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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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Innovation and Technology Showcase Returns to Fleming College

Peterborough, ON – (March 30, 2023) – Creativity, dedication, and teamwork will be on full display at the Venture North building during the annual Fleming College Innovation and Technology Showcase on April 5.

A highlight of the academic year, this event is a chance for Fleming College’s Global Business Management students to present the applied projects they have been working on.

Twenty teams comprised of 73 students are competing in this year’s challenge with a wide array of projects.

Some projects paired students with established, external organizations. A team working with a local non-profit organization helped that organization connect with community members and increase memberships, while another team paired with a Toronto office furniture company created a marketing plan to attract new clients.

Other projects include the creation of a parking app to help market unused parking spaces on private and commercial properties, where another project focused on identifying environmentally friendly ways to handle industrial waste.

After an initial round of judging on April 5, 10 teams will go on to the finals taking place at Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus on May 10. Student teams are eligible for cash prizes which are sponsored by IEEE.

Other sponsors for the Innovation and Technology Showcase include Community Futures Peterborough, Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development, Ashburnham Realty, Peterborough and the Kawarthas Chamber of Commerce and the Innovation Cluster.

The showcase is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Members of the media wishing to attend the showcase can contact Communications Officer Sarah Deeth at sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Sarah Deeth

Communications Officer

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca

705-749-5530 ext. 1161

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Fleming College Hosts Conference Promoting Careers for Women in Natural Resource Sciences

Peterborough, ON (March 23, 2023) - Break down barriers. Pursue your dreams.

Join us at Fleming College on April 1 for Fleming’s annual Women in Natural Resource Sciences conference, a day-long event for women interested in exploring programs and careers in this sector.

Women in Natural Resource Sciences is designed to promote and encourage women to pursue careers in fields like Geology, Urban Forestry, Forestry, Arboriculture, Drilling and Blasting through a series of hands-on workshops.

Each workshop is led by Fleming’s instructors, many of which are leading women in their fields.

Brush up on your blasting and drilling skills, learn how to operate and maintain a chainsaw or explore new heights during a tree climbing workshops. Learn about combating climate change through Urban Timber Salvage and try out the Frost Campus’s sawmill.

Throughout the day there are drop-in sessions showcasing Fleming’s state-of-the-art simulators and VR technology, allowing participants to get a firsthand feel for operating heavy equipment in the drilling, agriculture, and construction fields.

Women interested in pursuing a career in some of these fields can also learn about Fleming’s Building Bridges program. Building Bridges addresses the gender gap in the trades sector by providing female students with mentorship, networking, and scholarship opportunities.

Women in Natural Resource Sciences takes place at Fleming’s Frost Campus. The conference is free to attend and runs from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 3:45 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Visit here to register.

Members of the media are welcome to attend the conference. Anyone wishing to do so can email Fleming College Communications Officer Sarah Deeth at sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca.

For media inquiries, 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 Heads to Enactus Canada National Competition

Peterborough, ON – (March 22, 2023) – A team of Fleming College students will be competing against some of the top minds in Canada during the Enactus Canada National Exhibition in May.

Enactus Canada brings together some of Canada’s best and brightest students, challenging them to use business models to address some of our most pressing social and environmental issues.

During the regional competition earlier this month, Fleming beat teams from Ontario and Quebec-including three teams which had previously won the national competition.

Enactus projects must address at least one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Fleming’s project, “Paddy Waste to Income,” won their league in both the Scotiabank Climate Action Challenge and TD Entrepreneurship Challenge.

“Paddy Waste to Income” put Fleming students in touch with small farmers in the Punjab region of India.

In that region most local farmers own one to three acres of land, producing anywhere from three to 10 tons of paddy waste. Paddy waste is a term used describe what is left behind in a field after certain grains are harvested, like stalks and husks.

Large farming operators use bailing machinery or hire a truck to get rid of their paddy waste or work with government or institutional buyers to sell it. But small farming operations can neither afford to hire machinery or lack the contacts to sell the waste. Therefore, most farmers burn the waste, creating air pollution and squandering a valuable organic resource.

