Frost Campus to open Arboretum with Tree Canada

Lindsay ON – (October 23, 2018) – Fleming College will host the grand opening of its Arboretum, in collaboration with Tree Canada, at Frost Campus on Friday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members of the media and public are invited to attend this free tree tour and opportunity to plant Ontario native trees.

The Fleming College Arboretum is a living lab stewarding several species of trees which are rare, at risk and native to Ontario. It is located on the Frost Campus School of the Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences through a series of trails connected to the Trans Canada Trail, running south along the campus property. The Arboretum provides rich learning opportunities for students while growing an environmental and educational legacy for the future.

Schedule:

10:00 a.m. – Opening Remarks, The Fleming College Arboretum – A Living Laboratory and Legacy for Frost Campus by Tree Canada and Fleming College School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences.

10:30 a.m. – Tour of Arboretum

Faculty from the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences will discuss the species planted in the Arboretum, with a focus on Ontario tree species at risk, and improving biodiversity.

11:00 a.m. – Fall tree planting demo

Learn how to plant the right tree in the right place with Fleming College and Tree Canada forestry experts.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Ontario tree planting in marked areas through the Arboretum trail.

Come join us at Frost Campus (200 Albert Street S. Lindsay, in the log building north from the Heavy Equipment building) for a tree tour and opportunity to plant Ontario native trees.

For event details, please contact:

Jason Kerr

jason.kerr@flemingcollege.ca

 About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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For more information, please contact:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Cannabis legalization and campus policy

Effective October 17, 2018, cannabis became legal.

What this means for Fleming College:

With the legalization of cannabis, Fleming College has developed policy changes and additions that will apply to every member of the campus community.

Cannabis on campus:

The smoking, inhalation, vaping, ingestion, growing and delivery of cannabis or cannabis products is prohibited:

  1. Inside all College buildings, including residences.
  2. Inside any vehicle stopped, parked or in motion on College Property.
  3. On all College Property including but not limited to parking lots, trails and pathways.

The possession of cannabis and cannabis products, in quantities approved under legislation, is permitted on College Property, provided that the cannabis or cannabis products are for personal use and not for the purpose of sale or other distribution with or without payment.

The possession of cannabis and cannabis products in the Residence Buildings are subject to the conditions of the Residence Handbook:

Cannabis Policy on page 20-21

Cannabis Policy on page 20-21

Cannabis Policy on page 18-19

Fleming College recognizes that individuals require accommodations for the medical use of physician prescribed cannabis, while maintaining a safe and effective working and learning environment. The possession and use of medical cannabis on campus is permitted subject to the conditions established in our Procedure.

Visit Fleming College’s Policy and Procedures for more information about possession and use of cannabis on campus, policy 4-429 on the College Polices and Procedures website.

The Legislation:

In accordance with the Government of Canada’s Cannabis Act and the Cannabis Control Act of Ontario, all people in Ontario must adhere to the following laws:

  • You must be 19 and older to buy, use, possess and grow recreational cannabis.
  • You may possess a maximum of 30 grams of dried cannabis in public at any time.
  • Bill 36 permits smoking or vaping cannabis wherever tobacco smoking and vaping is permitted (excluding motor vehicles), except on any Fleming College property as per the college policy.
  • You may not consume cannabis in the workplace as it is illegal and will continue to be after Oct. 17, 2018.

Want to know more or need support?

Students, for all your campus resources, visit https://flemingcollege.ca/team-fleming

Your cannabis questions, answered. Get the honest facts about cannabis health effects: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/health/campaigns/cannabis/health-effects.html

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Fleming College hosting OACYC Provincial Conference in Spring 2019

Peterborough ON – (October 3, 2018) The Child and Youth Care (CYC) program at Fleming College is proud to announce it will host the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care (OACYC) Provincial Conference from June 12-14, 2019 at Sutherland Campus in Peterborough, Ontario.

This unique gathering, located on the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiigi in Nogojiwanong, Peterborough, will pull away from the typical lecture format to provide participants with opportunities for experiential learning. This year’s conference, Weaving Perspectives: Challenging ourselves and others through storytelling and narratives, will focus on bringing together non-Indigenous practitioners and Indigenous Knowledge Holders in meaningful collaboration to offer Child and Youth Care professionals an opportunity to explore ways to enhance relational care practice, methods and models. Keynote speakers, panel presentations and interactive workshops will encourage attendees to continue to work toward excellence, and provide an opportunity for individuals and organizations to showcase innovative research, activities and programs through exhibits and vendor opportunities.    

Weaving Perspectives is expected to draw over 200 participants from across Ontario and surrounding provinces.

The conference will feature speakers who are not only real-life champions in Child and Youth Care Practice but who also inspire and advocate effectively. All sessions will be geared towards Child and Youth Care competencies. Presentations will provide insight on the strategies and approaches that promote relational care, strength-based approaches and inclusive programs that can be used in a variety of settings.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and demonstrate a commitment to the development of a profession serving the young persons and families within our province. For event and sponsorship information, visit http://www.oacyc.org/2019-oacyc-provincial-conference or email office@oacyc.org.

