Multi-Million Dollar Donation from Fleming Student Association Benefits Generations of Students

Peterborough, ON – (Dec. 7, 2022) – Fleming College’s Student Administrative Council (SAC) located at the Sutherland Campus in Peterborough, ON has donated $3,415,500 to Fleming College.

The funding was announced during a ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The donation comes from funds which were designated for transportation and programming enhancements that SAC saved from student fees.

$2.3 million of the donation has been earmarked for an Endowment Fund to create a permanent legacy at Fleming College by supporting transportation initiatives and food security programs that directly impact student life.

“Fleming College’s Student Administrative Council continues to demonstrate student leadership,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “This significant gift will make a difference in the lives of students for generations to come. We appreciate SAC’s ongoing commitment to supporting Fleming students.”

“Fleming SAC is always there for students, and we have a deep history of supporting students while on campus,” says Joel Willett, SAC General Manager. “This donation to the college is important to SAC and our Board as it signifies our existing and future commitment to students.”

Fleming SAC is a non-profit corporation that advocates and serves the social and political needs of students at Fleming College. The SAC Board of Directors represent the collective voice on campus and implements programming that addresses the needs of students.

More than $2 million of the contribution supports bursaries that help alleviate direct student transit costs as well as create micro-bursaries for students facing emergency or hardship situations and unmet critical needs.

Additionally, $1 million will support capital enhancements at the Sutherland Campus related to transportation. These funds will go directly to improving the quality of transit spaces and amenities used by students. 

The remaining funds will support food security projects that directly help students who are struggling with food insecurity. SAC has historically supported many food initiatives including a student emergency food bank and a food box program. Food insecurity is a growing concern among college students where students are often forced to choose between paying rent and buying groceries. This donation will elevate these ongoing efforts.      

Today’s donation isn’t a first for SAC. The association previously supported transit student bursaries and capital renovations at the Sutherland Campus in 2019.

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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Federal Minister of Rural Economic Development Visits Fleming College

Peterborough ON – (October 27, 2022) – The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, paid a visit to Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus on October 26, 2022, getting an in-depth look at some of the College’s state-of-art training and education facilities.  

The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Federal Minister of Rural Economic Development, watches a demonstration at the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre.

Minister Hutchings toured the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC), visiting the labs and classrooms used by students studying skilled trades at Fleming.  

“When rural and remote communities succeed, Canada succeeds. It’s as simple as that. At the core of any community’s success is a strong, skilled labour force. Programs like those offered at Fleming College are critical to supporting the economic diversification and sustainability of our villages, towns, hamlets and coves—from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Whether we’re addressing labour shortages, housing affordability, or access to reliable high-speed Internet, the Government of Canada remains committed to helping rural and remote communities thrive and achieve long-term growth,” said the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development.

“We are grateful to host Minister Hutchings and showcase just a few of the ways Fleming College is helping create a strong, skilled workforce in our region,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “Skilled trades workers are key to economic growth in rural communities, and a crucial component of addressing the unique issues these communities face when it comes to housing and infrastructure. We appreciate the Federal Government’s continued commitment to working with institutions like Fleming and the rural regions they serve to build a strong economy.” 

Following Minister Hutching’s tour, President Adamson and Fleming faculty and staff presented information about the school’s programs and student experience at Fleming College.  

The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Federal Minister of Rural Economic Development (centre), and Fleming College President Maureen Adamson (right) speak with a Fleming College student in the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre.

About Fleming CollegeFleming 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 

Instagram: @flemingcollege 

Fleming College Celebrates Fall Open House

Peterborough, ON – (October 24, 2022) – Fleming College is welcoming prospective students from across Ontario at its annual fall Open House on Oct. 29.

The Fall Open House runs from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., with events taking place at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus in Peterborough, Frost Campus in Lindsay and at the Haliburton School of Art + Design.

The Sutherland Campus will commence with a land acknowledgment at the front entrance of the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC), led by Liz Stone, Fleming College Indigenous Knowledge Keeper, followed by Indigenous dancer, Kelli Marshall. Please note that this is not the main entrance to the college. There will also be fitness demonstrations put on by law and justice students and instructors. In addition, the Child and Youth Care program will be running a sensory simulation lab for visitors. There will be many other displays and demonstrations throughout campus labs and at the KTTC throughout the day.

At the Frost Campus visitors can catch some live tree climbing and blasting technique demonstrations along with interactive demonstrations on the heavy equipment simulators. Displays of rocks, minerals, geophysical equipment and specimens from Frost’s Fish and Wildlife labs will be on display.  

Visitors to Fleming’s Haliburton Campus have a chance to let their inner artist shine. In addition to touring the Haliburton School of Art + Design guests can try their hand at felting in the Fibre Arts Studio, or hand building with clay in the Ceramics Studio.

