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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.

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