Week in Review: May 15, 2020

Each week, we are sharing a review of what the Fleming College community is doing to support our students, each other, and our communities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Please share your story on social media and tag #FlemingCollege.

This week, we are pleased to announce that Fleming College’s Student Emergency Fund provided $415,000 in financial aid support to 1,200 domestic and international students. This fund assists with the financial burden caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To support student mental health, Fleming Counselling Services hosts online sessions, including online meditation and a “New Beginnings” session to prepare students for Spring semester. Students can also speak with Fleming Personal Wellness Counsellors at 705-749-5530 ext. 1440 on Mondays (1 – 4 p.m.), Wednesdays (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.), and Fridays (1 – 4 p.m.). And to de-stress and have some fun, students can participate in Fleming Student Administrative Council’s Facebook events and daily fitness classes.

To support our communities, Fleming College is participating in covAID, a virtual event featuring local leaders (including Fleming College President Maureen Adamson), musicians and celebrities in support of charities providing mental health supports in our community. Tune in on Saturday, May 16 at 7 p.m. on the PTBO Strong Facebook Page or Cogeco’s Yourtv Peterborough-Lindsay for an evening of entertainment– including Fleming’s #TogetherAtHome music video!

Fleming College is also supporting our communities by offering four free online courses during the COVID-19 outbreak. These courses address current issues and prepare students to pursue full certificate programs in the future.

For Fleming students interested in starting or continuing their education this Spring, select programs have been adapted to online and alternate delivery format and begin May 19. And this week, Fleming shared that the Fleming Safe plan will be used to start Fall term online and transition to face-to-face classes. The Fleming Safe plan will ensure that students can complete their learning outcomes while maintaining the highest possible safety standards.

Fleming College is incredibly proud of our amazing students and alumni using their Fleming education to help others. This includes Practical Nursing student Erin Bourne, who is committed to long-term care amidst the pandemic.

We are so grateful for nurses and nursing students, and recognized their work on International Nurses Day with social media posts and a video message from Fleming College President Maureen Adamson.

This week Fleming College also recognized Ontario Police Week, Mother’s Day, and Sexual Assault Prevention Month on social media.

As we continue to face challenges amidst this global pandemic, we are proud of the support our Fleming community is providing to our students, each other, and our communities. We will get through this together.

Week in Review: May 8, 2020

Amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fleming College continues to support our students, each other, and our communities. Watch this video of Fleming College President Maureen Adamson sharing the work Fleming College is doing, which includes the COVID-19 Fleming Student Emergency Fund and opening our residence buildings to frontline healthcare workers.

Each week, we are sharing a review of our Fleming community on the Fleming College website; please share your story on social media and tag #FlemingCollege. This week, we were pleased to announce Adam Folland as Frost Student Association (FSA) President and Zoe King as Fleming Student Administrative Council (SAC) President! By accepting these positions, Adam and Zoe are committed to using their community-minded focus and dedication to serve the Fleming community.

Fleming Student Administrative Council is doing amazing initiatives to help the Fleming community de-stress and have fun, including Facebook events and daily fitness classes. Fleming Counselling Services is hosting meditation sessions online to help find peace, positivity and productivity. And Fleming Personal Wellness Counsellors are available to chat with Fleming students at 705-749-5530 ext. 1440, Monday (1 – 4 p.m.), Wednesday (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.), and Friday (1 – 4 p.m.).

For #MentalHealthWeek, Fleming Counselling Services shared helpful techniques on social media, including the STOPP technique (Stop, Take a breath, Observe what you are feeling, Pull back to look at the bigger picture, Practice what works) and the Square Breathing technique (breathe in for four seconds, hold for four seconds, breathe out for four seconds, and hold for four seconds).

Fleming College has an incredibly caring community and we are proud of the amazing Fleming alumni working to help our communities. This includes Lori McQuaid, a Registered Practical Nurse at a long-term care facility, who remains optimistic despite the challenges she faces at work.

