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Week in Review: March 28, 2020

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We are proud of the support that Fleming College students, alumni, staff and faculty are providing to our communities amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

We continue to educate, transitioning most academic programs and student services into virtual and alternate delivery formats. Our Learning Design & Support Team has even created a virtual chatroom to support faculty, which helps faculty provide a stronger online learning experience for students.

Students can ask questions using the Library‚Äôs askON chat and, for a much-needed laugh, the whiteboard jokes continue– now online. International students may drop into the International Student Services Webex chatroom for information or to chat with staff. And the Indigenous Student Services at Fleming College Facebook Page hosts Facebook Live videos to watch at home, featuring a virtual Medicine Walk and Q&A with Joseph Pitawanakwat of Creators Garden.

To support our communities, Fleming College has donated food, offered supplies to healthcare partners, helped set up the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre to serve as an emergency homeless shelter, and we will make residence space available to house Peterborough Regional Health Centre employees if needed.

Our amazing students, alumni, staff and faculty are helping as well, and we are so proud. Fleming graduate Matt King helped donate items to PRHC from Peterborough Utilities, Fleming student Trevor McIntosh (Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training) donated blood to Canadian Blood Services, many students and alumni are working tirelessly in essential services, and we know many others are doing what they can to help. Each week, we will share a weekly review of our Fleming community; please share your story and tag #FlemingCollege.

This time is unlike any other we have experienced at Fleming College, but our college and our community is coming together and will get through this together.