Fleming’s Pre Service Firefighter program will be hosting its open house at the Eastern Ontario Emergency Training Academy located at 36 Industrial Road in Norwood, ON.

At each campus Fleming’s instructors and professors from its wide array of programs will be on hand to answer questions and meet prospective students. Guests can tour our campuses, learn more about the services that are available to students and get the latest information on financial aid options, the application process, residence life and making the transition from secondary school to Fleming College.

Media is welcome and encouraged to visit any of our campuses during Open House. If you are planning on attending, please contact Communications Officer Sarah Deeth at sarah.deeth@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 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

Instagram: @flemingcollege

Places4Students.com Asks Homeowners to Consider Renting Rooms to Students

Media release provided by Places4Students.com. Please contact Places4Students for more information. For Fleming-related housing inquiries, please contact Karen Hennessey at Karen.Hennessey@flemingcollege.ca

Places4Students.com, the company specializing in providing colleges and universities throughout North America with off-campus housing solutions, is reaching out to the public with a plea to help provide housing accommodations for students returning to class this fall.

Students are currently planning to move to our campus communities for this new academic term in September; However, some students are finding it difficult to locate safe and affordable housing accommodations due to low vacancy rates across the country. This poses an even greater challenge for international students travelling from abroad.

Places4Students.com partners with colleges, universities, and student unions to provide a rental property listing service for students, landlords and affiliates of the schools.

To assist with this dilemma, Places4Students.com is informing homeowners about the benefits of renting to students and asking them, “Would you be willing to rent your spare room to a student attending college or university in your community?” 

“The current rental market of extremely low vacancy rates has created an unprecedented struggle for students to find a place to live while attending school. Our team is doing all we can to help by reaching out to the community and raising awareness. By renting out a room not being used within their house to a student, homeowners can gain a new revenue source and experience other benefits too. It’s a win-win for both!” said Mark Taylor, Director of Accounts with Places4Students.com.

For the month of September, Fleming is offering FREE general listings to help generate more housing options for their students online (check Places4Students.com for offers and details). For more information, please contact 1-866-766-0767, admin@p4s.com or visit https://www.places4students.com.

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About Places4Students.com:
Places4Students.com is the comprehensive Off-Campus Housing Service that works in conjunction with academic institutions and student organizations to provide off-campus housing solutions for students.  Over 190 college and university campuses throughout North America have partnered with this resourceful website since 2003.  During the last 19 years, Places4Students.com has helped over 134,500 landlords and property managers advertise their rental vacancies to students, alumni, and faculty successfully.  Their team is dedicated to helping students find a home away from home!

Media Contact:

Mark Taylor, Director of Accounts
Places4Students.com
mark@p4s.com
1-866-766-0767 Ext. 105

Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus Celebrates Convocation

Peterborough, ON – (June 8 2022) – After a two-year hiatus from in-person celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fleming College is hosting six in-person Convocation ceremonies at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre June 14 – 17, 2022.  

Convocation is one of the most important events at the College, and a pivotal moment in a student’s academic career.

This year, students in multiple programs will be graduating with their Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD). Those students will receive a letter acknowledging this accomplishment in their graduation package. 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 College Congratulates the Class of 2022!

The Convocation schedule for Sutherland campus is as follows:

June 14 at 10 a.m.:

June 14 at 2 p.m.:

June 15 at 10 a.m.:

June 15 at 2 p.m.: This ceremony also features the first time a remote, Indigenous cohort of students from the Wiikwemkoong First Nation will graduate as part of the Educational Support program.

June 16 at 10 a.m.:

June 17 at 10 a.m.:

Fleming College congratulates this year’s #Classof2022!

Members of the media are welcome and encouraged to attend any the Convocation ceremonies. If you plan to attend, please contact Communications Officer Sarah Deeth at 705-749-5530 ext. 1161 or email sarah.deeth@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 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

Instagram: @flemingcollege

Fleming College Addresses Gaps in Housing for Seniors And Students

Peterborough, ON – (June 8, 2022) – Fleming College is helping to address gaps in housing for seniors and post-secondary students through its participation in Canada HomeShare Peterborough.  

Canada HomeShare Peterborough is part of a 10-city housing pilot program that supports aging in place for older adults while providing safe and affordable housing to Fleming and Trent University students. Those students provide up to seven hours of support by way of companionship, helping with household chores or running errands for local, older adults in their home in exchange for reduced rent of around $400 to $600 a month. It is being launched through a partnership between the Trent Centre for Aging & Society and Canada HomeShare.  

Two representatives from Fleming College will join the Canada HomeShare Peterborough Advisory Committee. The Committee also includes representatives from Trent Off-Campus Housing, Community Care Peterborough, the City of Peterborough, and Age-Friendly Peterborough.  