For #NationalTeachersDay, we celebrated the collaborative and creative work done by Fleming faculty; and we started the week with #MayThe4thBeWithYou Day, where we celebrated the strong force of support at Fleming College. It is because of this collaboration, creativity and support that Fleming College was able to transition most academic programs and student services online. Beginning the week of May 19, Fleming will offer five modified programs in the new online format. We are also seeking organizations to partner with Wireless Information Networking students as Applied Projects Sponsors.

As we continue to face challenges amidst this global pandemic, we are proud of the support our Fleming community is providing to our students, each other, and our communities. We will get through this together.

Week in Review: May 1, 2020

The Fleming College community continues to support our students, each other, and our communities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now that Winter Term is complete, we are celebrating our incredible student leaders for their accomplishments. Congratulations to the recipients of the Student Administrative Council Leadership Awards and the 2020 Athletic Awards!

And although the semester is over, Fleming continues to provide supports and services. Fleming Counselling Services is hosting meditation sessions online to help find peace, positivity and productivity. Fleming Personal Wellness Counsellors are also available to chat with Fleming students at 705-749-5530 ext. 1440, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fleming Student Administrative Council is hosting daily fitness classes and events on their Facebook Page to de-stress and have fun. And to keep students informed on important topics, workshops – such as the housing search and Ontario Electricity Support Program workshop by Fleming College Off Campus Housing, Trent University and the Community Counselling & Resource Centre – are hosted online.

Fleming has transitioned most academic programs and student services online. Beginning the week of May 19, Fleming will offer five modified programs in the new online format. Fleming is also seeking organizations to partner with Wireless Information Networking students as Applied Projects Sponsors.

We have an incredibly caring community, including the thoughtful students and graduates of the Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations program. This program held a bake sale earlier this semester to fundraise for Cuddles for Cancer. Graduate Melissa Caddick (Class of 2015) recently received her cozy Cuddles for Cancer blanket to wish her a healthy journey during her treatment.

Our amazing alumni are working amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to help our communities. This includes Practical Nursing graduates Tracey Robinson (Class of ’89) and Karen Klingbeil (Class of ’91), who are providing a lifeline to patients across the nation from Canadian Blood Services in Peterborough; and Ashley Davidson (Class of 2017), who continues to help patients in the Inpatient Women & Children Unit at Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

Fleming is proud to serve our amazing communities and offer help and support during these challenging times. Our residence buildings are open to frontline healthcare workers and we are using our downtown Peterborough MakerSpace to help create headbands and reinforcement pieces for face shields that will be used by frontline healthcare workers. 

We are sharing a review of our Fleming community each week. Please share your story and tag #FlemingCollege.

Week in Review: April 24, 2020

As we continue to practice physical distancing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fleming College community shows support for our students, each other, and our communities.

To support student mental health, Fleming Counselling Services is offering a help phone line to speak with Fleming Personal Wellness Counsellors at (705)-749-5530 ext. 1440 from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are also hosting meditation sessions online to help find peace, positivity and productivity. And to gather helpful feedback to further develop supports, the Personal Wellness Counselling Team offered a Student Survey.

Fleming Student Administrative Council is hosting daily fitness classes and events (including cooking classes!) on their Facebook Page to help students de-stress and have fun. And to keep students informed on important topics, workshops – such as the rental lease information workshop by Fleming College Off Campus Housing, Trent University and the Peterborough Community Legal Centre – are being hosted online.

Fleming Off-Campus Housing also helped support the RentSmart certificate program taken by Fleming Community Integration Through Cooperative Education (CICE) students. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, RentSmart was adapted to online learning modules to provide students with the opportunity to complete the certificate online.

CICE graduate Elliot Smith shared his Fleming College experience, as well as his surprise virtual convocation ceremony on Breakfast Television Toronto, in this Focus on Fleming article. Congratulations, Elliot! And congratulations to all of our amazing Fleming students who balanced academics with athletics to win awards at the 2020 Athletic Awards.

