Week in Review: May 29, 2020

Each week, Fleming College is sharing a review of what the Fleming 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.

Fleming College continues to welcome Spring semester students through our Virtual Orientation. This online event is an opportunity for Fleming students to meet their faculty and peers, get program information, discover resources and supports, and more.

To help students maintain connections and gain a greater understanding of wellness, Fleming College launched Coach on the Personal Wellness Supports Hub. Coach is a weekly communication series by Fleming Counselling, Health Services and Athletics.

In addition to Coach, there are many other services and resources to support students on their Fleming College journey. This includes Fleming Counselling, Remote Recreation by Fleming Athletics, academic support through the Learning Strategies Team, the Learning Online at Fleming College online module, and more.

And to support faculty and staff amidst these challenging times, Fleming President Maureen Adamson hosted a virtual Town Hall this week featuring keynote speaker Marnie McBean. The three-time Olympic Gold Medalist delivered an inspirational speech reminding us to work together as a team to get through this.

Fleming employees are also receiving lots of support at home, 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.

Fleming College is incredibly proud of our amazing students and alumni. This week we celebrated Business Administration – Human Resources Management student Allison Galbraith, who is the recipient of the Fleming Business Student Award at the 2020 Businesswomen of the Year Awards. We also recognized Josh Hogan, Fleming Paramedic (2019) and General Arts and Science – College Health Science (2017) graduate, for his work at Peterborough Paramedics.

To support our communities, Fleming Indigenous Student Services and Joseph Pitawanakwat of Creators Garden are live streaming every Friday at 1 p.m.; Fleming is promoting environmental learning through the Ontario Envirothon Virtual Lab; and on World Turtle Day, Fleming shared information about volunteering at the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre.

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.