Tech’s Machining Research Laboratory (MRL). He is accompanied in this research by Dr. Ahmad Barari, Associate Professor and Director of Advanced Digital Design and Manufacturing and Advanced Digital Metrology Laboratories (AD2M Labs), and Dr. Hossam Kishawy, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. The research teams at MRL and AD2M Labs are contributing their expertise in design, optimization, additive and subtractive manufacturing, modelling and simulation, and materials behaviour to the project.

“The complementary advanced manufacturing expertise of Fleming College’s Centre for Advancement in Mechatronics and Industrial Internet of Things and Ontario Tech University’s Machining Research Laboratory brings many advantages and benefits to innovative companies like Horizon Aircraft,” says Dr. Brett Goodwin, Fleming College Vice-President of Applied Research and Innovation. “Working shoulder-to-shoulder with the aerospace engineers at Horizon, the research teams will transform how a novel aircraft will be designed, tested, and manufactured in Canada and beyond.”

This is the second collaborative research project undertaken by the two institutions and Horizon Aircraft.

“We are excited to again work with Fleming College’s CAMIIT and Horizon Aircraft on this innovative project. Hybrid electric aircraft are the future for the aerospace industry. This is a great opportunity for students from both institutions to be learning from a company leading in this field.,” says Dr. Les Jacobs, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Ontario Tech University. “In addition to adding to our understanding of using advanced manufacturing technologies for the creation of a greener aerospace industry, this project will accelerate the design and development activities needed to get Horizon’s innovative new eVOTL aircraft on the market.”

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 80,000 alumni.

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Deeth

Communications Officer

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca

705-749-5530 ext. 1161

Fleming College Students Win Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals at Province-Wide Skills Competition

Peterborough ON – (May 16, 2022) – Fleming College Culinary Management student Mai Dong will tell you that mastering the culinary arts requires more than good knife skills and a decent recipe.

It requires focus, and the will to retry when you don’t succeed.

“Every time I fail or every time something is not right, my instructors say, ‘It’s OK, we’ll try it again,’” Dong said. “And that’s what we do.”

It is a lesson that has paid off for Dong.

The International student is one of three Fleming College students to take home a gold medal at the Skills Ontario Competition earlier this month.   

Carpentry and Renovation student Bailey Wodzak and Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician student Luc Trottier also nabbed gold medals during the virtual May 3, 2022 event.

The Skills Ontario Competition is the largest trades and technologies competition in Canada, bringing together Skilled Trades students from across the province. The challenge gives students a chance to demonstrate that they are the best of the best as they showcase their talents in front of judges, educators, and even prospective employers. 

Three other Fleming students were also recognized for their outstanding performance at Skills Ontario.

Carpentry student, Maclaren Zbieranek and Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician student, Jersey Phin were each awarded silver medals. Welding and Fabrication Technician student, Jack Banister won a bronze medal. 

Skills Ontario Bronze Medalist Jack Banister

Dong and Wodzak now join Team Ontario and will compete at the Skills Canada National Competition in Vancouver from May 25, 2022 – May 28, 2022.

Dong said she is excited-and a little nervous-for that next challenge.

She has been practicing her gold-medal menu all week, coming in each day to perfect each dish, even as she attends her regular weekly culinary classes.

It is hard work, she acknowledged, but her classmates and her instructors have encouraged her every step of the way.

“I’m lucky because I have this whole team supporting me, and telling me I can do this,” Dong said.

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 80,000 alumni.

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Deeth

Communications Officer

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca

705-749-5530 ext. 1161

Peterborough
Sutherland Campus
599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530
Lindsay
Frost Campus
200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144
Haliburton
Haliburton Campus
P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680

Web: flemingcollege.ca

Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Fleming College Recognizes Employee Excellence at Second Annual Awards Celebration

Peterborough ON – (May 5, 2022) – Fleming College came together to celebrate outstanding employees on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, for the second annual Spotlight Awards.

The Spotlight Awards showcase just a few of Fleming’s employees who inspire and motivate others and who contribute to Fleming’s culture of inclusivity and innovation. This year, more than 51 nominations were put forward by colleagues eager to see their coworkers honoured in five distinct categories. 

“The Spotlight Awards shine a light on the impressive work that our faculty and staff do every day to serve our students, and our community,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “What makes these awards so special is that they are entirely peer nominated, and I cannot think of something more impactful than peers supporting peers. I would like to thank our employees who go above and beyond each day and extend my sincere congratulations to this year’s 2022 Spotlight Award winners and those nominated.” 