Fleming College is an accessible campus and the OACYC is committed to giving persons with disabilities the same opportunities, and will make every effort to provide accommodations. The Fleming CYC program standards exceed Ministry of Ontario requirements, providing an extensive and high level of training in preparation for employment. For more information about the Child and Youth Care Program at Fleming College, visit: www.facebook.com/FlemingCYC or https://flemingcollege.ca/programs/child-and-youth-care.

 About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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For more information, please contact:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

 

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Frost Campus to ‘Stomp Out Stigma’ for Mental Illness Awareness Day

Lindsay ON – (October 2, 2018) Fleming College’s Frost Campus is aiming to reduce the stigma around mental illness through an upcoming event at the campus.

Hosted by the Frost Mental Health Initiative Team, the ‘Stomp Out Stigma’ event for Mental Illness Awareness Week invites students and staff to join in the conversation around mental health.

Stomp Out Stigma will take place on Thursday, October 4 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on the Auk’s Lodge Patio. The event features guest speaker Alec Denys as well as a free barbecue and musical performances from Fleming faculty member Joanna Hodge. Students and staff will kick up their boots with Robin Nesbit, Coordinator of Recreation Services at the Lindsay Recreation Complex, who will lead participants through a line dance to Blake Shelton’s, Footloose.

Frost Campus will also host its annual Health Fair during Stomp Out Stigma. Students and staff can connect with a variety of agencies that will be on site to discuss their resources and support. Participating agencies include Canadian Mental Health Association, Ross Memorial Hospital Outpatient Program, Fourcast, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR), John Howard Society, Women’s Resources, Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, PARN, Ontario Provincial Police, Kawartha Lakes Police Service and Cam’s Kids.

“This event is a great kick off to a new academic year, and helps set the tone and climate for an inclusive and supportive campus,” said Melissa McQuaid, Fleming College Counsellor and Frost Mental Health Initiative team member. “My hope is that this event invites an open and honest conversation about mental illness and thereby reduces stigma. It is important to understand that we can all make a difference including how we support and reach out to each other. Knowing how to help a friend and being aware of all the great resources in our community is a great start. The community partnerships we have with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kawartha Lakes Police Service and the HKPR Health Unit further help to make these initiatives such a huge success.”

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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For more information, please contact:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

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Fleming ECE students welcome families to 2018 Interactive Learning with Children and Families program

Peterborough ON – (October 1, 2018) Early Childhood Education (ECE) students from Fleming College are welcoming families to the 2018 Interactive Learning with Children and Families program.

The program is intended for families with children eight months to six years old along with their parents/caregivers. Each week the children will play in a creatively designed space that connects with nature, is play-based, child-centered and built on children’s curiosity. While children are engaged in play-based learning, families will enjoy an interactive parenting experience.

The ECE students, in their third semester, are responsible for all aspects of the program and are supervised by two ECE faculty members. Students will observe, plan experiences and document each child’s weekly learning. All learning will support the Ministry of Education’s pedagogy for the early years, “How Does Learning Happen?” Parents will be provided with a portfolio to share in each child’s learning journey via StoryPark.com. Students will also deliver weekly parent education on topics of interest surrounding early childhood education.

The program runs Tuesday or Wednesday mornings between October 2 and December 5, 2018. Families attend one morning a week from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

The program is free, healthy snacks for children and coffee or tea for parents will be provided, and will take place at George Street United Church/Emmanuel United Church, 534 George St. N. in Peterborough.

For more information, visit https://flemingchildrensprogram.wordpress.com/ or email FlemingECE@flemingcollege.ca.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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For more information, please contact:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

Fleming College Board of Governors meeting

The Fleming College Board of Governors will meet on Wednesday, September  26, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the Scholfield Boardroom, Room B3330 at the Sutherland Campus of Fleming College, 599 Brealey Dr., in Peterborough.

Packages available here:

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

Fleming College gets students back to nature and back to school

Peterborough ON – (September 21, 2018) Living Planet @ Campus, a new national program from World Wildlife Fund Canada, is returning to Fleming College and expanding to other college and university campuses across the country.

This new program aims to enhance a culture of sustainability and promote the protection of nature by engaging post-secondary students in meaningful actions. Opportunities to personally lead change during their campus experience and to achieve Living Planet Leader certification will prepare the next wave of decision-makers and practitioners in their fields to contribute to a more sustainable Canada.

Developed in partnership with Fleming College along with 11 other post-secondary institutions and championed by HP Canada, Living Planet @ Campus was created in collaboration with students as well as campus engagement and sustainability professionals.

Fleming College has successfully implemented three WWF Go Wild grant projects including: the installation of a birdhouse city, the installation of an apiary at our Frost Campus, and the launch of a social enterprise project led by student group Enactus – Fleming. Furthermore, the College will be hosting its second Annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup with the Peterborough Community in Delcrary Park on October 13, 2018. This program has been a fantastic opportunity for the college to offer additional opportunities for both staff and students to become involved in the community and supporting wildlife.