We are also congratulating Fleming Culinary faculty member Steve Benns, who is being recognized for National Volunteer Week for his volunteer work with Skills Canada; new Fleming faculty members who completed the New Faculty Experience program; and Fleming Museum Management & Curatorship students and the Peterborough Museum & Archives on their “A Tale of Two Twenties: Peterborough in the 1920s & Now” exhibit.

Amidst this pandemic, the Fleming College community, our communities and our country are coming together to support each other. Fleming College is proud to use our downtown Peterborough MakerSpace to help create headbands and reinforcement pieces for face shields that will be used by frontline healthcare workers. Fleming is also providing residence rooms to healthcare workers who need to isolate from their families during the pandemic.

Fleming College is very grateful for the Canadian government’s support of postsecondary students, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $9 billion in support for students and new grads as they begin their careers. And to help protect the future of our planet, Fleming College celebrated Earth Day virtually by providing helpful tips to do while physically distancing.

We are sharing a review of our Fleming community each week. Please share your story and tag #FlemingCollege.

New Fleming College faculty complete New Faculty Experience program

Congratulations to Charlie Baker, David Dixon, Cyndy Broughton, Matt Purvis, Julie Wilson, Cody Simpson, Jason Gear, Helder Pinheiro and Brian Saxon for completing the New Faculty Experience (NFE) program at Fleming College!

Participants received their NFE completion certificates electronically, as the celebratory event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This photo was taken in August 2019 and features the NFE participants and Fleming’s Learning Design & Support (LDS) Team members.

The NFE program, designed and facilitated by Fleming’s LDS Team, supports new faculty members throughout their first year of full-time teaching at Fleming. It is designed to promote collaboration and develop exceptional instruction and assessment practices.

Throughout the program, new full-time faculty meet regularly as a learning community with the support of Teaching & Learning Specialists from the LDS Team to share their experiences, give each other feedback on their lesson-planning and teaching, and connect with Fleming resources in order to best support all of our learners. Due to COVID-19, the program was adapted to a virtual format with group meetings held via Webex and additional supports offered to help faculty move classes online.

“Our participants were able to continue sharing successes and issues with the group, and learning from each other as well as seeking support from the LDS Team,” said Mary Overholt, Teaching & Learning Specialist. “And we got to know our participants even better as, on occasion, pets and children made appearances on camera too!”

Congratulations to all of the new Fleming College faculty who completed this program!

CICE students complete RentSmart Certificate

Congratulations to Fleming Community Integration Through Cooperative Education (CICE) students who completed their RentSmart certificate! This certificate can be used by CICE students for rental applications when they’re ready to rent independently.

RentSmart features six modules covering topics such as: applying for housing, rights, responsibilities and expectations, managing finances and communicating effectively. The program aims to teach students how to be great tenants and is facilitated by Fleming Off-Campus Housing Coordinator Karen Hennessey with CICE faculty, and guest speakers from the community and local agencies. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, RentSmart was adapted to online learning modules to provide students with the opportunity to complete the certificate online.

CICE faculty member Julie Wilson helped provide student support with this change in program delivery and feels fortunate this certificate could be offered online. “RentSmart is a perfect addition to the CICE program (Essential Skills course) for our second-year students,” said Julie. “Students find the program informative, and is an opportunity to learn about their rights and responsibilities as tenants. The program builds confidence, knowledge and skills so people can make informed choices around rental housing.”

CICE student Dalton K. agrees. “I really enjoyed the RentSmart program and how it taught me about tenant rights and responsibilities, as well as the rights and responsibilities of a landlord,” said Dalton. “I like how this program talked about advocating for myself, as my teacher Julie is always teaching us to advocate at school and at work.”

