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Updated: 2024-04-24 10:35:47

Acknowledging the Territory

We acknowledge that the land that Fleming College is on, is the traditional territory of the Michi Saagig Anishnaabe, people of the North shore of Lake Ontario and its tributaries. Fleming College Campus locations are covered by eighteen treaties and agreements that the Michi Saagig Anishnaabe participated in from 1781 to 1923.

Fleming College has settled on this land and recognizes that the region is now home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and the importance of respecting the voices and history of Indigenous communities. We are grateful to work on this land and will continue to build authentic and reciprocal relationships.

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Fleming's Skilled Trades Students Take Centre Stage at Provincial Competition

Peterborough, ON (May 28, 2024) - Fleming College’s Skilled Trades students took home some serious hardware during the annual Skills Ontario competition May 6 to May 8 in Toronto.

Skills Ontario pits some of the province’s best and brightest trades and technology students against each other over two days of competition. This event is also a chance for students to challenge themselves and put their skills to the test in a high-pressure environment as their classmates, families and future employers cheer them on.

Seventeen Fleming students made the trip to the Toronto Convention Centre, competing in multiple skilled trades categories encompassing everything from Aesthetics to Plumbing.

Fleming students made it to the podium in three categories:

• Carpentry student Dylan Waddle brought home the gold medal in the Individual Carpentry competition.
• Liam Sands captured a gold medal in the Arborist category.
• Welding student Joseph Brownson nabbed a bronze medal in the Welding category.

Fleming’s students weren’t the only ones to receive recognition for their hard work and creativity at Skills Ontario. Fleming’s high traffic booth received a third-place nod for its creativity, interactive displays, its focus on trades and technology and the educational value it provided to the many prospective students who stopped by to see what Fleming College has to offer.

Fleming College is proud of all that its students, faculty and staff accomplished at Skills Ontario and extends its congratulations to the entire team.

Fleming College currently offers up to 100 full-time programs. Learn more here.

The Fleming Team at Skills Ontario.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Sarah Deeth
Communications Officer
sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca
705-749-5530 ext. 1161

Web: flemingcollege.ca
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Ignite the Electric City Summit Returns to Fleming College

Peterborough, ON (May 22, 2024) - The second annual Ignite Summit took place at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus on May 9. More than 100 guests attended the day-long event.

Fleming College’s Ignite the Electric City: Healthy City, Healthy People brought together experts, policymakers, and community leaders to examine some of the critical health care issues facing our community.

“This was Ignite 2.0, now more than ever it is so important for Fleming to bring together experts, influencers, opinion leaders, and thought leaders to have disruptive conversation about the challenges we face, and we face profound challenges,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “I have deep belief in the collective in the room, that we can solve the problems that we are facing.”

Keynote speakers included Dr. Danielle Martin, Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and Dr. Lynn Mikula, President & CEO, Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Both encouraged Peterborough to embrace out-of-the-box solutions to these vital challenges.

Speakers Paul Bennett from Ashburnham Realty, Dr. Lynn Mikula, President and CEO of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Fleming College President Maureen Adamson and Peterborough Police Chief Stu Betts at Ignite the Electric City: Healthy City, Health People Summit.

“Let’s look at the intersection between health care, education, and innovation, because this is where we need to find our solutions,” said Dr. Mikula. “There is not enough money to solve this problem. We must get creative.”

Ideas came from all sectors of the region.

A range of discussions focused on the overlap between social services and policing, calls for a new way to support local media outlets and community leaders spoke of the growing need for greater civic engagement.

Peterborough Mayor Jeff Leal (centre), chats with guests as the Ignite the Electric City Summit gets underway.

There were calls to re-humanize public health care, and to take a proactive, preventative, and predictive approach to medicine. Some big-picture thinkers suggested breaking the mould entirely by dismantling our current health care system and replacing it with a collaborative, community-based approach to better care for everyone.

“There are tons of great ideas out there that are implementable here, and you have all of the assets you need in this community to implement them,” said Dr. Danielle Martin. “You have the institutions, you have the backbone, and you have a committed group of leaders to make them happen.”

