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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.