About the CICE program: The Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE) program is a two-year program designed to provide individuals with exceptionalities and other significant learning challenges opportunity to experience college life and enhance their academic and vocational skills with modified programming and support from Integration Facilitators. Learn more here

2020 Athletic Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of Fleming College’s 2020 Athletic Awards!

Baseball

  • Coaches Award – Jordan Baker
  • MVP – Nathan Clarke

Men’s Basketball

  • Coaches Award – Wayon Thomas
  • Most Dedicated Player – Wayon Thomas
  • MVP – Mkons Stone

Women’s Basketball

  • Coaches Award – Zoe King
  • MVP – Liv Austin

Cricket

  • Coaches Award – Preet Kanwar Singh
  • MVP – Gurpreet Singh

Cross-Country

  • Coaches Award – Matthew Houzlet
  • Men’s MVP – Daniel Sellers
  • Women’s MVP – Frances Emery

Curling

  • Men’s Coaches Award – Logan Yule
  • Women’s Coaches Award – Michelle Rea
  • Men’s MVP – Jacob Allwood
  • Women’s MVP – Hannah Holtz

Golf

  • MVP – Sydney Bennett

Men’s Hockey

  • Coaches Award – Jack Howard – Maxwel Field
  • MVP – Jaden Mcdonald – Ryley Bonk

Women’s Hockey

  • Coaches Award – Breanna Foote – Morgan Flintoff
  • MVP – Madison Cole – Serina Tourangeau

Loggersports

  • Coaches Award – Zan Carroll
  • Men’s MVP – Zach Julian
  • Women’s MVP – Naomi Jones
  • Kris Starr Memorial Award – Mary Chamberlain
  • Adam Evans Memorial Award – Meghan Kaplan

Powerlifting

  • Coaches Award – Stephen Kim
  • Most Dedicated Lifter – Colby Everson
  • MVP – Katelyn Schleker

Men’s Rugby

  • Coaches Award – Dillon Beauchamp
  • Rookie of the Year – Dillon Beauchamp
  • MVP – Trey Tenhave-Williams

Women’s Rugby Sevens

  • Coaches Award – Cecelia Evans
  • Rookie of the Year- Mikaela Kyte
  • MVP – Erin Gawley
  • Racheal Spearing Memorial Award – Sarah Ghey

Men’s Soccer

  • Coaches Award – Kobe Vieira
  • Rookie of the Year – Andrew Saniga
  • MVP – Aaron Willichuk

Women’s Soccer

  • Coaches Award – Giana Koskinas
  • Rookie of the Year – Robyn Barker
  • MVP – Zoe Harington

Men’s Volleyball

  • Coaches Award – Ben Perrault
  • Most Dedicated Player – Dion Pearson-Laviolette
  • MVP – Joel Howes

Women’s Volleyball

  • Coaches Award – Hailey Manford
  • Most Dedicated Player – Sydney Bennett
  • MVP – Sarah Heffernan