Keynote speaker Dr. Danielle Martin, Chair of the Department of Family Health and Community Medicine, gets Ignite the Electric City Summit underway.

Fleming College is already taking steps to ensure the ideas and visions shared during Ignite the Electric City: Healthy City, Healthy People, become a reality for the Peterborough and the Kawarthas region. With the goal of becoming a hub of top-tier health care education, Fleming is preparing to offer multiple new programs in the health sector. This will help meet the growing demand for qualified, skilled workers while bolstering health care in our region.
The first of these programs, Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography, has recently been approved by Fleming’s Board of Governors.

Fleming's School of Health and Community Services has been actively researching innovative programming that meet current labour market demands. Some examples include Medical Laboratory Technologist, Ultrasound Technician, Diagnostic Imaging Technician (X-ray, MRI, etc.), Anesthetist Assistant, Physician Assistant, Perfusionist and Veterinary Technician.

Fleming expects to make more announcements about these potential new programs in the coming year.

During Ignite the Electric City: Healthy City, Healthy People, illustrator Shannon Loomer captured the ideas of the day and turned those thoughts into a visual representation of this year’s summit.

Artist Shannon Loomer created a visual representation of the ideas and vision behind Ignite the Electric City: Healthy City, Healthy People.

Last year’s conference, Ignite: The Electric City Summit, reimagined the future of Peterborough. Details from that conference can be found 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 media enquiries, 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 College Recognized as One of Canada's Greenest Employers

Peterborough, ON (April 16, 2024) – With a steadfast commitment to a greener future, Fleming College has emerged as a trailblazer in integrating sustainable practices across its campuses and curriculum.

This dedication to environmental stewardship has earned Fleming College a spot on a list of Canada’s Top Green Employers for 2024.

Employers were graded on several factors-unique environmental initiatives or programs, success in reducing their environmental footprint, employee involvement with green programs and whether those environmental initiatives have become linked to the employer’s public identity, attracting new employees.

You can read more about Fleming’s ranking as one of Canada’s Top 100 Green Employers 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 media enquiries, 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 College Open House Returns April 20

Peterborough, ON (April 19, 2024) - Meet your future professors, ask questions, and learn more about the hundreds of in-depth programs at Fleming College’s three campuses during the annual Spring Open House on April 20.

Taking place at the Sutherland, Frost and Haliburton Campuses, Open House runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aspiring healthcare professionals, budding tradespersons and future community builders can check out Fleming’s workshops, labs and learning spaces. Whether you are a prospective new student taking your first step forward in your post-secondary journey, or a mature student looking for a new career, come tour Fleming’s campuses and check out the resources available to students.

Information about financial aid, residence, off-campus housing, and post-secondary life in our campus communities will be available at each campus.

Visitors to the Sutherland Campus can check out the wide array of services available to students, from accessibility to diversity and inclusion services. Take a self-guided tour of the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre, and chat with current students about their experiences in a wide range of programs.

At the Frost Campus, Arboriculture students are putting on a tree climbing demonstration while the Fleming Phoenix Loggersports team will showcase their talents. Visitors can also check out insect, wildlife, and fish displays. Guests can enter a contest and win a chance to blow up dozens of watermelons during an explosive demonstration of Fleming’s Blasting Techniques program.

The Haliburton School of Art + Design encourages all visitors to take part in live demonstrations and interact with Fleming’s students and instructors during Open House. Future students can check out the student art exhibit in the Great Hall and walk along the adjacent Sculpture Forest Trail.

Those interested in pursuing a career in firefighting can visit the Eastern Ontario Emergency Training Academy in Norwood, and talk to the faculty, staff and students who make up Fleming’s Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training program.