In September 2022, 21 farmers from 12 communities in Punjab and Uttarakhand signed up to work with Fleming College, agreeing not to burn their paddy waste. Working with local NGOs, community leaders and farmers, Fleming College students and faculty helped small farming communities access equipment and market contacts while helping them create the logistical support to collect, bail, store, and transport paddy waste.

Through this project, it is estimated that 99 tons of paddy waste from 99 acres of land were diverted elsewhere:
• 59 tons were used to feed cattle.
• 30 tones were used to shelter crops.
• 10 tones were used in dairy farms as bedding to keep animals warm, saving farmers an estimated $17,000 CAD.

The student team estimates that carbon dioxide emissions in those regions were reduced by 143.5 tons.

Not only did this project have a positive economic impact on the 21 farmers and their families, but it had an indirect impact on 670 people in 133 homes in nearby communities.

Fleming students are now taking this project to the Enactus National Exhibition in Montreal in May. This is the first time a team from Fleming has qualified to compete for the National Champion title.

The winner of the national competition will go on to represent Canada at the Enactus World Cup in the Netherlands in the fall.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Sarah Deeth

Communications Officer

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca

705-749-5530 ext. 1161

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Former Fleming Athletics Coordinator Inducted into OCAA Hall of Fame

Peterborough, ON (March 21, 2023) - Former Fleming College Athletics Coordinator Fred Batley is among the new inductees to the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Hall of Fame.

Fred was recognized this week in the Builder category for his tireless effort, influence, commitment, dedication, and passion for collegiate sports at Fleming College. An employee in Fleming’s Athletics Department for 42 years, Fred was committed to ensuring the student-athlete experience was a priority and front of mind, often noting the importance of doing what it takes to get the job done. Fred was always open to taking on new challenges and roles to enhance the student athlete experience at Fleming.

During his lengthy career he also took on numerous roles with the OCAA and Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) executive committees.

His career included serving as OCAA President for two separate terms (1993-1995 and 2011-2013), serving as Past President (1995-1997) and sitting on the selection committee for numerous sports including Men's Hockey, Men's Basketball, Men's and Women's Soccer, and Men's and Women's Volleyball. Fred was also the OCAA Men’s Rugby Convenor (2017) and Women’s Rugby Sevens Convenor (2018).

His work with the OCAA also included roles on the Constitution Committee, Eligibility Committee, Finance Committee, and the Safety & Risk Management Committee.

Fred also served as a CCAA Convenor for a total of eight seasons, from 2008-2010 and again from 2014-2020. Prior to that, Fred was also a member of the CCAA Executive for nine years. He was the VP Governance (1999-2002), the CCAA President (2002-2006) and Past President (2006-2008).

Before retiring in 2019 Fred closed out his duties working not only as Athletic Coordinator at Fleming but as the Women’s Volleyball Convenor for the CCAA as well.

Fleming College and the Fleming Athletics team would like to congratulate Fred for this well-deserved honour.

For media inquiries, 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 Knights Curling Team Heads to the Nationals

Peterborough, ON – (March 14, 2023) – The Fleming Knights Men’s Curling Team is heading to the Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA) Curling Championships.

The team qualified for the Nationals after participating in the Ontario College Athletic Association (OCAA) Curling Championships at Niagara College.

The National Championship takes place in Sudbury from Wednesday, March 15 to Sunday, March 19.

The Fleming Knights, led by skip Nolan Galardo, and teammates Cameron Fraser, Michael Duffy, Finn Duffy and Ben Potter will face off against the top curling teams from across Canada’s collegiate ranks.

The team had a great round robin at the provincial tournament. Despite coming up short in the Bronze medal match, they still qualified for Nationals and booked their ticket to Sudbury.

Coaches Todd Freeman and Tara Welbourn will guide the team at Nationals with the hopes of getting back onto the podium for first time since the Fleming Knights won it all in 2015.

For more details, including draw schedule, please visit here.

For media inquiries, 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

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