CILA ALL-Academic Award Winner

Loggersports

Ashley Baker

Valerie Brunning

Amanda Dickenson

John Duncan

Cameron Epp

Josh Goodman-Caines

Taylor Howe

Naomi Jones

Zach Julian

Meghan Kaplan

Kevin Mackie

Kyle McCarthy

Daniel Presseault

Edie Russell

Jesse Wilson

Stephanie Young

OCR ALL-Academic Award Winners

Baseball

Cole McColl

Jordan Ferrazzo     

Cricket

Manan Patel

Men’s Hockey

Adam Deachman

John Howard

Braeden Kublick

Ethan Priaulz

Powerlifting

Shane Dyer

Alicia Hudson

Stephen Kim

Peter Rideout

Katelyn Schlenker

Women’s Hockey

  Morgan Flintoff

  Kate Matthews

OCAA ALL-Academic Award Winners

Cross Country

Dana Garland

Matthew Houlzet

Curling

Michelle Rea

Men’s Rugby

Reilly Higgins

Dawson Lickfold

Men’s Soccer

Joshua Braga

Men’s Volleyball

Bradley Crain

Joel Howes

Caleb Joosse

Ethan Maddigan

Women’s Rugby Sevens

Laura Wilson

Women’s Soccer

Laura Davidson

OCAA All-Starts

  • Women’s Soccer East Division Second Team All-Star: Zoe Harrington
  • Men’s Soccer East Division Second Team All-Star: Joshua Braga
  • Women’s Curling Second Team All-Star Lead: Hannah Holtz
  • Women’s Rugby Sevens League All-Star: Erin Doling-Gawley, Harlynn Beauchamp-Phillips
  • Men’s Rugby East Division All-Star: Trey Tenhave-Williams, Kai Lucas-Dumolo
  • Men’s Volleyball East Division First Team All-Star: Joel Howes

Men’s All-Academic Knight – Daniel Presseault 

Women’s All-Academic Knight – Michelle Rea 

Men’s All-Around Athlete – Kai Lucas-Dumolo 

Women’s All-Around Athlete – Zoe King 

Men’s Athlete of the Year – Joel Howes 

Women’s Athlete of the Year – Frances Emery 

Fleming College uses MakerSpace to help create face shield parts for frontline workers

Fleming College is proud to use our downtown Peterborough MakerSpace to help in the fight against COVID-19. The College is helping create headbands and reinforcement pieces for face shields that will be used by frontline healthcare workers.

On April 3, 2020, Fleming College delivered headbands to the Peterborough PPE Initiative, a group of Peterborough makers who are creating personal protective equipment. This group, which is led by Fleming College graduate Dylan Radcliffe (Environmental Technician, Class of 2012), are creating face shields using PETG sheets, plastic brackets, and elastic material. The headbands were made using Fleming’s 3D printers in the MakerSpace, located in the Innovation Cluster – Peterborough and the Kawarthas in the Venture North Building.

The Peterborough PPE Initiative then enlisted Fleming College’s help to fabricate bottom reinforcement pieces for face shields, which the College is happy to provide.

Dylan Radcliffe (left) with Fereydoon Diba

Fleming School of Trades & Technology faculty Fereydoon Diba, with support from Operations Manager Mary MacLeod and Computer Science Technologist Phillip Chee, set to work and created more than 500 bottom reinforcement pieces for face shields.

Fleming College delivered the donation on April 16, 2020 and the Peterborough PPE Initiative will assemble and sanitize the face shields, which will be used at Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

Fleming College is proud to support this initiative to help frontline workers stay safe and will continue producing pieces to create much-needed face shields.

Week in Review: April 17, 2020

The Fleming College community continues to support our students, support each other, and support our communities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although we could not cheer on Fleming students in-person, we are sending a virtual cheer as they conquer the end of Winter Term. This was a challenging semester and we are so proud of our students for adapting to the new virtual and alternate delivery program formats.

Sophie Crowder, Culinary Management student, said learning at home has been an adventure. “It’s been a really fun challenge to find ways to create dishes that I would serve with my pantry staples at home and a few fresh ingredients,” said Sophie. “Staying creative and active in the kitchen has been a great way to keep the mind active and the hands busy. Plus, I don’t think my roommate minds taste testing all my food experiments!”

To help students de-stress and have some fun at home, Fleming Student Administrative Council is hosting events on their Facebook Page and daily fitness classes. Peer Mentorship at Fleming has also been doing a great job keeping students engaged, including #FlemingCribs where students submitted photos of their home study space. And to help student renters understand their rights during this challenging time, Fleming’s Housing Services Off-Campus Housing Office and Trent University Housing Department hosted an online session featuring Jasmine Singh, Justice & Health Manager/Lawyer of the Peterborough Community Legal Centre.