Any media wishing to attend Open House at any of our campuses can 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 media enquiries, 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 College and Trent University Form Partnership with SpacesShared to Support Peterborough's Student Housing Needs

SpacesShared, alongside Trent University and Fleming College, team up with Age-friendly Peterborough to highlight the program's mission and benefits for the city’s older adult community

Peterborough (April 15, 2024) - In a strategic move to support Peterborough’s student housing needs, Fleming College and Trent University have announced a new partnership with SpacesShared, Canada’s renowned home sharing platform. This initiative will increase safe, affordable housing solutions for students while fostering community engagement and support for the adult and older adult population in the region.

Partnered with over 20 post-secondary institutions across Canada, SpacesShared is a home sharing technology that uses a sophisticated algorithm and experienced team to match compatible students and hosts interested in home sharing.

“Trent's commitment to safe and affordable housing, community support, and aging studies makes our partnership with SpacesShared a strong match,” shares Dr. Leo Groarke, president & vice-chancellor of Trent University. “Together with our community partners, Trent is proud to be creating housing opportunities that are mutually beneficial for students and homeowners in Peterborough and the surrounding areas.”

“This new agreement with SpacesShared will give our students more options when it comes to finding safe and affordable housing in our campus communities,” adds Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President. “Connecting students with our community while supporting local homeowners is an invaluable step forward.”

Rylan Kinnon, CEO and co-founder of SpacesShared, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, sharing, “We are committed to ensuring a mutually beneficial experience for both hosts and students. Working with Fleming College, Trent University, and Age-friendly Peterborough, we aim to support a thriving community in the city. Our platform is a fully self-contained system further enhancing convenience, that facilitates the entire process from listing details of the property and having a conversation with the host to drafting the rental contract, processing monthly payments, and submitting regular feedback, all within the platform's secure environment.”

To further advocate for this partnership and encourage older adults in the city to sign up to the program as hosts, SpacesShared, along with the two postsecondary institutes, are joining forces with Age-friendly Peterborough. This collaborative initiative aims to enhance the quality of life for older adults by addressing their needs and fostering a supportive community.

“The Age-friendly Peterborough Community Action Plan stresses the importance of celebrating multi-generational opportunities to build a strong community for all. SpacesShared empowers two key groups to meet and learn from each other: older adults and a younger generation,” says Dawn Berry Merriam, Chair of Age-friendly Peterborough.

Become A Host on SpacesShared
“The development and maintenance of intergenerational relationships is a protective factor against social isolation not only for older adults, but crucially also for students,” explains Jackie Tanner, CXO and co-founder of SpacesShared. “But the feeling of safety must be there for it to work. This is where SpacesShared strives to cover the gap and ensure home sharing becomes a rewarding experience for both hosts, as well as students.”

SpacesShared prioritizes the safety and well-being of its community members by thoroughly verifying host and student identities, conducting criminal background checks, and ensuring accurate listing information.

Fleming College, Trent University, Age-friendly Peterborough and SpacesShared invite those interested in exploring home sharing to a free information session about the program on Thursday, May 30, between 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Lions Community Centre, 347 Burnham St., Peterborough.

Visit www.spacesshared.ca for more information.

About SpacesShared
SpacesShared is a home sharing technology platform that empowers two key groups to meet each other: older adults and students. Launched in 2023, SpacesShared is responding to the growing need for housing solutions that prioritize connection, comfort, and community.
Students looking for a safe, affordable place to stay can now quickly and affordably connect with older adult hosts who would like some extra income, help around the house, and an opportunity to give back. The platform is entirely self-contained on its website, including application, agreement, rent, and relationship management.
It’s a new way to honour an old tradition: opening homes to people and experiences that enrich lives and communities. For more information about home sharing through SpacesShared, or to register for a free account as a host or a student, visit spacesshared.ca.

For SpacesShared media inquiries, please email Asmita@spaceshared.ca.

About Trent University
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful, and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate, and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives, and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty, and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.

For Trent University media inquiries please contact Olivia Flynn, Communications & Media Relations Officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x6180 or oliviaflynn@trentu.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 Fleming College media inquiries please contact Sarah Deeth, Communications Officer, at 705-749-5530 ext. 1161 or sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca.

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