Fleming College will continue to work closely with WWF-Canada to engage our students on sustainability and the protection of nature.

About Living Planet @ Campus

  • Digital tools allow students – no matter their area of study – to register, track their impact and connect with peers.
  • How-to guides help students lead activities on their campuses, such as cleanups, awareness campaigns and habitat restoration.
  • Students can apply for funding to lead their own conservation projects and spread the knowledge gained to others.
  • Campus sustainability offices can work closely with WWF-Canada to further engage students on sustainability and the protection of nature.

About the LP@C Living Planet Leader certification

  • Students can earn Living Planet Leader certification to add to their resume and LinkedIn.
  • Living Planet Leader certification demonstrates to employers the recipient has the skills and experience to move the needle on sustainability.

Some of the other founding partner schools include Algonquin College, George Brown College, Humber College, Mohawk College, University of Waterloo, University of Windsor and Wilfrid Laurier University.

 Sarah Winterton, director of nature-connected communities at WWF-Canada, says:

“Canada’s environmental footprint is among the biggest in the world, fuelling climate change and unprecedented wildlife loss. Imagine if we could harness the power of millions of post-secondary students in Canada to turn that around? Our Living Planet @ Campus program provides students with opportunities to take action on sustainability, be leaders for nature and earn certification to take into the professional world when they graduate.”

Frances Edmonds, head of sustainability at HP Canada, says:

“As Canada’s most sustainable technology company, we are committed to continuing to create positive, lasting change for the planet, its people and our communities across the country. We are proud to be championing The Living Planet @ Campus program which helps to deepen the commitment to conservation with the next generation of leaders. Students who join this program and receive the Living Planet Leader certification are the kind of employees that companies like ours seek.”

 Trish O’Connor, Director of Sustainability Fleming College, says:

Through WWF’s Living Planet @ Campus program, our students are engaging in hands-on conservation efforts that will benefit wildlife on campus and in our community. We believe that learning how to personally lead change and put sustainability into action is an important part of a well-rounded education, no matter a student’s area of study. By participating in WWF’s Living Planet @ Campus program, our students are graduating with that knowledge and experience, which is a priority for students, employers and communities. With our program strengths, including the environmental and natural resource sciences, Fleming is proud to be a founding partner in this initiative.

 About World Wildlife Fund Canada

WWF-Canada creates solutions to the environmental challenges that matter most for Canadians. We work in places that are unique and ecologically important, so that nature, wildlife and people thrive together. Because we are all wildlife. campus.wwf.ca.

About Living Planet @ Campus

Living Planet @ Campus, championed by HP Canada, is a national student engagement program that involves students, no matter their area of study, in meaningful environmental action and opportunities to personally lead change towards a more sustainable Canada. wwf.ca/atcampus

 About Fleming College

Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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For further information

Sara O’Halloran

Fleming College

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705-749-5530 x 1366

Emily Vandermeer

WWF-Canada

evandermeer@wwfcanada.org]

o: 416-489-4567 ext. 7298 | c: 519-616-1556

Gender Journeys program comes to Fleming College

Peterborough ON – (September 20, 2018) – Fleming College is proud to announce a partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (CMHA HKPR) to bring Gender Journeys to Frost and Sutherland Campuses. Gender Journeys is a program offered by CMHA HKPR that provides education and support services for transgender, 2-spirit and gender diverse individuals, as well as individuals questioning their gender identity.

Gender Journeys is graciously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario.  In February 2018, CMHA HKPR announced the program was the recipient of a Grow Grant of $648,700 over three years.

Fleming College students can access a Gender Journeys group on campus beginning September 20. Groups will meet once a month for two hours and will explore gender identity, expression and up-to-date information on topics such as the experience of transitioning. These groups will foster community support and connections.

For more information about Gender Journeys, email genderjourneys@cmhahkpr.ca or call 705-748-6671 extension 2100.

You can also connect with Gender Journey through social channels listed below:

Facebook at facebook.com/genderjourneysHKPR

Twitter at twitter.com/genderjourneys

Instagram at instagram.com/genderjourneys/

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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For more information, please contact:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366

You’re invited to create a buzz at the Frost Campus Apiary

Lindsay ON (September 20, 2018) – Fleming College is pleased to invite you to the Frost Campus Apiary as students, faculty and staff welcome the bees to Fleming on Friday, September 21 from 12-2 p.m.

The apiary was installed at Fleming College in July 2018 as a student initiative to support pollinator awareness and pollination services. The new apiary has two beehives, each with a colony of honeybees. The hives are securely housed within a 10 by 10 foot fenced in area.

The event will include local honey tasting and a hive demo, members of the Lindsay Community Garden and members of the Pollination Action Committee of the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Event Details:

The event will take place at the Lindsay Community Garden, located behind Frost Campus, Friday, September 21 from 12-2 p.m.

Frost Campus, 200 Albert St. S.

For more information, please contact Marcy Adzich, Sustainability Projects Coordinator: marcy.adzich@flemingcollege.ca

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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For more information, please contact:
Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366