In addition to adapting to virtual studies, students in Enactus Fleming adapted to the online format of Enactus Regionals 2020 and did an amazing job presenting in the competition. Enactus Fleming earned third place in the Entrepreneurship Challenge sponsored by TD! Congratulations, Fleming Enactus!

Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, our community has shown tremendous support for each other. Early Childhood Educators and Social Workers are providing emergency care for children of frontline workers, including Fleming Alumni Madison Masciole ’19, Amanda Kraemer ’18, Breanna Tully ’16 and Melissa Boekee ’18 at Compass Early Learning & Care. Fleming graduate Kim Magee used her photography skills for the Front Porch Project to raise funds for Kawartha Lakes Food Source, Fleming’s Learning Design & Support Team created a radio edition of The Teaching Hub to support faculty, and the wonderful team at Breakfast Television Toronto hosted a virtual convocation ceremony to celebrate Fleming CICE graduate Elliot Smith. Congratulations Elliot and all of our amazing Fleming graduates!

Congratulations are also in order for Rose Powers, who earned a spot in Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame’s 2020 induction class. We are proud Rose is part of the Fleming College community, where she is Assistant Coach for the Women’s Extramural Hockey team, led coaches through Sport a Rainbow, and kicked off the Fleming Knights Diversity & Inclusion Basketball Game.

Fleming College continues to donate what we can to help our front-line partners. On April 9, we donated N95 masks, surgical masks, nitrile gloves, eye protection, gowns and covers to St. Joseph’s at Fleming, Haliburton Highlands Health Services and Ross Memorial Hospital. We will continue to help our communities amidst the COVID-19 outbreak and we will get through this together.

We are sharing a review of our Fleming community each week. Please share your story and tag #FlemingCollege.

Enactus Fleming earns third place at Enactus Regionals 2020

Guest blog post by Project Management student Joao Borges.

Wednesday, April 8 was a big day for our Enactus Fleming family as Enactus Canada live-streamed this year’s Regional Award Ceremony. Our team was thrilled to learn we’ve received third place in the Entrepreneurship Challenge sponsored by TD Bank!

The competition had been postponed from its original March 13 date to April 8 and moved to a virtual setting due to COVID-19. Our team virtually presented three projects in four different categories, and the Paper Planet Project was the highlight as it recently begun commercializing the Paper Planter. I invite you to watch our presentation here:

I look back and reflect on the intense growth this team experienced in the past year. From all the late nights completing tasks and to-do lists to representing Fleming College and winning the People’s Choice Award in Silicon Valley. This year’s team achieved exciting milestones with four projects and created a real business that is generating economical, social, and sustainable value.

Fleming faculty played a big role in this journey by leveraging their volunteer time to provide students with valuable mentorship and guidance. Their effort combined with Fleming’s entrepreneurial spirit is what fueled us to invest almost 3,000 volunteer hours in innovative project work. Fleming truly empowered us to embrace our vision to use social business to drive change, and our students made important steps towards this goal. This regional recognition is important because it speaks to the fact that we are on the right track.

Now that celebration is over, we’ve begun working (from home) towards the Enactus National Exposition happening in May. Our Enactus team will be competing with 87 post-secondary institutions across Canada. We look forward to showcasing our innovative spirit while making Fleming College proud once again.

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About Enactus Fleming: Enactus Fleming is a student-led entrepreneurial club where students apply their skills to entrepreneurship, participate in workshops, impact the economic growth of international communities, and start a business on campus.

About Enactus Regional Expositions: Enactus Canada Regional Expositions are held annually in Atlantic, Western and Central Canada, and bring together student, academic and industry leaders to celebrate the achievements of Canada’s future leaders and entrepreneurs.

About Fleming’s Project Management program: this post- graduate program provides graduates with the skills and knowledge to efficiently manage all aspects of a project to achieve organizational goals in a competitive global environment. Fleming College is accepting applications to the May 2020 intake, which will be delivered online beginning the week of May 19, 2020.