Week in Review: May 22, 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 marks the start of Fleming’s Spring semester, which is being offered online and through alternate delivery format amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. To welcome new students, Fleming College is hosting a Virtual Orientation Week for students to meet their faculty and peers, get information about their program, discover resources and supports, and more. It also features a welcome message from Fleming President Maureen Adamson.

To help students access Counselling, Health and Wellness resources in one easy-to-find location, Fleming launched a new Personal Wellness Supports Hub. There are apps and tips on how to stay healthy, stay active and have fun; students can join meditation and yoga classes, and can reach out if they need to talk.

There are many services and resources to support students on their Fleming College journey. This includes academic support through the Learning Strategies Team, accommodations through Fleming Accessibility Counsellors, medical care through Fleming Health Services, and more. And to de-stress and have some fun, students can participate in Fleming Student Administrative Council’s Facebook events and daily fitness classes.

Fleming faculty and staff did an amazing job adapting many academic programs to an online and alternate delivery format. And behind-the-scenes, they are receiving incredible support and guidance from Fleming’s Learning Design & Support Team, who even organized a Virtual Teaching & Learning Week for faculty.

To ensure faculty and staff feel connected, engaged and supported amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Fleming President Maureen Adamson is hosting virtual Town Hall meetings. Fleming employees are also receiving lots of support at home from their furry friends, as shown in the #FlemingPaws series on Twitter; we encourage all faculty and staff to tweet a photo of their pet using the hashtag #FlemingPaws.

To support our communities, President Adamson appeared on “Politically Speaking,” the College sponsored the Ontario Envirothon Virtual Lab to promote environmental learning; and on World Bee Day, Fleming shared information on protecting and bringing back bee diversity and populations. Fleming College also raised awareness about International Day Against Homophobia, Transpobia, and Biphobia on May 17. And this weekend, we are wishing our Muslim students and employees a joyous Eid as they celebrate the end of Ramadan.

Fleming College is incredibly proud of our amazing students and alumni using their Fleming education to help others. This includes Fleming student Vanessa Raaymakers, who was recognized on Personal Support Worker Day (May 19) for her PSW work amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

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.