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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.