Canada HomeShare Peterborough will launch in the fall of 2022.  

An information session is taking place June 15 at 2 p.m. at the Trent University Student Centre at 1680 West Bank Dr. Please contact aging@trentu.ca to RSVP or for more information on the session. Visit here for more information on Canada HomeShare Peterborough. 

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 

Instagram: @flemingcollege 

Fleming’s Frost Campus Gets Ready To Celebrate Convocation

City of Kawartha Lakes, ON – (June 6, 2022) – Students at Fleming College’s Frost Campus are set to celebrate an academic milestone during two Convocation ceremonies June 10.  

The first ceremony takes place at 10 a.m., with students graduating from nine programs within the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences.

The 2 p.m. ceremony will host all remaining School of Environmental and Natural Resource Science programs, and students graduating from the School of Trades and Technology programs housed at the Frost Campus.

This year also marks the first time students graduating from the Conservation and Environmental Law Enforcement program will be able to graduate with their Indigenous Perspectives Designation. Those students will receive a letter acknowledging this accomplishment in their graduation package. 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. Convocation is one of the most important events at the College, and a pivotal moment in a student’s academic career. Fleming College is proud of all our graduating students and their accomplishments.

Members of the media are welcome and encouraged to attend the in-person ceremony. If you plan to attend, please contact Communications Officer Sarah Deeth at 705-749-5530 ext. 1161 or email sarah.deeth@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 80,000 alumni.

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Deeth

Communications Officer

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca

705-749-5530 ext. 1161

Web: flemingcollege.ca

Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter: @FlemingCollege

Instagram: @flemingcollege

Fleming’s Haliburton School Of Art And Design Gets Ready To Celebrate Convocation

Peterborough ON – (May 30, 2022) – Students enrolled in Fleming’s Haliburton School of Art + Design (HSAD) will celebrate Convocation June 3 during the College’s first in-person ceremony in two years.

Eighty-one students enrolled in programs housed at the Haliburton Campus are set to receive their diplomas at 2 p.m.

Among those graduating June 3 are the first HSAD students who have pursued their Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD). Those students will receive a letter acknowledging this accomplishment in their graduation package. 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.

Convocation is one of the most important events at the College, and a pivotal moment in a student’s academic career. Fleming College is proud of all our graduating students and their accomplishments.

Members of the media are welcome and encouraged to attend the in-person ceremony. If you plan to attend, please contact Communications Officer Sarah Deeth at 705-749-5530 ext. 1161 or email sarah.deeth@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 80,000 alumni.

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Deeth

Communications Officer

705-749-5530 ext. 1161

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca

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

Instagram: @flemingcollege

Winners awarded in 2022 Innovation and Technology Showcase in Partnership with Bell

Peterborough ON – (May 9, 2022) – After months of hard work, research, presentations and evaluations, seven student teams were announced as this year’s winners of the Innovation and Technology Showcase in partnership with Bell.  

Out of a total of 44 business and technology applied research projects, the competition was narrowed down to 12 finalists. On April 14, 2022, the top teams made their final pitches to the judges. Teams were evaluated on the ability to articulate project objectives, problems and opportunities, innovative thinking, project results and outcomes, and lessons learned throughout the process. 

The first place teams in each category received an award of $2,000, second place finishers received $1,500 and third place $1,000; the amount is divided equally amongst all team members. 

Business winners  

First place (co-winner):  Identifying Opportunities for Graduates
Presented to: Gibson Ashokan, Avanthika Nakkeeran, Satnam Singh and Supriya Sorout  

First place (co-winner): Café Serenity 
Presented to: Vaishnavi Bharat Ahluwalia, Kaynath Affan Shaikh and Pratik Ullal Vivek 

Second place: Social Media Strategy
Presented to: Nidhi Parmar, Anjali Patel, Harshal Nandrajog and Sri Sharan 

Third place: Precision AgTech for Insect Farms
Presented to: Andrew Bernard, Shivam Bhimra and Jeet Sutariya 

Technology winners  

First place: Omemee Medical Centre
Presented to: Ajay Bhardwaj, Ayana Davis, Haninder Singh and Akhila Yalla  

Second place: Fleming College SENRS Hatchery Monitoring
Presented to: Gautam Mattu, Damodhar Palreddy, Harshil Patel and Nishant Reahal 

Third place:  ITS Showcase Judging Platform
Presented to: Ayush Gupta, Adarsh Paidi, Rahul Aggarwal and SaiKrishna Gattu  

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 ITS Showcase and to all students who participated. A special thanks to Bell and all our sponsors and judges for their ongoing support of this annual event which highlights the talents and entrepreneurial spirit of innovation at Fleming College.  

Learn more about Innovation and Technology Showcase 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 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