This year, the Spotlight Awards recognized one individual and one group in each of the five award categories: 

Technology Champion Award 

This award recognizes an individual or team that embraces the latest technology and digital tools to prepare students for the future workplace. This person or team anticipates technological needs of the labour market to ensure students benefit from hands-on training that will prepare them for the workforce. 

Individual Award Recipient: Wendy Morgan 

Team Recipient: Centre for Advancement in Mechatronics and Industrial Internet of Things (CAMIIT) Team (Ankur Arora, Cole Radoja, Fereydoon Diba, Jesus Venegas Villaneuva, Mahdi Pirmoradian, Mitrajsinh Digvijaysinh Ravalji, Philippe Shurtleff, Tafan Yaseen Ali, Farnoosh Attar, Mehataj Shaik, Milad Keshani, Mitchell Syer, Mohammed Kamrul Hassan, Saba Molazadeh, Sasan Soleimani Hesari, Tristan Colaco, Jesse Melo, Blane Bell , Jeremy Dalby) 

Student & Employer Success Award 

This award recognizes an individual or team that encourages collaboration between students and employers to establish practical, real-world opportunities that ensure graduates are job ready. 

Individual Award Recipient: Patti-Lynn Davis 

Team Recipient: Jan Watson, Nicole Grady, Susan Garfat, Alannah Ferguson, Jennifer Morrissey, Nicole Holden, Valerie Dalby 

Strengthening Communities Award 

This award recognizes an individual or team that demonstrates a commitment to strengthening our communities through creating an inclusive and welcoming campus for all. This person or team is dedicated to creating economic and social development partnerships that advance the future of our communities and provide opportunities for students and staff. 

Individual Award Recipient: Jon Carter 

Team Recipient: Alannah Ferguson, Jennifer Morrissey, Catherine Adesanya, Janice-Lee Foxon, Katie Taylor, Jen Berry, Martina McDowell, Andrew Bohart, Barbara Shaw, Lori McQuaid, Susan O’Toole 

Diversity and Inclusion Award 

This award recognizes an individual or team that ensures Fleming College is a welcoming place for staff, students, and the communities we serve. This person or team goes above and beyond to meet the needs of our diverse populations and to enrich our communities. 

Individual Award Recipient: Mamdouh Mina 

Team Recipient: Indigenous Perspectives Faculty Team (Erin Hayward, CherylAnn James, Beedahbin Peltier) 

Employee Success Award 

This award recognizes an individual or team that demonstrates a positive, equitable and supportive workplace culture. This person or team is dedicated to contributing to an energized workplace that respects and values the opinion and ideas of all employees. 

Individual Award Recipient: Molly Westland 

Team Recipient: Lisa Burke and Nancy Barrett 

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 80,000 alumni. 

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Deeth 

Communications Officer 

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca 

705-749-5530 ext. 1161 

Peterborough
Sutherland Campus
599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530 
Lindsay
Frost Campus
200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144 
Haliburton
Haliburton Campus
P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680 

Web: flemingcollege.ca 

Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter & Instagram: @FlemingCollege

Fleming College Opens Doors To The New Cobourg Learning Centre

Fleming College has officially opened the doors of a new educational facility that will attract more students and train more workers in the heart of Northumberland County.

Positioned just outside Cobourg’s downtown core, the Cobourg Learning Centre is a 3,325 square-foot facility located at 609 William St.

The Learning Centre will host Fleming’s established programs like Academic Upgrading, Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada, Corporate Training and continuing education classes. 

“Programs like these are the bedrock for developing and maintaining a viable, skilled workforce in the Northumberland community,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “Fleming has had a presence in Cobourg for many years, and we are delighted to maintain that presence and be an important part of the catchment area for Cobourg and Northumberland for years to come.”

From left, Fleming College Chair Fred Clifford, Cobourg Mayor John Henderson, Northumberland-Peterborough South MPP David Piccini and Fleming College President Maureen Adamson officially open the doors at the Cobourg Learning Centre.

“This is a fantastic step forward for Fleming College,” said Board Chair Fred Clifford. “This new facility has a tremendous impact on our ability to offer Fleming’s outstanding programs to more people in the Northumberland region.”

President Adamson and Chair Clifford were joined at a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, April 27, 2022, by Cobourg Mayor John Henderson and Northumberland-Peterborough South MPP David Piccini.